Category Archives: MSDN Library

Usability Improvements in the Class Library Reference

Scott Guthrie recently blogged about our plans to “streamline the navigation experience and make it easier to find the .NET Framework information you need” and highlighted some of the changes we were considering. We used a preview site + online survey combination to test these ideas with Library users during our design phase.  Based on […]

Posted in MSDN Library | Tagged | Comments closed

How big is the MSDN Library – and why should you care?

As of September 2010, the MSDN Library provides online access to over 16 million topics of Microsoft technical and product documentation.  What exactly is a topic?  In layman’s terms a topic is simply a page authored for users to view.  From a database perspective, it is a unique content item with an XHTML representation.  Other […]

Posted in MSDN Library | Tagged , | Comments closed

Improved Topic Versions Now In MSDN Library

Earlier this week we added a topic Version Selector to the default MSDN Library view.  You’ll see it right below the topic title: The MSDN Library often has several versions of the same topic.  The Version Selector lets you know exactly which version you’re reading and provides a drop-down list of other versions that are available.  […]

Posted in MSDN Library | Comments closed
%d bloggers like this: