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An MSDN Library for the Windows Dev Center

This week at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we unveiled the new Windows Dev Center with four focused sub-centers: Windows Store apps, Internet Explorer, Desktop apps and Hardware: Windows Store apps Internet Explorer Desktop apps Hardware As you click through the options in the Center navigation menus, you’ll see familiar MSDN pages (Samples, Downloads, Community, etc.) but […]

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Export then print multiple Library topics (Beta)

We recently introduced a Beta version of the “Print/Export Multiple Topics” feature in the TechNet Lightweight Library. The Print/Export feature enables readers to: Create and organize a custom collection of Library topics Export the collection to a PDF or HTML document Print the collection How do I get started? There are several prerequisites for using […]

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View translated content alongside English in the Lightweight Library

I’d like to extend a special greeting to those of you who read the MSDN and TechNet Libraries in a non‑English language. You represent 25% of our overall site traffic – about 60 million page views per month. The Library is huge and teams across Microsoft publish new content into it regularly. In order to […]

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Quick Links on the MSDN Library home page

While most of the MSDN Library traffic comes in from search engines, about 220,000 pageviews/month enter from a direct link to the MSDN Library home page. In the recent past the home page has looked like this: Traffic analysis showed that very few people were clicking on the links in this page. The page just […]

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Help MVPs in town for 2011 MVP Summit

Microsoft Help MVPs were in town last week for the 2011 MVP Summit.  Attending this year were: Rob Chandler (The Helpware Group) Char James-Tanny (JTF Associates) Paul Neshamkin (The Paul Neshamkin Group) Dana Worley (Campbell Scientific) Front row, from left: Paul, Rob, Char, Paul O’Rear (MSFT) and Dana Back row: Not our Help MVPs! The […]

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MSDN Library: Now with collapsible sections

Visitors to the MSDN Library (or the TechNet Lightweight Beta) may notice a small triangle to the left of the section headings within a topic. The triangular icon next to each heading indicates that the content in that section can be expanded or collapsed by the user.  For example, clicking once on the “Inheritance Hierarchy” […]

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