Microsoft Developer Network(MSDN) – Redesigned Experience

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I hope you are familiar with most renowned developer network in the industry i.e. MSDN.

Microsoft Developer Network popularly known as MSDN. It’s the only place where you get in depth content for Microsoft Technologies and Hands on Lab stuff. MSDN over the years has been the trusted source of learning Microsoft Technologies. Developer developing apps on the MS platform considers it the premium source of Guide to begin with and master the technology. MSDN is the only place to access old and current Microsoft software with a subscription. The network today has been re-designed to make the task of finding a software (old and current) lot easier.

It’s the Brian Harry and his team mainly responsible for much of MSDN’s infra and experience.

“Today we launched the new Microsoft Developer Network site.  As I’ve mentioned before, my team is responsible for much of the infrastructure and experience for MSDN.  I’m very proud of what we have and at the same time see opportunities for improvement.”


There were a few things we targeted in the Microsoft Developer Network:

  • Simple:   We designed the site to help developers get started with Microsoft more easily, and get them to the information that they need.  We heard from the community that finding the right information, often spread between different locations, could be challenging.  The Microsoft Developer Network addresses that feedback by providing a single point of entry for all developers.
  • Relevant: We want to meet developers where they are and talk with them on their terms.  With the Microsoft Developer Network, an iOS developer, for example, can quickly understand the opportunity available from our platform and then easily navigate to the educational or technical content he needs to get started.
  • Community Driven: Microsoft has an incredible developer ecosystem, and we wanted to provide even more opportunity for the community to engage with us and with each other.  We designed the Microsoft Developer Network with that in mind creating a “Perspectives” section with community blogs, an integrated social feed, and a “Connect” area that allows developers to tell their stories, get advice and connect with us directly.

One thing you’ll also see across the Microsoft Developer Network is a way to get directly to our Visual Studio tools and your MSDN subscription, from anywhere in the network.


The site launch happening today is for English-based geographies, but this is just the beginning of a phased worldwide launch.   Expect to see the global launch roll out over the next few months!


Source: – MSDN Blog