Microsoft Resources Online

Important Microsoft Blogs

1. ScottGu's Product Development Blog -
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/

2. Somasegar's Technology Blog -
http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/

3. Raymond Chen's Software Developers Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/

4. Michael Howard's Security Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_howard/

5. Bryan Sullivan's Security Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/

6. Jensen Harris's Microsoft Office Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/

7. Chris Green's Unix/Windows and .Net/Java Interoperability Blog -http://blogs.msdn.com/chris.green/

8. Chris Jackson's Vista Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/cjacks/

Microsoft Technologies Magazines:

1. msdn magazine - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/

2. Technet Magazine - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/

3. Dr. Dobb's Journal - http://www.ddj.com/

4. Microsoft .NET Code Magazine - http://www.code-magazine.com/

5. Windows IT Magazine - http://windowsitpro.com/

6. Windows Tools : http://www.sysinternals.com/

Important Microsoft URLs

1. MSDN -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/

2. MSDN Code Gallery :
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/

3. MSDN for Developers -
http://msdnbookmarks.com/

4. Microsoft Communities -
http://www.microsoftcommunities.com/

5. Software Factory -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/practices/bb190362.aspx

6. WebService Software Factory -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb931187.aspx

7. CodePlex : If you need to manage a live code project and collaborate with others on it, use it, another offering that we provide for open source project hosting. -
http://www.codeplex.com/

8. Microsoft Technet Forums -
http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-us/Forums/

9. TechNet for IT Professionals -
http://technetbookmarks.com/

10. Technet Code Gallery -
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/
(Range of resources available from snippets to SDKs)

11. Technet Visual studio Gallery -
http://visualstudiogallery.com/
(A catalog that showcases free and commercial products that complement or extend Visual Studio)
12. Visual studio Extensibility -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsx/default.aspx

13. TechNet -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

14. Developer -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/default.aspx

15. Technology Center -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/default.aspx?wt.svl=leftnav

16. Technet Forums -
http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en-us/Forums/

17. Microsoft SDK downloads -
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?displaylang=en#

18. Expression for Designers -
http://expressionbookmarks.com/

19. Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries with VS2008 -
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/03/releasing-the-source-code-for-the-net-framework-libraries.aspx

20. VC++ 2008 Feature Pack Release -
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D466226B-8DAB-445F-A7B4-448B326C48E7&displaylang=en

21. Microsoft Security Development Life Cycle (SDL) - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc448177.aspx

22. Microsoft DreamSpark student program -
http://channel8.msdn.com/

Microsoft DreamSpark, that makes professional-level developer and design tools available to students around the world at no charge, to support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities. This program equips tomorrow's leaders with the professional tools to inspire and create today.

The software that is included in this program includes Microsoft Developer tools such as Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, and XNA Game Studio 2.0. It also includes our tools targeted at Designers with the full Expression Studio. And lastly, it includes our platform resources including SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server, providing a security-enhanced and reliable environment for students to more quickly turn ideas into reality.

23. New Ideas from Students all over the world -
http://imaginecup.com/
where students around the world who are like-minded and passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems come together and show their best ideas.

24. The Ingenuity Point : ISV's making a difference -
http://www.theingenuitypoint.com/main/default.aspx

To recognize ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) that are using Microsoft platforms.In order to help the ISV community to be successful, we have developed a number of resources designed specifically for ISVs and have put them all in one location at
http://www.microsoft.com/isv.

Here you can find product related news and tools, information about partner programs, training and event resources, stories of successes and challenges from their peers, as well as information on events like the Ingenuity Point. There are even regional versions of this site such as
http://www.microsoft.com/isv/meathat directs our partners to events and resources that are relevant to a specific geography.