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Microsoft adds web logs to MSDN

Microsoft will add web logs published by its employees to its Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), the company's main site for software developers.

The almost 100 web logs, or blogs, have already been published on GotDotNet. They will be an integrated part of the MSDN site, said Sara Williams,  product unit manager of Microsoft's MSDN group and a Microsoft blogger.

"Microsoft employees will be blogging on MSDN instead of GotDotNet. Having the blogs on MSDN makes it easier for developers to find and share information," Williams said.

Additionally, Microsoft employee blogs on ASP.net, another niche Microsoft site for developers, will be linked on the MSDN site, Williams said. The MSDN blogs, at blogs.msdn.com, will officially be launched on Friday.

The blogs are postings by Microsoft employees on a personal-journal type web page mostly about the company's technologies and aimed at software developers. Readers can provide comment so discuss topics with Microsoft employees.

Microsoft started the GotDotNet Web site (www.gotdotnet.com) in late 2000 as a way to communicate with developers about its .net framework. Blogging support was added about a year ago.

Joris Evers writes for IDG News Service

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