Here is an e-mail that I sent to our development team today regarding blogs.
It seems that Microsoft has jumped on the blogging bandwagon and attempting to drive it. Recently, I discovered the world of blogs. For those of you who don’t know a blog is “A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.” In short, a journal. Normally, I wouldn’t even mention this in a formal e-mail to the team but I think that the information that Microsoft is releasing is quite valuable. It seems like everyone at Microsoft is blogging. The real valuable information is that the people that are working on .Net and related tools are blogging. And they are giving keen insights into the technology.
All that being said here is some of the blogs that I have found useful:
- http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/community/blogs/default.aspx – A slew of Microsoft blogs the most valuable being Paul Vick’s (a Technical Lead on the Visual Basic team)
- http://scoble.weblogs.com/ – Microsoft Employee
- http://weblogs.asp.net/ – Includes, Dino Espositio, G.Andrew Duthie, and Carl Franklin
- Rockford Lhotka – Author of the CSLA (the Business Object framework we use)
- http://www.newsgator.com – NewsGator is a “news aggregator” that runs in Microsoft Outlook. It allows you to subscribe to various syndicated news feeds (such as weblogs, news sites, etc.) and have news from these sites be delivered right into your Outlook folders. Very Useful
So check it out in your spare time. You might find it useful.