Microsoft Developer Network has just launched. Microsoft wants to enhance the experience to add better support for the growing number of developers that are embracing Microsoft’s platform and technologies for the first time.
There were a few goals Microsoft targeted with the Microsoft Developer Network experience:
- Simple: The new Microsoft Developer Network site is designed to help developers easily find information and get started with Microsoft more effortlessly. They 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: They 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 they wanted to provide even more opportunity for the community to engage with them and with each other. They 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 them directly.
The site launch happened last week 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!
Check it out and let them know what you think. http://developer.microsoft.com