Microsoft launches new Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) portal, platforms unite!
Microsoft has unveiled a new website design for its Microsoft Developer Network, or MSDN as the cool kids call it. Developers can now easily learn, find, and create applications for various platforms in an organized and modern fashion.
“Working with the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism team and others we’ve worked to create an improved experience we’re calling the Microsoft Developer Network. It is a major update to the MSDN home page and gives you a more modern place to go as a central landing page to find out everything you want to know about developing for Microsoft platforms,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft redesigned MSDN to help developers get started on the company’s platforms easily and gather information needed as quickly and easily as possible. Microsoft made things simple to find thanks to user feedback, providing a single point of entry for all developers.
Microsoft has added sections targeting Android and iOS developers, offering them guidance and showing them benefits of developing on the Windows and Windows Phone platforms. Microsoft even offers the tools necessary to make the jump. “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,” Microsoft stated.
Microsoft touts its developer ecosystem as “incredible” and wanted to provide more opportunities for the community to engage 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,” Microsoft adds.
Head over to msdn.microsoft.com to check out the newly redesigned MSDN.Further reading: Microsoft, MSDN