If you are a developer interested in building applications or mashups with Windows Live APIs then you should keep an eye on http://dev.live.com. This will be a complimentary site to the Windows Live developer center on MSDN. The site hasn't launched yet but we already have some content on there such as the Virtual Earth interactive SDK. Expect more details to seep out the closer we get to TechEd 2006. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on Ken Levy's blog to get the skinny.

Having a developer center on MSDN and a separate community-centric site hosted on live.com is something I proposed a couple of months ago. This model has seemed to work for http://msdn.microsoft.com/aspnet and http://www.asp.net where the former site is where official documentation and downloads live while the latter is where you find screencasts, forums and other more interactive content. I expect there will be a bunch of crosslinking between http://dev.live.com and http://msdn.microsoft.com/live once both sites get rolling along.

PS: It's kinda crazy seeing how many recommendations from my thinkweek paper are actually being implemented. I definitely will be writing another one this fall.


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