Talk:Microsoft Developer Network
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Is there a Wikipedia style guide entry that applies to the special formatting suggested in a recent edit to this article for "simple URLs" ? Bevo 17:49, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)
- My mistake—it used to be Wikipedia style, but isn't anymore. See this discussion. Sorry! I reverted my edit. —Frecklefoot 18:22, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Does anyone have
an MSDN account
How much does an MSDN subscription cost? --CanesOL79 18:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
No operating system surpasses Unix and its variants for the telegraphic style of its MAN pages. MAN (for manual) pages purport to document the user interface of Unix, to include how to add users to /etc/passwd, configure a web or ftp server, and setup a Network File System. Authors of MAN pages assume that the reader is a dyed-in-wool Unix fanatic with years of Unix experience and familiarity with Unix operating system source code. So MAN pages exist merely to refresh the memory and not to teach.
MSDN is a tiered offering for distribution of information and mostly operating system software to developers for cheap. Microsoft's equivalent to MAN page authors keep the faith by explaining little and promising nothing -- the better to keep nuisance tort suits at bay. The only way to understand MSDN API documentation, without going crazy, is to read between the lines and experiment.
Microsoft compensates for the lack of quality in its documentation with disorganized quantity. You can wear out several pairs of eyeballs perusing content-free paragraphs and come away believing that, surely, you wasted your time.--184.108.40.206 04:14, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
- Okay, but did you actually have anything to say about the article? — Frecklefoot | Talk 15:08, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
MSDN Account Holder
I have an MSDN account and would be happy to answer any questions people might have. I have a Pro account, not premium, so I don't quite have full access. I can however access most sections. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Woogychuck (talk • contribs) 18:15, 28 December 2007 (UTC)