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  1. 2,366 votes
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      313 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give Code Example with Screen Shots.

      Examplain and Give Code examples with screen shots. In the examples there are steps and code deployment which are lack of screen shots. The screen shots (output result) should be also there.

      533 votes
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        74 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Date stamp all articles in order to make it easier to know how how fresh the information is.

        Date stamp all articles in order to make it easier to know how how fresh the information is.

        434 votes
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          13 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve MSDN site search

          For some reason that escapes me, I find it easier to find what I'm looking for in T-SQL reference docs when using general Google search then when using MSDN search, and that seems odd. For instance, searching for string functions with search string "t-sql string functions" in Google returns the T-SQL reference page on top of search results, and with MSDN search I often don't find what I am looking for.

          366 votes
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            136 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PLEASE fix the site navigation! Hire someone who can organize all the content.

            The tree on the left always reflects incomplete info on the topic. I use Google to search MSDN. As an example, why are these in different places?

            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh510230.aspx
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn135328(v=sql.110).aspx

            346 votes
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              24 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              investigating  ·  MSDN TeamMSDN Team responded

              Thanks for your suggestion, Vlad. We’re exploring different navigational models for the Library.

            • Fix the links in the MSDN documentation.

              All too many MSDN articles contain links to internal Microsoft documentation that are no longer valid. I realize this is a Sisyphean task given constant changes to MS web structure, but it is critical nonetheless.

              215 votes
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                46 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • MSDN Site should be a responsive site, as your microsoft.com site is.

                MSDN Site should responsive site, as your microsot.com site is.

                149 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  planned  ·  MSDN TeamMSDN Team responded

                  Many areas in MSDN are already responsive. The Library it’s in our to do list

                • Provide more translations for MSDN content

                  requst Chinese translation

                  149 votes
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                    36 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add an option to run the sample program

                    It will be nice if there is an option attached to every sample program that is provided in the documentation, so it comes handy to check the results by oneself

                    112 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      planned  ·  MSDN TeamMSDN Team responded

                      That’s the general direction we are going. We just released Office 365 APIs documentation that features interactive APIs to Try REST calls from the page (e.g. Try buttons under GET request at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/api/mail-rest-operations#MessageoperationsGetmessages) and a Sandbox to run and play with code samples (e.g. Open button under JavaScript samples at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/howto/common-mail-tasks-client-library) . At this point the Sandbox is only capable to run JavaScript, but more languages and more APIs are coming soon… stay tuned!

                      (for more information see Brian Harry’s blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/10/28/teched-europe-2014-news.aspx)

                    • Please make a settings at MSDN site to never ever ever display articles translated to Russian or any other language

                      Please make a settings at MSDN site to never ever ever display articles translated to Russian or any other language.
                      I'm Russian but it is very hard to read articles that were translated to Russian.

                      111 votes
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                        16 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make MSDN site faster

                        MSDN site veeeeery slow!!!

                        - It makes dozen of redirects for user auth! (usual when open from google results)
                        - load many external resources
                        - may be have a heavy for rendering markup
                        - may be slow loading from Russia (need to check)

                        63 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Where content is declared to be retired, it would be great if it was listed as obsolete or provided links to updated\superceding content

                          Where content is declared to be retired, it would be great if it was listed as obsolete or provided links to updated\superceding content.

                          61 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • provide mobile version of MSDN web site

                            MSDN articles should be readable on smart phones.

                            39 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase font size

                              paragraph size are not in good... user want to zooming the page while gathering some knowledge...

                              39 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Organize SDK Reference Material by Technology and Layers

                                When developing systems using a particular technology, it would be helpful and more productive to be on a sub-site that only provides reference material, examples, community feedback, usage, and bug reports related to that technology. No links on a sub-site would catapult you into material that is not relevant to that site (as happens so frequently today).

                                Organizing these sites by layers and always showing the layer you are at would provide additional visibility into how technologies are structured. For example: DDK, Native NT, Windows API (formerly Win32 API), .NET, etc. This same organization technique could also be used to…

                                32 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Re-enable user comments for reference doc pages

                                    I remember that it was possible to leave comments for MSDN library reference doc pages and also to see other users' comments. I would highly appreciate if you could reenable this feature as it allows me to see if others have already noted flaws in the documentation. This saves me from writing feedback on doc errors if they have already been noticed by other users.

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                                      1 comment  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow editing the help content

                                      Many pages have obsolete, incorrect* or not-enough information. Users, especially having high rating on MSDN profile should be allowed to edit the documentation. For sure, for any edit, from anyone, the request would go to MS for verification. This will ensure that most up-to-date and enough information is presented. It will also enable you to find what user (programmers) are looking, what they are probably missing, and what they are hinting at.

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                                        0 comments  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Usability improvements to outline (table of contents).

                                        I do not find the table of contents to the left of the MSDN network site helpful. I have been learning SQL and use the SQL reference often. Every time I need to go to a different topic, I open a new window and navigate to Google. I then search for the next topic. I find the table table of contents is cumbersome because part of the tree structure disappears. It needs to be static and not disappear.

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                                          1 comment  ·  MSDN Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Save version selection at .NET framework and SQL Server

                                          If I select the version for .Net or Sql Server then MSDN Library should be saved it in cookie or session variable. Unfortunately MSDN gives always the latest version of the found material.
                                          It should use the newest version only in case when that function exists only in the latest release of .net or sql server.

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