End of a .ERA – Microsoft phasing out the GotDotNet site by July 2007

Kinda sad to see the end-in-sight for the gotdotnet site.

Microsoft will phase out all GotDotNet functionality by July 2007. We will phase out features according to the schedule below. During the phase-out we will ensure that requests for features or pages that are no longer available will render enough information for you to understand what has changed.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the GotDotNet Support team.

We are phasing out GotDotNet for the following reasons:

  • Microsoft wants to eliminate redundant functionality between GotDotNet and other community resources provided by Microsoft
  • Traffic and usage of GotDotNet features has significantly decreased over the last six months
  • Microsoft wants to reinvest the resources currently used for GotDotNet in new and better community features for our customers
  • This was a great site for samples and learning – from the initial ASP+ and ADO+ code samples (early beta of .NET – back in late-2000).  

    With my very first .NET project (postcode picker) using the Beta, and my first use of C#.   And working out Datasets and DataAdapters for the first time.   Was still the hey-day of VB6 – and ASP “classic”.

    And who can forget “Terrarium” in which DLL’s would literally battle to the death !    Check out the code sample – maybe we should have a “bug-bash” in the true sense.

    Full Story

    Say goodbye to “gotdotnet” while you still can – there’s plenty more reading below :

    Other Microsoft sites
    MSDN : Offers help for developers in writing applications using Microsoft products and technologies.
    TechNet : Information regarding corporate managed updating of their client PCs.
    ASP.NET : The ASP.NET 2.0 site is a portal site for the ASP.NET development community.
    Channel 9 : Channel 9 is a Microsoft discussion forum used to promote conversations among Microsoft’s customers.
    CodePlex : CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting web site.
    XML Downloads : This page provides downloads for building XML applications using Microsoft technologies.


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