Up early to watch redesign of 10

I’ve been waiting for this one for a while, having seen some of the early designs while I was still working at Microsoft. On10.net is in the middle of pushing out a new design this morning. You can see the new logo. It was designed by a Microsoft customer who won a contest. More changes will probably trickle out over the coming hours. I bet Adam Kinney and team are staying up late to get everything deployed to the servers.

Jeff Sandquist has more on the new design. Promises new AJAXy forums. They decided to rewrite everything from scratch in .NET 2.0 instead of relying on code from other places — Channel 9 was built on top of a pre-alpha version of ASP.NET Forums that was the predecessor of Telligent’s Community Server, which is what drives Microsoft’s blogs.

Nice job guys! It’ll be interesting to see what the community thinks. Especially now that Dell and Ford are getting into corporate online communities and videoblogging too.

Update: they are still fixing the usual bugs that come up. I’m sure they aren’t very happy I linked to them in the middle of the night while they are trying to get everything running, but that’s OK. It’s down right now with a nasty error. Come back later if it’s not up.

Comments

  1. I got up this AM to prepare for a presenation to the AZ Small Business Association on blogging, podcasting, and vlogging – and your feed is being updated.

    First, its early – I thought I was the only one (I got up at 3:15 today).

    Second, when I read your reason I thought, he’s a geek – it’s legit – getting up to watch a redesign launch like it is a shuttle launch or something..

    Very cool but my wife wouldn’t understand. I do though.

    Matt

  2. I got up this AM to prepare for a presenation to the AZ Small Business Association on blogging, podcasting, and vlogging – and your feed is being updated.

    First, its early – I thought I was the only one (I got up at 3:15 today).

    Second, when I read your reason I thought, he’s a geek – it’s legit – getting up to watch a redesign launch like it is a shuttle launch or something..

    Very cool but my wife wouldn’t understand. I do though.

    Matt

  3. Umm all the design in the world won’t mean a hill of beans, it’s still the same TechTV reject-styled content. And now complete with a hippieish Cluetrainy Manifesto, geesh, get over yourselves…plus it looks like, well, a default blog template. You realize how totally crazy that Manifesto sounds to anyone outside the Redmond haze, doncha?

    One band of well-funded Microsoft marketers…oh sorry “enthusiasts”.

    Two-way “communication” down a one-way street…

    Three degrees make up the interview…4 calling birds, 5 gollldeeen rings, 6 points makes for an outline, and 99 degrees makes for a hot day.

    Four corners, 4 food groups and 4 calling birds, make up the world, everyone by the drum-circle — hug.

    Five by five is how we communicate, one by jump-cut video, 4 by grunts, and now 5 groups to the Street.

    Six minutes not enough, even tho for our attention
    spans, it’s already too much. Six minutes a-laying.

    Seven by Seven, geek work as play. Work as family. Work lords as the Overall. Seven days a-swimming.

    Eight bits a-milking, “inform” and entangle.

    Nine plus Ten. More than 19? With Microsoft math, most-assuredly.

  4. Umm all the design in the world won’t mean a hill of beans, it’s still the same TechTV reject-styled content. And now complete with a hippieish Cluetrainy Manifesto, geesh, get over yourselves…plus it looks like, well, a default blog template. You realize how totally crazy that Manifesto sounds to anyone outside the Redmond haze, doncha?

    One band of well-funded Microsoft marketers…oh sorry “enthusiasts”.

    Two-way “communication” down a one-way street…

    Three degrees make up the interview…4 calling birds, 5 gollldeeen rings, 6 points makes for an outline, and 99 degrees makes for a hot day.

    Four corners, 4 food groups and 4 calling birds, make up the world, everyone by the drum-circle — hug.

    Five by five is how we communicate, one by jump-cut video, 4 by grunts, and now 5 groups to the Street.

    Six minutes not enough, even tho for our attention
    spans, it’s already too much. Six minutes a-laying.

    Seven by Seven, geek work as play. Work as family. Work lords as the Overall. Seven days a-swimming.

    Eight bits a-milking, “inform” and entangle.

    Nine plus Ten. More than 19? With Microsoft math, most-assuredly.

  5. I think the On10.net site design is fantastic. Don’t understand the gag factor here at all. Clean and simple. Easy on the eyes.

    Dennis

  6. I think the On10.net site design is fantastic. Don’t understand the gag factor here at all. Clean and simple. Easy on the eyes.

    Dennis