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.