Microsoft’s developer-focused MSDN Journal is shutting down in November, after greater than three a long time of publication. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has taken the choice after principally all of its technical assets have migrated on-line to websites together with docs.microsoft.com, the Visual Studio Subscriptions portal, and The Visual Studio Blog. Along with the brand new on-line assets, Microsoft says it can archive all earlier problems with MSDN Journal, and can make them accessible on-line.
Though MSDN Journal has a legacy that stretches again over three a long time, it’s solely truly been produced underneath its present identify since 2000, when Microsoft merged its Microsoft Programs Journal and Microsoft Web Developer magazines right into a single publication. In response to this, now deleted, page from Microsoft’s website, Microsoft Programs Journal began method again in 1986 as Microsoft’s first programming publication.
When you’re nonetheless hanging on to your MSDN Journal subscription then Microsoft says it can refund you the rest of your subscription after its final problem in November.