If you follow any MSDN Blogs then you know last week they were going through a major upgrade of the blogging platform.  All MSDN blogs were shut down for comments for that entire period while the upgrades were done and it resulted in a pretty low volume of good gouge on the RSS feeds for them.

Since I live and breathe MSDN Blogs I  was glad to see these starting pop up in the RSS stream Monday afternoon:

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That is a sign that Windows Live Writer is being setup as the blogging platform of choice for that blog. There are quite a few popping up in the feeds as well. For me all a good sign that MSDN Blogs are coming back to life after the upgrade.

However, everything is not 100% yet.  I just picked this up from another MSDN blogger, Jeremy Jameson:

By now you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the MSDN blogs have been cut over to the upgraded system. Things are obviously a little unstable right now, but hopefully over the next several hours, things will calm down and we’ll get back to normal.

So far, I’ve observed a number of issues, such as intermittent failed HTTP requests, CSS style issues, and missing images on my blog posts. Oh, and, of course, the fact that all of the blog posts that I created after May 14th have disappeared ;-)

To make things at least somewhat tolerable for the short term — at least from a styling perspective — I’ve removed all of my custom CSS rules. I’ll add the appropriate CSS rules back once things have settled down with the upgrade.

Welcome back folks – looking forward to seeing more great stuff from you in the MSDN feeds.