In case the Category was missed this is all RANT.
I have just wasted the last 50 minutes of my life with the junk for a site called MSDN Connection.
If I go to the Microsoft site in Microsoft’s flagship browser (IE 6.0.2900.2180) I can see a screen with the main page that treats me as a non authenticated user. But the Passport icon is in the Sign Out state. If I click the sign out button I get bounced via ~10 URLs back to the MSDN Connection site, in the same state as before. Did I mention I’m using a modem that connected at 44kpbs, so the site loads like treacle.
You are not signed in to Microsoft® .Net Passport. The page you are trying to navigate to is not viewable by anonymous users; you must be signed in to Passport to view it.
The other day I had a list of issue that I post to the feedback on the aspxconnection feedback form, but I’m not sure this is the correct place for the MSDN Connection related feedback.
So I started looking for a feed back on the Connection site but could only find a Contact Us link that has the New Zealand MS Team blog links, but I’m not really interesting in ranting on there blogs.
Arrg, I just find it frustrating as I see it as a useful site. But it just doesn’t work as you would expect.
I was writing a post before I decided to do more web-based training about frustration with development tools in the last couples of days, but it was getting long and unwieldy, so I threw it away. So now I have no “these tools suck in this way” post, and I don’t have and new a Star from the training and its late and I’m grumpy.
<Edited 15 minutes later>
Well I took the second star test in C# without completing the reading. The flow control is real sloppy. I submit my answers and get a near blank screen back. You then have to close this, and reload the original screen. You get no prompting, no results. In fact I’m not sure what the required pass rate is to get each star.