Microsoft intends to migrate its blogs.msdn and blogs.technet sites to a new community platform that is internally code named "Athens". If you are intrested in playing with a beta and offereing feedback on what you would like to see in the platform going forward head over the new beta site. In addition to the blogs it will be a home for forums.
At the following URLs you can directly access the beta applications:
- Microsoft Forums: http://beta.communities.microsoft.com/forums
- Microsoft Blogs: http://beta.communities.microsoft.com/blogs
- Tagspace: http://beta.communities.microsoft.com/tagspace
Source:→ Windows ConnectedMicrosoft, Project, Athens, Beta, Site, Technet, MSDN, Blogs