A majority of my geek time is spent at work, like most people. It's hard to keep up on technology coming out of Redmond. In past years, I would subscribe to several 'list-servs' on various content, then review the data when I had some extra time. It was a nice passive way to keep up on technology and pick up on some tidbits. I still do this for some technologies. With the popularity of Twitter, Facebook and other ways people are sharing information. It's not quite as easy IMO. The group I followed are HUGE twitter users, I kind of find this noisy and hard to keep up. Twitter has recently released 'groups' or 'lists' which you can group people. I haven't taken time to subscribe and group people. Anywho!
I recently wanted to start learning more about Microsoft URL Rewrite As many as you know, I hang out answering questions on http://forums.iis.net. URL Rewriting has been "one of those" technologies I've wanted to get better at. I've not had a opportunity to go deep into this technology yet, so I wanted to passively see what kinds of posts come through. The forums subscription option sends you an email when a question and replies are posted. This is a pretty low volume way to keep up on a specific forum and learn something new. PS A lot of the Microsoft IIS Team hangs out in the forums so there is great information shared.
Here is how you sign-up.
1) Go to http://forums.iis.net
2) Sign-in with your live ID or custom user
3) Click Personalize
4) Under "shortcuts" (located on the right hand side)
5) Click Forum Subscriptions
6) The page will refresh, a column will show up and allow you to subscribe to a forum. I selected the Powershell provider, URL Rewrite.
I hope you find this useful. I have for certain.
Microsoft MVP - IIS