Here is some good news: you can subscribe to get a digital edition of the MSDN Magazine for FREE! The MSDN Magazine (normally a $35 annual rate for paper copy) covers software development topics related to Microsoft technologies. Just click the link below and login with your Windows Live ID to sign up. It used to come with Dr. Dobbs Journal as well, but I read it ceased subscription in early 2010.
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