Link updated for 2016: Microsoft has just made the MSDN Library a free download! If you do any Windows development, MSDN library is a very useful tool to have. But wait – you say the MSDN library is already available online? Yes it is, but the search isn’t always very useful, and the web based UI is cumbersome and doesn’t always load properly. No reason not to get this MSDN library update. This version that is available for download is a native Windows interface and is quicker and better than it’s web counterpart. Sometimes it’s just nice to have a copy on your hard drives too, especially if you live somewhere without broadband Internet access or with an unreliable connection.