Microsoft has been doing a decent job of including many Alt.net-ish articles in each issue. Most notably the Jeremy D. Miller articles that have appeared throughout the 2009 year. The December 2009 issue is following the trend with not one, but two articles from the community.
The second article comes from David Laribee, he who coined the term Alt.Net. He’s written an article on paying back technical debt with Agile techniques, which I’m also looking forward to reading.