This 3ds Max blog is a team effort by Nicolas Holst, Lee Montgomery, Vishnu Ramdass and Anil Choudhary.
Interesting post on the Up and Ready blog about Backburner crashing if you also have Vray and LogMeIn installed on the same machine.
If you have hundreds or even thousands of Retimers in your scene file that becomes unmanageable and it also slows down opening and saving the scene file and working with the track view. This post shows a couple of approaches for cleaning them out using MAXScript.
Another way of bringing mesh data into Inventor is available on labs.autodesk.com
For those of us who didn't go to AU here are the AU Virtual classes to watch!
Product Update 06 is now available and has a large number of fixes.
Some thoughts on editing user settings when you run Backburner Manager and Server as services.
3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013 are supported on Windows 8!