Re: Update - Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Community

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Mark B, May 10, 2010.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Guest

    Slower if you ask me. Wasting more time.

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    > What is Happening?
    > This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
    > newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.
    >
    > Why?
    > As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
    > traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    > past several years while customers and participants are increasingly
    > finding
    > solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites.
    > This
    > move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it
    > easier
    > for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies
    > and
    > make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    > improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    > management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging
    > a
    > healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft
    > will
    > begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
    > and discontinue support for newsgroups.
    >
    > In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    > users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    > newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    > which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    > forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP
    > reader
    > functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up
    > the
    > NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/
    >
    > Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    > All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    > October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased
    > approach,
    > starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    > active ones throughout the course of the next six months.
    >
    >
    > Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    > In an effort to enhance and improve your experience, this newsgroup is
    > scheduled for closure in the upcoming months and we would like to invite
    > you to participate in this forum or forum category:
    > http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/netdevelopment .
    > An exact date will be posted in advance as plans are finalized.
    >
    > Should you want to visit the Microsoft Forums, please go to
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx
    >
    > Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    > Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
    >
    >
     
    Mark B, May 10, 2010
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  2. Mark B

    Mark B Guest

    Actually I take that all back -- to be fair they are allowing:

    >> In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    >> users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    >> newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    >> which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    >> forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP
    >> reader
    >> functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up
    >> the
    >> NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/
    >>
     
    Mark B, May 10, 2010
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