Microsoft has created a new forums platform (MSDN | TechNet | Expression | Microsoft) with increased performance, stability, and an improved user experience. During the week of 1/27/2009 this forum will move from the Forums 2.x Platform (http://forums.microsoft.com/) to the Forums 3.x Platform. To make sure this is a smooth transition, we want everyone using this forum to have a chance to try out the new forums in advance, and give feedback. We’ve created a Sandbox forum, where you can create threads and try out functionality, and a suggestions forum where you can give us your feedback. Please take some time to go to the new forums today and let us know what you think.
On the day the forum moves to the new platform, a post will be made letting you know the process has been started, and the forum will be locked to new posts. Once the process is complete, a final post to the forum will be made letting you know the forum has moved.
1.All posts in the forum will be preserved
2.Any points you’ve received for replies will move with you (on a per forum basis)
3.Any bookmarks to this forum or threads within this forum will redirect to their new location
4.Your “My Threads” will be preserved on the new platform
The only thing you’ll need to do after migration is set Windows Live Alerts for any threads you were tracking.
If you have feedback, let us know in the suggestions forum or contact the forum product planners directly at Andrew.Brenner at Microsoft.com or Jeremy.Kelley at Microsoft.com