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Forums support for Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Windows 8 is now completely out.  WHen will teh forums sztart supporting it.  Where is the Windows 8 App?

    Is WIndows 8 destined to become the next "ME"?

    Personally I think Metor is excellent for tablets and phones and any touch enabled device.  The Technet Forums would do well to take advantage of Metro.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:00 PM

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  • I found the following:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w8itpro

    with links to 10 Windows 8 forums. Is this what you mean?


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:48 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by jrv Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:57 PM
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:07 PM
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  • No.  Where is the Windows 8 Metro Forums Reader App.  The Forums would really be excellent with a Metro reader.

    MS needs to publish a forum Web service API so we could build some great new forums Apps.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:56 PM
  • Please see: Windows Store Apps Forums and Dev Center.

    Carey Frisch

    Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:33 AM
  • Please see: Windows Store Apps Forums and Dev Center.

    Carey Frisch

    There are no TechNet Forum readers that I have found.  There are RSS readers and blog readers but no forum access apps.  The current TechNet Forum format is dated.  I would think that Microsoft would use it to show off how Windows 8 Metro can enhance the web in this area.

    It is pointless for us to build one without a published Web Service.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    • Edited by jrv Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:05 AM
    Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:00 AM
  • There's a community bridge which provides a NNTP interface for the forum. You can run the server somewhere then use a NNTP reader to connect to the server.


    Visual C++ MVP

    Friday, January 4, 2013 8:33 PM
  • There's a community bridge which provides a NNTP interface for the forum. You can run the server somewhere then use a NNTP reader to connect to the server.


    Visual C++ MVP

    I am recommending that someone at Microsoft should take the oportunity to create a WIndows 8 Store App that is a forum reader/editor.  It is an excellent opportunity to show off WIndows 8 as it could be supported on Windows 8, Windows RT and 'Surface'.

    The community bridge only supports 'answers' and is not a forum interface at all.  It is a passive news reader.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Friday, January 4, 2013 9:54 PM
  • The community bridge is not a news reader. It provides an NNTP interface for the forum that you need to provide your own NNTP client to connect to.

    It IS a forum interface, just not a web one. Maybe you are confusing "forum" with "Web". 

    Also i see replies from people who use the bridge all the time here. You can tell that by the way post are quoted by their email clients. If you are using a passive news reader, switch to an active one.

    You need community bridge2 for answers, v1 is for MSDN/Technet/Microsoft forums.



    Visual C++ MVP


    Friday, January 4, 2013 10:17 PM
  • The community bridge is not a news reader. It provides an NNTP interface for the forum that you need to provide your own NNTP client to connect to.

    It IS a forum interface, just not a web one. Maybe you are confusing "forum" with "Web". 

    Also i see replies from people who use the bridge all the time here. You can tell that by the way post are quoted by their email clients. If you are using a passive news reader, switch to an active one.

    You need community bridge2 for answers, v1 is for MSDN/Technet/Microsoft forums.



    Visual C++ MVP


    I am specifically referring to a Windows 8 "Start Menu" App that can access the Technet Forums and not a Web App or an NNTP reader.  It would be a completely web service supported app that can read and post to the Technet and MSDN forums.

    I would write one but there is no published access to either a web service or a SharePoint portal for the forums.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Friday, January 4, 2013 11:41 PM
  • The community bridge is open source.

    The forum service endpoint is using WCF features not supported in Modern UI (WSHttpbinding and ReliableSession). You can probably find another SOAP 1.2- compatible library though.



    Visual C++ MVP

    Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:44 AM
  • The community bridge is open source.

    The forum service endpoint is using WCF features not supported in Modern UI (WSHttpbinding and ReliableSession). You can probably find another SOAP 1.2- compatible library though.



    Visual C++ MVP

    Yup - that is what I am saying.  THe forums need to be updated to Support WCF and Metro apps along with most newer features of Windows.

    It's not hard.  Just need a new service rendering.


    Happy New Year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:57 AM
  • This is a good feature request. 

    Ideas and Suggestions

    If you have a suggestion for the forums or general forum feedback, use the Suggestions and Feedback forum. To get a feature submitted to the Forums team, ask for it on the Feature Requests Wiki article.

    Thanks!


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