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Where are all the German groups?

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  • Where are all the German groups? There were numerous German newsgroups on the old NNTP servers. Now, with the switch to the forums there seems to be exactly a single German language group: Microsoft Money. Due to that, basically anyone searching for German Microsoft forums will only find the Money group and ask there, regardless of relevance to Money.
    Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:26 PM

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  • Hello,

    All  i know is that the newgroups are condemned to disappear, for the whole languages. The german forums are here :

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/de-DE/categories

    You should try also the Microsoft Answer in German ( i discovered Microsoft Answer only 3 days ago ):

    http://answers.microsoft.com/de-de

    Have a nice day


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    Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:01 AM
  • I know Microsoft shut down the NNTP servers. There were, however, many german language groups on the NNTP servers which are all gone now.

    The link you have posted are the german language MSDN forums. Those are for developers. Not for users.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/de-DE/categories is the German equivalent to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

    That's a completely different audience.

    When closing the NTTP servers Microsoft recommended to switch to the forums at

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

    The german equivalent is

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/de-DE/categories

    which only consists of Money.

    But I guess it seems as if end-user support should go to Microsoft Answer instead... Seems the more appropriate place.

    Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:29 AM