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NNTP access to forums / NEW version based on new REST web-service

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  • Hi all!

    There is a new REST based-web service which gives access to the MSDN forums. Based on this, I developed a NNTP-Bridge so you can access the forums with a normal newsreader.

    You can find the new project here: https://communitybridge3.codeplex.com/

    Be aware, that you have to enable NNTP access in your user profile!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, post here or post an issue on codeplex.


    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)

    Monday, December 29, 2014 11:56 AM

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  • Very cool!

    Ed Price, Azure & Power BI Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:01 AM
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  • Thanks a lot for sharing. However, I received an error during installation. It hints a .CAB file is lost and setup cannot continue.


    Alexis Zhang

    http://mvp.microsoft.com/zh-cn/mvp/Jie%20Zhang-4000545
    http://blogs.itecn.net/blogs/alexis

    | There is a new REST based-web service which gives access to the MSDN forums. Based on this, I developed a NNTP-Bridge so you can access the forums with a normal newsreader.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 1:08 AM
  • Hi Jochen,

    not sure if it is a problem of the bridge service or the still occurring internal server errors, but I didn't see any replies for

    Setting a Stored Procedure Variable within a CASE Statement

    neither Kalmans nor my answer. I waited and retried for thirty minutes - using Thunderbird 31.3.

    A later reply in different thread showed both answers some minutes later.

    Regards, Elmar

    Friday, January 2, 2015 4:55 PM
  • Yes, this seems to be a known issue... postings from the nre REST web-service will not be reflected in the web-serveice itself... only the Web-UI will display the new posts... I will forward this to MS...

    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)

    Friday, January 2, 2015 6:52 PM
  • Hi Jochen,

    both answers were written using the forums interface  - as I know about the issue, I don't use the community bridge to answer. But the thread view isn't always accurate for forums posts these days too.

    As an update: The answers were were displayed this morning. There were two more replies in the mean time, but I just got a e-mail notification for the last one. So the reason may be the general forums problems that exists since Mid-December.

    Regards, Elmar

    Saturday, January 3, 2015 5:25 PM