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What relationship with Microsoft Answers etc? RRS feed

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  • Microsoft Community (formerly Microsoft Answers) used to run on this forum engine (just a different brand, like MSFT, MSDN and Technet). The answers site is focused at software consumers and activities usually performed at home. However the idea that one forum fits all needs did not work out. 

    Because of the heavy traffic the answers team broke up with the rest of the Microsoft forums and run on its own server, and added more features to better server home users, thus render the two sites incompatible (e.g. you can no longer move an off-topic thread to Microsoft Answers from here).



    Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:43 PM

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  • Microsoft Community (formerly Microsoft Answers) used to run on this forum engine (just a different brand, like MSFT, MSDN and Technet). The answers site is focused at software consumers and activities usually performed at home. However the idea that one forum fits all needs did not work out. 

    Because of the heavy traffic the answers team broke up with the rest of the Microsoft forums and run on its own server, and added more features to better server home users, thus render the two sites incompatible (e.g. you can no longer move an off-topic thread to Microsoft Answers from here).



    Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:43 PM
  • And that's a pity, since Partners forums also moved there and I am now unable to access the forum I used to access from 'My Forums'

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:39 PM
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