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  • Question

  • Hi,

    For various reasons I have a need to migrate my current profile to a different Microsoft Account.

    Since my profile was created in 2008, there is some history I would very much like to preserve by migrating it to the other Microsoft Account.

    How can this be achieved?

    Thank you!


    Regards, Michael M. T. Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S Twitter: MMThornberg

    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:41 PM looking for forum
    Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:03 PM

Answers

  • I understand that nothing is reset, but how are profile points and achievements (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/<username>) carried over to QnA?

    Presently nothing is carried over. There's been discussions of linking to old profile history but all users points in QnA starts at zero. I'd try using site feedback here for further discussion.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/content/idea/post.html

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Guido Franzke Monday, November 9, 2020 7:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Guido Franzke Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:06 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:16 PM

All replies

  • I'd try asking for help over here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/signin

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:39 PM
  • My question relates to my MSDN/Technet profile, not a Microsoft Accounts specifically.

    Regards, Michael M. T. | Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S | Twitter: MMThornberg

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:46 PM
  • MSDN / TechNet forums profile merge cannot be done. Also note the MSDN / TechNet forums are closing and migrating to QnA

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/products/

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:07 PM
  • Thank you.

    Hm, when you say "migrating" do yiou mean that MSDN/Technet profiles and their history (all included) will be migrated to QnA?

    Looking at QnA using my current MSA there is no activity. Can I expect that to change throught a migration?


    Regards, Michael M. T. | Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S | Twitter: MMThornberg

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:15 PM
  • Hm, when you say "migrating" do yiou mean that MSDN/Technet profiles and their history (all included) will be migrated to QnA?

    No, not at this time. Point-wise everyone starts over.

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:16 PM
  • That sounds very disruptive for many users - do you have any reference to an announcement of this? 🤔


    Regards, Michael M. T. | Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S | Twitter: MMThornberg

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:35 PM
  • sounds very disruptive 

    Yes, it is. Here you go.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/msdn-technet-migration

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:49 PM
  • Thank you for the reference (deep link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/msdn-technet-migration#msdn-and-technet-forums).

    However, I cannot find any mention of profiles effectively being reset as a result of this migration/transition?


    Regards, Michael M. T. | Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S | Twitter: MMThornberg

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:00 PM
  • Nothing is reset, if you want to post on QnA you'll need to create a new profile.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/index.html

    the FAQ may also help.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/articles/388/microsoft-qa-frequently-asked-questions.html

     

     




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:04 PM
  • I understand that nothing is reset, but how are profile points and achievements (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/<username>) carried over to QnA?

    Neither https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/articles/388/microsoft-qa-frequently-asked-questions.html nor https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/articles/374/reputation-points.html has no mention of such a transition.

    If that information is not carried over, profiles are effectively being reset as a result of this migration/transition.


    Regards, Michael M. T. | Manager, Cloud Team, Program Manager accoTOOL @ Accobat A/S | Twitter: MMThornberg

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:12 PM
  • I understand that nothing is reset, but how are profile points and achievements (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Profile/<username>) carried over to QnA?

    Presently nothing is carried over. There's been discussions of linking to old profile history but all users points in QnA starts at zero. I'd try using site feedback here for further discussion.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/content/idea/post.html

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Guido Franzke Monday, November 9, 2020 7:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Guido Franzke Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:06 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:16 PM