MSDN Managed Newsgroup?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Hannes, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Hannes

    Hannes Guest

    -Is this an MSDN Managed Newsgroup?

    -If not, where do we turn for driver questions??

    I no longer see it in the list of MSDN Managed Newsgroups:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/aa974230.aspx

    I suspect the answer is "no", because my recent posting "Modems supported on
    Windows PE?" never got answered.

    / Hannes, long time MSDN subscriber.
    Hannes, Sep 6, 2010
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  2. Hannes

    Tim Roberts Guest

    Hannes <> wrote:
    >
    >-Is this an MSDN Managed Newsgroup?


    Microsoft is no longer doing managed newsgroups. They're dropping the
    practice.

    >-If not, where do we turn for driver questions??


    They are migrating many of the newsgroups to web forums.
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com. I'm not sure there are any driver forums
    yet. There are forums specifically for MSDN support questions
    --
    Tim Roberts,
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
    Tim Roberts, Sep 7, 2010
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  3. > Oh, boy - they're pulling the rug from underneath us :p
    >
    > Thanks for letting me know! Now I need to figure out this new beast...so
    > far, the social site has struck me as being mostly in Chinese.


    Just switch your newsreader to lists.osr.com and add the ntdev group.

    Leo Havmøller.
    Leo Havmøller, Sep 7, 2010
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  4. Leo,

    Does the OSR server require you to log on. I am getting an error message
    when I try to switch to their server.

    Regards,

    George.
    RossettoeCioccolato, Sep 8, 2010
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  5. Hannes

    Don Burn Guest

    You do have to log on, go to http://www.osronline.com for details. The
    OSR newsgroups NTDEV (driver development), NTFSD (file system
    development) and WINDBG (debugger) are well worth it. Quite a lot of
    senior Microsoft developers answer questions on those lists.


    Don Burn (MVP, Windows DKD)
    Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting
    Website: http://www.windrvr.com
    Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr



    "RossettoeCioccolato" <> wrote in
    message news:i67126$ff$:

    > Leo,
    >
    > Does the OSR server require you to log on. I am getting an error message
    > when I try to switch to their server.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > George.
    Don Burn, Sep 8, 2010
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  6. Don,

    Is there a direct link that describes how to subscribe to their news server?
    I tried the user name and password that I use to log onto their web site,
    but it doesn't work with the news server. Sorry to be obtuse but their main
    page is packed with information and the process is evidently less than
    transparent.

    Regards,

    George.

    P.S. Rather ironic that MS should answer questions on the OSR newsgroup when
    they almost never (aside from Doron) answer questions here.
    RossettoeCioccolato, Sep 8, 2010
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  7. Hannes

    Don Burn Guest

    Try http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer

    Don

    "RossettoeCioccolato" <> wrote in
    message news:i68qjr$t15$:

    > Don,
    >
    > Is there a direct link that describes how to subscribe to their news server?
    > I tried the user name and password that I use to log onto their web site,
    > but it doesn't work with the news server. Sorry to be obtuse but their main
    > page is packed with information and the process is evidently less than
    > transparent.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > George.
    >
    > P.S. Rather ironic that MS should answer questions on the OSR newsgroup when
    > they almost never (aside from Doron) answer questions here.
    Don Burn, Sep 8, 2010
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  8. Don,

    Thanks. That was helpful.

    Regards,

    George.
    RossettoeCioccolato, Sep 10, 2010
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