Re: Reminder - Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Community

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Art [artfudd] Folden, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. "...enhance and improve your experience.."

    Now THAT is totally subject to opinion. Personally I have NOT seen any MS forum yet that
    has accomplished that feat - and especially NOT the Windows Live Solution Center. Like I
    have said many times respecting MS removing features and applications, the emphasis SHOULD
    be on providing a *better* alternative *first*.... then remove (whatever). And when I say
    "better", I do mean better for public users and not just better for MS internal users.

    Art [artfudd] Folden
    I'm a PC and Windows 7 sucks less!
    ----------------------------------------------
    wrote in message news:...

    What is Happening?
    This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
    newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.

    Why?
    As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
    traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    past several years while customers and participants are increasingly finding
    solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites. This
    move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it easier
    for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies and
    make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a
    healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft will
    begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
    and discontinue support for newsgroups.

    In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP reader
    functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up the
    NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/

    Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased approach,
    starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    active ones throughout the course of the next six months.

    When will this Happen?
    Effective September 12, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.

    Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    In an effort to enhance and improve your experience, this newsgroup is scheduled for
    closure in the upcoming months and we would like to invite you to participate at
    http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=15 forum(s). An exact date will be
    posted in advance as plans are finalized.

    Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx

    Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
     
    Art [artfudd] Folden, Aug 31, 2010
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  2. Art [artfudd] Folden

    ...winston Guest

    The choir is getting smaller <g>


    --
    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Art [artfudd] Folden" wrote in message news:eVR8f$...

    "...enhance and improve your experience.."

    Now THAT is totally subject to opinion. Personally I have NOT seen any MS forum yet that
    has accomplished that feat - and especially NOT the Windows Live Solution Center. Like I
    have said many times respecting MS removing features and applications, the emphasis SHOULD
    be on providing a *better* alternative *first*.... then remove (whatever). And when I say
    "better", I do mean better for public users and not just better for MS internal users.

    Art [artfudd] Folden
    I'm a PC and Windows 7 sucks less!
    ----------------------------------------------
    wrote in message news:...

    What is Happening?
    This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
    newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.

    Why?
    As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
    traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    past several years while customers and participants are increasingly finding
    solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites. This
    move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it easier
    for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies and
    make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a
    healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft will
    begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
    and discontinue support for newsgroups.

    In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP reader
    functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up the
    NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/

    Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased approach,
    starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    active ones throughout the course of the next six months.

    When will this Happen?
    Effective September 12, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.

    Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    In an effort to enhance and improve your experience, this newsgroup is scheduled for
    closure in the upcoming months and we would like to invite you to participate at
    http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=15 forum(s). An exact date will be
    posted in advance as plans are finalized.

    Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx

    Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
     
    ...winston, Aug 31, 2010
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  3. Art [artfudd] Folden

    Don Dewiel Guest

    +1
    --
    Don

    "Art [artfudd] Folden" <> wrote in message
    news:eVR8f$...
    > "...enhance and improve your experience.."
    >
    > Now THAT is totally subject to opinion. Personally I have NOT seen any MS
    > forum yet that has accomplished that feat - and especially NOT the Windows
    > Live Solution Center. Like I have said many times respecting MS removing
    > features and applications, the emphasis SHOULD be on providing a *better*
    > alternative *first*.... then remove (whatever). And when I say "better", I
    > do mean better for public users and not just better for MS internal users.
    >
    > Art [artfudd] Folden
    > I'm a PC and Windows 7 sucks less!
    > ----------------------------------------------
    > wrote in message news:...
    >
    > What is Happening?
    > This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
    > newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.
    >
    > Why?
    > As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
    > traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    > past several years while customers and participants are increasingly
    > finding
    > solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites.
    > This
    > move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it
    > easier
    > for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies
    > and
    > make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    > improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    > management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging
    > a
    > healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft
    > will
    > begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
    > and discontinue support for newsgroups.
    >
    > In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    > users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    > newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    > which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    > forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP
    > reader
    > functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up
    > the
    > NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/
    >
    > Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    > All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    > October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased
    > approach,
    > starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    > active ones throughout the course of the next six months.
    >
    > When will this Happen?
    > Effective September 12, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.
    >
    > Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    > In an effort to enhance and improve your experience, this newsgroup is
    > scheduled for closure in the upcoming months and we would like to invite
    > you to participate at http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=15
    > forum(s). An exact date will be posted in advance as plans are finalized.
    >
    > Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx
    >
    > Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    > Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
    >
     
    Don Dewiel, Aug 31, 2010
    #3
  4. Art [artfudd] Folden

    oppiman Guest

    Right.
    The MS forums are a pain in the b...
    Newsgroups is focussed on content, not on style and gimmicks. That's why I
    love it.



    "Art [artfudd] Folden" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:eVR8f$...
    > "...enhance and improve your experience.."
    >
    > Now THAT is totally subject to opinion. Personally I have NOT seen any MS
    > forum yet that has accomplished that feat - and especially NOT the Windows
    > Live Solution Center. Like I have said many times respecting MS removing
    > features and applications, the emphasis SHOULD be on providing a *better*
    > alternative *first*.... then remove (whatever). And when I say "better", I
    > do mean better for public users and not just better for MS internal users.
    >
    > Art [artfudd] Folden
    > I'm a PC and Windows 7 sucks less!
    > ----------------------------------------------
    > wrote in message news:...
    >
    > What is Happening?
    > This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
    > newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.
    >
    > Why?
    > As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
    > traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    > past several years while customers and participants are increasingly
    > finding
    > solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites.
    > This
    > move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it
    > easier
    > for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies
    > and
    > make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    > improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    > management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging
    > a
    > healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft
    > will
    > begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
    > and discontinue support for newsgroups.
    >
    > In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
    > users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    > newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
    > which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
    > forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP
    > reader
    > functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up
    > the
    > NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/
    >
    > Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    > All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    > October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased
    > approach,
    > starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    > active ones throughout the course of the next six months.
    >
    > When will this Happen?
    > Effective September 12, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.
    >
    > Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    > In an effort to enhance and improve your experience, this newsgroup is
    > scheduled for closure in the upcoming months and we would like to invite
    > you to participate at http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=15
    > forum(s). An exact date will be posted in advance as plans are finalized.
    >
    > Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx
    >
    > Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    > Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
    >
     
    oppiman, Sep 1, 2010
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