Issues Accessing MS NewsGroups

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by msnews.microsoft.com, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. microsoft.public.windows.powershell
    microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory
    microsoft.public.windows.server.general


    There seem to be some problem with the above mentioned NewGroups, i cant
    access any information in them, either via IE or Outlook Explorer. Have
    these newgroups been decomissioned?
    msnews.microsoft.com, Jul 11, 2010
    #1
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  2. msnews.microsoft.com wrote:
    > microsoft.public.windows.powershell
    > microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory
    > microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    >
    >
    > There seem to be some problem with the above mentioned NewGroups, i
    > cant access any information in them, either via IE or Outlook
    > Explorer. Have these newgroups been decomissioned?


    There is not 'issue' - your final query gives the answer. It is easier to
    repost something posted many times in amm the Microsoft Hosted newsgroups
    (on the Microsoft server(s) anyway) to explain...

    "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.


    "Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?"
    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
    "

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    MS-MVP
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    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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    Shenan Stanley, Jul 11, 2010
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  3. Yes, the newsgroups have been decommissioned on the Microsoft news servers.
    You can, however, still reach them on other new servers. Though the level of
    activity is way down since there are viable alternatives in the Forums.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel




    "msnews.microsoft.com" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > microsoft.public.windows.powershell
    > microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory
    > microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    >
    >
    > There seem to be some problem with the above mentioned NewGroups, i cant
    > access any information in them, either via IE or Outlook Explorer. Have
    > these newgroups been decomissioned?
    >
    >
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 11, 2010
    #3
  4. msnews.microsoft.com

    XS11E Guest

    "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote:

    > Yes, the newsgroups have been decommissioned on the Microsoft news
    > servers. You can, however, still reach them on other new servers.
    > Though the level of activity is way down since there are viable
    > alternatives in the Forums.


    I'd have to question your use of the word 'viable', to those who have
    used Usenet for years, forums are not a viable alternative.




    --
    XS11E, Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project:
    http://twovoyagers.com/improve-usenet.org/
    XS11E, Jul 11, 2010
    #4
  5. As long as I can get to them with my preferred NNTP Reader, I don't give a
    d*** what their underlying format is. And with the Community Bridge
    http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/, I really don't care if they move to
    Forums. As long as we have a place for our discussions about 64bit. The
    problem is, we don't yet have such a place.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel




    "XS11E" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DB244E31EC62xs11eyahoocom@127.0.0.1...
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, the newsgroups have been decommissioned on the Microsoft news
    >> servers. You can, however, still reach them on other new servers.
    >> Though the level of activity is way down since there are viable
    >> alternatives in the Forums.

    >
    > I'd have to question your use of the word 'viable', to those who have
    > used Usenet for years, forums are not a viable alternative.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > XS11E, Killing all posts from Google Groups
    > The Usenet Improvement Project:
    > http://twovoyagers.com/improve-usenet.org/
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 11, 2010
    #5
  6. "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > As long as I can get to them with my preferred NNTP Reader, I don't give a
    > d*** what their underlying format is. And with the Community Bridge
    > http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/, I really don't care if they move to
    > Forums. As long as we have a place for our discussions about 64bit. The
    > problem is, we don't yet have such a place.



    What about tagging? Apparently there have also been omissions in the
    switch to forums for some programming language fans that may only get
    support that way, e.g. based on a similar feature that the Office forums are
    using--but of no use to bridge users yet AFAIK.


    ---
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 11, 2010
    #6
  7. msnews.microsoft.com

    Carlos Guest

    Charlie,
    I'm back from a short trip out of town this weekend.
    Web interface is gone. Latest posts are from July 8th.
    Guess I will start using windows live mail.
    Sad part is that I cannot do it from work, just from home.
    Carlos

    "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> escribió en el
    mensaje de noticias:...
    > Yes, the newsgroups have been decommissioned on the Microsoft news
    > servers. You can, however, still reach them on other new servers. Though
    > the level of activity is way down since there are viable alternatives in
    > the Forums.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "msnews.microsoft.com" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> microsoft.public.windows.powershell
    >> microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory
    >> microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    >>
    >>
    >> There seem to be some problem with the above mentioned NewGroups, i cant
    >> access any information in them, either via IE or Outlook Explorer. Have
    >> these newgroups been decomissioned?
    >>
    >>

    >
    Carlos, Jul 11, 2010
    #7
  8. Don't hit up against any issues myself, but if there is any feature that the
    Forums support that isn't being migrated across the Community Bridge, then
    open a request on codeplex site, by all means. The Community Bridge is being
    actively developed and supported. (note: NOT the MS Bridge. The less said
    about that, the better.)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel




    "Robert Aldwinckle" <> wrote in message
    news:uK3r$...
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> As long as I can get to them with my preferred NNTP Reader, I don't give
    >> a d*** what their underlying format is. And with the Community Bridge
    >> http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/, I really don't care if they move to
    >> Forums. As long as we have a place for our discussions about 64bit. The
    >> problem is, we don't yet have such a place.

    >
    >
    > What about tagging? Apparently there have also been omissions in the
    > switch to forums for some programming language fans that may only get
    > support that way, e.g. based on a similar feature that the Office forums
    > are using--but of no use to bridge users yet AFAIK.
    >
    >
    > ---
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 11, 2010
    #8
  9. Ah, NNTP blocked at work? Bummer.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel




    "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    news:i1d57e$104$-september.org...
    > Charlie,
    > I'm back from a short trip out of town this weekend.
    > Web interface is gone. Latest posts are from July 8th.
    > Guess I will start using windows live mail.
    > Sad part is that I cannot do it from work, just from home.
    > Carlos
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> escribió en el
    > mensaje de noticias:...
    >> Yes, the newsgroups have been decommissioned on the Microsoft news
    >> servers. You can, however, still reach them on other new servers. Though
    >> the level of activity is way down since there are viable alternatives in
    >> the Forums.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "msnews.microsoft.com" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> microsoft.public.windows.powershell
    >>> microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory
    >>> microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> There seem to be some problem with the above mentioned NewGroups, i cant
    >>> access any information in them, either via IE or Outlook Explorer. Have
    >>> these newgroups been decomissioned?
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 11, 2010
    #9
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    XS11E Guest

    XS11E, Jul 12, 2010
    #10
  11. msnews.microsoft.com

    poutnik Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    >
    > Ah, NNTP blocked at work? Bummer.


    I use at work UltraVNC NNTP bridge... :)

    --
    Poutnik
    The best depends on how the best is defined.
    poutnik, Jul 12, 2010
    #11
  12. msnews.microsoft.com

    Steve Foster Guest

    Carlos wrote:

    > Charlie,
    > I'm back from a short trip out of town this weekend.
    > Web interface is gone. Latest posts are from July 8th.
    > Guess I will start using windows live mail.
    > Sad part is that I cannot do it from work, just from home.


    Eternal September offer NNTP(S) over the HTTP(S) ports, should you need
    to get past corporate firewall refuseNNiks.

    Details here:
    http://www.eternal-september.org/index.php?showpage=techinfo

    --
    Steve Foster
    For SSL Certificates, Domains, etc, visit.:
    https://netshop.virtual-isp.net
    Steve Foster, Jul 12, 2010
    #12
  13. msnews.microsoft.com

    Carlos Guest

    Carlos, Jul 12, 2010
    #13
  14. sweet. Good to know.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/Russel


    "Steve Foster" <> wrote in message
    news:-september.org...
    > Carlos wrote:
    >
    >> Charlie,
    >> I'm back from a short trip out of town this weekend.
    >> Web interface is gone. Latest posts are from July 8th.
    >> Guess I will start using windows live mail.
    >> Sad part is that I cannot do it from work, just from home.

    >
    > Eternal September offer NNTP(S) over the HTTP(S) ports, should you need
    > to get past corporate firewall refuseNNiks.
    >
    > Details here:
    > http://www.eternal-september.org/index.php?showpage=techinfo
    >
    > --
    > Steve Foster
    > For SSL Certificates, Domains, etc, visit.:
    > https://netshop.virtual-isp.net
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Jul 14, 2010
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