microsoft Office Newsgroups?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by louise, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. louise

    louise Guest

    Does anyone know whether Microsoft will continue to have
    newsgroups for Office 2010?

    My news server, news.individual.net doesn't seem to be
    showing any microsoft.public.office2010 of any of the programs.

    Are they available on a different server?

    Thanks.

    Louise
    louise, Aug 9, 2010
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  2. louise

    barb bowman Guest

    Microsoft will never initiate another new NNTP newsgroup. MS has pronounced NNTP
    dead.

    Go to http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/ and download and install V40 of the
    Community Bridge. You will be able to use the Technet Office 2010 forums with
    your news client.

    On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 02:55:55 -0400, louise <> wrote:

    >Does anyone know whether Microsoft will continue to have
    >newsgroups for Office 2010?
    >
    >My news server, news.individual.net doesn't seem to be
    >showing any microsoft.public.office2010 of any of the programs.
    >
    >Are they available on a different server?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >Louise

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com
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    barb bowman, Aug 9, 2010
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  3. louise

    henry markov Guest

    Barb,
    I think you have it exactly right when you say "MS has pronounced ..." MS
    has never felt an obligation for consensus or common purpose; their only
    interest is to maximize their power and profit. For myself, I hate to see
    them use their power to try to kill off newsgroups which I have been using
    for more than 26 years and have always found to be the single best resource
    that the Internet provides.

    HM

    "barb bowman" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    > Microsoft will never initiate another new NNTP newsgroup. MS has
    > pronounced NNTP
    > dead.
    >
    > Go to http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/ and download and install V40 of
    > the
    > Community Bridge. You will be able to use the Technet Office 2010 forums
    > with
    > your news client.
    >
    > On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 02:55:55 -0400, louise <> wrote:
    >
    >>Does anyone know whether Microsoft will continue to have
    >>newsgroups for Office 2010?
    >>
    >>My news server, news.individual.net doesn't seem to be
    >>showing any microsoft.public.office2010 of any of the programs.
    >>
    >>Are they available on a different server?
    >>
    >>Thanks.
    >>
    >>Louise

    > Barb Bowman
    > MS-MVP
    > http://www.digitalmediaphile.com
    > http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
    henry markov, Aug 9, 2010
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  4. louise

    KCB Guest

    "henry markov" <> wrote in message
    news:eGyJMz#...
    > Barb,
    > I think you have it exactly right when you say "MS has pronounced ..." MS
    > has never felt an obligation for consensus or common purpose; their only
    > interest is to maximize their power and profit. For myself, I hate to see
    > them use their power to try to kill off newsgroups which I have been using
    > for more than 26 years and have always found to be the single best
    > resource that the Internet provides.
    >
    > HM


    Henry, corporations exist to make money. That is their purpose for being.
    As far as the newsgroups, they will no longer be hosting any on Microsoft
    servers. Many of the Microsoft newsgroups are still available on other news
    servers.
    KCB, Aug 10, 2010
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  5. > WLM insists on downloading all the messages before it will show me one.

    > (Part of the problem, of course, is my own settings in Tools| Options |
    > Read.)



    No, R.C., that would be *all* of the problem. E.g. by unchecking
    Get... you are requesting that all headers be downloaded; so WLMail tries to
    do that with 1 command and AFAIK there is no NNTP command which says "get
    them all, backwards" <eg>.

    Change your Get to 50, then get 50. Those will be the most recent posts in
    that NG. If you really want the rest you could then use a Synchronize
    command with All Messages set as the synchronization criterion. Or if you
    then want just the rest of the headers, uncheck Get... and do another Get
    Next (e.g. click Headers). Or, if you don't want any more old ones (and are
    through with the ones that you have sampled) use Catch Up. Etc.


    Robert
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Aug 10, 2010
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