Re: Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Online Communities

Discussion in 'MCITP' started by elbia ferandez, May 9, 2010.

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    > Date 5/4/2010
    > Starting in early summer 2010, Microsoft will begin progressively closing
    > down the Microsoft public newsgroups to enrich conversations in the
    > rapidly-growing forum platform. This decision is in response to worldwide
    > market trends and evolving customer needs.
    >
    > Microsoft continues to invest in forums to reduce customer effort,
    > consolidate community venues and make it easier for active contributors to
    > retain their influence. Forums provide a healthy community environment
    > with less spam and make answers easier to find by customers and search
    > engines. Additionally, forums offer a better user and off-topic
    > management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by
    > facilitating discussions in a clean space.
    >
    > We understand that some newsgroups are still active, and important to the
    > community. In the coming days and weeks, we will be rolling out tools and
    > resources to minimize disruption to the community discussions.
    >
    > We are working diligently on providing additional resources and
    > information in local languages later this week. In the meantime, please
    > refer to the official Microsoft Newsgroup website
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx concerning
    > this issue. The Microsoft Newsgroup website will be made available in
    > additional languages in the next few days.
    >
    elbia ferandez, May 9, 2010
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