Microsoft Q&A Replacing SharePoint TechNet/MSDN Forums23 Jul 2020 | SharePoint 2019
The TechNet/MSDN SharePoint forums are on their way out and being replaced by the Microsoft Q&A discussion boards.
The current schedule for retirement of the SharePoint TechNet/MSDN forums is:
- As of this post, you can post in either TechNet/MSDN forums or Microsoft Q&A.
- July 27th, 2020 through August 10th, 2020 you can continue to comment, propose or mark answers, and vote on posts in the SharePoint TechNet/MSDN forums. For new posts, you must use Microsoft Q&A.
- August 10th, 2020 onward the SharePoint TechNet/MSDN forums will be read only.
Microsoft Q&A is a bit more like the StackExchange network in terms of functionality, that is, less of a classic forum experience with a back-and-forth discussion instead favoring the Q&A style of discussion where each top-level comment can be marked as an answer and (potential) answers can be replied to in a threaded format. For technical content where one needs to tease out details prior to answering, this isn’t the best format for non-developer questions, in my personal opinion.
Microsoft Q&A does not use a forum-per product format. It instead uses tags for each discussion item. The tags I personally follow (so far) are:
All of the Office-related content, including Office Client, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online/Server, and Exchange Online/Server content in Microsoft Q&A can be found at the Office products page.
See you on the forums!