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Windows 7 TechNet Forums opened

Windows7 Got a Live ID?
Join the conversation on Windows 7!

The Microsoft TechNet Forums are an online location where you can ask questions on a variety of Microsoft products. It’s a place to find answers from many of the Microsoft Program Managers, Microsoft support guys, Microsoft developers, Microsoft evangelists, Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft enthusiasts.

A while ago Microsoft decided to use these forums as the official location to get support on Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Along with the release of Windows 7 beta a series of new forums was created to support testers of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The first supported release being build 7000, which was officially announced today, made available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers and available tomorrow to the first 2.5 million people interested in testing the beta build of Microsoft upcoming Operating Systems.

The following TechNet Forums (and corresponding RSS feeds) are available:


Mark Wilson, Microsoft MVP, is one of the moderators for the new Windows 7 forums, so you’re in good hands, but please review the list with supported Windows 7 Beta technologies and/or your netiquette before you ask a question.


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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 8:05 PM by Sander Berkouwer


markwilson said:

Hi Sander - thanks for the link, but I should point out that I'm just one guy over at the forums - there are many more people there whose knowledge and commitment goes way beyond mine and who will do their best to help people out with their Windows 7 issues (and feedback!).  Mark

# January 30, 2009 2:54 PM

Sander Berkouwer said:

Hi Mark,

I saw a lot of messages in the Windows 7 TechNet forums, by a lot of people, right from the start.

Linking to your announcement to me was about giving a couple of signals:

  • It's a community
  • It's not merely Microsoft behind these forums.
  • You can find independent experts and real world answers. (MVPs)
  • A lot of people are trying to make it succesfull in one way or another.

By the way, I feel your involvement really helps make the TechNet forums a success!

If only the search function would work properly...

# January 30, 2009 11:47 PM
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