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Merge with Microsoft TechCommunity

I would love to see Q&A and TechCommunity merged together. Both have a similar concept and features which I want to see on the other page.

In my opinion, it's just dumb to have 2 such similar platforms both hosted by Microsoft.

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Or atleast merge with Microsoft Answers. This split really makes no sense

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Personally not agree with this idea because the focus on this forum is more on technical aspect of the Microsoft and asking technical questions. However, the Microsoft Tech Community focus more on discussion about the product.
I am aware that technical questions will be asked in the Microsoft Technical Community but this is the right place to ask technical questions.

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I agree with @AaronJunker and @Reza-Ameri both...well, sort of. Far too much to put into words, but if it takes me 30-45mins to recall which one of the many sites/forums I posted something into or am following, all provided by the same entity (I.e., Microsoft), it's too many. The notion of assigning/determining the what and where (postings should be made) is an endless round and round that may never be solved -- just look at the many forums on the planet where someone posts something and is "advised" to post it somewhere else (I.e., sorry, this isn't the forum for that). Short of having a moderator grab/move it to its rightful place, far too many failed postings remain where they shouldn't be. In the end, if there's a single forum, the confusion is minimized...and those who actively participate can easily find their way back to everything...and those who offer a hand to those needing assistance are able to see a much bigger picture through the single pane of glass (vs what @RonS-2419 states below). Microsoft needs to simplify their existence (on many levels)...a single platform is a great place to start (it's obvious IT isn't getting any easier).

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RonS-2419 commented

Actually, there is a third forum to consider. The "answers" community:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/
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I agree with the premise of the suggestion, "support" in MS is too fragmented:
. "Official" phone and online MS Support by paid MS Staff
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technet
. MSDN
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Answers community
. * this community
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I've been using MS products for 30 years. I've been providing replies/support on the "Answers" community for more than 10 years, earning a MVP for my time there. I had no idea this "community" existed until just this moment, when I clicked on a "feedback" button and found yet another place to submit questions and feedbacks. It's just too much.
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Why separate "technical" questions from "simpler" how-to questions. I've learned so much from the questions I've read and tried to answer, and seen answers from other people. Putting all of the questions under one umbreall would make it easier for users to find the help they need WITHOUT learning the ins and outs of where these various MS Staff and unpaid volunteer resources are "hidden".

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