Introducing Microsoft Q&A (Preview)
This post was written by Sandra Aldana, Senior Program Manager, Developer Relations for Cloud + AI Division.
May 2020 update: For latest update on Microsoft Q&A, please read our Microsoft Q&A has graduated to General Availability post.
For over 10 years the MSDN and TechNet Forums played a key part in enabling our customers to unblock their business scenarios by offering a platform where technical questions could be answered by Microsoft and the community . As time progressed, and technology evolved, the needs of the community grew beyond what the existing solution could provide. We started on a journey to identify a new, robust solution which would support our need to evolve the user experience.
We're excited to share an important milestone in the journey, introducing the preview release of Microsoft Q&A - the place to get answers to all your technical questions on Microsoft products and services.
The new Q&A experience will offer relevant and timely answers to your technical problems from a community of experts and Microsoft engineers and will open the door to a variety of new features and experiences, like:
- Tag-based experience allows you to ask questions across products and services in a single place
- Follow posts, tags, or people to get updates
- Unified profile for single sign on across docs.microsoft.com
- Suggested answers as you type your question to quickly identify possible existing answers
- Bookmark content for future reference
Microsoft Q&A is a natural extension of the docs.microsoft.com experience you've come to love:
- docs.microsoft.com provides you with deep technical information about specific topics, including the recent addition of code samples to accelerate your learning journey.
- Microsoft Learn allows you to master those topics by following step-by-step tutorials with interactive coding environments.
A migration of a resource this size is a massive undertaking. To ensure a smooth transition and minimize any disruption for users, we've broken down the migration into multiple phases. The goal is to complete the migration by mid-2020.
The launch today includes the following products/services and we will continue to add more services to this list during the upcoming months:
- Azure Active Directory
- Azure Active Directory Domain Services
- Azure Active Directory B2C
- Azure Information Protection
- Azure DevTest Labs
- Azure Lab Services
- Azure Virtual Machines
- Azure Service Fabric
- Azure Web Apps
- Universal Windows Platform
- Partner Center API
Check out the FAQ page to find out all the details.
Here is an example on how to ask a question
Here's how the question looks once posted.
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