Announcing Microsoft Q&A for .NET
Have you ever been working on some code and ran into an issue and needed to ask someone for help? Maybe you are looking for assistance on how to start your next app or perhaps you are seeking some architecture guidance? What if there were one place where you could go to get your technical questions answered by experts from Microsoft and the community? Well there is now with the launch of Microsoft Q&A for .NET!
Microsoft Q&A is the home for technical questions and answers about products from Microsoft. If you are looking for help on any Microsoft product you are sure to find it on Microsoft Q&A. Join the community of growing experts who are here to help developers get the help and answers they need on their projects. When you head to Microsoft Q&A for .NET you will find a wide range of .NET topics including runtime, app & web development, languages, data, and more. Browse questions from the community, ask your own, and help out others!
Ask a question, follow the topic, or pick out a question that you know the answer to. Your Microsoft Q&A profile is linked to your Microsoft Learn account and you can get gain reputation points by being active.
As you can see I just started my journey on Microsoft Q&A, and I hope that you will join me!
What about existing forums?
There are many forums around .NET topics including MSDN, ASP.NET, IIS.NET, and Xamarin. It has been amazing to see the forums thrive over the years and we we are always looking for ways to engage deeper with the community. Microsoft Q&A brings together not only all topics on .NET into a single platform, but for all Microsoft products that developers use. Over time each of the forums will migrate fully to the Microsoft Q&A platform so we encourage you to start posting new questions on Q&A today. Look for notification on each forum for more information when the time comes for migration.
Or they could just buy stackoverflow
Why can not simply integrate with StackOverflow? All Q&A will be in one place.
StackOverflow is a great place to find answers as well and the team checks there often. Q&A offers a rich integration into both Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn and offers some great features: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/articles/25922/microsoft-qa-top-features.html
I still have got no answer to where VB.Net Core for Web is? It was promised to launch with .Net5!
power platform forums should be migrated to this new technology as well. that powerusers.ms.com thing is slow as hell, does not properly support technical discussion (as in, please allow me to embed code, etc), and has weird bugs (I’ve had to retype long posts all over due to the damn thing not properly saving)
Another MSDN forums?
The MSDN Forums are actually migrating over to Q&A and you can see results when you search -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/articles/25922/microsoft-qa-top-features.html
Got it, thanks