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Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by MarkC, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. MarkC

    MarkC Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I did a newsgroup list reset in Outlook Express on msnews.microsoft.com and
    lost the following groups:
    microsoft.public.excel
    microsoft.public.excel.newusers
    microsoft.public.powerpoint
    microsoft.public.word.newusers


    Are those no longer available? Were those replaced by another group
    name(s)?


    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Leroy

    Leroy Flightless Bird

    Microsoft is in the process of transitioning from newsgroups to
    moderated forums. Please visit:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office

    MarkC wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I did a newsgroup list reset in Outlook Express on msnews.microsoft.com and
    > lost the following groups:
    > microsoft.public.excel
    > microsoft.public.excel.newusers
    > microsoft.public.powerpoint
    > microsoft.public.word.newusers
    >
    >
    > Are those no longer available? Were those replaced by another group
    > name(s)?
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >
     
  3. MarkC

    MarkC Flightless Bird

    Thank You,
    Mark


    "Leroy" <leroy@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:%23z9xQ8bBLHA.4660@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Microsoft is in the process of transitioning from newsgroups to moderated
    > forums. Please visit:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office
    >
    > MarkC wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I did a newsgroup list reset in Outlook Express on msnews.microsoft.com
    >> and lost the following groups:
    >> microsoft.public.excel
    >> microsoft.public.excel.newusers
    >> microsoft.public.powerpoint
    >> microsoft.public.word.newusers
    >>
    >>
    >> Are those no longer available? Were those replaced by another group
    >> name(s)?
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Mark
     
  4. On Sun, 06 Jun 2010 16:27:25 -0500, Leroy wrote:

    > Microsoft is in the process of transitioning from newsgroups to
    > moderated forums. Please visit:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office


    In addition to Leroy's answer, my company has a blog -

    Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge - Instructions to use
    http://profileexchanges.com/blog/?p=397

    to help those who want to continue to use their Newsgroup client (reader)
    to post and view forum messages in their Newsgroup client.

    Instructions are also available at Microsoft Connect -

    https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums

    but our blog gives some step by step instructions that might simplify the
    process for some.

    There are TWO NNTP Bridges available.

    * The Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge can be used to participate in MSDN,
    TechNet, Expression, and General Microsoft forums.

    * The Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge can be used to participate in Answers
    forums only.

    David

    >
    > MarkC wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I did a newsgroup list reset in Outlook Express on msnews.microsoft.com and
    >> lost the following groups:
    >> microsoft.public.excel
    >> microsoft.public.excel.newusers
    >> microsoft.public.powerpoint
    >> microsoft.public.word.newusers
    >>
    >>
    >> Are those no longer available? Were those replaced by another group
    >> name(s)?
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>
    >>



    --
    From David Troxell - Encourager Software
    Email - mailto:eek:ffice2010_Remove_@_Me_encouragersoftware.com
    Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge - Instructions to use
    http://profileexchanges.com/blog/?p=397
     
  5. Stewart Berman

    Stewart Berman Flightless Bird

    Unfortunately, the performance of the bridges -- both the two Microsoft ones
    and the open source Community one -- leave a lot to be desired.

    Assume you have setup a forum in Agent 6 and download current messages
    through one of the bridges. If you close Agent and close the bridge the
    next time you startup the bridge and Agent and try to download new headers
    from a forum with a few new headers but a large number of posts (i.e. 10K+)
    you will wait for a very long time. While Agent can identify and download a
    few new headers from any size newsgroup in a few seconds the bridge
    interface requires tens of minutes for large forums.

    David Troxell - Encourager Software <C3P_Remove_@_Me_encouragersoftware.com>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 06 Jun 2010 16:27:25 -0500, Leroy wrote:
    >
    >> Microsoft is in the process of transitioning from newsgroups to
    >> moderated forums. Please visit:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office

    >
    >In addition to Leroy's answer, my company has a blog -
    >
    >Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge - Instructions to use
    >http://profileexchanges.com/blog/?p=397
    >
    >to help those who want to continue to use their Newsgroup client (reader)
    >to post and view forum messages in their Newsgroup client.
    >
    >Instructions are also available at Microsoft Connect -
    >
    >https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >
    >but our blog gives some step by step instructions that might simplify the
    >process for some.
    >
    >There are TWO NNTP Bridges available.
    >
    >* The Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge can be used to participate in MSDN,
    >TechNet, Expression, and General Microsoft forums.
    >
    >* The Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge can be used to participate in Answers
    >forums only.
    >
    >David
    >
    >>
    >> MarkC wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I did a newsgroup list reset in Outlook Express on msnews.microsoft.com and
    >>> lost the following groups:
    >>> microsoft.public.excel
    >>> microsoft.public.excel.newusers
    >>> microsoft.public.powerpoint
    >>> microsoft.public.word.newusers
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Are those no longer available? Were those replaced by another group
    >>> name(s)?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Mark
    >>>
    >>>
     

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