Official Microsoft Forum Sites

Official Microsoft Forum Sites

These are the official Microsoft forums listed by site, or by forum platform. The size does not include archived forums. Add any additional forum sites that are owned by Microsoft.

Site Description Size
ASP.net
Web development
 62 forums
Bing
Topics: Developer, Maps, Search, and Webmaster  17 forums
Channel 9 Topics: Coffehouse (chat), Site Feedback, Tech Off, The 9 Guy Around the World, and The Sandbox  5 forums
Community/Answers  Includes Windows, Office, IE, Live, Zune, and Hotmail  9 forums with filters
Dynamics
Topics: GP, AX, CRM, RMS, SL, NAV, Introductions, Jobs, Feedback, and more  15 forums
Expression
Categories: Moderators, Blend, Design, Web, Encoder, Studio, Media, WPF, Feedback, and Sandbox  19 forums
IIS.net
Topics: Versions, General, Troubleshooting, Security, Setup, Publishing, Web Platform, and more  29 forums
Microsoft
Categories: Using Forums, Moderators, Learning, Dynamics, Live Mesch, Microsoft Resarch, Genuine Advantage, Academic, HPC, Windows Home Server, Windows Live, OneCare, Windows Phone, Archived, and more  112 forums
MSDN
Developer/release forums
 432 forums
Office 365 Categories: Directory Integration Services, Downloads, Email, IM, Service Admin, Office Pro Plus, Web Apps, Blackberry, Upgrade, and Websites  36 forums
Silverlight.net
Topics: General, Programming, Data and Service Dev, Gaming, Mobile, Design, Other
 21 forums
TechNet
Resources for IT Professionals
 432 forums
 Xbox
Questions about Xbox Live, games, support, Live Arcade, and more.
 2,000+
 
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  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 17. Comment: Updated count of MSDN and TechNet forums

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 16. Comment: Added O365

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 14. Comment: Added the Microsoft branded forums... link and info

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 13. Comment: Added Expression link and info

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 12. Comment: Added Answers, Bing, and Dynamics links and info

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 11. Comment: Added IIS.net link and info.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 10. Comment: Added Silverlight link and info.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 8. Comment: Added Xbox.

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 7. Comment: Updated MSDN forum count to 442, skipping archived and moderator only forums

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 5. Comment: Updated number of TechNet forums, to not include archived forums

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  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 3. Comment: Added count of TechNet forums and link

  • I count 576 MSDN forums, of which 4 are Moderator only and probably should not be included in the total. I count 450 TechNet forums, of which 3 are Moderator only. Are there other MSDN forums that should not be included? If so, my number for TechNet might be too large.

  • Thanks Richard. I think there's at least one more site out there that's like ASP.net and IIS.net, but I just cannot remember it right now.

  • Richard, did you include archived forums? I wouldn't include those. Thanks!

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 5. Comment: Updated number of TechNet forums, to not include archived forums

  • When I skip archived forums (and also moderator only forums) I get 442 MSDN forums and 433 TechNet forums. I don't trust myself to count that high, so I copied the info to a text file and used a script to count the forums (and skip the groups). But when I manually counted archived forums in MSDN I got over 130.

  • That's awesome. Thanks Richard!

  • Thankz richard, keep updating this article.

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 7. Comment: Updated MSDN forum count to 442, skipping archived and moderator only forums

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 8. Comment: Added Xbox.

  • I added the Xbox forums.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 10. Comment: Added Silverlight link and info.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 11. Comment: Added IIS.net link and info.

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 12. Comment: Added Answers, Bing, and Dynamics links and info

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 13. Comment: Added Expression link and info

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