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Microsoft Q&A top features

Top Q&A features

Microsoft Q&A is a technical community platform part of Microsoft Docs that provides a rich online experience in answering your technical questions. Microsoft Q&A enables developers and IT professionals across the world to find learning resources, submit questions, connect with Microsoft engineering and community experts, and share feedback all in a single platform. Microsoft Q&A aims to create a thriving technical community to share collective Microsoft knowledge and provide key insights you need to continue your journey on Microsoft technologies.

Get instant answers from MSDN Forums

Looking at suggested questions before you ask yours might help you get your answer faster if a user had a similar problem. When you want to ask a question, and start typing one, Microsoft Q&A now shows similar questions which have already been answered on MSDN Forums, in addition to those answered on Microsoft Q&A. This helps you save time and get to the answer immediately.

Start typing your question title, you would see suggestions in the drop down with both Q&A and MSDN Forums hits. MSDN Forums matches have "MSDN Forum" prefix in the title. All matches, regardless of the source, also show the number of answers and votes to help you pick the best suggestion.

Simply click on the suggestion to view the answer(s) on MSDN Forum.

If the question and the answers did not meet your need, you could always come back to Q&A and try another suggested answer or post your question.

Asking a questions, and seeing MSDN Forums matches

Accept valid answers

If you ask a question and one of its answer solves your problem, mark it as Verified Answer. The verified answer acknowledgement gives confidence to other community users that the person who had the problem confirmed the answer solved their issue. You can read details here.

Earn reputation points

Earn reputation points by taking part and contributing positively to the Q&A community. For example, when someone recognizes your answer as correct, you’ll receive reputation points. You can read details here on how to accumulate reputation points.

Become a product expert

Another way to get a good reputation in Microsoft Q&A is by becoming a product expert. You become a product expert when you get three Accepted Answers on a product tag over a 30-day period. When you become a product expert you will automatically begin to follow that tag. This means that when a question is posted with a tag within your expertise, you will automatically receive an e-mail notification prompting you to answer. You can read details here.

Get answers from Microsoft experts

Affiliations for Microsoft employees and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) show in the user’s card, so you know you are getting an answer from a Microsoft-trusted source.

In order for MVPs to see their affiliation, they need to sign up in Q&A with the same account than they use for the MVP Program. Likewise, Microsoft employees need to use their corpnet credentials for the affiliation to display.


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Drag and drop images

If you have images saved on your computer you would like to upload to your post, you can use the drag and drop image feature. Simply click on the image link in the editor toolbar and drag and drop the image to the dialog.

Use ``` (triple backticks) for code blocks

You can either use four spaces before each line or triple back-ticks in the beginning and the end as valid markers for code blocks.

See who asked the question

In content lists, in addition to showing the information who last contributed to a question thread, you also see the person who asked the question or suggested the feedback.


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The "here" link in "Accept valid answers" section says - Page not found.

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Thank you @VaibhavChaudhari I fixed this few days ago. All links should be working now.

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YuriDimant-8289 avatar image YuriDimant-8289 saldana-msft ♦♦ ·

There was a quick access named my forums where I can select the subjects, how can I find such option in the new forum look?

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