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CyrAz Posted ·

Keep a frozen/read-only version of old technet forums!

I just saw that the old technet forums for SCOM (and likely many other categories) were purely and simply gone.
This is unacceptable!
They contained tons of extremely valuable info acumulated over the years from the best experts in the community... I can't count how many times a post over 10 years old saved me in troubleshooting a deployment, a weird issue or with an authoring trick.

I fully understand Q&;A is the new home to get community help, but please keep the old forums online in a frozen/read-only version, same as you did with technet blogs... That will save us countless calls to the MS Support and hours of desperate head scratching!

Cyril

EDIT : it looks like there actually is a new "Archived" category : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=archived

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LeonLaude Posted ·

Hi,

Agreed, the old TechNet forums should have been archived so that they would still be accessible (read-only).

The old forums have served as a valuable source of both content and information, this used to save both time and money for thousands of Microsoft customers & experts, instead of having to create support tickets each time there is an issue, or having to spend hours on their favorite search engine searching for similar problems/solutions.

If there is a chance to make the old forums readable in any kind of format it would be highly appreciated.


Best regards,
Leon

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StoyanChalakov Posted ·

Hi,
I fully support the opinion of the guys above me (Cyril and Leon).
We definitely need the information from the old forums to be indexed and available.

Regards,
Stoyan

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saldana-msft Posted ·

The content from the forums is still available as read-only. It is not going away.

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