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
Web development
 62 forums
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
Topics: GP, AX, CRM, RMS, SL, NAV, Introductions, Jobs, Feedback, and more  15 forums
Categories: Moderators, Blend, Design, Web, Encoder, Studio, Media, WPF, Feedback, and Sandbox  19 forums
Topics: Versions, General, Troubleshooting, Security, Setup, Publishing, Web Platform, and more  29 forums
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
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
Topics: General, Programming, Data and Service Dev, Gaming, Mobile, Design, Other
 21 forums
Resources for IT Professionals
 432 forums
Questions about Xbox Live, games, support, Live Arcade, and more.
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  • 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 and, but I just cannot remember it right now.

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

  • 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.

  • I added the Xbox forums.

  • I filled in all the links and info. I know there's at least one more site out there, in the same "style" as and

  • I added Office 365