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  • Hello and welcome to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies forum. This forum was originally created for questions on the new IIS 7.5, IIS extensions, and other IIS related questions for R2. However, as you may know, there is a famous and popular IIS forum http://forums.iis.net/ on the Official Microsoft IIS site. In that forum, you can get help, exchange ideas, and interact directly with the IIS community and product team. It is a better place for you to discuss IIS related issues.

     

    To combine these IIS forums and provide better customer experience, please submit Web role and media IIS Media Services related issues to the official Microsoft IIS forum at http://forums.iis.net/. For other server role related issues, such as DNS, in a Web Server, please post to appropriate Windows Server forums based on the technology area. To view the list of Windows Server forums, you can browse to the following link:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsserver

     

    If you have any feedbacks or concerns, please feel free to post in our forums.


    Laura Zhang - MSFT
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:19 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hello and welcome to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies forum. This forum was originally created for questions on the new IIS 7.5, IIS extensions, and other IIS related questions for R2. However, as you may know, there is a famous and popular IIS forum http://forums.iis.net/ on the Official Microsoft IIS site. In that forum, you can get help, exchange ideas, and interact directly with the IIS community and product team. It is a better place for you to discuss IIS related issues.

     

    To combine these IIS forums and provide better customer experience, please submit Web role and media IIS Media Services related issues to the official Microsoft IIS forum at http://forums.iis.net/. For other server role related issues, such as DNS, in a Web Server, please post to appropriate Windows Server forums based on the technology area. To view the list of Windows Server forums, you can browse to the following link:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsserver

     

    If you have any feedbacks or concerns, please feel free to post in our forums.


    Laura Zhang - MSFT

    Hi.

    also this forum will be closed ?
    Edoardo Benussi - Microsoft® MVP
    Management Infrastructure - Systems Administration
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/Profile/Benussi
    edo[at]mvps[dot]org
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:20 PM

  • Fine Laura, but don't you think that, while this forum is open to requests, such requests should be answered ?

    Also, and since we're at it; those forums should be a focal point of contacts, so, moving topics around to a
    bunch of different forums is IMHO totally defeating the scope for these forums, at this point, better totally
    killing those forums, leave things as they were in a recent past and revamping the newsgroups, all in all,
    the result will be the same, only, from a user perspective there won't be all this disconcerting mess

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:04 PM
  • Hi Edoardo and ObiWan,

     

    I completely understand your concerns. Thank you for your feedback.

     

    Currently, we have two separate Microsoft forums for web role and media IIS Media Services. One is this Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies forum; and the other is the Microsoft IIS forum at http://forums.iis.net. Because the Microsoft IIS forum is the most popular and active IIS forum, most customers are consulting and discussing IIS related questions there. On the contrast, the volume in this subforum is very low. From the perspective of a customer, it is not good to have two separate Microsoft forums which are discussing the same topic. As a result, we are planning to close the Web Technologies forum here to consolidate the discussion and reduce customer confusion. Considering some customers are still active in this forum, we plan to close this forum in phases to reduce the impact on customers as much as possible.

     

    Phase 1: Notify. In this stage, we will post a sticky post in the "Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies" forum to let customer know that there is a better forum that discusses web role and media IIS Media Services related questions. Meanwhile, we will still help answer questions submitted during this period. In this way, we expect that this forum will become less active gradually. Meanwhile, we will monitor customers' feedbacks on this to adjust the next action plan.

     

    Phase 2: Redirect. Before closing the forum, we will first announce it in a sticky post 30 days; meanwhile, we will post redirection message in each new post in the forum. If no large concerns, we will then close this forum as planned.

     

    We are currently in Phase 1. As I mentioned above, we appreciate your feedbacks and suggestions. All we want is to provide better customer experience. :-)


    Laura Zhang - MSFT
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Edoardo and ObiWan,

     

    I completely understand your concerns. Thank you for your feedback.

     

    Currently, we have two separate Microsoft forums for web role and media IIS Media Services. One is this Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies forum; and the other is the Microsoft IIS forum at http://forums.iis.net. Because the Microsoft IIS forum is the most popular and active IIS forum, most customers are consulting and discussing IIS related questions there. On the contrast, the volume in this subforum is very low. From the perspective of a customer, it is not good to have two separate Microsoft forums which are discussing the same topic. As a result, we are planning to close the Web Technologies forum here to consolidate the discussion and reduce customer confusion. Considering some customers are still active in this forum, we plan to close this forum in phases to reduce the impact on customers as much as possible.


    Hi Laura,

    i can understand all your reasons but,in this way, there will not be a forum, under Technet brand, in which to speak about IIS. Instead in Technet Forums there are forums about Sql Server, Exchange, Sharepoint, Forefront Threat Management Gateway and so on.

    Edoardo Benussi - Microsoft® MVP
    Management Infrastructure - Systems Administration
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/Profile/Benussi
    edo[at]mvps[dot]org
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:56 PM
  • As one of the active contributor to the IIS forums I thought I would give my opinion here. All nearly all meaningful IIS activity is based at www.iis.net and their forums forums.iis.net To be honest I didn't even know there were forums on technet for IIS. I found this by chance looking up a Windows 2008R2 issue. It makes sense to me to have all activity in one place for the customers and contributors and staff that support it. I presume all the other technologies mentioned don't have their dedicated sites/forums. I haven't noticed any for sharepoint, etc. asp.net has its own site and a sister site to iis.net Whether or not the correct place is to have all information in a separate forum or a here on technet is a different question to should all information be fragmented and on different sites. I want them all in one place.
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