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  • This SQL Server related Forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A!

    We’ve listened to your feedback on how we can enhance the forum experience. Microsoft Q&A  allows us to add new functionality and enables easier access to all the technical resources most useful to you, like Microsoft Docs and Microsoft Learn. 

    Now until Aug 16, 2020:

    From Aug 17, 2020 until Aug 31, 2020:

    • New posts – We invite you to post new questions in the “SQL Server” forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A SQL Server. The current forum will not allow any new questions.
    • Existing posts – Interact here with existing content, answer questions, provide comments, etc.

    Aug 31, 2020 onward:

    This forum will be closed to all new and existing posts and all interactions will be in Microsoft Q&A SQL Server.

    We are excited about moving to Microsoft Q&A and seeing you there.


    SQL Server related forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    We invite you to post new questions in the "SQL Server related" forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    For more information, please refer to the sticky post.


    Monday, August 3, 2020 3:19 AM

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  • 1. Please preserve current profiles and all the info including the current points / achievements and moderators rights for existing moderators in all the forums they currently moderate.

    2. Please make these forums convenient to use (the MSDN forums are OK to use)

    Once migration happens, many of the existing users may not want to migrate...

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    Can you also please explain the advantages of the new platform and why all the forums are being migrated?


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    • Edited by Naomi N Monday, August 3, 2020 3:27 PM
    Monday, August 3, 2020 3:27 PM
  • One more question - what happened with the Visual FoxPro forum? It is currently archived here in MSDN - has it been brought to Q&A or not (being a not currently supported language)?

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    Monday, August 3, 2020 3:31 PM
  • So all the links between threads will become useless? 
    Monday, August 3, 2020 4:39 PM
  • What tag is going to correspond to this forum? Could you post a link for us?

    At present it's almost impossible to navigate around the new site because the tags list is unorganised and like every other Microsoft product ever the search engine is unusable.

    Monday, August 3, 2020 8:52 PM
  • Hi Disssss,

    ""SQL Server related"" forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    We invite you to post new questions in the "SQL Server related" forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    For more information, please refer to the sticky post.


    ""SQL Server related"" forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    We invite you to post new questions in the "SQL Server related" forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A!
    For more information, please refer to the sticky post.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:13 AM
  • That did not answer the question at all.

    None of the links in the stickied post go anywhere useful, it loads up 'All Questions'

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00 AM
  • Hi Disssss,

    Here is the links for SQL Server related forums:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/products/sql-server


    ""SQL Server related"" forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A SQL Server!
    We invite you to post new questions in the "SQL Server related" forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A SQL Server !
    For more information, please refer to the sticky post.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:34 AM
  • I see 0 questions there.

    Also, IMHO these forums are OK, Q&A is going to kill what the community here had over the years.


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    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:42 AM
  • Please also read my opinion about this migration in this thread

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/cfb292e9-1901-4912-b277-18156b3e931d/microsoft-qampa-imho-too-bad-?forum=reportabug


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    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:50 AM
  • I see 0 questions there.

    It could be because that the transition for SQL Server has just started...

    Also, IMHO these forums are OK, Q&A is going to kill what the community here had over the years.

    To be honest, the MSDN forums are not overly fantastic. The posting window is awful, and posters cannot add attachments beside images which is a serious shortcoming. I am not saying that everything will be better in the new place, but I find it difficult to shed tears over the old forums. I have only been able to get by here thanks to the NNTP bridge. Which there is none for the new forums, but that is a problem that affects a pitiful few persons beside me.


    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:27 AM
  • If I can see you and Dan and other experts at the new forums, then I'll consider joining them too then.

    For me the interface is quite convenient - I can see all my threads easily, I can see all the threads in the forums I'm subscribed too, I can also moderate a lot of forums.

    I see none of that in the new platform.


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    • Edited by Naomi N Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:55 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:54 PM
  • If I can see you and Dan and other experts at the new forums, then I'll consider joining them too then.

    Well, these forums will be made read-only by Sep 7th, so there is not much choice. Well, yoy can move over to StackOverflow or SQL Server Central.

    For me the interface is quite convenient - I can see all my threads easily,

    As I recall, you can easily do this in Q&A too.

    I can see all the threads in the forums I'm subscribed too,

    I don't think there are forums per se in Q&A, but it is all tag-based.

    I can also moderate a lot of forums.

    I know that during the preview they discussed a lot about support for moderators, but if you have not been assigned as a moderator on Q&A, you can of course not see any moderator functions.


    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:46 PM
  • If I can see you and Dan and other experts at the new forums, then I'll consider joining them too then.


    I must admit I joined the MSDN forums only reluctantly, after having been on usenet for over a decade. Unlike Erland, I did eventually wean myself from the NNTP bridge (and usenet) ;-)

    Tagging is much better than pigeon-holing questions into the specialized forums we have here, IMHO. I don't have access to Q&A moderator tools so I can't comment on how good or bad they are compared to StackOverflow and StackExchange.

    The MS data platform community is strong and I think you see familiar names on Q&A as well as on SO, SE, SQL Server Central, et.al.



    Dan Guzman, Data Platform MVP, http://www.dbdelta.com

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:18 PM
  • Hi Naomi,

    Thanks for your questions and your continuous support on SQL Server community.

    1. Microsoft Q&A is now the official Microsoft site to support all the questions related to Azure services. In addition, in the coming weeks Microsoft Q&A will support more products and services.
    2. In collaboration with our partners, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), and you, we have implemented many bug fixes and have shipped the following key features and improvements:
    • Instant answers to help you find the answers you are looking for faster. As you begin to ask your question or do a search, we will suggest related answers from Microsoft Q&A and MSDN Forums!
    • New home and product pages to show which products Microsoft Q&A supports.
    • Microsoft Employee and Microsoft MVP affiliation shown on the Q&A user cards and profile, so you know when a Microsoft expert is answering your question.
    • Improvements to the editor to streamline posting questions, answers, comments, and site feedback.
    • Show original poster in the content lists together with the person who last updated the thread.
    • Help content has been added and updates to help you understand how the platform works, as well as suggestions on how to post good questions and answers to increase your efficiency.

    Check out the Top Q&A features page for more details.

          For more information, please refer to: Microsoft Q&A graduates to General Availability! and Microsft Q&A - Frequently Asked Questions.


    ""SQL Server related"" forum will be migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A SQL Server!
    We invite you to post new questions in the "SQL Server related" forum’s new home on Microsoft Q&A SQL Server !
    For more information, please refer to the sticky post.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:27 AM
  • Thanks, Lydia!

    For now I'll keep answering here as this is what I'm used to, but once the SQL Server forums fully migrate (and hopefully C# as well with all the most knowledgeable people I see there too), I'll try to keep up and continue to read questions and answers in them in the new platform.

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    BTW, I wanted to comment on the link with frequently asked questions, but got an error that I need to sign in without any actual link to do so and seeing at the top of the page that I already signed in.


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    • Edited by Naomi N Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:46 PM
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:45 PM