What’s New in Online Support for Partners?

 
We have migrated the MPN Online Technical Communities to a new platform to provide you with an enriched experience when seeking support.  The community has new features that will enhance search capabilities and provide more effective one-on-one communications.   Dive in here!.   
 
What’s In It for You?
 
You, our partners, will be able to take advantage of the numerous benefits of the new platform including:
  • A new, modern user interface
  • Improved search capabilities with results from not only the Partner Support Community but TechNet, MSDN and other microsoft.com support communities as well
  • The ability to request private communications with a Microsoft expert within any forum
  • Private forums where you can interact with other partners and Microsoft experts only
  • We have expanded some forums from English-only to options now in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese
  • The Partner Support Community includes the following topical forums:
 
o   MPN membership
o   Data and Server Platforms
o   Application Development
o   Dynamics CRM and ERP
o   Online services
o   Presales assistance
o   Productivity and communication
o   OEM
o   Windows Devices
o   Mobility (Windows Phone)
When?
 
The new Partner Support Community launched February 1, 2013 in English.  See below for planned launch dates for additional languages:
 
 
Go Live
English
Live
Russian
March 11, 2013
German
March 11, 2013
French
March 11, 2013
Spanish
March 11, 2013
Italian
March 11, 2013
Portuguese
April 1, 2013
Japanese
April 1, 2013
Simplified Chinese
April 15, 2013
Traditional Chinese
April 15, 2013
Korean
April 15, 2013
 
Go here to learn how you can begin engaging in the new community.   The FAQ on this page includes a “how to” tutorial on using the new community.  
 
Best regards and please keep the feedback coming –

Julie​