Microsoft forum issues

On December 7, 2011, in news, by
*Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:06 PM

Over the past few days the forums application has been experience 
availability issues.

At this point a root cause has not yet been determined and the team is 
working on keeping the site up while at the same time investigating the 
root cause so they can be addressed as soon as possible.

Until all the issues are addressed users on the MSDN, TechNet and 
Expression forums may experience periodic errors, slow response times 
and key features like code and image insert have been temporarily disabled.

The Forums on the Microsoft brand, namely the Partner Private forums and 
the MVP Private forums are currently offline until we can safely enable 
them without impacting the rest of the application.

The team is working non stop on the issue and will continue until it is 
resolved. Thanks for all the previous suggestions from some of our 
community members and for your patience while we resolve this matter.

Be sure to check back here for updates daily on this issue until it is 

*Special Note for members of the Microsoft Partner Network*

Microsoft understands this interruption to service causes great 
inconvenience to Partners and is working to resolve this issue. 
Microsoft apologizes for the interruption to service.

For urgent requests in English please email your technical product 
question to and our support engineers will begin 
working on your issue on a best efforts basis.

*Monday, December 05, 2011 11:06 PM*

Forums for Microsoft, MSDN, TechNet, and Expression sites have been 
experiencing issues since our 12/1 release. Until the issue is resolved 
users may experience intermittent error messages or slow page loads.

The team is working on the problem but at this point we do not have an 
estimated time for resolution. Check the Forums Issues forum 
( for 
periodic updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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