I have created a Modern UI App for Windows 8/8.1 Preview that serves as a quick way to see hot topics in the community discussion categories for Microsoft Windows and Surface. This is a FREE App.
The App is available at
Main interface, supports images when present.
Main Article View, includes link to article/thread online for full participation
Windows and Surface Community Reader relies on feeds provided by Microsoft, which is currently limited to 40 articles per specified target. I selected ALL Questions and Answers for Windows/Surface Version/Product Categories by Topic and Apps/Topic as the level of detail to expose.
Because this is a feed based app, new posts/replies need to be made in the web browser. To view an entire thread, view an individual article and then select the hyperlink which will open in Internet Explorer so you can participate fully.
Microsoft sends items to a feed based on activity, which included replies being marked as helpful, edits, marked as answer – any change made. The feed display reflects this.