Microsoft Abandons Some Tech Support Forums

Microsoft is forsaking its specialized help gatherings for a scope of various items, including Windows 7, Office 2013, and the Surface Pro. This implies clients searching for guidance for these items should depend on others for help.

All Microsoft items have a restricted lifecycle. At the point when that reaches a conclusion, Microsoft quits supporting it. Nonetheless, considerably after legitimate help closes, there are Microsoft representatives sneaking in online help gatherings standing by to get clients out.

Microsoft Pulls Support

Microsoft has declared it’s pulling out of some official help gatherings. This implies, from July 2018, Microsoft staff will “no longer offer specialized help,” and there will be “no proactive surveys, checking, noting or answer stamping of inquiries”.

Unexpectedly, the influenced discussions will “in any case be directed by Microsoft operators to guarantee members can participate in a protected and positive condition”. Thus, undoubtedly, halting badgering is a higher priority than giving technical support.

1. Windows 7, 8.1, and 8.1 RT

2. Microsoft Security Essentials

3. Web Explorer 10

4. Office 2010 and 2013

5. Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT, and Surface 2

6. Microsoft Band

7. Zune

A portion of these are more reasonable than others. I’m almost certain nobody is going to miss the Zune discussions, for instance, since, well, nobody has utilized a Zune in years. Be that as it may, a lot of individuals are as yet utilizing a portion of different items influenced.

A Kick in the Teeth

This move shouldn’t come as any extraordinary shock. All things considered, Microsoft quit supporting the items influenced years back. Be that as it may, for those items, for example, Windows 7—which are as yet utilized by a huge number of individuals, this feels like a kick in the teeth.