Microsoft Migrating IE Development Discussions From MSDN Forums To StackOverflow

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Do you know what I really like about the new Microsoft? They are ready to take bold decisons which they think is right for the users. Today, Internet Explorer team announced that they are migrating IE development discussions from MSDN forums to StackOverflow. Yes, they are moving to a 3rd party website. The main reason behind the migration is developers who are active on StackOverflow than on MSDN forums. IE team even cited an example,

So far this month, 52 questions have been asked on MSDN. In the same span of time over 600 questions have been asked on Stack Overflow, and have received over 600 answers. Stack Overflow has a healthy and mature process, a powerful search engine, excellent community-oriented features, and more. We are very excited to watch as it continues to shape and mold the Web-development industry.

Why StackOverflow?

This decision reflects the belief on the IE team that Stack Overflow is not only a rapidly-growing community of broadly-disciplined engineers, but a great place to get timely and reliable support on Web standards, and cross-browser development. We are proud to sponsor the Internet Explorer tag on Stack Overflow and are joining other teams around Microsoft such as OneDrive and Azure in helping to direct our developers to the Stack Overflow community.

Since its conception over six years ago, Stack Overflow has racked up over 40,000 questions, and nearly 70,000 answers in the IE family of tags. The effectiveness of the community is something individual members of the IE team have personally witnessed over the years. Whatever problem you face, there is a good chance Stack Overflow already has the answer.

Read more about it from the link below.

Source: IE Blog

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