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By SuperUser Account on 4/4/2011 9:30 AM
 
Every day more than half a million people visit Microsoft Answers to get their burning Microsoft product questions answered. The company’s recently refreshed question-and-answer forum brings together consumers, experts and technical enthusiasts into a single online community.
 

REDMOND, Wash. – April 4, 2011 – Ever since he retired in 2005, Ronnie Vernon’s time has been his own. The former heavy equipment instructor gets to spend his days doing exactly what he likes to do. So each morning he fires up his computer, heads to the Microsoft Answers site, and settles in for a long day answering questions about Windows.

Roughly half a million visitors go to the Microsoft Answers site each day to ask and answer questions about Microsoft consumer products.
Roughly half a million visitors go to the Microsoft Answers site each day to ask and answer questions about Microsoft consumer products.
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Vernon can’t quite explain why he spends up to 12 hours a day offering strangers tech support. “Over the years I’ve tried to figure out why people do what they do with volunteering, but I never came up with a good explanation,” said Vernon, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community leader recognized by Microsoft for actively sharing his real world technical expertise with consumers. “Basically, you have some knowledge, you see some people who have problems, and you just like to help.”

That’s exactly the spirit Microsoft is trying to nurture with Microsoft Answers, a question-and-answer forum that brings together consumers, Microsoft support engineers and technical enthusiasts from around the world, said Barbara Winter, senior program manager for Microsoft Answers.

“We see Microsoft Answers as less of a support site and more of a community supported by users and experts, only some of whom happen to work at Microsoft,” she said. “We're really trying to connect peers and enthusiasts and experts in a way that encourages users to own their experience and see each other as resources.”

Featured Microsoft Partners

 

Gig Werks 
Office Location:  Yonkers, New York, United States
Type:  Systems Integrator
Industry Focus:  Professional Services, Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Financial Services, Legal, and Manufacturing


Gig Werks is an Award Winning SharePoint solution provider with certified expertise across all aspects of SharePoint. Gig Werks understands the true value of SharePoint is delivered through an architecture where the entire feature set works together. While each area of functionality is powerful on its own, the true power of the platform is realized when experts with deep knowledge of the entire product set develop a comprehensive customer solution – where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Gig Werks provides clients with secure, connected solutions that streamline business processes and yield maximum returns on investment. For more information, visit www.Gig-Werks.com or follow us on Twitter @GigWerks or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GigWerks.

 

 

AbleBridge 
Office Location:  Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
Type:  ISV,VAR
Industry Focus:  Insurance, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Wealth Management, Life Sciences


AbleBridge is 100% focused on Microsoft Dynamics CRM & our project approach is tailored after a decade of experience & hundreds of CRM implementations.

 

 

Insite Software 
Office Location:  Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Type:  ISV
Industry Focus:  Enterprise eCommerce platform for .NET developers


Insite Software is a leading provider of B2B and B2C ecommerce platforms, serving more than 700 customers, design agencies and .NET development firms across the globe.

 

 

EPM Live 
Office Location:  Carlsbad, California, United States
Type:  Systems Integrator
Industry Focus:  All


Online Project, Portfolio and Work Management

 

 

NCC Data 
Office Location:  Addison, Texas, United States
Type:  ISV,Systems Integrator,Reseller
Industry Focus:  NCC Data specializes in IT Outsourcing. We consult with companies in order to help maximize employee’s productivity with the goal of reducing costs.


NCC Data has grown to one of the top independently owned IT services and communications companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Why? Our clients come first. It’s important to us as a company to give each and every client the best in cost-effective innovation, strategies, service and professionalism.

 

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