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  • , 11-22-2016
    Welcome to the Microsoft Tech Community!

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    , 01-20-2017

    Hi @Sergei Baklan - thanks for highlighting this and we will work to clarify what we mean by support in our documentation.  The best place to get Microsoft support is  The Tech Community is a valuable resource for the community to share best practices and discuss Microsoft products and services.  Members of this community may offer you recommendations and suggestions based on what they've seen and experienced but it does not replace official Microsoft support.

  • , 02-17-2017

    This week Microsoft announced the rollout of a new personlized search experience in Office 365 and Delve and a new Yammer desktop app coming soon. We are also excited to announced a Skype for Business on Mac AMA! We hope you join us on Thursday, February 23 at 9am PST


    @Paul Pascha is the Member of the Week!


    View the Weekly Roundup for the week of February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017 in a Sway and attached Word Document in the Weekly Roundup group.




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  • , 10-17-2016

    We could use a community dedicated to patch management where all things patches are discussed or reported. 


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    , 02-15-2017

    FYI - February 2017 patches have been delayed to March 14 - See blog post:


    UPDATE: 2/15/17: We will deliver updates as part of the planned March Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

    Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

    After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan. 

  • The community will soon pass the 40,000 members line. They all like each other. In one place. Please explore the 'Likes Given To' network of the top contributors in the tech community. Much more easier to generate when MS open the Lithium REST API.


    Likes Given To SVGLikes Given To SVG



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    , 02-15-2017

    That is cool. How do you created it?

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