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July CTP 08

Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 1376
Released: Aug 6, 2008
Updated: Aug 7, 2008 by skannan
Dev status: -not yet defined by owner-

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Application MicrosoftForumsClientSetup.msi
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Documentation MSDN Forums Service Preview - API Reference
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Documentation Microsoft Forums Client User Guide
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Release Notes

Available Features
  • Getting the list of available forums
  • Subscribing to forums you're interested in
  • Manually (by right click menu) synchronizing the Question and General Discussion threads in a forum
  • Reading posts that have been synchronized
  • Hierarchical (threaded) view of conversations


You need to have these installed on your machine before you can use this CTP version.
  • Sign on to any of the following Microsoft Forums Web Site once, with the same Windows Live ID that you want to use with this Client. This is a one time effort to create your online profile. You don't need to do this every time you use this application. If you already have a Windows Live ID that you have used to sign on to any of the forums below then you can skip this step.

How to use the application

Please download and read the "Microsoft Forums Client User Guide" from above.

Reviews for this release

After being forced to download yet another SQL Server version just to try it, the msForumsClientCTP repeatedly crashes as I try to select MSDD in the dropDownList in the subscriptions inputBox.
by iRobt on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:41 PM
Why doesn't the MSI include setup for any dependencies.
by billva on Aug 12, 2008 at 6:32 PM
Need lots of work to make this useable in the real world, currently too limited in focus.
by GarthMJ on Aug 8, 2008 at 3:38 PM