How to add your preferred Topics to your TechNet Forums profile

Not too long ago Microsoft introduced a new look and feel of the TechNet forums. I am not going to comment here whether this was a good move, but do know that lots of folks have challenges in getting to their preferred forums. While attending the System Center Universe conference last week, someone again mentioned having trouble finding their content in the new TechNet forums. Reason enough to provide a brief explanation how things work.

When you go to the TechNet Forums page and log on, you probably get to see something like this.

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Now click on “View All” then another dialog opens. Then scroll down to the product category you want to add to your profile. Because Microsoft launched Surface 2 today, we’ll use the Surface category for demonstration purposes.

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Next just select a subcategory item you want to add to your profile. Now i guess here is where most people get lost. When you select an item, often nothing happens, meaning the right part of the dialog remains blank.

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What you need is a bit of patience, especially when you open the category for the first time. At some point you should see the forum description and an “Add to my forums” button and wait until the text changes to “Remove from my forums”. Save the settings by hitting the “Submit” button.

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Next click on the Quick Access button and select “My forums”.

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And we now have the new added category in the list.

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Hope this post was helpful and gets you started with the new TechNet forums.

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