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TS
Hi all,
First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I place
in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very best
to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought books,
I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who are
still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
advise.

--
TS
Nov 21 '05 #1
8 970
This newsgroup is just answered by developers like yourself. So if no one
knows the answer, no one will answer it. This isn't an official way to get
MS support, though MS people do read it on occassion.

The best way to get answers is to search Google groups, because odds are,
especially when you are starting out, is that this questions has already
been asked (and probably many many times). Your best bet is to read past
posts and learn from that.

Additionally, when you do ask questions, your post should include all the
relevant information, be very specific, and include the relevant sample
code. Many questions are ignored when the poster is too vague and doesn't
provide enough information.

"TS" <TS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi all,
First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I place
in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very
best
to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought
books,
I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who are
still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
advise.

--
TS

Nov 21 '05 #2

Actually, this group is also an official way to get help from MS--it's
not only peer-to-peer support.

For MSDN subscribers, MS guarantees a response to their posts within 2
business days.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/s...nprofessional/

Doesn't necessarily mean MS will respond, but they will review the
thread and if nobody else has responded, then they will. In order to
get this support you must be using a registered "no-spam" address.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/managed/

To me, this support guarantee is worth buying MSDN vs VS.NET alone.

Posters should still do the other things mentioned like searching
google groups but if the question is not answered there and is not
being answered here, guaranteed support is great.

Best regards,

Sam

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 11:19:45 -0500, "Marina" <so*****@nospam.com>
wrote:
This newsgroup is just answered by developers like yourself. So if no one
knows the answer, no one will answer it. This isn't an official way to get
MS support, though MS people do read it on occassion.


B-Line is now hiring one Washington D.C. area VB.NET
developer for WinForms + WebServices position.
Seaking mid to senior level developer. For
information or to apply e-mail resume to
sam_blinex_com.
Nov 21 '05 #3
I concur. It's sometimes difficult though to phrase a question given that
often bits of knowledge required in order to make the question
understandable to another person are exactly those bits of knowledge the
question is attempting to solicit! However, being more specific is always a
good idea. Also, learn how to use google properly - most of my questions
are answered with appropriate research. I come here to ask questions I find
difficult to find an answer to in the normal way.

I think actually, the more than coding or technical skills, a programmer is
required to be good at learning and researching answers above anything else.
"Marina" <so*****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
This newsgroup is just answered by developers like yourself. So if no one
knows the answer, no one will answer it. This isn't an official way to get
MS support, though MS people do read it on occassion.

The best way to get answers is to search Google groups, because odds are,
especially when you are starting out, is that this questions has already
been asked (and probably many many times). Your best bet is to read past
posts and learn from that.

Additionally, when you do ask questions, your post should include all the
relevant information, be very specific, and include the relevant sample
code. Many questions are ignored when the poster is too vague and doesn't
provide enough information.

"TS" <TS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi all,
First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I
place
in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very
best
to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought
books,
I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who
are
still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
advise.

--
TS


Nov 21 '05 #4
TS,
Every question except one that you have asked since 3 Feb 2005 has one or
more answers on it. It would seem 1 out of 9 without responses is far from
"usually don't"! If anything I would say you usually do!

The only question I see unanswered is on "Setting Parameters for CR". Which
appears to be either an ADO.NET question or possibly a Crystal Reports
question, you may want to ask that one "down the hall" in the
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.adonet newsgroup if no one answers it
here... I'm not sure what a good Crystal Reports group would be.

NOTE: I guessing that CR means Crystal Reports & not Customer Relations nor
Cute Redhead. ;-)

Hope this helps
Jay
"TS" <TS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60**********************************@microsof t.com...
| Hi all,
| First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I place
| in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
| different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very
best
| to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought
books,
| I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who are
| still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
| newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
| advise.
|
| --
| TS
Nov 21 '05 #5
I didn't realize about the support. I guess it's because I see so few MS
people responding, I just assumed they kind of visit here on occasion.

"Samuel R. Neff" <bl****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:il********************************@4ax.com...

Actually, this group is also an official way to get help from MS--it's
not only peer-to-peer support.

For MSDN subscribers, MS guarantees a response to their posts within 2
business days.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/s...nprofessional/

Doesn't necessarily mean MS will respond, but they will review the
thread and if nobody else has responded, then they will. In order to
get this support you must be using a registered "no-spam" address.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/managed/

To me, this support guarantee is worth buying MSDN vs VS.NET alone.

Posters should still do the other things mentioned like searching
google groups but if the question is not answered there and is not
being answered here, guaranteed support is great.

Best regards,

Sam

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 11:19:45 -0500, "Marina" <so*****@nospam.com>
wrote:
This newsgroup is just answered by developers like yourself. So if no one
knows the answer, no one will answer it. This isn't an official way to get
MS support, though MS people do read it on occassion.


B-Line is now hiring one Washington D.C. area VB.NET
developer for WinForms + WebServices position.
Seaking mid to senior level developer. For
information or to apply e-mail resume to
sam_blinex_com.

Nov 21 '05 #6
CR means Carriage Return, wich of course, reminds me my Lettera 22
typewriter. clink.

Best Regards
Alejandro Lapeyre

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja************@msn.com> escribió en el
mensaje news:u2**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
TS,
Every question except one that you have asked since 3 Feb 2005 has one or
more answers on it. It would seem 1 out of 9 without responses is far from
"usually don't"! If anything I would say you usually do!

The only question I see unanswered is on "Setting Parameters for CR".
Which
appears to be either an ADO.NET question or possibly a Crystal Reports
question, you may want to ask that one "down the hall" in the
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.adonet newsgroup if no one answers it
here... I'm not sure what a good Crystal Reports group would be.

NOTE: I guessing that CR means Crystal Reports & not Customer Relations
nor
Cute Redhead. ;-)

Hope this helps
Jay
"TS" <TS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60**********************************@microsof t.com...
| Hi all,
| First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I
place
| in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
| different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very
best
| to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought
books,
| I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who
are
| still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
| newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
| advise.
|
| --
| TS

Nov 21 '05 #7
The best forum you could use to get questions answered is:

http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/M...oard.aspx?id=8

I also advise using:

http://www.developerfusion.com/forums/forum-7
Nov 21 '05 #8
TS
Thank you all for your help. I just want to say that in some occasions I was
getting a response, but either I had to place the question more than once to
get a response or I get a response that doesn't help and when I repond back
by saying it didn't help I wasn't getting anything. It wasn't the same case
when I was placing a question in the various regular vb newsgroups. But I'll
check out the newsgroups that some of you have recommended. And thanks again
for all your responses.

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
TS,
Every question except one that you have asked since 3 Feb 2005 has one or
more answers on it. It would seem 1 out of 9 without responses is far from
"usually don't"! If anything I would say you usually do!

The only question I see unanswered is on "Setting Parameters for CR". Which
appears to be either an ADO.NET question or possibly a Crystal Reports
question, you may want to ask that one "down the hall" in the
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.adonet newsgroup if no one answers it
here... I'm not sure what a good Crystal Reports group would be.

NOTE: I guessing that CR means Crystal Reports & not Customer Relations nor
Cute Redhead. ;-)

Hope this helps
Jay
"TS" <TS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60**********************************@microsof t.com...
| Hi all,
| First of all, why I don't usually get a response for the questions I place
| in this newsgroup? It's like as if it's not enough that vb.net is way
| different than regular vb, but also developers who are trying their very
best
| to update their knowledge to vb.net don't get enough support. I bought
books,
| I'm trying to learn more about this .net thing, but people like me who are
| still in "the knowledge update stage" need more help. Are there other
| newsgroups or resources I can use to get answers to my questions? Please
| advise.
|
| --
| TS

Nov 21 '05 #9

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