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Microsoft kills forum support for Office 2013, Surface Pro, Windows 8.1 and more

Your forum support for these products is up to your fellow problem solvers now.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8.1)

Microsoft will no longer officially participate in a variety of product-support forums for some older software and hardware, save monitoring them for bad behavior. None of this comes as a surprise, but you've probably been looking elsewhere for your Zune answers, anyway. (And Zune is the only one it'll be locking against updates.)

In a blog post Monday, Microsoft listed the following:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Office 2010, 2013
  • Surface Pro (presumably the oldest models), Surface Pro 2, Surface RT, Surface 2
  • Microsoft Band -- this topic will be locked. Users are invited to participate in the Microsoft Band 2 topic.
  • Mobile devices forum -- Microsoft support will continue in "Other Windows mobile devices" topic
  • Zune -- this topic will be locked, but will remain available for browsing
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