Microsoft To Phase out GotDotNet Site

Microsoft has decided to phase out its GotDotNet Web site for developing .Net communities. Billed on a Google search as "The Microsoft .Net Framework Community," the site has featured blogs, FAQs, message boards and other amenities. But traffic and usage of GotDotNet features have significantly decreased the last six months, a Microsoft representative said. Now, […]

Microsoft has decided to phase out its GotDotNet Web site for developing .Net communities.

Billed on a Google search as "The Microsoft .Net Framework Community," the site has featured blogs, FAQs, message boards and other amenities. But traffic and usage of GotDotNet features have significantly decreased the last six months, a Microsoft representative said.

Now, Microsoft wants to reinvest resources used by GotDotNet into better community features, the representative said. The company also wants to eliminate redundant functionality between GotDotNet and other community resources.

The phase-out has been planned for some time. No information was available on when Microsoft launched GotDotNet.

The company is suggesting its CodePlex site, for hosting of open source projects, as an alternative. Other sites suggested for developers include ASP.Net , MSDN and Channel 9, which is a discussion forum.

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