If you’ve visited the Dynamics Forums lately you will be familiar with this new look and URL. The three CRM Forums; CRM, CRM Deployment, and CRM Development are still the same in name but there is a lot of new functionality and the posts should show up much faster.
The top answerers are usually filled with our CRM MVPs on a rotating basis depending upon their availability that month. These are the folks who make the CRM Forums on MSDN the GOTO place for CRM questions and discussions.
The folks who answer questions are rated by the reading public and awarded points based on the number of questions they answer and the number of times their answer is selected as the correct or best answer. This becomes part of your profile.
You can customize your profile picture if you wish or just use a logo. You can also include a write up about yourself which helps grow the community. Many of the answerers include a link to their own or a favorite blog.
When you go to a folder such the one below, CRM Deployment, you can quickly see what questions have been answered and what questions could use your help to answer. And you can use search to find answers to your questions that may have already been asked. I’ve highlighted the Search Box in red.
Of course being specific in the words you use to find answers can help. For example, if you use the word ‘workflow’ you get 105 threads to search through. But if you use ‘debug workflow’ you get a manageable 10 threads to look at. Using Advanced Search you can search all of MSDN forums and Microsoft.com in one query.
So give the CRM Forums on MSDN a try. This is the forum I manage and one that I will be working in exclusively to get your questions answered. It is also the one that our Internationally renowned CRM MVPs work in too.