Stay up with your favorite IIS forum w/forum subscriptions feature @

A majority of my geek time is spent at work, like most people.  It’s hard to keep up on technology coming out of Redmond.   In past years, I would subscribe to several ‘list-servs’ on various content, then review the data when I had some extra time.  It was a nice passive way to keep up on technology and pick up on some tidbits.  I still do this for some technologies.  With the popularity of Twitter, Facebook and other ways people are sharing information.  It’s not quite as easy IMO.  The group I followed are HUGE twitter users, I kind of find this noisy and hard to keep up.  Twitter has recently released ‘groups’ or ‘lists’ which you can group people.  I haven’t taken time to subscribe and group people.  Anywho! 

I recently wanted to start learning more about Microsoft URL Rewrite   As many as you know, I hang out answering questions on  URL Rewriting has been “one of those” technologies I’ve wanted to get better at.  I’ve not had a opportunity to go deep into this technology yet, so I wanted to passively see what kinds of posts come through.  The forums subscription option sends you an email when a question and replies are posted.  This is a pretty low volume way to keep up on a specific forum and learn something new.  PS  A lot of the Microsoft IIS Team hangs out in the forums so there is great information shared.

Here is how you sign-up.

1) Go to

2) Sign-in with your live ID or custom user

3) Click Personalize

4) Under “shortcuts” (located on the right hand side)

5) Click Forum Subscriptions

6) The page will refresh, a column will show up and allow you to subscribe to a forum.  I selected the Powershell provider, URL Rewrite.

I hope you find this useful.  I have for certain.

Steve Schofield
Microsoft MVP – IIS

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