Following on from the article I posted in July: Introducing the Community Leader Zone, I am sad to announce that the project has been cancelled.
Last Friday, I received an email from the Technical Communities alias at Microsoft notifying me of the cancellation of the project. I have included the email below so you can see what it said.
Here is the email:
Thank you for expressing interest in the Community Leader Zone project by signing up for early access. We know that you were anticipating the upcoming release of the Community Leader Zone website this fall. Unfortunately, we have decided that our current release plans were not aligned with Microsoft goals for successful offline technical community engagement and we have decided to terminate the current project.
Community engagement is still a top priority for us. We will continue to work together with you to engage thousands of worldwide meetups and offline events with Microsoft technologies.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft Communities Team
Can’t say that I am not disappointed.
This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.