Microsoft is phasing out its long-running Connect beta testing site.

Microsoft has been transitioning its product teams from Microsoft Connect to a new site, Microsoft Collaborate, over the past year.

"We value customer and partner input and Connect has been one tool that has enabled this. We've been working to move these forums to newer modern tools like Microsoft Collaborate and the migration will be complete by the end of the year," a spokesperson said when I asked about the future of Connect.

I asked Microsoft whether anyone still using Connect for testing and feedback will be migrated automatically to Collaborate. The spokesperson's answer: "Teams are able to choose what set of technologies including UserVoice, Feedback Hub and Collaborate are best suited for their specific communities going forward."

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