Does Microsoft have an ‘official’ Facebook page?

Kathleen Atkins

Many businesses, including Microsoft, maintain Facebook pages.

As it happens, numerous business units within Microsoft maintain Facebook pages, user-friendly and familiar, now that millions of people know how to “Like” a page and post comments on it.

But what happens when you seek product support through a Microsoft group’s Facebook page? Can you find legitimate and trustworthy sources of help on such pages? How can you make sure you’re not being scammed by a Facebook phisher? Lounge member krsmav raised that question in this thread in the Word Processing forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity How does non-Outlook user view a vCard?
Word Processing Facebook site for Word is not Microsoft; it’s a paid service *
Spreadsheets Want to highlight missing dates *
Databases Opening report fails to show data *
Visual Basic for Apps Accessing documents in Dropbox using VBA
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2010 calendar won’t allow search
Non-Outlook E-mail webmail cannot write e-mail body
General Windows Too many taskbar items?
Windows 8 Method to disable Charms Bar *
Windows 7 Bluetooth missing in action
  Recovery disk nearly full
  How to access XP files in Documents and Settings/Local settings? *
Windows Vista Files “disappeared” in Vista *
Windows XP Current driver list somewhere?
Windows Servers Migrating user profiles
Internet Explorer Frustrating printing issue with IE 9
Third-Party Browsers Twitter and Facebook unavailable in Firefox
Application Servers EDB File corrupted in Exchange Server 2007
Networking Is Linksys WRT44G2 V1 wireless router any good?
Social Media Facebook error: “Unable to post comment. Try again.”
Software Development
Web Design & Development Please help with website maintenance
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Battery-charging problem: Dell Inspiron, Linux Mint
Security & Scams Virus disabled or removed services and Windows Update *
Maintenance CrashPlan+ easy enough for novices?
Hardware How to get Acronis Secure Zone off iomega external HD
Graphics/Multimedia Trying to download videos with RealPlayer
Other Applications Files in the cloud *

* starred posts: particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.