There are many other forums that you can explore that might be right for your Microsoft-related question and here is my personal list of those. If you believe you found a Microsoft bug you can also discuss publicly it to get more votes when you submit to Microsoft's public bug database. More votes means the bug is higher on the todo list.
List of a few forums on Microsoft's site, including IT professional and software developer forums
For software consumer qustions
For designer questions related to the Microsoft Expression Studio
Windows Help and Support site with community supported newsgroups. Very helpful with Vista problems.
There are several Microsoft products teams host community content on their own web site, such as ASP.Net, IIS, XNA/DirectX, Silverlight and Expression. For example:
ASP.NET has its own forums for web programmers which also covers Windows Web Developer Express edition.
For web server administrators and IIS extension (ISAPI) developers, IIS also has its own forums.
For multimedia, game and graphics application developers, the XNA and DirectX team (Including DirectDraw and DirectSound, but not DirectShow, which is now part of Windows SDK) is hosting their forum on xna.com.
For IE users, there are Internet Explorer forums on answers.microsoft.com. For IE extension developers, and web developers who need to support IE, MSDN has forums for IE extension development and web development.
For Microsoft Office users and business application developers, Office forums can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/gp_newsgroups_master. (C++ programmers may need a VBA to C++ translator)
Networking development communities, including higher layer libraries and services like Microsoft .Net base class library's networking classes , Peer to Peer (P2P) Networking, Quality of Service (QoS), as well as lower layer APIs like Winsock, Windows Filter Platform (WFP) networking, WinInet, etc. For some reason web related forums are also listed on this page, such as ASP.Net, Silverlight, IE and IIS forums.
For people who want to discuss ways to redistribute their software using Windows Installer and ClickOnce:
InstallSite contains Windows Installer information for developers. Desktop Engineer's Junk Drawer and AppDeploy.com is for IT professionals who need to deploy application to multiple computers in a cooperation. For ClickOnce, Visual Studio's Setup & Deployment Projects and Windows Form control deployment for IE, the official forum is athttp://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winformssetup/threads/
Choosing a forum in MSDN forums for software development questions