When trying to view a Microsoft website like TechNet, you get this error:
The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
This is just Microsoft’s way of trying to break the Google Chrome browser so people have to use Internet Explorer instead.
The good news is that there is a workaround so you can view Microsoft’s websites in Google Chrome. The bad news is that it looks rubbish.
To work around Microsoft removing the resource for the Google Chrome browser, is to view the website from the Google Cache. when you find the website in the Google Search (interesting that they’ve worked their webpage so Google’s crawler can find the content!), simply click the drop down next to the URL below the search result title. Next click “Cached”, which shows you the copy of the website that is crawled by Google. Next click the Text-only version (at the top left of the page).
This will show you the text that Microsoft’s servers allow Google’s web crawlers to see, so that they can get their websites indexed… Instead of the broken HTML that Microsoft serve up to their users.
Alternatively, viewing the website in Microsoft’s browser (IE 11) will prevent the resource you are looking for has been removed error, if you’re willing to bow to their bullying. 🙂