Microsoft Writing Style Guide Released

The goal of the Microsoft Writing Style Guide is to help editors, technical writers, developers, marketers, and anyone else in IT write better content.

Since 1995, Microsoft has provided writing guidelines to editors and developers. The new Microsoft Writing Style Guide brings the guidance up-to-date for 2018 and is an evolution of the Microsoft Manual of Style from 2012. The principles and guidelines in the guide are the same as those used by internal Microsoft writers, which allows consistent quality and style across all apps and content.

Microsoft Writing Style Guide Released

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New Guidance from Microsoft for Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

Microsoft is recommending that developers stop using SharePoint’s Feature framework and list, web, and site templates in their solutions.  Now, instead of defining SharePoint content in CAML, Microsoft wants everyone to start creating content programmatically using the remote provisioning pattern.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bobgerman/archive/2015/01/31/new-guidance-from-microsoft-for-packaging-and-deploying-sharepoint-solutions.aspx

Announcing VS 2013 RTM SharePoint Templates

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officeapps/archive/2013/10/17/announcing-visual-studio-2013-rtm.aspx

Including:

  • Office 365 Cloud Business App
  • MVC 5 web application and SharePoint Context for app for SharePoint
  • App for SharePoint remote debugging for Office 365, including
    • Workflow
    • Remote Event Receiver (RER)