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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Best practices for user feedback methods in Microsoft Teams

The adoption of a new collaboration experience is about changing the behavior of your users. Human change requires training, encouragement and positive examples. It is also critical for people to feel heard during the transition.

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Customizing the “modern” experiences in SharePoint Online

Overview of the “modern” experiences to get you started, including links to articles containing all the customization options for each of the “modern” experiences.

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Inconvenient no-script sites and SharePoint Framework

By disabling custom script on their sites, organizations using Office 365 can increase the security of their data and improve the governance of their portal. But how reliable is it actually?

The only way to tell, if a solution that states that it doesn’t require custom scripts to work, truly doesn’t allow users to embed them, is to review its code. This is tedious and inconvenient but required, if you don’t want to expose your organizational information to risks.