New features in Windows that could be useful for Technical Authors

Microsoft has released a update to Windows 10, and it contains some new features that might be useful for Technical Authors. Cloud clipboard You can: Make a piece of content permanently available on the clipboard, by using the Pin feature. Synchronise your clipboards (and their content) to different devices. This enables you to copy text from one… Read more »

New online Microsoft writing style guide

Microsoft has released the latest edition of its writing style guidelines as a website: “Welcome to the Microsoft Writing Style Guide, your guide to writing style and terminology for all communication—whether an app, a website, or a white paper. If you write about computer technology, this guide is for you. Today, lots of people are… Read more »

The T-Bot: A new Help model from Microsoft

This month, Microsoft has added Microsoft Teams to Office 365. It’s a instant messaging collaboration tool, similar to Slack. Teams contains the T-Bot, which provides help and assistance to users. Users can watch videos: They can read online Help: They can read an FAQ: They can ask the T-Bot a question and receive an answer. The T-Bot… Read more »

Microsoft publishes its REST API Design Guidelines

Microsoft has published  its REST API Design Guidelines to the API community. According to Gareth Jones, Principal API Architect, who announced its release: “The effort got started from hearing two key points of feedback from customers: It should be easier to get started with Microsoft APIs – Developers wanted to be able to run the curl tool… Read more »

Microsoft launches its new documentation site, and it’s very good

Microsoft has announced the preview release of its documentation service, https://docs.microsoft.com, which currently provides content for its Enterprise Mobility products. “We interviewed and surveyed hundreds of developers and IT Pros and sifted through your website feedback over the years on UserVoice. It was clear we needed to make a change and create a modern web experience… Read more »