Edit: The group I’m speaking to is the Content Team, not the Books Online (BOL) team!
I’m at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue, WA this week. Today I’m talking to the SQL Server Content team – one of my very favorite groups of Microsofties – and I’ve got breaking news!
This year, the focus is on adding content that provides not just how to, but also guidance and solutions. Content with context. In short, they’re looking to infuse a lot of real industry experience in their TechNet offerings. That’s where you come in.
The BOL team presents Community-Based Authoring*! This is an “opportunity for you to help answer the questions of our most vocal SQL server customers.” Here’s the official blurb:
Want to help fill the gaps in knowledge that we’re able to give to customers? Come discuss opportunities to write, review, and curate some of the most needed content our customers are requesting.
If you’re interested in providing technical content (or reviewing / curating time) to be featured on TechNet, email CynthiaM@Microsoft.com. The formats we’ve discussed so far have been wiki articles, blogs, white papers, samples, books online, and videos. It’s my understanding that samples and blogs can be on your own site, to be featured on TechNet, but I’m sure Cynthia will provide details going forward.
So: Bump up your hits. Build massive SQL street cred. Help out the community at large. Win-win-win!
*…which I’m sure they’ll rename to something with a spiffy acronym later.