Tip #1116: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Documents are Open Source

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This topic may be old news for you but I just found out about it.

Today as I was researching a development topic I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Microsoft has open-sourced the Dynamics 365 documentation. After reviewing an article, out of curiosity I clicked its “Edit” icon:

Edit icon in Microsoft docs

To my surprise it opened the article’s GitHub Markdown editing page:Microsoft docs are using Markdown

I was impressed to see that Microsoft is a) hosting its documentation on GitHub, b) writing it in Markdown, and c) allowing anyone to submit changes. This article explains more.

Tîpp Jäår $0.02

What are you waiting for? If you ever held a grudge that the documentation “is not what it should be”, here’s your chance! Head off to Dynamics 365 CE Microsoft Docs on Github, fork, write, then pull!

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One thought on “Tip #1116: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Documents are Open Source

  1. KyonSmith says:

    Microsoft has moved all of its feedback system (comments) on Github too: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/teamblog/a-new-feedback-system-is-coming-to-docs

    They also pushed most of the articles of Microsoft Docs in Github, so that people will be able to add stuff. It’s good to see they pushed everything, and not only common stufff like html/css/js etc. that others websites does (better) 🙂

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