A community is about helping each other and sharing information.
One method to share information and also to collaborate with others in a community is to write a Wiki article.

To improve the discoverability of your wiki article, you should post an announcement in the related TechNet forum.
Here is an example for an announcement.

The objective of this article is to provide you with posting instructions and the related templates.

 


Posting Instructions

To post your announcement, you perform the following steps:

  1. On the homepage of your TechNet forum, click Ask a question.
  2. Click start a discussion.
  3. In the Title textbox, type your title (typically, this is the title of your Wiki article).
  4. Paste the announcement template into the body of your post.
  5. Update the link information.
  6. To submit your post, click Submit.

 


Generic Forum Announcement Template

 

  New Community Article

 

  
Wiki Page: <Add your Wiki Link here>

 

   

 

Generic Forum Announcement HTML Template Code

 

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<table border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%">
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<td style="background: lightblue; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; border-bottom-color: midnightblue; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">New Community Article</td>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<a href="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif">
<img alt=" " src="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/resized-image.ashx/__size/32x32/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;</td>
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<div style="line-height: 125%; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI Semibold&quot;,&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">Wiki Page: &lt;Add your Wiki Link here&gt;</div>
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<td align="left" style="background: cornsilk; width: 5px; height: 30px; border-bottom-color: darkkhaki; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">&nbsp;</td>
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Windows Azure AD Forum Announcement Template

 

  Windows Azure AD Community Information Center Article

 

  
Wiki Page: <Add your Wiki Link here>

 

  Go to the Windows Azure AD Community Information Center

 

 

Windows Azure AD Forum Announcement HTML Template Code

 

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<table border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%">
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<td style="background: lightblue; width: 5px; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; border-bottom-color: midnightblue; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">
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<td style="background: lightblue; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; border-bottom-color: midnightblue; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">Windows Azure AD Community Information Center Article</td>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<a href="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif">
<img alt=" " src="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/resized-image.ashx/__size/32x32/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;</td>
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<div style="line-height: 125%; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI Semibold&quot;,&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">Wiki Page: &lt;Add your Wiki Link here&gt;</div>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<td align="left" style="background: cornsilk; width: 5px; height: 30px; border-bottom-color: darkkhaki; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">&nbsp;</td>
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<a href="http://aka.ms/aadcommunity" target="_blank">Go to the Windows Azure AD&nbsp;Community Information Center <img border="0" src="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-components-sitefiles/10_5F00_external.png" title="This link is external to TechNet Wiki. It will open in a new window." /></a>
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FIM Forum Announcement Template

 

  FIM Community Information Center Article

 

  
Wiki Page: <Add your Wiki Link here>

 

  Go to the FIM Community Information Center

 

 

FIM Forum Announcement HTML Template Code

 

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<table border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%">
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<td style="background: lightblue; width: 5px; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; border-bottom-color: midnightblue; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">
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<td style="background: lightblue; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; border-bottom-color: midnightblue; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">
FIM Community Information Center Article</td>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
<table border="0" style="width: 100%;">
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<a href="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif">
<img alt=" " src="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/resized-image.ashx/__size/32x32/__key/communityserver-wikis-components-files/00-00-00-00-05/1512.icon_2D00_wiki_2D00_32.gif" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;</td>
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<div style="line-height: 125%; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI Semibold&quot;,&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">Wiki Page: &lt;Add your Wiki Link here&gt;</div>
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<td align="left" style="background: cornsilk; width: 5px; height: 30px; border-bottom-color: darkkhaki; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid;">&nbsp;</td>
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<a href="http://aka.ms/fimcommunity" target="_blank">Go to the FIM Community Information Center <img border="0" src="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-components-sitefiles/10_5F00_external.png" title="This link is external to TechNet Wiki. It will open in a new window." /></a>
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