Welcome!

Info and guidelines for joining our Azure community Slack

Welcome to our community! We created this slack channel in an effort to foster a community, old and new, of users, customers, partners and employees who are using Azure. Here we share best practices, help work through designs and questions, share relevant content and help each other out. Think of us as a virtual user group, where we can all mingle to learn and share Azure-related content and questions.

Azure is massive and no one can know it all - don’t hesitate to ask.

Disclaimer

This is not officially hosted, sanctioned, endorsed or managed by Microsoft. Microsoft employees and partners speak only for themselves and nothing is warranted, nor is any liability offered or inferred.

Why isn’t this on Microsoft Teams?

We’ve gotten this question a lot in our short lifetime - there are a couple of reasons:

  • Teams has some user limitations and licensing limitations that, at least for now, make it a bigger hurdle to cross
  • This isn’t an offically-sanctioned channel, just a community of people who are using or are interested in Azure - we want to get closest to everyone without onerous requirements.

As Teams continues to mature, however, we’ll constantly re-evaluate when it might be worth a switch. For now, Slack is the best place.

Getting started

Put your affiliation in your name, if you prefer, so we can find you quickly.

Content

Most content is fine here, as long as it’s something useful or helpful to those using or learning about Azure. We welcome you to post your own content and links to those of others, within reason. Blatant spamming will be dealt with swiftly and with extreme prejudice.

As this is a public forum, content posted is visible by anyone - please be cognizant of what you post.

Basic rules

  • ABSOLUTELY NO NDA OR CONFIDENTIAL CONTENT OF ANY KIND
  • Be human - polite, respectful, patient and kind.
  • No spamming or obvious shilling.
  • Have fun

Microsoft employee rules (in addition to above)

  • ABSOLUTELY NO NDA OR CONFIDENTIAL CONTENT OF ANY KIND (friendly reminder)
  • Your statements and opinions here are your own, not official from Microsoft.

Partner products and services

Partner expertise is always welcomed, including information about potentially your own products and services. Keep it within reason, however - blatant spamming with be dealt with swiftly and with extreme prejudice.

Code of Conduct

(Adapted from the .NET Foundation’s CoC) Our community slack was created to foster an open, innovative and inclusive community around learning and working with Microsoft Azure. To clarify expected behaviour in our communities we have adopted the Contributor Covenant. This code of conduct has been adopted by many other communities and we feel it expresses our values well.

As contributors and maintainers of this project, and in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute.

We are committed to making participation in this project a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery
  • Personal attacks
  • Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing other’s private information, such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission
  • Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
  • Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject any contributions or content that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

By adopting this Code of Conduct, project maintainers commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this project. Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed from the project team.

This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting anyone with a Microsoft tag in their name, or to jpda directly, via Github, Twitter or email. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Maintainers are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.3.0, available from http://contributor-covenant.org/version/1/3/0/

Questions?

Ping me (jpda) on slack or email me at john@jpd.ms.