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Community Announcement | PowerApps Community Blog FAQ!

The Community blog is a platform for you to share ideas with your peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft! As your Community Manager and Blog Administrator, I put together a Community Blog FAQ. Check it out!


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Who writes on the Community Blog?

  • Anyone who is a member of the PowerApps Community!

What should I post on the Community Blog?

  • We want to hear what's got you thinking about PowerApps and app development, from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow PowerApps users, to "trip reports" from your local Microsoft event.

 What are the benefits to becoming a Community Blog author?

  • Gain new readers, reach global audiences, and be featured on the PowerApps Product Blog in the monthly Community Highlights post.

 How can I become a Community Blogger?

  • Message me, @mackenzie_lyng, with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. Once permissions are granted, I will give the access to the blog staging area (only admins and bloggers can view link). You can write and edit your post in private here. When it’s ready, “publish” to staging and let me know. I’ll get it on the schedule and make it live! 

 Once I have blogging permissions, how do I author a blog post? 

  • Blogging Instructions can be found here in the Blog Staging Environment. Please note that only users with blog permissions can access the URL to the instructions.

What are the blog posting guidelines?

What are your cross posting guidelines? 

  • As a community blogger, you get to control when your post publishes. In the authoring instructions above, you can schedule the date/time of when you wish to publish.

Do you allow people to post articles that link back to the posts we already made?

  • We HIGHLY encourage you to link back to older posts in the Community Blog. As a best practice, please @ mention the author of the linked post your article body.

Do we schedule the posts when to go live?

  • Yes – you can schedule the publication date and time when drafting your post in the Blog Staging site.

How frequently can we publish to the Community Blog?

  • We recommend posting no more than 5 articles per month.


Didn't see your question here? Let me know! Message me (@mackenzie_lyng) and I'll get you the answer!

Happy Blogging, PowerApps Community! Smiley Happy

Meet Our Blog Authors
  • PowerApps Community Mentor 2018, Practicing surgeon and former Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago.
  • Jill of All Trades (Power Apps, SharePoint, PowerShell, Exchange, Power Automate and odds & ends of assorted other things)
  • I am the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting. I've been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and have played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. I've been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 12 consecutive years and am also a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Masters (MCSM) since 2013.
  • I'm Tim Leung - a PowerApps builder. In addition to PowerApps, my main interests include building software with SQL Server and Microsoft .NET. I'm the author of 'Beginning PowerApps' - the first published book on PowerApps. You can buy this from Amazon and other leading bookstores.
  • Systems developer
  • My name is Timothy Shaw and I create digital solutions using the Power Platform, Office 365, and Azure SQL and handle the IT for a small company in the energy sector. When not building the future :), I enjoy playing guitar, good (or really bad!) sci-fi, Xbox therapy, and hanging with my wife and son. Twitter: @ShortForTim