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Microsoft Global Community Initiative
Develop new skills and connect with like-minded peers and product experts. The Microsoft Global Community Initiative features forums, training, blogs, user groups, resources, and more.
From the Microsoft Tech Community to in-person events and more around the world, Microsoft’s thriving technical community has supported learning, career development, and personal development for more than 30 years. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacted community initiatives, like SharePoint Saturdays, that were already evolving to embrace more Microsoft 365 services. This led to discussions on how to continue supporting the community in this new normal. Like minded people across Microsoft and the industry came together to create the Microsoft Global Community Initiative (MGCI).
The initiative embraces a central guiding principle: it is not led or controlled by Microsoft but instead directed by the community leaders themselves, supported by Microsoft resources, talent, and tools around the world. We will do so in three (3) key ways:
Microsoft Community Advisory Board
Feedback from members of this joint steering committee made of Microsoft and community leaders will directly influence the strategy, resources, and logistics of Microsoft 365 community programs.Meet the board
Community Support Program
This program will provide foundational support in the form of event marketing and speakers, to power the return of technical skilling events like SharePoint Saturdays, hackathons, and bootcamps.Coming soon
Community members can find, participate in, and run community events in any area they choose. Microsoft will support community leaders in bringing these events back to global locations.Find an event
Join the Microsoft Community Advisory Board
MCAB voting members hold working positions on behalf of the community. They are accountable for:
- Active recruitment into the community of members, sponsors and event organizers
- Organizing Microsoft Community Days events in their home region
- Consistent attendance at MCAB meetings and events
- Driving awareness of the MCAB initiative and Microsoft Community Days events through social media, speaking engagements and publications
- Active participation in a minimum of one sub-committee
- Active succession planning in case of job or personal changes that require resignation of their charter.
- Adherence to the Microsoft Community Code of Conduct in all interactions
Get involved today by signing up for communication on upcoming Community Advisory Board information!
How to get involved:
There are two (2) ways to get involved with the Community Initiative: join the initiative and sign up for the Community Days Pilot Program.
Joining the initiative gets you into the Community Initiative team on the Microsoft Teams Community Tenant, where you can attend the General Session meetings, network and learn from other community members as well as promote your event(s), access resources, and the Microsoft Community Advisory Board team.
If you’re interested in helping roll out the Community Days pilot program, sign up for program communications and opportunities to create your own events or volunteer for regional events.
Join the initiative
Get access to the Community Initiative Microsoft 365 Tenant and General Session meetings, the Community Initiative Newsletter, as well as resources to promote or find an event, and more.Sign up
Community Days Pilot Program
Join the pilot program as an event organizer or volunteer. You'll have the opportunity to create your own event or join with others in your region.Join now