Windows Community: A place where Windows makers and users meet and learn together

Now that you’ve got your question answered, do you want to learn more about Windows and get more confident about using it? Come visit us at Windows Community:

It’s a place for you – Window users – to come together, share stories and ideas, and learn from each other.

Explore Windows Community

Meet – Get to know the people who create the Windows features and apps you use daily with our “Meet Windows Maker” videos.

Discover – Look behind the scenes of products you use every day with our “Discover Windows” stories. For example, learn how Windows engineers are building Windows 10accessibility features for all of us.

Learn – Ever wanted to know how to use Light and Dark themes or how to control those pesky pop-ups in Microsoft Edge? Now you can with Windows experts to show you quick step-by-step instructions and tips to get you started right away. Short on time? Don’t worry, videos are short to get you going so you can start making your life more productive.

Once you're done watching the videos or reading articles, start a conversation or comment on a particular post.

Earn awards

Earn different awards for commenting on conversations, sharing a video, or reading an article, just to name a few of the ways you can collect awards. Think a video is awesome? There’s an award for that too! The more you interact with the community, the more awards you earn.

Connect with experts and other users

Connect with Windows experts and community members to discuss Windows-related topics and learn about the people behind Windows.

Just sign in with your Microsoft account to leave comments or ask questions for Windows engineers. You can also follow an article, a video, or a conversation to keep up to date with the latest info.

Share your Windows story

Are you passionate about technology and Windows? You can have a chance to be featured on our website as a Windows enthusiast. Contact us to submit your story for a chance to get featured on our website. You can also suggest topics for content you’d like to see featured on the site.

Top Discussion:

Stay connected

We conduct polls, share Windows tips and trivia, and spotlight interesting people working behind the scenes on your favorite apps and features.

Don’t forget to spread the word about Windows Community! Use #MyWindowsStory or tag us with: #WindowsCommunity

Thank you and hope to see you at Windows Community soon!






Windows Community Team

Please note that the Windows Community is not a support forum and will not be replacing this forum ( Instead it is a place where you can discuss Windows with the developers and other Windows users!

If you want help with Windows, please click here: Ask a question on the Microsoft Community

If you want to discuss Windows, please click here: start a conversation


Forum Article Info

Last updated October 25, 2019 Views 10,649 Applies to:

Hi Nathan,

             Thank-You for the heads up. I think we could use a place like this. Looks very informative and I hope there is a place for a water cooler area... :)


This is a fabulous idea that is diminished by complicated and totally unnecessary awards.
Not affiliated in any way with Directly or their Independent Advisors.

This is a fabulous idea that is diminished by complicated and totally unnecessary awards.

I agree with your comment regarding awards.

Not so sure though that it's really helpful for help-seekers (consumers) to be presented with multiple forums.

I'd wish that Microsoft wouldn't make it so difficult for the normal average user/'consumer' of Microsoft products to find valid and up-to-date documentation in consumer-friendly language.

When one just wants to quickly read up on something one can be sure to spend hours trying to find adequate, up-to-date, conclusive and consumer-friendly info by Microsoft.

If one finds it at all.........

Just my opinion....

Hi Nathan,

            I had a day to look over the new site and from what I can see this New Community will defiantly aid the Microsoft user/consumer. However I do Have a couple of questions that hopefully you or another can Please help me with.

1 : Is this community similar to our community here. That is, FREE of cost Like Here?...

2 : I could not find the "COC" anywhere. I'm assuming it is the same or similar to the COC here?.. 

3 : I see you sign in with your MS Account. Can I edit my profile Name (That will be Seen On The Public Posting Area) without changing the  Actual name I have on my MS Account?... 

I realize this is a new site and probably change some things around as time goes by.  

I Thank You In Advance For all Your Help

Hi, Leprechaun J

It is absolutely free,

the CoC is similar on all MS sites,

you may change your display name.

Hi, Smeed

It is a place where people can meet, discuss and get info about Windows.

It is no support forum.

Not meant only for help seeking people, but all interested.


Please do not lick the monitor!
Bitte nicht am Monitor lecken!

Hi Stefan,

          Thank-You Very much for the information. You said exactly  what I was hoping for. I believe that this kind of site has been a Long Time coming, and defiantly needed. However like others have said here, the Awards is a bit much and Not needed at all. But after all, this is just the pilot program and hopefully will grow and become as Great as our site here is. I couldn't give you a Answered reply but you defiantly received a UP VOTE. 

Hope to see you all there...


Thanks, Stefan. You are the best! :)
Awards can help you grow your presence on the site and just make the experience a bit more fun for everyone. :)

Awards can help you grow your presence on the site and just make the experience a bit more fun for everyone. :)


Hi Shavkat,

          Thank-You for the update. Hope to see you all there.. :)

Yes, see you there, Leprechaun J! And let me know if you have more questions. :)