The Collab365 Community is exactly what it says – a collaboration community that is available 365 days of the year. We aim to provide a centralised pool of knowledge around the core topics of Microsoft Office 365, Azure, and SharePoint for everyone to benefit from.
We are always looking for new and innovative pieces to include in our community. If you have always wanted to contribute and didn’t know where to start, or are a seasoned speaker or blogger and wish to continue contributing to the wider community then please read on!
Benefits of submitting content to Collab365.
- We get over 6000 page views per day.
- We include your article in our Newsletter (Est. reach 55k SharePoint, O365 and Azure people.)
- Build your profile and engage with the community.
What we publish
Here is a list of the types submissions on our core topics that we are happy to publish from community contributors:
- Webinar / videos: informative sessions that clearly demonstrate useful practical techniques
- Blog articles: written material
- “How to” articles clearly explaining useful techniques
- Event listings of meetings open to the general population (either by paid ticket or free to attend) – invitation only events will not be included as this goes against our inclusive community ethos.
What we will not publish
For clarity and to avoid unnecessary disappointment, here is a list of items we will NOT publish:
- Promotional articles, videos, questions or comments. If you wish to promote your product, service or organisation, please contact us at [email protected]
- Items cross posted in other locations.
- Items not relating to the core topics of Office 365, Azure or SharePoint.
- Rude, defamatory or other information which, in the administrators’ opinion, is likely to cause offense.
- Poorly written or badly formatted articles with an unclear purpose.
How to get involved
You will need to be a member of the Collab365 Community in order to contribute. Membership is free, please create an account by registering here, and then log in to create and maintain your community profile. All submissions published on the community site will be credited to you via your profile and your picture and biography will be visible on your posts, so please keep them up to date. The same data restrictions will apply to your profile picture and bio, so please make sure you have image rights to any picture you use and don’t use any offensive language in your bio!
If you would like to submit an item for publication, please create your work in a word document and submit to [email protected] for review and approval.
- Write your blog article into a Word document (if submitting a blog)
- Send a mail to : [email protected] For Blogs: In the mail attach the word document containing your blogs content. For Video: Send a link to the MP4 (include a title, description and 3 things that the viewer will learn from watching).
- Click Send.
Once we receive it, we’ll review it and if it’s accepted will upload it to the site.
To be considered for publishing, any video must be clearly recorded with good sound quality. Submissions that are unclear or are difficult to follow will not be included.
We receive many submissions, following these guidelines will increase your chance of getting your article published:
- Write clearly and articulately. Please also spell check your work before submission.
- Use an engaging title – this is the first thing readers will see and they will make a split second decision as to whether they are going to click to read more.
- Summarise the entire post in the first paragraph – let readers know what you will cover in a couple of sentences, include all key points to boost your search results.
- Focus on practical and actionable tips or provide useful know how about your subject matter.
- Remember – no one has to read your article, it needs to be interesting and engaging for people to read all the way to the end.
- All submissions need to be original pieces of work and NOT published elsewhere – persistent copying of others work will NOT be accepted and may lead to you being banned from the community.
- We consider the following items to be fabulous examples of the quality of work we would like to publish, please take a look and if you can create something equivalent not only will we be more than happy to publish it, but you also stand a great chance of gaining a great community following and reputation:
Nick Brattoli: https://collab365.community/ultimate-decision-makers-guide-to-hybrid/
Balamurugan Kailasam: https://collab365.community/o365-spfx-using-kendoui-on-the-sharepoint-framework/
All images used in your submissions must be free from copyright restrictions and must be available to directly upload to the Collab365 Community site to avoid future broken links.
If your article is accepted for publication, what can you expect?
If your article is approved for publishing, please be aware the following may happen:
- We reserve the right to edit your article for clarity and to ensure that it conforms to our house rules and also the requirements above.
- We may change your headline to make the article more appealing.
- It may take a couple of days for your article to be published so please be patient.
- We do not pay contributors for articles.
For information about our basic house rules, please go here.