Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) Guidelines

Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) Guidelines

An Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) is the same as an “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on Reddit,or YamJam on Yammer. It provides the opportunity for the community to ask questions and have a discussion with a panel of internal and external experts on a particular topic.


In order to get the best value out of this hour, here is an outline of how the flow of the AMA will go and some guidelines for etiquette.


  • There will be a panel of Microsoft experts as well as MVPs on hand to answer questions about product and strategy. They will be introduced at the beginning.
  • At the scheduled kick off time, an announcement will be made notifying group members that the AMA has started. Please respond to the initial welcome thread introducing yourself, but make sure you post your questions in a separate thread.
  • Please read through the threads before posting. Your question may have been answered already.
  • Be patient. The panel will try to get to every question, but some questions may go unanswered.
  • Please be polite and follow normal Community Etiquette (see our Code of Conduct for reference). Any personal attacks, inappropriate language, or promotional content will be deleted.
  • Please stay on topic. Discussions pertaining to other topics, products, or services belong in the appropriate group. If you would like to submit an idea for an AMA topic, please message one of the admins privately.
  • When the AMA period is over, the group will remain open so people can review the content and continue to reply to existing threads, but do not expect a prompt reply. The moderator will create a summary of the AMA and share it to the community in the days following the event.


  • Use the "Reply" function to reply to an individual comment. This will make the thread much easier to follow.
  • You can hover over the “in reply to” portion of the comment to see the context.
  • If you are receiving too many emails or notifications, you can change your settings by going to Profile > My Subscriptions.