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Microsoft seeking community contributors to Dynamics GP documentation via GitHub

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

Now that content for Microsoft Dynamics GP is available on the site, Microsoft is asking people to contribute to the docs.

The Docs site offers a new toolset based on open source software and GitHub-flavored MarkDown in a public GitHub repository. And users can choose to use the same tools as Microsoft uses: Visual Studio Code, Atom, and DocFx.

“You'll be able to fork the repo and make your customizations in your copy of our source files,” stated Jodi Christiansen on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog. “You'll be notified if we publish updates, and GitHub will help you merge our changes into your content.”

What Microsoft really wants is for users to add and update the content on the site. Although Microsoft has published installation and upgrade docs on the site, the company acknowledged that there’s more content out there that users can add.

For example, users could add workarounds to GitHub and submit a pull request, after which Microsoft might publish your suggestions the next week or even the next day, according to Christiansen.

Getting the GP documentation current has been a long-standing critique of product veterans, so the announcement is likely to get a warm embrace from the community.

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