Since its first publication in 1995, the Microsoft Manual of Style has been a Holy Grail of editorial wisdom for rookie and experienced tech writers alike. In January, Microsoft released a new edition—the Microsoft Writing Style Guide. How different are the 2012 version we’ve been relying on for the past few years and the 2018 one? Let’s take a quick glance.
So what does the Microsoft Writing Style Guide offer—the same content in a convenient new form or a true reimagining of technical style and voice? If you want to dig deeper and explore the nits and grits of recommendation changes—stay tuned for upcoming posts in this series!