Community Badge… Get Yours!

If you’ve made community submission to (in any market or in any language!), you’ll be able to promote the same on your Web site/blog by using the new official badge.

The Badge identifies you as a Microsoft Office Community member and your site visitors will be redirected to your Provider page on

The badge is standard HTML code that allows each customer to link directly back to, thereby increasing the quantity of external links back to our site. Anyone who has a profile on can now share their content with a badge.

If you have submitted content to, grab the code from your profile page and add a badge to your site! This is a great way to promote the content you have shared, such as your original template designs, photos or illustrations, on with people who subscribe to your blog or visit your Web site.

Steps to create your Community Provider badge:

  • Pick a design.
  • Check the preview of the image that will appear on your blog or website. When your visitors click on it, they will be taken to your provider page on
  • Copy the given HTML code to your blog or website.

Note that this badge is for providers with Community submissions who do not have Marketplace listings. Marketplace providers should refer to Become a Provider for Office Marketplace for guidelines on external sites referring back to

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Abhishek Baxi writes on the Windows ecosystem and hosts an online show - Microsoft Talk ( and owns the Windows Phone portal - I Love Windows Phone ( He lives at and talks incessantly on Twitter.

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