Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:42:10 -0800

Since the Microsoft Style Guide has no editions, but instead is
subject to continuous revision, you can't use it to ensure consistency
in your docs as you could with compared with its print / PDF / .chm
predecessors.

For comparison, the online version of the Chicago Manual of Style
offers both the current edition and the previous version, so you can
switch on your own schedule. Each edition includes a preface that
points out where changes have been made, so you can identify changes
you need to make.

Maybe this is a reasonable decision on Microsoft's part, recognizing
that when the primary delivery medium is the web, consistency is no
longer a practical goal?
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