Badges are an achievement system that showcases your contributions within the Microsoft Dynamics Community. You earn badges as you complete specific activities such as answering forum questions, writing blog articles, etc. The badges you've earned are displayed on your profile, with the higher-value badges displayed on your forum posts and blog articles to showcase your credibility. Earn badges Many badges are awarded in near-real time. If you're signed-in when you receive a badge, a live "toast" popup notification will appear in the bottom-right of the site instantly alerting you, as well as sending an email notification. There are 4 types of badges: Specific badges -- Complete activities such as filling out specific fields in your profile or change your avatar image and you'll earn a badge. Tiered badges -- As you continue to complete certain activities, such as writing blog articles or answering forum questions, you can earn higher tiered badges. For example, you can earn the Troubleshooter 1 badge for responding to a forum question with a suggested answer 3 times, and then earn Troubleshooter 2 when you reach 25 suggested answers. When you earn a higher-tiered badge, it will replace the previous badge. Level badges -- As you complete specific activities in the Microsoft Dynamics Community, you earn "points," and level badges are awarded when you reach specific point values. Special badges -- Perform above and beyond to earn special awards, such as the product-specific Microsoft Community Contributor badge, which is awarded to the top 5 members with the most verified answers within each product forum. Track your progress You can track your progress via the Badges page (available under Info Center in the navigation), which provides you a view to track your progress on the Troubleshooter, Problem Solver, and Level badges. You can also view the badges you've earned on the Badges tab of your profile page (once signed in, click on your profile icon in the top right of the navigation, and select Badges). Showcase your credibility As you earn badges, they are displayed on the Badges tab of your profile for all members to see. The following higher-valued badges are displayed on your forum posts and blog articles to showcase your credibility as other members read your content:Forums -- Problem Solver badges, Troubleshooter badges, Level badges, Postaholic, Microsoft Community Contributor, MVP, and ModeratorBlogs -- Blogger badges, Level badges, Postaholic, Microsoft Community Contributor, MVP, and Moderator View all the badges and see what you can earn.