The following sections describe updates that have been made to the Microsoft Dynamics Community. July 2014 Forum product version and category tags -- When posting new questions you'll be able to select your product version and a category that describes the area of the product you have a question on. When browsing the forums, you'll be able to filter on those version and category tags, making it easier to find an answer to a question (or find a question you can answer). Forum syntax highlighter -- When posting a new question, you'll be able to insert code with proper formatting. We received multiple requests for this feature, so we're sure it will be a hit. Forum thread views -- When browsing the forums, you'll see the number of views each question has, so experts can prioritize which questions to answer first. More info about users on forums and blogs -- When viewing a forum thread or blog, you'll now see more information about the people on the forum thread or author of a blog, including social handles (so you can interact with the person in other ways) and important badges (so you can see how credible their answers are). Mobile-friendly user interface-- The user interface has been completely redesigned to be "responsive" and the layout changes based on your screen size, allowing it to be optimized for desktops, tablets, and phones. Tiered badges and level badges -- as you earn higher tiers and level badges, you will lose the old ones and only retain the highest badge. Each tiered and level badge tells you what you need to complete it. Monthly leaderboards -- New monthly leaderboards will be available for overall points, forum activity, and blog activity. This will make it easier for new members to compete against established members. These leaderboards span all product communities. When you make it into a monthly leaderboard, you'll be awarded a badge (so you can keep track of how many times you make it in) and a corresponding "toast" and email notification. Lifetime leaderboards -- Lifetime leaderboards will also be available for overall points, forum activity, and blog activity. This will allow established members to continue competing. These leaderboards also span all product communities. Badges awarded quicker -- Badges will be awarded much quicker, many cases in near-real time. If you're logged in to the site when you receive a badge, you will get a "toast" notification instantly alerting you, as well as an email notification. You are able to opt-out of either notification type via the Settings page. New badges and leaderboard dashboard menu -- A "Badges and Leaderboards" menu will be available from the top navigation, providing you with a dashboard of where you are currently at with important badges and your currently placement in leaderboards. Featured blogs -- We will be featuring the most active blogs and bloggers in each product community from both the home page and the main blog list page, increasing traffic to your blog. Blog style updates -- If you put extra time into formatting your blogs nicely with standard tags such as H1, H2, blockquotes, etc., your blog article will now also look great on your blog syndicated in the Community site. Google+ authorship -- If you use Google+, you can add your syndicated blog URL from the Community to your Google+ settings to make your author information appear in Google search results (increasing your SEO clickthrough rate). Blogger leaderboard -- Bloggers will now be able to compete via the monthly and lifetime Blogger leaderboards, based on the total number of blog articles published. Microsoft Community Contribute (MCC) standing -- Throughout the forums and on forum-related badges you'll see your standing in the next MCC award timeframe (every 6 months, in January and July). Home page activity feeds -- If you have a small update to make to your product community or don't feel it's enough to warrant a blog article (or you don't have a blog), you will be able to share updates via an activity feed. These updates work like you'd expect, with support for @mentioning other members and embedded #hashtags. You can even @mention a badge or leaderboard when congratulating other members. You may also like and respond to other updates. Removed calendars -- Due to very low usage of the calendars, they will be deprecated and removed from the site. If you would like to market your webinars and other events, we suggest creating a blog for them. If you already have a blog for them, we would be happy to syndicate that blog within the Community.