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This repository holds reference content of Office PowerShell cmdlets for help purpose. The expert knowledge around Office PowerShell is distributed among customers, MVPs, partners, product teams, support, and other community members. Consumers have various preferences when consuming knowledge such as a website, PowerShell Get-Help, Windows app, iOS app, Android app, and others. The following diagram illustrates the point.

Contribution and Consumption model for Office PowerShell reference content.

Learn How To Contribute

Anyone who is interested can contribute to the Microsoft Office PowerShell reference topics. Your contributions will go directly into the Microsoft Office products and show up in Get-Help for the given Office cmdlet.

[!NOTE] If you're interested in contributing to the PnP PowerShell cmdlets, their documentation is automatically generated from code, and you should be submitting your change towards the original code at See, for example, how the attributes are used in code for the Get-PnPList cmdlet.

Quick Start

Contributors who only make infrequent or small updates can edit the file directly on without having to install any additional software. This article shows you how.

This brief video also covers how to contribute:

Image of Quick Start video.

Quickly update an article using

  1. Make sure you're signed in to with your GitHub account.

  2. Go to the page you want to edit on

  3. On the right-hand side of the page, click Edit (pencil icon).

    Edit button on

  4. The corresponding topic file on GitHub opens, where you need to click the Edit this file pencil icon.

    Edit button on

  5. The topic opens in a line-numbered editing page where you can make changes to the file.

    In this example, we'll add a link to the Related Links section of a topic. To add the link, scroll down to the Related Links section and add the link in the correct format.


    • Files in GitHub are written and edited using Markdown language. For help on using Markdown, see Mastering Markdown.

    • In cmdlet reference topics, the layout of headings and subheadings must follow a required schema for PowerShell Get-Help. Any deviation will throw errors in the Pull Request. For more information, see

    • Since you are likely not a maintainer of the Git repository, GitHub will automatically 'Fork' the project into your personal GitHub account. A fork is a copy of the repository in your git account. By forking, you can freely make edits without affecting the original repository. You can always find it again by looking at your GitHub Repositories in your GitHub Profile (drop-down from your name in the top right).

      Image of Automatic Fork message on Github.

  6. You can click the Preview changes tab to see what the changes will look like.

  7. When you're finished making changes, go to the Propose file change section at the bottom of the page:

    • A brief title is required. By default, the title is the name of the file, but you can change it.
    • Optionally, you can enter more details in the Add an optional extended description box.

    When you're ready, click the green Propose file change button.

    Propose file change section.

  8. On the Comparing changes page that appears, click the green Create pull request button.

    Comparing changes page.

  9. On the Open a pull request page that appears, click the green Create pull request button.

    Open a pull request page.

[!NOTE] Your permissions in the repo determine what you see in the last several steps. People with no special privileges will see the Propose file change section and subsequent confirmation pages as described. People with permissions to create and approve their own pull requests will see a similar Commit changes section with extra options for creating a new branch and fewer confirmation pages.

The point is: click any green buttons that are presented to you until there are no more.

Looking for more in-depth content? Check out the following topics:

Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct.

For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.

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Microsoft and any contributors grant you a license to the Microsoft documentation and other content in this repository under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, see the LICENSE file, and grant you a license to any code in the repository under the MIT License, see the LICENSE-CODE file.

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