On March 9th, the Azure AD team hosted its first “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on Reddit. A bunch of us gathered in a big conference room, and even more of the team joined on a Skype call (sadly, the Skypers didn’t get any of the snacks or pizza). And so many of you asked such great questions that we learned a lot ourselves. Thank you for participating!
If you haven’t had a chance to go through the thread yet, I recommend you take a look. There’s a lot of interesting and valuable information there.
Just about to start!
Everyone hard at work AMAing
So how did it go? Pretty awesome! Some quick stats:
- More than 50 people from our team participated, and some of our wonderful MVPs and representatives from our Microsoft partner teams joined, as well
- We had 102 top-level questions (29 per hour) and 449 total comments (128 per hour)
- Our post was upvoted by 96% of people with a total of 72 points. This compares with:
- 25 – average number of points for of all other /r/Azure AMAs (a 284% increase!)
- 89% – average upvote percentage for all other /r/Azure AMAs (a 7.8% increase!)
- We answered 99% of questions during the event
- The Azure AD AMA page had 2,586 hits in the five days surrounding the event, and is still getting 60-100 hits per day
For questions per hour, total comment count, and response rate, we’re the new AMA champions at Microsoft. The SQL team has us beat for total number of questions, though, so we’ll definitely host another AMA in the future and try to knock them off the top. We’re looking forward to it and hope you’ll join us!
Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division