Introductory and overview material. Such articles cover topic / technology concepts, functions, features, and benefits. Include very little technical content if any.
For those who have little to no experience in a topic / technology.
Such articles provide specific details of a topic / technology, explain how to use more advanced features. Must contain code samples or examples.
For those who know about the technology but haven’t seen it in action or are looking for a high-level overview of the newest features.
Articles with an in-depth understanding of features in a real-world environment. Must provide a detailed technical overview of product / technology features, covering architecture, performance, migration, deployment, and development.
For those who are using or have used the product or technology and are looking for a deeper information about a specific area or problem.
Articles with a deep level of technical knowledge and experience, and a detailed, thorough understanding of a topic. Provide expert-to-expert interaction and coverage of specialized topics. Must contain advanced coding samples.
For those who have deep knowledge and want to stretch their understanding of a product or technology further.
*Levels and their descriptions are based on the Microsoft’s standard level.