Microsoft’s Standard Level Definitions (100 to 400)

Level 100

Introductory and overview material. Assumes little or no expertise with topic and covers topic concepts, functions, features, and benefits.

Level 200

Intermediate material. Assumes 100-level knowledge and provides specific details about the topic.

Level 300

Advanced material. Assumes 200-level knowledge, in-depth understanding of features in a real-world environment, and strong coding skills. Provides a detailed technical overview of a subset of product/technology features, covering architecture, performance, migration, deployment, and development.

Level 400

Expert material. Assumes a deep level of technical knowledge and experience and a detailed, thorough understanding of topic. Provides expert-to-expert interaction and coverage of specialized topics.


A brown-bag is an informal meeting that occurs around lunchtime. It is referred to as a brown bag meeting because participants typically bring their lunches often packed in brown paper bags.

The format of a brown-bag typically is as follows:

    Anyone may attend and folks from different backgrounds are welcome
    Attendance is optional and you can bring your food
    Someone who wants to share something with others (idea, practice, experience)
    People who want to learn from that someone
    A facilitator

We hope that this could be a start of an ongoing thing within $client on a variety of topics - everything from group knitting lessons, insights learned from automating your house or sharing ideas on how to improve practices within $client.

    When: $when
    Where: $where
    Audience: Introductory, we assume little or no expertise on the topic.
    Abstract: $abstract