Community

The most important part of WinAdmins is our community. Below we offer a number of ways to communicate with your peers to get help or to mentor others. Regardless of the platform you select, please ensure that you’re familiar with our community rules.

Chat with Discord

The primary method of chat for WinAdmins is our Discord server. To get an instant invite, click here. You’ll need to create a Discord account if you don’t already have one.

While we don’t maintain a channel list online (as it becomes difficult to keep up to date), you’ll find channels (chat rooms) for everything from general administration to networking to cloud computing, and of course Configuration Manager.

For those who want to stop thinking about technology for a few minutes, we maintain a number of off-topic channels you can opt into to chat about beer, movies, television, books, and … dogs.

Chat with Slack

We understand that many workplaces block the use of Discord as it’s often considered more of a gaming platform than a communication tool. For those who find themselves in this situation and would like to chat, we offer a Slack bridge. For an invite to the Slack server, please email us.

Although we were a Slack community for quite a long time, in late 2019 we realized that our needs outgrew what Slack was able to provide for free. As we’re not corporately sponsored, and attempts to get a discounted rate failed, we moved primary communication to the Discord platform.

Those on the Slack side of the bridge will gain access to most of the technical channels and messages will flow freely between Discord and Slack. Due to chat buffer limits, we do not connect our off-topic channels to Slack.