Link {URL} contains locale code {code}. For localizability, remove {code} from links to Microsoft sites.

Locale codes, such as en-us, should not be included in links to certain Microsoft sites. If you include a locale code in a link in English content, it will also be included in localized links, which leads to a bad localized experience. For example, if a link in German localized content includes en-us, German customers will find themselves linking to the English article, even if a German version is available.

The following sites are in scope for this validation:

  • azure.microsoft.com
  • docs.microsoft.com
  • msdn.microsoft.com
  • technet.microsoft.com


Remove locale codes from links to Microsoft sites. The following is an example.





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