Our paper on Raman microspectroscopy for microbiology led by Kang Soo and Zachary was recently published in Nature Reviews Methods Primers. This work was a collaborative effort with other Raman experts in the world. It describes technical aspects of Raman microspectroscopy in depth; best practice for measuring and analysing Raman data; useful applications in contemporary microbiology; and promises and future directions, covering from beginners to intermediates to experts in this technology. Congratulations to everyone involved.