I started a topic on the (Beta) TechNet Wiki on Feb 28, 2010 called the “Windows PowerShell Survival Guide.” It was about 200 words long. It consisted of a list of weblinks (about 15) on all things PowerShell that I found useful. It took me less than 1 minute to log on and post.
I had four goals:
- One page that would aggregate different kinds of Microsoft links on PowerShell in one place (examples: blogs, library pages, videos, code samples, tutorials, etc.).
- Often, you can find these resources at Microsoft *if* your search-fu is strong or you know which “silo” to look in. Ror example you can find some code samples on the Script Center Repository, and some videos on TechNet Edge.
- I listed some “categories” for links, but left no links in the list, hoping that folks would fill them in with links, and perhaps add new categories.
- I posted English language links only, because I am regrettably mono-lingual. I hoped others would post other language-specific links.
- Under the assumption that edits to a wiki article represent enhancements to the information, I chose the Survival Guide/linklist format to encourage participation. A huge amount of time is not needed to click “EDIT”, add a link and some description text, and then click “SAVE”. I hoped there would be a lot of contributors over time.
One year later, here are the results (as of this writing):
- Unique Contributors: from 1 to 35 from all-over the world, including Microsoft insiders, MVPs, Partners and customers
- (4 of them contributed over 30 times)
- Words: from 228 to 2,342
- Links: from 15 to 217
- Embedded video: from 0 to 1
How’d we do? Leave comments. Thanks in advance.