Today is Community Win Thursday, where we talk about community-oriented collaborations on TechNet Wiki, which would not be possible on closed/selfish authoring platforms.
Part 1: Stubbed (from the United States)
Observe the history of this MSDN article I created on TechNet Wiki:
It all began last week on Friday (less than a week ago)…
I decided to stub out this article about MSDN and then come back later:
|[Original]||Fri, Jan 27 2012 2:59 PM||by: Ed Price|
Part 2: Content (from Italy)
Maybe somebody with more knowledge wanted to take a crack at adding some intro information before I could.
Well, only 24 minutes after I created the article, Luigi Bruno (an MCC) swooped in and added the Introduction and Community Resources sections:
I responded (via comment in the article tab):
Ed Price – MSFT Fri, Jan 27 2012 3:28 PM
Wow, that was instant. =^)
Luigi, do you want to just create the TechNet one too? There’s nothing about it yet (like no Overview yet).
Then one minute after Luigi’s last change, I retired the stubbyness:
Then two minutes after my last change, Luigi added more sections:
He kept adding more sections on the next day, Saturday:
|[Rev 11]||Sat, Jan 28 2012 1:39 PM||by: Luigi Bruno|
Part 3: Going to Germany
Then on Sunday, FZB (a Microsoft Partner) did another amazing thing… he added a link to the German version, which he translated:
|[Rev 12]||Sun, Jan 29 2012 2:56 PM||by: FZB|
Scroll down to the bottom to see it:
I responded via the comments in the article tab:
Ed Price – MSFT Sun, Jan 29 2012 4:57 PM
A German version already! Thanks FZB!
Then I made some more tweaks on Sunday and Monday:
Part 4: Going to Italy
Only a few hours later, Luigi had translated the Italian version and added the link to the article:
|[Revision #16]||Mon, Jan 30 2012 2:26 PM||by: Luigi Bruno|
The next day, (Tuesday), Luigi added the “See Also” section (that links to other TechNet Wiki articles:
Part 5: Going to Brazil
Four hours later, Luciano Lima (an MVP) added a link to the translated version of that article:
|[Current Revision]||Tue, Jan 31 2012 2:43 PM||by: Luciano Lima [MVP] Brazil|
Check out the change at the bottom of the page:
In just four days (including all planning and research), the community decided to write an article into four different languages! We truly went around the world in 4 days (maybe an additional Russian or Chinese version might have helped cover more eastern land, but this is still super impressive)!
Special thanks to Luigi, FZB, and Luciano! And, yes, they also translated the TechNet version from Luigi: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7082.microsoft-technet-en-us.aspx
Until next time,