Who Translates the Most on TechNet Wiki? Portuguese VS German VS French VS Japanese VS Spanish VS Italian (ready? fight!!!)

Welcome to Friday - International Update.

What do you get when you combine 102 articles translated by 15 authors into 6 languages (German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Spanish)? You get the power of collaboration on TechNet Wiki!

It's time for an all out battle to see which language is translating the most TechNet Wiki articles into their language! Let's do battle!!!

So again all the links here are to non-English articles that have been translated into English or from English. See all the English articles that were translated into one or more languages here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/tags/Multi+Language+Wiki+Articles/default.aspx

Portuguese (Brazil)

Total: 15

Wiki Ninjas:



Total: 33

Wiki Ninjas:



Total: 13

Wiki Ninjas:



Total: 12

Wiki Ninjas:



Total: 4

Wiki Ninjas:



Total: 25

Wiki Ninjas:




The current winner is German, with 33 articles! This round might be over, but the battle isn't over yet!!!

 Special note: A lot of Spanish work was done around Entity Framework and isn't organized yet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/search/searchresults.aspx?q=entity+framework


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Comments (30)
  1. Yagmoth555 says:

    haha, I love the title! the french team is ready for round 2   πŸ˜›

  2. I was really surprised how many German articles there were translated from Horizon and how many Italian articles from Luigi. They've left quite an impact!

  3. Also, the Spanish number is lower than I thought because the Entity Framework articles aren't organized yet, so it's not clear which articles are translations. I'll need to go in and mark that.

  4. Brazil team is ready for round 2. πŸ™‚

  5. Norway will join too! I got some extra time next week! =)

  6. Yagmoth555 says:

    I think to that, a figth without a prize is not a fight! πŸ˜› For the team that will win the battle, I suggest a interview by Ed in the native language of the winning's team! πŸ™‚

  7. FZB says:

    hehe, challenge accepted

  8. Alright. The winner receives an interview, and I'll make you a custom Wiki Ninja stick figure! =^)

    What are the terms? Start over, and do it for a 3-week period? Or a 5-week period?

    The top producer for a particular language gets an interview for this blog and a custom Wiki Ninja stick figure image.

    If the top producer has already been interviewed, then that person gets to pick someone else to be interviewed (or can talk to me about doing another interview that is more specific with a different perspective).

    You can use this blog to get ideas of what other teams are translating (looks like all the links from the main Wiki page and then a lot of the major Overview and Portal articles).

    As a hint, if you're starting from an English article, you can use the Translation widget to turn it into your language (via a moderated machine translation). Then copy and paste that into a new article and then edit and refine it until you think it makes the most sense for your language and culture.

    Any other specifics to this contest?



  9. Yagmoth555 says:

    I like the 5-week period, unless others prefer the 3-week period. Great idea for the custom wiki ninja stick figure image ! πŸ™‚

  10. Im up for a three weeker! πŸ™‚

  11. any maybe the amount of articles must be divided by the numbers of people writing, that would give me a slight possibility to manage to do it! πŸ™‚

  12. Tord, how about we have two contests…

    One for individual contributor of any language.

    One for overall language.

    The winning individual contributor wins the interview and the Wiki stick figure image.

    The winning overall language wins an article that features and focuses on their contributions, and wins a Wiki Ninja stick figure carrying their country's flag.

    And if the same person wins both, then that's twice the blog features and twice the Wiki Ninja stick figures! =^)

  13. We've got one vote for 3 weeks and one vote for 5 weeks. Any other votes? Maybe compromise and do it for 4 weeks?


  14. I agree on all the terms Ed Price! 4 weeks, starting from this monday (march 12th)?!

    I am looking forward for this!

  15. Four weeks then! Sounds good. We'll start this week and announce it on Friday. We'll also announce the competition to the individuals starting today.


  16. Luigi Bruno says:

    This is a good result.

    I hope I could do a better job when I'll come back home: I'm currently away, leraning SharePoint development and administration for my work.

  17. Horizon_Net says:

    Like FZB said: Challenge accepted! Hope for a good fight πŸ˜‰

  18. Horizon_Net says:

    By the way, the link to the profile of FZB above is wrong.

  19. So the game is on… #NorwegianNinja πŸ˜€

  20. Go International Ninjas!!!! =^)

    I'll post on Friday with some tips and to encourage more people.

    Horizon, thanks for letting me know! I fixed the FZB link!

  21. This is just fantastic. I'm just very conflicted on wether I should contribute to the French cause or stay an impartial MSFT employee. I will try both. πŸ™‚

  22. The profile links don't work. I fixed a bunch of them, but not all of them yet. =^(

  23. Luigi Bruno says:

    All the Italian Wikiers can add new links and categories to the page (social.technet.microsoft.com/…/8612.articoli-italiani-su-technet-wiki-it-it.aspx) that I've created to gather all the Italian Wiki articles (both originally written and translated into Italian).

  24. I added the results of this "round 1" to the top of the blog post…

    What do you get when you combine 102 articles translated by 15 authors into 6 languages (German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Spanish)? You get the power of collaboration on TechNet Wiki!

  25. ArifMustafa says:

    thanks Ed Sir,

    your blogs are amazing!

  26. Thanks Arif. I appreciate it.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday – Wiki Life post.

    If someone asks me "What was one

  28. Anonymous says:

    Bonjour, on est mercredi, et le mercredi c’est le jour des articles consacrΓ©s Γ  la

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