TNWiki Article Spotlight: Disaster Recovery – Backup and Restore Scenarios

Hello and welcome to this week’s TNWiki Article Spotlight! I organize the Hungarian User Group of Microsoft SQL Server, and on every meetup event, it is told to the audience of the presentations that “you MUST always have backups“. Why? Because in case of a disaster event, after recovering the hardware and software infrastructure, the…


Interview with a Microsoft Integration MVP: Dan Rosanova

We’re continuing our Monday series, “Monday – Community Interview“. Today it is Dan Rosanova! Dan Rosanova (Profile) above on the left hand side with his girlfriend Ola next to him, then Kent and Melissa Weare and me. This picture was taken in September when we all met up at Santa Monica Pier. Me, Dan and…


Top Contributors of the Week: ForeFront TMG, MS Dynamics CRM 2011, Windows Server 2012 Essentials & Japanese Translations

Firstly, here is a snapshot of the week’s Top Contributors, as presented on the Wiki articles summary page: Ed has retaken his crown from Fernando, so all is well in the world again. This is from Friday night, because when this blog goes live, I will be out – watching Muse at the London 02 😀 “TechNet Wiki: Together we’re Invincible”…

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TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge 3: What language has been translating the most lately? Is it Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, German, Russian, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, or Polish?

This is Friday! You know what that means, right? Time for an International Update!    So I’m counting up all the articles translated since our last challenge, which ended on April 13th, with this blog post: TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge!!! Who won the Round 2 battle??? Was it Portuguese, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, or…


Community Win: Hadoop-based Services For Windows

Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday – Community Win. Today most people are talking about the general availability of Windows 8 later this evening, but as some of you already know I’m a big Windows Azure fan and with that I have seen some really cool demos about Windows Azure and Apache Hadoop. With…

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Wiki Life: Windows 8 TechNet Wiki Widget – Ordering Organised Chaos

  TechNet Wiki life is “organised chaos”   “Chaos” Anyone can add anything they like, whenever they like, however they like! However, many people don’t include a table of contents, follow the style guidelines, understand how to use the Editor or include the common tags Some articles are pure advertising spam, some are outrageous plagiarisms, some are invaluable – but disorganised.  …

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BREAKING NEWS: Technet Wiki Widget launched on Windows 8 Store!

As XAML_Guy mentioned in comment on yesterday’s blog post: we’ve got some great news for you.   XAML_Guy: “I am pleased to announce that as of today, TechNet Wiki Widget passed certification and is now listed in the Windows Store. Just search the Marketplace for “TechNet”. Needs some work (missing store logo) but at least…


The Yoga Swami

Once, I’ve visited India and took some Yoga classes from a swami. His viewpoints on life were quite different from mine, which resulted in an interesting experience. There’s one story the swami told me that I really want to share: “I’m not a very courageous man. In fact, I am a coward. One day I…