Interview with a SharePoint MVP – Dmitri Plotnikov

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Dmitry has an impressive 1,290 edits on TechNet Wiki! Let's get the interview started... 



Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

My Twitter bio says 'Developer, Speaker, MVP [SharePoint], @IzhDevCom Lead'


What are your big projects right now?

There is a set of projects - first of all, I'm always thinking about next steps of our Izhevsk Developer Community (aka IzhDevCom). This project gave me great experience in soft skills, organization and improvement of my speakers skills. I have some experience in speaking abroad and I like it. Of course, I know areas to improve my skills, but I like challenges 🙂 And the 3rd area is certifications. Although I'm Microsoft MVP, I'm still have no any of certifications. Just give me more time 😉


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

TN Wiki is a Wikipedia for Microsoft and related technologies. So, it's great way to share content and I think it's better than existing MSDN library because of tags and related articles.


What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

In last time I'm helping to improve existing articles and mark spam articles. Also I like to read SharePoint (and related) articles because it can be helpful in my job.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

I like the idea of Wiki as it works in Wikipedia and TN Wiki. Because it's not only about sharing content but also about collaboration for creating high-quality content.


On what articles have you collaborated with other community members on #TNWiki? What was that experience like?

It was a lot of articles. I like to add [toc] to articles and add headers (if missing). Hope people like to use these features too.  🙂


On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?

Usually I'm reviewing new articles.


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

I think it's a series of articles about Small Basic =)


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?

I like articles about free e-books (E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies), and of course SharePoint 2013 series.


What are the areas on TechNet Wiki that need more attention and development?

I think TN Wiki should have some mechanisms for fast reacting at spam articles.


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

I think this man is Ed Price, because I like his stability to contribute to TN Wiki. Ed is first by default in all top list and I think it's great!


What does success look like for TechNet Wiki?

I think it's a stability to participate in working on improving of TN Wiki.


Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?

I think TN Wiki need some embedded tool for content tagging. And the 2nd option is to show related content.


Thank you Dmitri for the compliments and for all your contributions! Here is one of my favorite articles from Dmitri:

SharePoint 2013: Build Numbers


- Ninja Ed

Comments (11)
  1. Good job buddy! This is Thuan from Availys. We met at the European SharePoint Conference 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark.



  2. I updated with Dmitri's picture and links to his bio and one of his articles. Thanks!

  3. Thuan, thanks for support. And of course, I remember you 🙂

  4. Ed, thanks for publishing this interview and thanks for update with upic and links!

  5. You're welcome, Dmitri!

    I linked to my Small Basic series (just the articles you edited on) that you mentioned. And I linked to one of my favorite SharePoint articles that you wrote. Are there any other articles of yours that you want to link to?


  6. By the way, I added the ebooks article link. =^)

  7. Dmitri,

    Would you like to join the Advisory Board? You would join Margriet, Thuan, and Gokan in the SharePoint area:…/2495.technet-wiki-advisory-board.aspx


  8. Anonymous says:


    The International Council essentially is a group where one or two people leads each language

  9. Updated the profile link and image/photo at the top.

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