Council Spotlight: What do you know about the Community Council?

I would like briefly to mention the TechNet Wiki Community Council.

Well, this small group of members from both Microsoft and the MSDN / TechNet Communities is very important for the TechNet Wiki.



There are some main areas for the work which I would like to mention very briefly, a valuable work.

The Community Council takes responsibility for the following goals and tasks:

- Represents the Wiki community members to the Community as a whole and to Microsoft;

- Arbitrates disagreements between Wiki members over edits and/or policy change/feature change requests;

- Recommends policy changes;

- Maintains and enforces the Code of Conduct;

- Fosters, incubates, and curates Community;

- Collect TNWiki bugs and feature requests, and then represent the Community to the Wiki app team;

- Facilitates community and social opportunities, including the Wiki Ninjas blog, the Wiki Ninjas Twitter account, the TechNet Wiki forum, and other Social and Community projects;

- Cross-linking and portal growth and expansion;

- Spam, duplicates, pirated content identification and deletion;

- Featuring TechNet Wiki articles;


Early tasks of the Council included clarifying policies around Plagiarism and non-English content.

In 2013, a new concept started: the Areas of Focus.

Some Council members leads the development of these areas.

I will highlight some of these excellent job below (in alphabetical order): 


Ed Price

  • Feature Requests & Bugs
  • Wiki Ninjas Blog Planning


Peter Geelen

  • Guidelines & Best Practices
  • Spam, Plagiarism, & Article Deletion


Peter Laker aka XAML guy

  • Monthly TechNet Guru Competition
  • Weekly Top Contributors Awards
  • TechNet Wiki Forums
  • Wiki Ninja Belt Rankings


Richard Mueller

  • Portal Growth
  • Cross-Linking Expansion


We have many other "Areas of Focus" and extraordinary members helping our TechNet Wiki grow up.

I wish to thank them and also all members who help or have helped !!!

You can also know other developed tasks to make sure our primary focus is on progress of the TNWiki. 



See you soon here !

Brazilian Wiki Ninja Durval

Comments (10)

  1. pituach says:

    Well done to all the TechNet Wiki Community Council members

  2. nice to finally see who is who. let me know if i can help with anything.


  3. Saeid Hasani says:

    Nice one!
    Thanks Durval & concil! 🙂

  4. As a member of the council, Durval has helped by organizing the 2015 TechNet Wiki International Summit and has helped with TechNet Guru and the Wiki Ninja Belts, as well as helping lead the Brazil community!

  5. Durval Ramos says:

    XAML guy, You’re welcome !!!

    Thanks for making a difference… Today, share knowledge is more fun and organized because of you.

  6. Wow. This is pretty cool. Thanks, Durval!

  7. Pete Laker says:

    Thanks for the kudos Durva. It’s been a pleasure to make so many friends in this community, and learnt a lot along the way! 🙂

  8. Andy ONeill says:

    Thanks council.
    Great work.

  9. sally says:

    Handsome bunch

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