Interview with a Guru Champion, SharePoint Developer, and Wiki Ninja: Danish Islam

Welcome to another rousing round of Interview with a Wiki Ninja!

Today's interview is long overdue. Please welcome...


Some of Danish's key statistics:

  • 20 TechNet Wiki Articles
  • 688 Wiki Edits
  • 765 Wiki Comments
  • 59 Blog Comments
  • 113 Forum Answers
  • 2,360 Recognition Points


And here are some of Danish's top articles:


Let's get to the interview:


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

Good Day to the community. My name is Danish Islam. I am from City of Nawabs (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh) in India. I am 29 years old and have a loving family. Recently we have a new member added to the family – my sweet little angel (my daughter).

I completed my engineering in 2009 and joined Infosys. Currently I am working in Accenture as a SharePoint Developer. I have almost 6 years of experience.

My first project was on SharePoint 2007. Since then I am passionate about SharePoint and worked on 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. I am MCP in SharePoint 2013 Core Solutions and MCTS in SharePoint 2010 Application Development.

Besides SharePoint I do have a good knowledge on PowerShell, jQuery and Bootstrap.

I have expertise in creating client side solutions in SharePoint and always look for opportunities to play around with different areas in SharePoint.


What are your big projects right now?

Right now I am studying to complete SharePoint 2013 Advanced Solutions (70-489) certification. I also have a blog where I share my knowledge or experiences in SharePoint or other stuff I work on. Also I am planning to write some more quality articles on TechNet probably on SharePoint Search and User Profile.


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

TechNet Wiki is an ocean of knowledge created – for the people and by the people. It’s all about helping each other - learn from others and share with others.


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

I read the articles published by users and try to write new articles covering different areas of technology or format a forum answer into a useful wiki article. Being a developer, I frequently browse Microsoft forums or blogs or Wiki articles for reference and technical insights. Contributing to forums or TechNet wiki also helps me keep track of what I have learned and share that learning with community to save someone else’s time or effort looking for similar thing.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

The most interesting fact is the motivation and commitment of people to help each other. We start an article with initial thought, but it’s groomed by people – by co-authoring, editing, formatting etc. - to become a useful Wiki article. It helps to make information accurate and precise.


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

My first article is my favorite. This article helped me win my first SharePoint Technical Guru Gold medal in April 2015.


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?

SharePoint 2013 External List from Oracle Database

SharePoint 2013: Creating a Composed Look

SharePoint 2013: An Introduction to JSLink

Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft Office Sway


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

 I am really impressed by the quality articles contributed by Dan Christian and Geetanjali Arora, which shows their in-depth knowledge on the technology. I would like to connect with them and always be in touch.

Also I am impressed by Peter Geelen and you(Ed) for the contribution and motivation to the TechNet Wiki. You guys are really the driving force behind the TechNet wiki.

Connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter


Please join me in thanking Danish for all the amazing TechNet Wiki articles and community contributions!


Jump on in! The Wiki is Warm!

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (20)

  1. Nahana Barjis says:

    Good going..Keep up the good work….You were always an expert in all that u did…it was great working with you back in infy…:)

  2. Amit Chawla says:

    Great going Danish. As an expert good to see your contribution to this community and helping people. Keep it up!!

  3. I updated this blog post with some images and statistics. Thanks for reading, everyone!

  4. Thank you so much Ed for the Interview.

    Glad to be part of such a wonderful community.

  5. Thanks @Nahana and @Amit for your kind words.

  6. Nice to know you Danish. Keep up the excellent work on the TechNet Wiki!

  7. ankur says:

    All d best danish . keep up the good work !

  8. Praneeth Reddy says:

    Great work .. keep going Danish..

  9. Simply Danish. you’re champ!

  10. Nice knowing you, I was not aware that you are from India. Your daughter is lovely 🙂

  11. Great Interview Danish. Really impressed with the quality of your blogs as well as the contribution you are doing to the Wiki Community.

    Thanks for your kind words by the way. It is highly motivating. 🙂

  12. Danish, could you add me as a contact on Skype? It’s live:edwardnprice — Thanks!

  13. Manoj Viduranga says:

    Impressive ! Keep it up mate

  14. Thanks everyone for your kind words. Its amazing to be part of TNWiki community which always motivates and encourages.

  15. Our pleasure, Danish! It’s great to have you here!

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