TechNet Guru Awards! August 2015


All the votes are in! 

 

And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, August 2015 !!!!

 

The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU!

Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet.

See the links at the bottom, to find out more about the competition and how to enter.

 

We have picked the top three highest scored contributions for each category to bestow our awards upon.

The awards are in gold, silver and bronze, the gold obviously being the top winner of the category.

The last column is just a few of the comments judges made during the judging process.

In some cases, we have not obtained permission to use the judges names, so they have been reduced to initials.

 

My fellow wiki ninjas will be digging deeper into some of these articles in this blog series, so watch out for those.

Starting this month you will notice some articles are marked as failing to meet our minimum bar for quality or content.

Any of our judges can exercise their right to veto an article, if they do not feel it meets minimum requirements for a medal.  

When this is the case, we will at least give an indication of the reason, so you understand why.

 

A big thank you also to the other authors who did not make the top three of each category.

Some articles only just missed out, so we may be returning to discuss those too, in future blogs.

Guru Award  BizTalk Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Suleiman Shakhtour BizTalk Server: Extending WCF Adapter Abhishek Kumar: "Its one of the best artcile of this month . Really Suleiman you have shared a masterpiece for BizTalk Developers"
JS: "Nice simple and complete example of implementing a WCF Behavior in a BizTalk app."
Sandro Pereira: "Another good article! Very useful. Great work Suleiman"

Silver Award Winner

 

Martin Abbott BizTalk Server: Enabling ETW for BizTalk Applications in a Constrained Production Environment Sandro Pereira: "Nice topic and well described! I think we should have more articles about BizTalk CAT Instrumentation Framework. Good work Martin."
JS: "Great alternative. Would be a very useful technique in automated testing as well."
Abhishek Kumar: "Nicely written and important information shared for for all the BizTalk guys .Thanks for your contribution to TechNet Wiki Martin Abbott. "

Bronze Award Winner

 

Peter Lindgren BizTalk: Calling Web Services In Large Batches Sandro Pereira: "Things that really can happen in real case scenarios, love the topic! And great organization of the article were Peter expose the problem, the solution and test/conclusion. Great work Peter."
Abhishek Kumar: "Nice article Peter. we can soon see it implmented in various use cases. Thanks for your contribution to BizTalk Community."
LG: "it shows suboptimal way to deal with batch problem. It is usually solved by oneoption of send port, without any programming."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ryan Newington Getting started with the Lithnet FIM Service REST API PG: "You've put quite some work on this article, with an interesting content. Good work!"

Silver Award Winner

 

AnirbanSingha FIM: How to Display the User Attribute in the Main UI of the FIM Portal PG: "Small but interesting, quick fix"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Ryan Newington Programmatic access to the FIM Service made easy with the Lithnet FIM Service Client library PG: "Nice companion guide to the Gettign started document"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ken Cenerelli Availability Testing With Microsoft Application Insights AS: "Nice article! Stright to the point."
JH: "Have nearly the same solution running in all my Azure projects. Really helpful."

Silver Award Winner

 

Gaurav Kumar Arora Azure:Create and Deploy ASP.NET WEBAPI to Azure and Manage using Azure API Management JH: "What an article! Love the huge amount of code snippets and the explanations."
AS: "Thank you for the contribution. Nice article, however it focuses more on how to create Web Api and use third party libraries, insted to focus more on how to use Azure API Management"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Steef-Jan Wiggers Azure WebJobs: ServiceBusTrigger JH: "I'm a big fan of WebJobs and this article covers nicely one of their use cases." 

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Pooja Baraskar Windows IoT with Intel Galileo Richard Mueller: "Very interesting. Well explained and good use of Wiki guidelines. I liked the especially images."
Philippe Levesque: "Inspiring and well wrote article !"

Silver Award Winner

 

Emiliano Musso Get Automatic Pictures from Device and Upload to Web Server Philippe Levesque: "Well explained content and well wrote !"
Richard Mueller: "Interesting concept that could have broad applicability. Grammar needs work and first person should be avoided."

Bronze Award Winner

 

John – Project MS Project: Data Types – Task, Resource, Assignment Richard Mueller: "Short, but good grammar. Links and references would help."
Philippe Levesque: "Good deep content, adding some images could be a good value to the article !"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Danish Islam SharePoint Online: Working with PowerShell KB: "Nice walkthrough!" 

Silver Award Winner

 

Daniel Christian Extract data from an email attached CSV and add list items Ashutosh Singh: "good and well structured article"
KB: "Interesting article!"

Bronze Award Winner

 

John Naguib Troubleshooting SharePoint using SETH KB: "Very nice article!" 

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic: Scientific Notation RZ: "Excellent write-up! Scientific Notation brings me back to the days of middle school :)"
Michiel Van Hoorn: "This makes working with scientific notation really easy. Thanks Ed!"
Guru Award  SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Maruthachalam K Tabbed View Report using SSRS PT: "Nice work on this post. This is a valuabe technique for crearing a simple, dynamic report experience.."
RB: "Interesting walkthrough. Well documented"

Silver Award Winner

 

smoupre Power BI Tips for Working with MySQL PT: "Good resource information. Thanks for sharing it."
RB: "Screen dumps always make it more descriptive"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Gaurav Gupta SSIS : Lookup Vs Merge Join RB: "Nice, concise summary. Informative"
PT: "Good reference information. Thanks for sharing this."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  System Center Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Adin E Unleash The Power Of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Alan Carlos: "This month's gold!"

Silver Award Winner

 

Darren Joyce Emailing outstanding SCOM Alerts Alan Carlos: "Nice work Darren!"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Firat Yasar Update Incident Status When Analyst or User Enters a Comment Alan Carlos: "A very good article"
Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Patrick Hurst SQL Developers Toolbox – Self Scheduling Agent Jobs Richard Mueller: "What an interesting idea. Good code examples."
Durval Ramos: "This is an interesting article, but need to add Images and more sections: References, See Also,… This helps the reader to better understand your solution"
Guru Award  Universal Windows Apps Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Consuming ASP.Net 5 Web API With CRUD Functions in Windows 10 Native Application JH: "Good article with a lot of code snippets. The usage of asynchronous programming could be solved differently."

Silver Award Winner

 

Muiz Khan Windows 10: Adaptive User Interface JH: "Important topic. I'm missing some screenshots from Windows Phone."
Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Emiliano Musso Calculate Fractions in VB.NET MR: "Great article and example! So many times I could have used this!"
Richard Mueller: "Well explained with a good example. We need more links and references."
Carmelo La Monica: "Fantastic article, very useful and very good code. Congrats."

Silver Award Winner

 

.paul. Household Budgets Carmelo La Monica: "Very good work. Fantastic program, image and very good code. Congratulation!"
MR: "Fun code and idea on a way to approach this topic. Could use more details for an article."
Richard Mueller: "We need more links and references. Try to avoid first person. I liked the images."

Bronze Award Winner

 

.paul. Creating Custom Controls Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki Guidelines. Well explained. I liked the "Other Resources". Try to avoid using first person."
Carmelo La Monica: "nice content, very good code VB and useful for to create a user control"
MR: "Good start, but could use more details for an article"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Chervine Improved Debugging Experience in Visual Studio 2015 Carmelo La Monica: "great article, all parts very detailed, and useful for to undestand all tools for debug"
Jaliya Udagedara: "Fantastic article. If you want to know about “Debugging Experience in Visual Studio 2015”, this is a must to read."

Silver Award Winner

 

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Saving a Screenshot using C# Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article. It would have been perfect, if the sample code is available to download (hint: why not use MSDN Code Gallery)"
Carmelo La Monica: "nice article, detailed in all parts."

Bronze Award Winner

 

Gaurav Kumar Arora Simply C# func Carmelo La Monica: "very useful article, it can benefit to format the code."
Jaliya Udagedara: "Explains Func delegate with samples. Nice!"
Guru Award  Wiki and Portals Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Visual Studio 2015 Portal Wiki: How to Add Entries to a TechNet Wiki Glossary PG: "Wow, nice article, well done!"
Durval Ramos: "This article is very good to keep our TechNet Wiki organized. Excellent initiative!!!"
Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Arleta Wanat Create OneDrive for Business usage report using Powershell Alan Carlos: "Wow! Great article!"
Chen V: "Good Article! Could have uploaded clear screen shots!"
Richard Mueller: "Well explained with good code examples."

Silver Award Winner

 

Arleta Wanat SharePoint Online content types in Powershell: Known Errors Chen V: "Excellent summary ! Great Article! "
Richard Mueller: "A lot of testing must have gone into this. I liked the links." 
Guru Award  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan An app that reads out for you KJ: "VERY COOL!!!"

Silver Award Winner

 

Andy ONeill MVVM Step by Step 1 KJ: "LOOKING FORWARD TO PART II"
Guru Award  Windows Server Technical Guru – August 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Richard Mueller Active Directory: Non-Linked Multi-Valued Attribute Size Limits JM: "This is an excellent article, thanks for your contribution."
Mark Parris: "Very interesting Active Directory article."

Silver Award Winner

 

Jefferson Castilho Hyper-V – Error Storage migration was not finished – Windows Server 2012 R2 JM: "This is a good article that will benefit from adding a clearer overview of the problem and the lab setup you're using to duplicate the issue."
Mark Parris: "A good tidbit of information."

A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to August's competition.

Hopefully we will see you ALL again in September 2015's listings?

 

If you haven't contributed an article for this month, and you think you can create a more useful, clever and better presented wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! 😀

 

Best regards,
Pete Laker

More about the TechNet Guru Awards:


Forum posts:

  1. Azure
  2. Azure
  3. Azure
  4. BizTalk
  5. BizTalk
  6. C#
  7. FIM
  8. Power Pivot
  9. PowerShell
  10. SharePoint 2010
  11. Small Basic
  12. SQL Server
  13. SS DBE
  14. SSAS
  15. SSIS
  16. SSRS
  17. Store App
  18. System Center
  19. System Center
  20. System Center
  21. System Center
  22. System Center
  23. System Center
  24. System Center
  25. System Center
  26. TN Wiki
  27. T-SQL
  28. VB
  29. Visio
  30. Windows Phone
  31. Windows Server
  32. Windows Server
  33. Windows Server
  34. Windows Server
  35. WPF
Comments (26)

  1. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all the judges!

    NOTE: The Wiki and Portals Technical Guru award is messed up. Somehow my article (Visual Studio 2015 Portal) is shown as the author for Richard’s article. Also, there are no comments for the Visual Studio 2015 Portal article.

  2. Thanks to judges and all who helped me in formatting the article and made it look more beautiful,This is the specialty of Technet also Congrats to all winners 🙂

  3. Great, thank you for selecting three of my articles for medals! But, I have a question where do these medals count? I don’t see any badges of my profile.

  4. Chervine says:

    Congrats to all contributors!
    @JH, Good catch! Will investigate this. Am sure three’s some explanation 🙁

  5. .paul. says:

    Thanks for the comments on my submissions

  6. .paul. says:

    @Shani

    TechNet guru medals are rarely shown on your MSDN profile, though your entries may win you some points in the future. You might attain a Wiki Ninja ranking…

  7. Congratulations to all!
    Thanks TechNet Guru Awards – selection jury for the honor of these great medals.
    I got few suggestion and will definitely work on those.

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  9. pituach says:

    Congrats to all winners!
    Well done all contributors 🙂

  10. Danish Islam says:

    Congratulations to all Winners. Thanks to judges.

  11. Congratulations to everyone!

  12. Peter Lindgren says:

    Thanks, I’m honored! Very useful comments on my article, I’ve just updated it with a missing chapter.

  13. Congratulations to all the winners! Kudos to the judges!

  14. John Naguib says:

    Thanks a lot to judges and congratulations to all winners

  15. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday.
    Have you heard about Azure

  16. Woot woot! Congrats to our multi-award winners this month…

    One 3-Award Winner: Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan!
    Six 2-Award Winners: Emiliano Musso, Gaurav Kumar Arora, Richard Mueller, .paul., Ryan Newington, and Arleta Wanat!

    That’s a total of 7 multi-award winners!

    Congrats to all!

  17. Ken, yes, looks like a bug in the process.

    Can we move your article over to the September Guru competition?

    Thanks!

  18. Thanks Ed for taking care of this. Appreciate it.

  19. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi everyone, and welcome to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday .
    The next future
    Today we

  20. anonymouscommenter says:

    I’m following up my earlier Thursday post: Council Spotlight – Who will be crowned the last TechNet

  21. NOTE: We now have a Skype group that is exclusive to Guru Gold Medal Winners! So if you’ve won a gold medal, but aren’t in the Skype group, please notify me on Skype. My Skype name is “live:edwardnprice”

    Thanks!

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