TechNet Guru December 2015 Winners!


All the votes are in! 

 

And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 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 - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Peter Lindgren BizTalk: Create SSO Bindings Without Joining Active Directory (AD) Domain SK: "Very good article"
SW: "Pragmatic Approach in Development Environment"

Silver Award Winner

 

Steef-Jan Wiggers BizTalk Server : Call external code in an orchestration SW: "Good explantion and demonstration when to use/call external code in an orchestration."
SK: "Great work here"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Wim Beck FIM2010: Outbound System Scoping Filter Syntax Søren Granfeldt: "The best"
PG: "Nice solution, very helpful"

Silver Award Winner

 

Jeff Ingalls How to Use PowerShell to Create a CSV of FIM/MIM Metaverse Connections PG: "Nice solution, well documented, very helpful"
Søren Granfeldt: "Very interesting read"
Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

XAML guy IoT Suite - Under The Hood - Remote Monitoring AS: "Very good article. Just made me play around with the stuff."
JH: "Good explanation of the remote monitoring sample of the IoT Suite. More articles about the IoT Suite are more than appreciated."

Silver Award Winner

 

Sajid Ali Khan JumpStart into Big Data with HDInsight JH: "Nice article to get started with HDInsight. Lots of easy to follow graphics."
AS: "Nice post. But somehow I really wanted to jump start with Big Data without having to deal with Hadoop :)"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Ken Cenerelli Azure Infographics and Visio Templates AN: "Just listing infographics does not add any value for the users. One can just stop by: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/infographics/ and review / download all"
JH: "Good collection of the infographics available for Azure."
Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ken Cenerelli Command Prompt improvements in Windows 10 Richard Mueller: "Very interesting and useful information. Well written and explained."

Silver Award Winner

 

SYEDSHANU ASP.Net Web Photo Editing Tool Using HTML 5 Richard Mueller: "Lots of well commented code. Good images. Good use of Wiki guidelines. We could use an "Other Resources" section."

Bronze Award Winner

 

Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja Visual Studio Community for Java Developers Richard Mueller: "Good images. We could use links and references."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Danish Islam SharePoint: Filter Dropdown values on List InfoPath form based on Current User Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines. Great images. The "See Also" is good, but because the links are not Wikis, it should be "Other Resources"."

Silver Award Winner

 

Jesper Arnecke SharePoint 2013 - Workflow Manager – Scripted Installation Richard Mueller: "Lots of code. References are good, but we could use a "See Also" section."

Bronze Award Winner

 

Danish Islam SharePoint: Hiding or Ordering Fields on Default List Forms Richard Mueller: "Great use of Wiki guidelines. We can use some references."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

SYEDSHANU Microsoft Small Basic: Painting Tool Using Graphics Window RZ: "This is very nicely done! Fantastic tool for painting and illustrating the drawing capabilities of SmallBasic"

Silver Award Winner

 

Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic Sample: Leap Year Checker RZ: "Leap year calculation is always interesting -- the rules are always just a bit more complicated than you expect :)"
Guru Award  SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Greg Deckler (Quick Solutions) Merge Query with M PT: "Greg, nice tip. It's good to see how simple M script techniques like this can supercede the out-of-the-box script generated by the UI tool. I'll use this often."
Guru Award  SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ronen Ariely SQLCLR: Percentage User-Defined Aggregate Functions Durval Ramos: "This article is interesting, but needs more details to demonstrate how to create and use an assembly .Net on SQL Server"
Guru Award  System Center Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

C Sharp Conner Solution - Correctly restoring Data Warehouse and Registering to SCSM when Cube Process Jobs have gone Bad AB: "Nice solution"
Nicolas Bonnet: "Thank you for posting this C Sharp Corner :)"

Silver Award Winner

 

Adin Ermie Service Manager 2012 R2 Installation Fails To Identify SQL Server Instance, and Throws ‘Access Denied’ Error Nicolas Bonnet: "Nice tip Adin, trhanks"
AB: "Useful read!"
Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Naomi N T-SQL: Finding Difference in Columns in the Table Durval Ramos: "This article provides an useful solution to compare values. A very well written and good article that have "Conclusion" to the reader"
Richard Mueller: "Great article. Good use of Wiki guidelines and good code examples."
Samuel Lester: "Outstanding solution! Thanks again for the great depth of your submissions! Job well done!"

Silver Award Winner

 

Natig Gurbanov How to find incorrect datetime data from "Char" format column Durval Ramos: "An interesting article about how to use ISDATE function "
Richard Mueller: "Grammar needs work and references would help."
Samuel Lester: "Another good tip, thanks again"

Bronze Award Winner

 

Natig Gurbanov Sql Server:Unusual String Functions Richard Mueller: "A good effort, but grammar needs work and we could use more explanation."
Samuel Lester: "Fun tip, thanks for covering this rarely discussed function"
Durval Ramos: "Nice, could do with some more work"
Guru Award  Universal Windows Apps Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Umer Qureshi How to create and use custom control JH: "Nice article. Love the animated pictures."

Silver Award Winner

 

Sajid Ali Khan JumpStart With Data Binding in UWP JH: "Very informative article about data binding. Unfortunately some of the pictures are missing."

Bronze Award Winner

 

Umer Qureshi Introduction To Data Binding Using Model Class JH: "Good example of one of the greatest features of XAML."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

tommytwotrain Space Invaders game using a DataTable and DataGridView Anthony D. Green: "Bonus points for being fun. It's also well presented and informative."
AN: A great fun article, well laid out too"
Richard Mueller: "A very well written article. Lots of code and good references."
Carmelo La Monica: "Very nice work, is very good to see a game with Datagrid. Congrats for work and vb net code."

Silver Award Winner

 

SYEDSHANU External Program Text Read using VB.NET Carmelo La Monica: "Nice article, great animate images and vb net code."
AN: "Very nice article, lots to read and love"
Anthony D. Green: "Well structured but needs some proof reading. It's an informative example of using the Win32 API through P/Invoke but lacks sufficient motivation for the example."
Richard Mueller: "Grammar needs work and we could use references."

Bronze Award Winner

 

.paul. InputDialog Demo Richard Mueller: "Great examples and code."
Carmelo La Monica: "Great work, very interesting sample and code. Congrats."
ANThe article is too short/simple. It re-implements funtionality available in the platform without demonstrating clear benefit. It's more of a code sample than an article.
Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Anil Kumar C# Delegate – a silent hero behind modern programming Jaliya Udagedara: "Explains one of the most important types in .NET Framework. It would have been good if explained with more sample code."
Carmelo La Monica: "Fantastic topic, great code, congrats!"

Silver Award Winner

 

Qasim Chaudhry How To Customize Identity in ASP.NET MVC5 Jaliya Udagedara: "Good! Step by step guide to customize ASP.NET Identity."
Carmelo La Monica: "I'm not expert of AspNet, but this article is very useful and detailed in all parts!"

Bronze Award Winner

 

SYEDSHANU SPC CP and Cpk Chart in C# Windows Forms Carmelo La Monica: "Fantastic, i mean is similar to tool for debug, great work."
Jaliya Udagedara: "Needs some explanations to the code."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

Guru Award  Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Andy ONeill TechNet Guru Iconography Suggestions Richard Mueller: "What fun! Lots of good ideas here. Gets me thinking."
Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ken Cenerelli List Services With PowerShell Richard Mueller: "Well written article. The "See Also" section should only include Wiki articles, so those links could go in the "References" section."
Guru Award  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Technical Guru - December 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Andy ONeill Seasons Greetings Peter Laker: "Yey for the seasonal article!"

Silver Award Winner

 

Umer Qureshi Difference between Grid and StackPanel Peter Laker: "Nice explanation, thanks Umer"

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

Hopefully we will see you ALL again in January 2016'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

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Comments (14)

  1. JumpStart into Big Data with HDInsight
    the link is broken – seems that the article was moved or something – google cache contains broken link as well
    found the copy here
    http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/aa700f/jumpstart-into-big-data-with-hdinsight/

  2. Thank You all Judges for your encouragements and kind words.Congrats to all winners 🙂

  3. pituach says:

    Congrats to all winners!
    Well done all contributors 🙂

  4. Danish Islam says:

    Thanks to judges and contributors. Congrats to winners.

  5. Andy ONeill says:

    Congratulations all.

  6. Inn VNix Ginner says:

    Congrats!!
    Have a nice day!
    thanks to judges

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

  8. Syed defeated me in our Round 2 Small Basic battle! =^)

    Fantastic article, Syed!

  9. Thank You Ed Price.No one can defeat you in Small Basic as you have wrote so many articles.Even I start writing those 2 article by seeing your articles.I just want to give intro article with Small Basic and another article explain about paint.ha ha ha
    by the way how about 3rd round in next month :).This type of competitions will lead to write better article and members can get more benefit 🙂

  10. Arleta Wanat says:

    Congratulations to all!

  11. Naomi N is back! Congrats on the gold!

  12. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hello everyone and it’s time for this weeks’ TNWiki Article Spotlight .
    Today we have a very

  13. 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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