Build month! So much new to know! TechNet & MSDN Gurus needed – to help catalogue all this new stuff!


A wonderful week of news and new technology advances from Build this week have filled our minds with new possiblilities!

So much to play with!

Can you help us document some of the new features coming out over the next year?

Do you have a good grasp on how we should now be doing that thing that we do?

Did you find a knowledge gap in the web for the new features now available?

This is a great chance to jump into the TechNet Guru competition and stamp your authority on your favoutrite subject.

All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialist field. Something that fits into one of the categories listed on the submissions page. Copy in your own blog posts, a forum solution, a white paper, or just something you had to solve for your own day's work today.

 

Drop us some nifty knowledge, or superb snippets, and become MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH!

This is an official Microsoft TechNet recognition, where people such as yourselves can truly get noticed!

HOW TO WIN

1) Please copy over your Microsoft technical solutions and revelations to TechNet Wiki.

2) Add a link to it on THIS WIKI COMPETITION PAGE (so we know you've contributed)

3) Every month, we will highlight your contributions, and select a "Guru of the Month" in each technology.

If you win, we will sing your praises in blogs and forums, similar to the weekly contributor awards. Once "on our radar" and making your mark, you will probably be interviewed for your greatness, and maybe eventually even invited into other inner TechNet/MSDN circles!

Winning this award in your favoured technology will help us learn the active members in each community.

Below are February's mighty winners and contenders. We should have March's winners by about mid month.

Guru Award  BizTalk Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Steef-Jan Wiggers BizTalk Server Convoy Sandro Pereira: "Explaining what it is and its concepts, it as well, so important as explain how it's done. Very good choice of topic, really well explained and in clearly way. Great job Steef-Jan. For me the best of the month. " 
Ed Price: "The diagrams really bring this alive!" 
LG: "It is really full description of one of the complex idea in BizTalk." 

Silver Award Winner

Eldert Grootenboer Deploying web services with BizTalk Deployment Framework Ed Price: "Thank you! This is a much-needed scenario that's very well written!" 
Sandro Pereira: "Again well explain and in clearly way, an excellent article for BTDF lovers :). Great job."

Bronze Award Winner

lanax Continuous deployment - BizTalk Applications built using BTDF and Octopus deploy Sandro Pereira: "Good article, nice to see people right about new tools and how that they can add value." 
Ed Price: "Great scenario on continuous deployment! The code could use a breakdown to explain the parts, but the introduction is very thorough!" 

 

Guru Award  Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Jeff Ingalls MIM 2016: Privileged Access Management (PAM) - FAQ Ed Price: "Great resource to come back to!" 
Søren Granfeldt: "Good start"

Silver Award Winner

Wim Beck FIM2010: Selective Import Attribute Flow Søren Granfeldt: "Nice ideas...." 
Ed Price: "Great scenario and thorough Intro and Possible Solutions sections! Could benefit from a breakdown of the code or a conclusion. Great formatting!"
Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Steef-Jan Wiggers Access Azure Redis Cache with an API App JH: "Nice article about combining Redis and API Apps, especially the integration of Swagger is great."

Silver Award Winner

XAML Guy IoT Suite Under The Hood - Predictive Maintenance JH: "Have played with the template myself. Great to see an article about it. Would love to see an article on how to customize the template in more detail."

Bronze Award Winner

Samir Farhat How to access an ARM Azure virtual machine from Internet JH: "Had the problem myself in the beginning. Found a way through the portal. Good to see PowerShell scripts to do it in a repeatable fashion."

 

Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Geetanjali Arora An Introduction to Microsoft Graph API Richard Mueller: "Very well explained with good detailed steps. I like the references." 
Peter Laker: "Top marks Geentanjali, nice article"

Silver Award Winner

Gaurav Kumar Arora Cruds in NancyFx using ASP.Net and FluentNHibernate Using Repository Pattern Richard Mueller: "Lots of good code and images. Grammar needs work." 
Peter Laker: "Very interesting, thanks Gaurav"

Bronze Award Winner

SYEDSHANU ASP.NET MVC User Role Base Menu Management Using WEB API And AngularJS

Peter Laker: "Wow great article!" 
Richard Mueller: "Lots of code and detailed steps."

 

Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Nathanaël Stassart OneDrive : Next Generation Sync Client Deployment guide Ed Price: "Wow this is thorough! Great formatting, color-coding the tables, including images, code formatting, and a general breakdown of each step, in depth!" 
Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines and great links. The "See Also" should be Wiki articles, this is really "Other Resources"."

Silver Award Winner

Rakhi Jain SharePoint 2013 : Customize Document Library TreeView Navigation Bar Richard Mueller: "Great use of Wiki guidelines." 
Ed Price: "Short and sweet. Great scenario and good use of an image and code formatting! Very clear steps."

Bronze Award Winner

TenPart SharePoint 2010: Updating TermStore using PowerShell Ed Price: "Good details and formatting. Could benefit from a TOC, breakdown of the code, and a See Also section at the end for Wiki links. Thank you!" 
Richard Mueller: "Good code. We could use some references."

Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines. Great images that detail the steps."

Silver Award Winner

Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Desktop Michiel Van Hoorn: "Realy cool to interact with Windows components." 
Richard Mueller: "Excellent use of Wiki guidelines"

Bronze Award Winner

Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program Richard Mueller: "Good images and useful information." 
Michiel Van Hoorn: "Sharing is caring. How much fun is it to share your code with friends and family"

Guru Award  SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Benchmark your SQL Server instance SSIS - Transfer data from Multiple tables using a single DFT PT: "Vinay, this is a very creative and useful solution to a difficult problem. I've seen multiple ETL frameworks for SSIS over the years and I think your approach is quite sound. Congratulations on winning the Guru award this month!" 
RB: "Nice walkthrough and solution to a common scenario"

Silver Award Winner

Visakh16 SSRS Tips : Implementing OR Based Logic for Dataset Filters PT: "Visakh, thanks for posting this useful information about report filters. This is a powerful feature that takes a bit of effort to use effectively." 

Bronze Award Winner

Greg Deckler Dates Prior to 1900 in DAX PT: "Greg, thanks for this insightful contribution. The date range limit is something I run into all the time and is a tough problem to solve. This is a good work-around technique." 
RB: "Interesting workaround"
Guru Award  SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

FLauffer Workaround for Delay in Transaction Log Truncation: Snapshot Replication UR: "good and short explanation of a common problem with transaction logs." 
DRC: "The article talks about executing sp_repldone as workaround which can be used only as a last resort. " 

Guru Award  System Center Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Darren Joyce SCOM Reset Health on Alert Close Alan Carlos: "Thanks for article!" 
Ed Price: "Great depth and details in this article! "
Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Olaf Helper SQL Server: Implementation of N-Gram Search Index

Richard Mueller: "Very interesting ideas for search. Good use of Wiki guidelines"

Ed Price: "I love how you break down the code and explain it so thoroughly!"

Silver Award Winner

Natig Gurbanov SQL SERVER:Using Datalength() function

Richard Mueller: "Interesting. This could use some references."

Ed Price: "Great topic. It could benefit from more explanation of the code."

Guru Award  Universal Windows Apps Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

George Chondrompilas Real-time chat UWP application using Azure Mobile App and SignalR

JH: "Nice and simple example. Would love to see more examples using SignalR."

Ed Price: "The breakdown of the code and the images add great value."

Silver Award Winner

Magnus (MM8) UWP: Disabling Selection Of Items In a ListView

JH: "Nice workaround for disabling items."

Ed Price: "Fantastic formatting and great explanations!"

Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

.paul. calc2 - A VB.Net OOP Calculator MR: "Nice example!" 
Richard Mueller: "Interesting ideas. Lots of well documented code. Good use of Wiki guidelines."

Silver Award Winner

SYEDSHANU Control Chart Using VB.Net MR: "Nice and easy to use chart!" 
Richard Mueller: "Nice GUI. Lots of code."
Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

SYEDSHANU ASP.NET 5 CRUD using Scaffolding and Entity Framework Carmelo La Monica: "Very interesting article, very detailed and good images and video." 
Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article with a detail explanation. And the sample code is available in MSDN Code Gallery. Hint: you can use EF itself to generate the database and seeding the data rather than running the scripts."

Silver Award Winner

Emiliano Musso Binary Clock in C# and WPF Jaliya Udagedara: "This is interesting. Great explanation using code snippets, images and a video. And the sample code is available in MSDN Code gallery. Just great!" 
Carmelo La Monica: "Congratulation, very impressive imeges, good video dimostration and lot of funny :)"

Bronze Award Winner

Brian Seekford How to access legacy forms checkboxes and ActiveX checkboxes in Word using C#! by Brian Seekford Jaliya Udagedara: "Would love to have a better formatting in the article and of course a sample to download and try it out." 
Carmelo La Monica: "Good article. it can benefit format C# code and table of contents."

 

Guru Award  Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Ed Price - MSFT Wiki: Dynamics CRM Portal Richard Mueller: "A great portal with great links."
Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Pierre-Alexandre Braeken MCSE RSA with PowerShell - PowerRSA Ed Price: "Great depth! This article will be a good resource to return to!"

Silver Award Winner

Richard Mueller PowerShell AD Module Cmdlets Cannot Clear, Add, Remove or Replace Back Link Attributes Ed Price: "Beautiful formatting, and great use of the different sections!"
Guru Award  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Andy ONeill Combobox Matching Complex Type

Peter Laker: "Nice work Andy. Well presented and useful, just like you!"

Ed Price: "I love how Andy's articles break down each snippet like this!"

Silver Award Winner

Brian Seekford How to display a different value in a WPF combobox based on selection i..e None instead of blank by Brian Seekford

Peter Laker: "Thank you Brian, good contribution"

Ed Price: "Good scenario. Could benefit from See Also links and code explanations. Good article!"

Guru Award  Windows Server Technical Guru - February 2016  

Gold Award Winner

Kia Zhi Tang (Ryen Tang) Nano Server: Deploying an Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server Alan Carlos: "Great article! Congratulations!!! Nano Server is amazing!" 
JM: "This is an excellent article on Nano server, thanks for your contribution" 
Richard Mueller: "Good references and step by step instructions." 
Mark Parris: "Good insight into the one of Nano server's capabilities."

Silver Award Winner

Mahdi Tehrani Load balancers and Active Directory Mark Parris: "Critical information that people need to be aware of." 
JM: "This is a good article that could use an edit pass for clarity" 
Richard Mueller: "I share your concern for the need of a load balancer. Any AD integrated app should use AD group memberships." 

Good luck! 
Pete Laker 

& Ninja Ed

 

Comments (4)

  1. XAML guy is British! You can tell from the catalogue! =^)

  2. Thanks Ed. Would love to see some new posts on the Build announcements.

  3. Congrats to all winners 🙂

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