TechNet Wiki Guru Winners! (April 2019)

All the votes (for April) are (belatedly) in!

Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, April 2019 !!!!


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.


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.

SQL Server General & Database Engine Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Av111 SQL Server 2019 step-by-step: Installation Ronen Ariely: "Great article! This is very useful topic, as long as the article will be kept updated until the general availability release of the production version. The article is well written but missing a section of "See Also" and readers can gain a lot from links to other relevant articles like installation of previous versions, and information related to the new version. Well done!"
"👀": "Very nice. Great work. Thanks for sharing"


ASP.NET Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


M.Vignesh ASP.NET MVC: Getting Started (Part 2) Sabah Shariq: "As I stated in Part 1 there is already many article available in this topic so, no need to re-write same topic. What can be done is write something next level on ASP.NET MVC. As we are moving to .NET Core so something on this platform would be good choice. But like to mention here that it is nice thinking on the image that shows which function points to which program files in solution explorer."
Khanna Gaurav: "Routing process nicely explained"


Microsoft 365 /O365 Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan Build Custom App Pages with SharePoint Framework John Naguib: "Thanks a lot for sharing"
Mohamed El-Qassas: "Nice article, thanks for sharing!"
Silver Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan Using React Components in SPFx Extension Application Customizer John Naguib: "Thanks a lot for sharing"
Mohamed El-Qassas: "Good article, thanks for sharing!"


Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Shanky_621 Azure ARM Template: How to deploy Azure VM using ARM template and PowerShell Eric Berg: "thank you"
Lasse Wedø: "Great walk through, would have liked a bit more on resource groups setup and validation"
Silver Award Winner


George Chrysovaladis Grammatikos Azure Networking : Learn About Load-Balancers Eric Berg: "well done. Thanks"
Lasse Wedø: "A nice walk through, table on features were a bit off in my browser, could need some tuneup. But information was great."
Bronze Award Winner


Shanky_621 Azure Managed Instance: Configure P2S VPN Using Certificates and Connect to SQL managed Instance from On-premise Machine Lasse Wedø: "Very informative, descriptive and useful"
Eric Berg: "thank you....maybe we can find a better title to this...."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Miscellaneous Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Chilberto Playing around with PlayFab Peter Geelen: "Nice article! It would greatly help to replace the code sample image by text, to increase SEO."
Lasse Wedø: "It works as an overview, but I would have liked more details or specifics."


SharePoint Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan SharePoint Framework: How to Implement CI/CD Tiago Costa: "Great article on a unexplored topic. Really useful for SharePoint developers. Long goes the time to manual deploy applications, this is very useful information"
Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Great wiki. Technical detail and well done. Fantastic!!!"
John Naguib: "Very nice topic thanks for this info"
Mohamed El-Qassas: "Nice article, thanks for sharing!"
Silver Award Winner


Ramakrishnan Raman Bundling multiple SharePoint Framework(SPFx) webparts into one common JS file Mohamed El-Qassas: "Nice article, thanks for sharing!"
Tiago Costa: "Interesting concept, but a simple article."
Hezequias Vasconcelos: "It's good wiki. We would expect more technical details and illustration."
John Naguib: "Thanks for sharing"
Bronze Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan SharePoint Framework: Update Challenges with npm Packages Mohamed El-Qassas: "Nice article, thanks for sharing!"
Tiago Costa: "The English of this article needs a good review. Nevertheless is an interesting article that should be a little bit better organized."
Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Good quality wiki. Develop more technically."
John Naguib: "Thanks for sharing"


Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Nonki Takahashi Microsoft Small Basic Online v1.0 (CS): Installation Guide SYEDSHANU: "As usual very useful post Nionki,Simple easy steps to install Small basic V1.0 and good tips for the beginners.."


System Center Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Leon Laude Upgrading to DPM 2019 Step-By-Step Eric Berg: "Thank you"
Adam Fowler: "Lots of great clear screenshots for a process many people need to follow"
Joseph Moody: "Also a great guide! I am not as familiar with this process but you made it very straight forward."
Silver Award Winner


Dujon Walsham SCCM Deployment Dashboard Joseph Moody: "Very slick! I am looking forward to using this!!"
Robert Smit: "good post"
Adam Fowler: "Great detailed writeup with good explanations, wording may need a little more work."
Eric Berg: "thank you"
Bronze Award Winner


Leon Laude Upgrading to Orchestrator 2019 Step-by-Step Adam Fowler: "Great detailed guide and covers as many scenarios as possible"
Joseph Moody: "Great upgrade guide! You did a wonderful job of sorting out what is really important and what isn't."
Eric Berg: "Well done"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Transact-SQL Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


SathyanarrayananS Search for a string or phrase in SQL Server database Rajat Jaiswal: "Thank you for this tip"
Silver Award Winner


Natiq Rzazade Dynamic Merge Script Rajat Jaiswal: "Nice one. Would be a great help if you include performance factor as well."


Visual Basic Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Karen Payne VB.NET Type conversions part 1 Mark Rideout: "Great article! Love the details presented as folks can easily misunderstand how type conversion works in VB.NET"
SYEDSHANU: "Very useful and detailed code explained article thanks for sharing karen ,Good to see as the source code is attached for the users."


Visual C# Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


.paul. _ C# - Simple Ciphers Rajat Jaiswal: "Nice example. The only thing which I would like to know the collision chances."
Jaliya Udagedara: "Would have been great if the code is explained."
Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"


Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Emre Ozan Memis PowerShell: Resources monitoring Peter Geelen: "Well done!"
Joseph Moody: "Good code! If you can, explain how the different pieces work together. This is a great way to help those not as fluent with PowerShell get better."
Adam Fowler: "Needs some explanations on what we're looking at!"
Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for your contribution. You may want to update the PowerShell code for realtime ram and realtime disk section because they can't be identical from the same WMI class."


Windows Server Technical Guru - April 2019
Gold Award Winner


Leon Laude Windows Server: Installing roles and features in different ways Peter Geelen: "Well done! Nice mix of text content and images!"
Mark Parris: "A good visual example of the GUI and Command line approach to installing server roles or features."
Joseph Moody: "Great article showing how many ways exist to solve this issue! I really appreciate the formatting and screenshots."
Kia Zhi Tang: "Good walkthrough with screenshots. Thank you for your contribution."


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

Best regards,
Pete Laker


More about the TechNet Guru Awards:

Comments (7)
  1. Thank you for valuable comments. I followed your advice. I made the arrangement for “PowerShell: Resources monitoring”

  2. pituach says:

    🏆Congrats to All Winners👍
    And Good Luck to All Authors in Next Contests

  3. Av111 says:

    You are very great person.Article was miss from cater gory but you took task on priority.Thanks for valuable comments.

    1. pituach says:

      You are most welcome 😃
      We need to thank you for your contribution to the community and sharing you knowledge in the TechNet Wiki articles👍

  4. Congratulations all winners and thank you judges for your valuable feedback and comments. Best of luck all participants for next month’s competition.

  5. Congrats to all the winners

  6. Arleta Wanat says:

    Congrats to all winners!

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