Wiki Life: The Leaderboards

You may be familiar with the weekly blog posts listing the Top Contributors Awards for each week. These are found using the tag: top-contributors-of-the-week But did you know the TechNet Wiki also has three different leaderboards? In this blog post, we look at another way to see who is passionately contributing to TechNet. The Top…

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Wiki Life: Readability Tools

Blog posts that are concise and easy to read make for a better reading experience for the people looking at your articles. What makes an article easily readable and how do you gauge the readability of your writing? In this post, we will look at a few tools that can improve your posts. Background English…

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Wiki Life: RSS Feed & Blog Reader

I wrote a TechNet Wiki post a while back about subscribing to the Wiki Ninjas Blog in Outlook RSS feeds. I also profiled the article in a TNWiki Article Spotlight. Since then I have expanded the number of feeds I track and so I started searching for a new RSS and blog reader. I settled…

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Wiki Life: Screen Capture Tools

For this Wiki Life article, I thought I would continue my look at some of the tools I use to assemble my TechNet Wiki submissions and Wiki Ninja blog posts. So far, I have examined tools that help with image compression, grammar, and authoring. For today’s post, I thought I would look at screen capture…

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Sunday Surprise: TechNet Wiki Ninjas at MVP Global Summit

As you probably know, Microsoft Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) play an active role in both the TechNet Wiki and the Wiki Ninjas blog. I chronicled this a few months ago in an article I posted here entitled MVP authors & contributors. A benefit of being an MVP is that you receive an invitation to…

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Wiki Life: Three things to do after you win a Guru medal

When you write a great article for the TechNet Wiki, you probably want to enter it into the TechNet Guru Awards contest for the current month. However, have you ever given any thought to what you should do with your articles once you win a medal? This article will show you the three things I…

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TNWiki Article Spotlight – List of forums by languages and categories

Welcome to another Tuesday TNWiki Article Spotlight. Microsoft TechNet contains a vast trove of information for the developer and IT professional. Sometimes though this data can get buried and procedures within the website can be hard to use. This lack of functionality was spotted by Ronen Ariely (pituach) and addressed when he created an award-winning…

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Wiki Life: Working Out Loud

This spring I attended a conference centred around an IBM product. Living in the Microsoft space, as most of us do, it’s always interesting to see how other companies approach common problems. One of the main ideas I gathered from this conference was “Working Out Loud”. This means to be transparent in your work by…

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TNWiki Article Spotlight – Subscribe to Wiki Ninjas via RSS in Outlook

Welcome to another Tuesday TNWiki Article Spotlight. For this article spotlight, I want to highlight one of my own articles from last year that you might find useful. The Wiki Ninjas Blog is very active and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the most recent articles. I find the best way for…

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Council Spotlight: TechNet & MSDN Gurus, step up and be known!

August Gurus step up and show us your knowledge on the latest and the greatest technologies Microsoft has to offer! And for your efforts, eminent leaders in your technology will evaluate your contributions and award real virtual medals! All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialist field….