The results for July's TechNet Guru competition have been posted!
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Below is a copy of the July winners. The last column being a few of the comments from the judges.
BizTalk Technical Guru - July 2013 Steef-Jan Wiggers Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal Mandi Ohlinger: "Great topic! The screen shots make it easy to follow. Including the MakeCert.exe syntax is a good bonus."
Peter Laker: "Excellent article, great layout and formatting"
Ed Price: "Bullets, links, bold, and images... you make everyone want to try BizTalk! Fantastic!"
Steef-Jan Wiggers BizTalk Server 2013: Sign and verifying a message Peter Laker: "Lots of detail. Nice layout."
Ed Price: "This is a very common topic, and I love the way you tell the story and present the information in each section!"
Tord Glad Nordahl: "This is a topic that appears in the forums often"
Mandi Ohlinger: "Certificate-related questions are common by EDI users. This topic provides some really good details."
Lex Hegt BizTalk Message Based Routing: why is my file not transfered to the location of the Send Port Mandi Ohlinger: "This is a great troubleshooting topic! In fact, it should be bookmarked by every BizTalk admin."
Ed Price: "Great formatting with easy navigation!"
SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - July 2013 Matthew Yarlett Viewing, sorting and filtering SharePoint User Profiles using PowerShell Jinchun Chen: "Many users would like to filter User Profiles based on some criterion. This article shows them a good example."
Ed Price: "Well formatted and broken up with the code and images. And as Jinchun mentioned, this is a very common scenario."
Ed Price: "Interesting topic, great code snippets, and as Gitanjali says in the comments, "Very useful""
Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2013 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Shapes Editor RZ: "This is an amazing program. Nonki deserves to be the winner!"
Peter Laker: "There can only be one... :D"
Ed Price: "I can't get over how Nonki made an application that's basically better than Paint. And this article really compliments the application. As Jibba Jabba says in the comments: "This is amazing, Nonki. Really informative sample.""
SQL Server Analysis Services, PowerPivot Technical Guru - July 2013 Paul Turley We’ve Got The Power: “Power BI”, New Microsoft BI Suite Announced Ed Price: "Given the new launch of the Power BI brand, there was a huge opportunity to write a great article on what this new suite looks like, and Paul nailed it! In the comments, Naomi, Dplotnikov, Kishhr, and I all agreed that this is a fantastic article!" Christian Wade Currency Conversion in SSAS 2012 (Multidimensional & Tabular) Ed Price: "Christian masterfully tells the story of Currency Conversion, and I love how it's told for both Multidimensional and Tabular modelling. Great job!" Paras Doshi Custom Calculations for Invoice & Returns using PowerPivot DAX formula Ed Price: "This is an important DAX scenario that Paras walks you through. " SQL Server Reporting Services, Power View, & SQL Server Integration Services Technical Guru - July 2013 SathyanarrayananS SSRS - Multi Font Color / Multi Font Size within Single Field / Textbox Peter Laker: "Most useful of the two for me."
Ed Price: "Very common scenario. The code and comments help walk us through it. Good job!"
Shanky_621 How to Transfer Records from SQL Server to Postgres Peter Laker: "Excellent article. Very close second."
Ed Price: "Another useful article! Good detail."
Transact-SQL Technical Guru - July 2013 Naomi N T-SQL: Gaps and Islands Problem Richard Mueller: "Good explanation with great references."
Samuel Lester: "Great scope, content, background info, references, and solution! In my opinion, the perfect scope for a wiki article. I also love that it references a question posed by the SQL Server community. "
Peter Laker: "Very useful snippet"
DB: "This is a good summary of a topic that's been well covered in the referenced authorities."
Naomi N T-SQL: FIFO Inventory Problem - Cost of Goods Sold Peter Laker: "Deeply detailed and full of techy goodness."
DB: "This is substantial, novel and important."
Richard Mueller: "Advanced topic with lots of code. "
Samuel Lester: "Amazing level of detail! This article will be extremely useful for people with a similar problem, but it almost borders on the verge of too specific for this wiki/editable forum. Would be spectacular as a blog entry as it is so incredibly detailed and full of useful content."
Visual Basic Technical Guru - July 2013 Reed Kimble How to Handle a Huge Collection of Strings in VB.Net MR: "Extremely well written article. Great details about tradeoffs of memory vs. performance. "
Ed Price: "It looks fantastic and is easy to read. Great introductions/explanations for each code snippet!"
Richard Mueller: "Outstanding article. Clear explanations and clear code. This can be extremely useful in cases where a dictionary object doesn't help."
SB: "A nice article which details a problem, identifies a solution and gives credible numbers in the summary to show the performance improvement. The code is simple to understand and deals with a number of issues."
Anthony D. Green: "I love how the author introduces the text with several practical examples of where such a technique might be valuable. Good coverage of implementing the .NET collection pattern and a more performant alternative to linear search."
Paul Ishak Knife Thrower! Anthony D. Green: "It's great when learning can be made fun and game programming is the quintessential example of that. This article was a blast!"
MR: "Great article. Could use more structure and formatting. Maybe trying to do too much? Article should try and teach, not just talk about the code"
Ed Price: "So this is just hilarious. It's fun, and it has great interactions in the comments. From the Thinker: "Good article! I tried the code sample it was great!"
Richard Mueller: "Amazing. Detailed explanation. Perhaps we didn't need information on namespaces."
SB: "The article was good"
The Thinker Binary and Back Anthony D. Green: "Short and sweet. This article concisely covers a valuable beginner."
SB: "Simple small article - straightforward and too the point. basic level but these are often what are asked on the forums and addresses the point."
Ed Price: "I'm a big fan of geeky binary, so it's fantastic to see this! And I love the video reference at the end! Very entertaining!"
Richard Mueller: "Good explanation of very basic functions."
Visual C# Technical Guru - July 2013 Jaliya Udagedara Connecting to SSAS Cube using Silverlight CW: "Link to "asynchronous operations in wcf" is dead, but he article is nice"
Christian Lukito: "Nice article about Silverlight, WCF and SSAS"
Ed Price: "A fantastic solution that's presented well!"
Jaliya Udagedara Bing Maps for Silverlight - Customized Tooltip for Pushpins Ed Price: "This is cool. A fun solution that uses multiple technologies. Great code formatting and image. As Matthew mentions in the comments, you should also put the snippet in the TechNet Gallery!"
CW: "This is an interesting article. I enjoyed that it was straight and to the point"
Christian Lukito: "Simple, yet show possibility with Bing Maps under Silverlight"
Jaliya Udagedara Set WCF Service Authentication to Use a Custom Username & Password over HTTP Christian Lukito: "Good article with detailed steps. Helping user that puzzled how to do this correctly."
Ed Price: "A highly needed solution that's formatted well and very clear and easy to read. Great job!"
CW: "I am far from an expert of WCF, and this is the first I have seen an example explaining how to use custom user names for service access. I believe this is likely a useful article. It was also very easy to read and digest."
Windows Phone Technical Guru - July 2013 Senthil Kumar (isenthil) Location API in Windows Phone 8 JS: "Best written and most complete"
Ed Price: "This is a very well rounded article. It would be perfect with even more explanations around the various concepts. Good fix by Isenthil from feedback in the comments!"
Lohith Goudagere Nagaraj Text To Speech in Windows Phone 8 JS: "Is OK"
Ed Price: "An important topic from Lohith with good explanations. As Nitesh says in the comments: "Nice and Easy, Lohith!""
Ken Tucker How to use Sqlite with a Windows Phone 8 app JS: "Nice, but not enough documentation"
Ed Price: "Good code formatting. The images are helpful. It could use more explanations and details for each step."
Windows Store Apps Technical Guru - July 2013 Ken Tucker Create an Analog Clock in a Windows Store Application RC: "Clocks are a classic Xaml demo!"
Ed Price: "This is a great topic! "
Jaliya Udagedara Tasks Window in Visual Studio 2013 Preview Ed Price: "Good use of images to visually explain the Tasks Window." Jaliya Udagedara Windows Store App with a SQLite Database RC: "Nice clearly written intro to using SQLite."
Ed Price: "Great introduction and good use of images and well-formatted code."
WPF Technical Guru - July 2013 Magnus MM8 (Magnus Montin) WPF/MVVM: Binding the IsChecked property of a CheckBox to several other CheckBoxes AN: "Very detailed, nice images, excellent explanations"
Ed Price: "Strong introduction and good explanations for each code snippet. Terrific!"
XAML guy (Peter Laker) WPF Data, Item and Control Templates - Minimum code, maximum awesome AN: "Love the animated gif/video. Great introduction to WPF"
Ed Price: "Good workflow and the animated GIF is great! Great article!"
Gaurav Khanna Editable Button in WPF AN: "Nice code dump. Would like a little more explanation."
Ed Price: "It's a good solution"
Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - July 2013 Ike Ugochuku FIM 2010 R2: HowTo - Bulk import of attributes flow rules into Synchronization Rule in the Portal Peter Laker: "Excellent article"
Ed Price: "It's great that you thought of the Prerequisites section."
Ike Ugochuku FIM 2010 R2: HowTo - Make a connection to Oracle Database 11g Peter Laker: "Very close second. Nice layout and content."
Ed Price: "Good formatting. The steps could be introduced more and given numbers. More explanations would help. Great job!"
SQL Server Database Engine Technical Guru - July 2013 pituach Shrink SQL Database during Restore Peter Laker: "Excellent article, lots of detail."
Ed Price: "The case study section and strong explanations help bring this article to the top... not to mention a fantastic subject! Great job!"
Uwe Ricken SQL Server: No Fragmentation in HEAP from INSERT / UPDATE Peter Laker: "Nice tip, well presented code."
Ed Price: "A great solution with well-formatted code, and well-placed images. If it included more explanations, it would be perfect. A very good article!"
rksqldba SQL VDI Backups fail with Error 9001 Peter Laker: "Nice copy in from forum help. Just what we need."
Ed Price: "This is a good, straightforward solution."
A great big thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to last month's competition.
Hopefully we will see you ALL again in this month's listings?
If you have not yet contributed an article for this month, and you think you can produce a more useful, clever and better produced wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! :D
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