TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013

TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013

 
 

Introduction



Contributions for August are now closed. If you wish to compete for September,  please post your links here

 
If you contribute any new code, or solutions to problems in the following categories, please add your content (that you write for a Forum or Blog) to TechNet Wiki, and then add a link to your TechNet Wiki article below, to let us know.


This is a TechNet Wiki awards program, so we only want WIKI LINKS for articles created in August, not old, external forum or gallery links. If you have already made a contribution on the forums or gallery, simply copy it into the wiki and reference the original article, like shown here.
 
One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as a whole.
This includes a dedicated blog post in the Wiki Ninjas blog, a tweet from the Wiki Ninjas Twitter account, an announcement on your forum, and other acknowledgement from the community.

Winners will be voted on by five judges. The judges consist of 3 TechNet Wiki Community Council members and 2 Microsoft Employee SMEs (Subject Matter Experts -usually the people making the technologies). The judges will be looking for articles that are thorough, technically accurate, visually clear (images might help, but aren't necessary), and well written. (Any community member can help with the "technically accurate" part by reviewing the articles below and either fixing inaccuracies in the article or commenting on them--asking questions or suggesting fixes.) The articles must be written in August 2013 and must be in English. However, the original blog or forum content can be from before August. Make sure you aren't taking credit for someone else's content (you have to be the author of the original content and of the Wiki article). The categories listed are targeted to the most popular forums/technologies and ones that we are able to support. We will add more categories as we go (please don't add more categories, instead, leave a comment at the bottom to suggest a new category).

How to Enter


1) Create a new TechNet article

YOU CAN COPY YOUR CONTRIBUTION FROM MSDN/TECHNET FORUMS OVER TO TECHNET WIKI (IN AUGUST) TO QUALIFY FOR THESE AWARDS. You can also create a new article not related to your forums contributions.

A) Log into TechNet/MSDN with your Microsoft credentials

B) Add your content as an article to TechNet Wiki: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/add.aspx

If you are copying and pasting your MSDN/TechNet forum solutions over to TechNet Wiki, please give some introduction to the problem, make sure your steps are clear, and then link to the original forum post. You can also paste in your blog posts (rather than forum content).
 

2) Tell us about it

To add a link to your article:

A) Log into TechNet with your Microsoft credentials

B) Click the "Edit" tab, above this article title, and copy in the URL to your TechNet Wiki article into the appropriate section.
 
 

Categories

 Add Your Contributions for August in the Sections Below...

NOTE: These MUST be TechNet Wiki articles, and they MUST be written in August 2013.

BizTalk

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this BizTalk forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your BizTalk contribution here:

Forefront Identity Manager

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this FIM forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your FIM contribution here:

SharePoint 2010 / 2013

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this SharePoint General forum thread and in this SharePoint Development forum thread. Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of SharePoint contribution here:

Small Basic

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this Small Basic forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your Small Basic contribution here:

SQL Server Analysis Services, PowerPivot

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this SSAS forum thread and in  this PowerPivot forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your SSAS contribution here:

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SQL Server Database Engine

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in  this Database Engine forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your Database Engine contribution here:

SQL Server Reporting Services, Power View & SQL Server Integration Services

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this SSRS forum thread and in this SSIS forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your SSRS or Power View contribution here:

* Although these articles were written in July, they were not added to the July competition in time, and so the articles will compete in August.

Transact-SQL


 The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this T-SQL forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your T-SQL contribution here:

* Although this article was written in July, it was not added to the July competition in time, and so the article will compete in August.

Visual Basic


 The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this Visual Basic forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your VB contribution here:

Visual C#


The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in 
this Visual C# forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your C# contribution here:

* Although this article was written in July, it was not added to the July competition in time, and so the article will compete in August.

Windows Phone

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this Windows Phone Development forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your Windows Phone contribution here: 

Windows Store Apps

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this Windows Store app development forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your Store App contribution here:

WPF

The TechNet Guru August competition is announced in this WPF forum thread.
Post a link to the TechNet Wiki page of your WPF contribution here:

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Comments
  • Good luck to everyone for August!

  • Quick question.  I've posted an answer in the forums that got accepted on the 31st July, which I'd like to wite up.  Will I have to submit this under the August remit or can I add it to July's submissions?

  • It's only when the contribution get copied over to TechNet Wiki that matter, not another source like the forums. And a link also has to be posted on the relevant competition page by the end of the month, or they won't get sent to the judges for review.

  • Ok, I'l get it in for August then.  Appreciate the response.

  • I think if you want to leave the same announcement threads to be re-used, you need to change them to mention August or remove July from them

  • Thank you as always Naomi, for checking and highlighting my mistakes :D

    I have now updated the links to the correct forum pages for August.

  • Just curious, if article is posted in July competition and I happen to update the article, let's say now for some minor typo or formatting, will that article still be picked up for July competition or algorithm will remove that one?