This article features the nominees for future featured articles for the TechNet Wiki home page. To nominate an article, add it to the alphabetical list in the Nominees section. This article also includes a publication schedule and a list of previously featured articles.

Publication Schedule

Two new articles are featured each week. Those are determined by the TechNet Wiki English Featured Article Team. In addition, a third or fourth article might be featured the same week, at least two days later. These are additional articles that the Wiki team might need to highlight.


To nominate any article, add it here for the publisher to review (listed alphabetically):

Active Directory

Active Directory: DSQUERY Commands

AD CS and PKI Step-by-Steps, Labs, Walkthroughs, HowTo, and Examples


Identity Infrastructure Capabilities - Managing Identity in the Age of Hybrid IT

Install AD FS 2.0 Hotfixes in Preparation for Office 365 

Migrate Your AD FS Configuration Database to SQL Server

Wiki: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Portal


ASP.NET MVC: How to Start Unit Testing

ASP.NET MVC Learning Roadmap

ASP.NET MVC Web Application With Federated Authentication

ASP.NET Portal

ASP.NET Portal 

BizTalk Server

BizTalk Health Check 

BizTalk Server 2010 - Tools

BizTalk Server Adapter Pack 2010

Developing Integration Solutions Using BizTalk Server 2009 and Team Foundation Server - Planning 

How To Plan for an Installation of the BizTalk Accelerator for Rosettanet

Install the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect Feature

Recommendations for Installing, Sizing, Deploying, and Maintaining a BizTalk Server Solution  

Working with BizTalk AppFabric Connect

BizTalk Server: High Availability

Microsoft BizTalk Automatic Throttling

The BizTalk Anti-Pattern List

How to Install BizTalk Server 2010 in a Basic Multi-Computer Environment


How to Query Trees using LINQ



Dynamics AX
Dynamics AX 2012 Collaboration

Dynamics CRM

How to Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: List of Tools and Software

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Outlook Client Installation Gotchas

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Resources

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Overview

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Survival Guide

Enterprise Security

Entity Framework

Exchange Server

Configure a Static UDP Port for Push Notifications in an Exchange 2010 Environment

Exchange 2010 Client Access Array and Load Balancing Resources

Exchange Videos 

Forefront Protection for Exchange Best Practices

Microsoft Identity Management Solutions Supported by Exchange Server

Forefront Identity Manager 

How to Use Workflows to Automate the Calculation and Notification of Initial Passwords

How to Post a Wiki Article Announcement to the FIM Forum

Understanding Deprovisioning in FIM

Understanding FIM Service Partitions


How to Increase the VHD Size in Hyper-V R2

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 Is Not Displaying Pages or Opening Links


Microsoft.NET: Modifying Web.Config file and IIS Reset   





.NET Framework

.NET Framework Overview

Office 365




Power View

Demo Transcript: Exploring Self-Service Reporting with SQL Server 2012 Power View

Power View Report to Hadoop on Azure Hive Sample

Presentation Transcript: Exploring SQL Server 2012 Power View 

Set Up a VM Test Server for Power View and PowerPivot

SQL Server 2012 with Power View for Multidimensional Models

Tutorial: Configure Tabular Model Reporting Properties for Power View

Understanding Multidimensional Model Objects in Power View




How to Update PowerShell Help

PowerShell: Creating Custom Objects

PowerShell: Getting the Most from Trace-Command

PowerShell: Optimization and Performance Testing

PowerShell V3 FAQ

PowerShell: Working With Regular Expressions (regex)

PowerShell Portal

SCM (Security Compliance Manager)


SharePoint 2010 Best Practices: Asset vs Picture library (en-US)

SharePoint 2013 Portal

SharePoint 2013: Resources for IT Pros

Small Basic

Development Map for Becoming a Good Programmer Using Small Basic and MSDN

Get Started with Small Basic

Small Basic

Small Basic: Control Statements

Small Basic Curriculum: Online

Small Basic FAQ

Small Basic: Graduate to C#

Small Basic: How to Convert Multi-Line Text into an Array of Lines

Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using C#

Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET

Small Basic: How to Debug

Small Basic: How to Format a Code Block

Small Basic: IDE Colors

Small Basic: Programming Tips

Small Basic: Stack Basics

Small Basic: Text Basics

Small Basic Tutorial: Creating Your First Program

The Developer’s Reference Guide to Small Basic

Wiki: Small Basic Portal

SQL Azure

Retry Logic for Transient Failures in SQL Azure

Security Guidelines for SQL Azure

SQL Azure Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide


SQL Server

Database Engine Security Checklist: Database Engine Security Configuration

How to Embed SQL Server Express in an Application

How to Use ASP.NET with SQL Server

How to Use PHP with SQL Server

Introduction to Development with SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit BOM 

SQL Server Columnstore Performance Tuning

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) (Give Carla Sobotta credit)

SQL server memory and troubleshooting

Trace Flags in SQL Server

Understanding Logging in Tempdb is it recreated or rebuilt after SQL Server starts

What does log truncations counter value in dmv os performace counters signify.

 When using DBCC SHRINKFILE can we use TRUNCATEONLY option for log files

Using Custom Code in SSRS Reports for Advanced String Operations

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Operations Manager

Visio Management Pack Designer for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager 



Ghost "Rows" Buster in SQL Server

Importing an Excel Spreadsheet into a SQL Server Database

Paging a Query with SQL Server


Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

How to Build a REST Service Using WCF

How to Enable WCF Message Flow

WCF Data Services: Overview

WCF Endpoints and Bindings


WCF: Streaming Large Data Files Using WebHttpBinding


Community Involvement and Participation Guide

How to Nominate a TechNet Wiki Article to Be Featured on the Home Page of TechNet Wiki

How to Report a TechNet Wiki Page

Microsoft Technical French Contributor (MTFC) Award

Plagiarism at TechNet Wiki - First Empirical Data and Analysis

Plagiarism Charts - September 2013

TechNet Guru Contributions

TechNet Wiki Advisory Board

TechNet Wiki Community Council: Areas of Focus

TechNet Wiki Featured Article Nominees 

TechNet Wiki: Featured Article Teams

TechNet Wiki: How to Earn Recognition Points and Achievement Medals

TechNet Wiki International Council

TechNet Wiki: Language Progress

Test Lab Guides

Wiki: Best Practices for Giving Credit

Wiki: Cross-Linking

Wiki: Governance and Guidelines Portal

Wiki: How to Add a Video or Image to Your Article

Wiki: How to Add and Format Tables in TechNet Wiki

Wiki: How to Build Community

Wiki: How to Get a New Language Started or Expanded on TechNet Wiki

Wiki: How to Translate Wiki Articles

Wiki: Known Issues

Wiki Ninja Belt Rankings

Wiki Ninja Belt Status: Who Has What Belt Ranking

Wiki Ninjas Blog: How to Become an Author

Wiki Ninjas Blog: The Contributors

Wiki Ninjas Blog: Article Spotlight overview

Wiki: Non-English Language Content Guidelines

Wiki: Non-English Language Title Guidelines

Wiki: Policies that Govern the Wiki

Wiki: Technical Editing

Wiki: Translation Tags 

Wiki: List of Articles for TechNet Wiki

Wiki Bugfix: Changed Tags ob a History Tab

Wiki: Pirated Content Portal


Certificate Services Lifecycle Notifications

How to Determine if BitLocker Drive Encryption is Enabled

How to List All of the Windows and Software Updates Applied to a Computer

Windows 7 Default Services 

Windows 7: How to Show a Custom Text Message Before Logon through Group Policy Preferences

Storage Spaces - Designing for Performance

Windows Azure

How to Create a Virtual Network in Windows Azure

Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7 Application With Federated Authentication

Windows Server 

Credential Roaming

How to Decommission a Windows Enterprise Certification Authority and How to Remove All Related Objects

Root causes for slow boots and logons (sbsl)

Windows MultiPoint Server Build Document

Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller   


Simple Data Binding in XAML

Past Featured Articles

NOTE: In addition to the list below, all the featured articles have been tagged with the special-use tag, "TechNet Wiki Featured Article". So rather than looking on this page to see if an article has been featured, you can check the bottom of the article to see if it has the tag. Or you can see the list of articles for the tag  "TechNet Wiki Featured Article"

Here are the previously featured articles, divided by technology/product and listed chronologically (the top articles in the technology area were featured the most recently):

Active Directory




Cloud Computing

Dynamics AX

Dynamics CRM

Enterprise Security

Entity Framework




Internet Explorer




Power Pivot

Power View




Small Basic

SQL Azure (Windows Azure SQL Database)

SQL Server


System Center



User Group Services

Visual Basic



Windows Azure

Windows Phone

Windows Server

Windows Store Apps



Chronological List 

The most recently featured articles are listed at the top:

See Also