Wiki: Common Tags

Wiki: Common Tags

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You can make your article easier to discover by using common tags that are relevant to your article. Always remember to include the basic product tags, such as SQL Server, PowerPivot, Hyper-V, Office, and Exchange Server.

The following table lists commonly used tags that are not product specific.

Tag Description
best practices The article contains recommended practices.
blog link The article contains links to one or more blog posts.
Candidate for deletion These are articles that are queued up to be reviewed and then deleted. They are often spam, but they can also be duplicate articles, test articles, etc.
core docs The article is a core document for the TechNet Wiki.
Deployment The article contains information about deploying the product.
developer The article is targeted to a developer audience.
Discussion The article presents one or more opinions, and is meant to be a discussion. You can find a message template for this type of article here: Wiki: Message Templates.
For Review This tag might help to mark articles that may need some improvement suggested in the comments to the article. See more about this tag in this article
From Blog The content of the article originated in a blog. Note that you must get the author's permission to do this.
From Forum The content of the article originated in a forum, such as MSDN, TechNet, and Microsoft Community forums.
Getting Started The article is an introductory level article, and is designed to help someone who is new to the product.
glossary The article consists of definitions of terms relative to a product or technology.
governance The article contains policies and information posted by the TechNet Wiki council.
has back to top link The article has back to top or return to top links.
has code The article contains a code / script snippet.
has comment The article has at least one comment in the Article tab.
has image The article contains at least one image.
has kb The article contains a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on the Microsoft Support site.
has Other Languages The English article includes an Other Languages section, which means it's been translated into at least one language.
has See Also The English article includes a See Also section, which consists of links to other TechNet Wiki articles.
has table The article contains at least one table.
has TOC The article contains a TOC, created by the TOC tag.
has video The article contains embedded video content.
help The article contains trouble shooting information.
High-level Overview The article discusses theory and general concepts. You can find a message template for this type of article here: Wiki: Message Templates.
How To The article describes how to accomplish a specific task. You can find a message template for this type of article here: Wiki: Message Templates.
Installation The article contains information about installing a product or feature.
library link The article contains links to Microsoft technical libraries, such as MSDN or TechNet.
Link Collection The article contains a collection of links related to a particular product or feature.
Linked from Portal  The article got cross linked from a Portal's page. (See there for the list of Portals;
Wiki: Portal of TechNet Wiki Portals)
Multi Language Wiki Articles The article has been translated into at least one additional language.
needs work The article is incomplete, and needs additional information or work.  If you do not want people to contribute to the article, use the Work in progress tag instead.
Portal The article serves as an organized starting page for a product or feature, or describes a product portal such as the Unified Access Gateway (UAG) portal.
Reporting The article contains information about generating reports.
script The article contains examples of script.
search The article contains information about searching and optimizing search experiences.
security The article contains security related information.
setup The article contains information about setting up a product or feature.
stub The article has little or no content, and is a placeholder until more content is added. How to Create a Stub Page.
survival guide The article is collection of links that covers the essential information about a product or feature.
TechNet Wiki Featured Article The article was (at some point) featured on the front page of TechNet Wiki. This helps us make sure we don't feature an article twice, it tells the reader that the content is valuable, and it gives us another form of list of all the featured articles. 
TechNet Wiki Portal The article consists of links to TechNet Wiki articles for a product or technology.
tools / Tool The article describes a particular tool or set of tools.
troubleshooting The article contains troubleshooting information.
Upgrade The article contains information about upgrading a product or feature, or a list of upgrades that are available.
video link The article contains links to video content.
Vendor-agnostic The article is relevant to a particular technology, and is not specific to any one vendor's implementation of a technology. You can find a message template for this type of article here: Wiki: Message Templates.
Wiki The article contains information that is specific to the TechNet Wiki.
 Work in progress The article is actively being worked on, and is not ready for additional contributions. You can find a message template for this type of article here: Wiki: Message Templates.

 


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Comments
  • Very helpful article. Thanks for creating.

  • Is it possible for a Wiki contributor to add his/her name to the tag list? If yes, in which cases?

  • Love it!

  • "help" and "troubleshooting", What's the difference?