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Calling all FIM Gurus! May results reminder. Plus last call for June Gurus! RRS feed

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  • Last week saw the results for May's TechNet Guru competition, and you only have a week left to enter June's Competition!

    Here is a reminder of May's winners, below.

    The last column being a few of the comments from the judges.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/2015/06/17/the-microsoft-technet-guru-awards-may-2015.aspx

    Unfortunately, runners up and their judge feedback comments had to be trimmed from THIS post, to fit into the forum's 60,000 character limit, however the full version is available on TechNet Wiki.

    Some articles only just missed out, so we may be returning to discuss those too, in future blogs.
     

    Guru Award  BizTalk Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Sandro Pereira BizTalk DevOps: Monitor your BizTalk environment using PowerShell Ed Price: "BizTalk DevOps! With PowerShell??? Man, talk about a hot topic with valuable content! Fantastic job on this one!"
    Mandi Ohlinger: "Nice job Sandro. Great solutions using PowerShell. "
    LG: "It is realy practical and high value article."

    Silver Award Winner

    Johns-305 BizTalk: Running Orchestrations in Multiple Hosts On The Same Computer LG: "It is one of the great finding that requires deep knowledge of a product and still anyway would avoid public."
    Mandi Ohlinger: "Great idea and great sample. Thank you Boatseller!"
    Ed Price: "Great job on this hot topic! Great to have the download link and end with a Wiki cross-link!"

    Bronze Award Winner

    Sandro Pereira BizTalk Server 2013 R2: WCF-SAP Adapter Step-by-Step Installation Guide Ed Price: "This is such an amazing installation guide! The depth is so spot on!"
    LG: "Great knowledge gathered in this article."

     

    Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Chervine Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Azure: Hive JH: "I love the article from Chervine. Hope to see another one from this series very soon."
    Ed Price: "Truly magnificent! The depth here is astonishing! Love the diagram. Great code formatting. Thorough References section!" 

    Silver Award Winner

    Ken Cenerelli Custom Telemetry Events with TrackEvent in Microsoft Application Insights Alan Carlos: "Wow! I love AppInsights and this article is fantastic! Congrats!"
    Ed Price: "I love the topic of App Insights! Great formatting throughout this article! The red arrows/callouts in the images help a ton. Great ending with the References and See Also sections!"
    JH: "Great article about App Insights. Would love to see more detailed ones about it."

    Bronze Award Winner

    Ken Cenerelli Azure PowerShell cmdlets version updates

    JH: "Nice, short and simple. Seems to be the time for me to check my Azure PowerShell version." 

    Ed Price: "Great topic with PowerShell! This is such a beautifully formatted article that's incredibly easy to read and understand. Fantastic job!"

    Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Carmelo La Monica Read the temperature with Arduino Uno Philippe Levesque: "Really refreshing content and well explained"
    Richard Mueller: "Great images. We need more references."

    Silver Award Winner

    Danish Islam Microsoft Office Sway Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines. I liked the detailed steps to get started and the references."
    Philippe Levesque: "Good introduction to Sway!"

    Bronze Award Winner

    Pooja Baraskar Moisture sensor with Windows on Galileo Philippe Levesque: "Great job on this content"
    Richard Mueller: "Great images."

      

    Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Dan Christian SharePoint 2013 External List from Oracle Database Hezequias Vasconcelos: "It is important to see the integration of SharePoint 2013 with other platforms not Microsoft. This shows the confidence that the business environment has on the product."
    KB: "Very detailed and a lot of screenshots. Nice work!"
    TN: "Helpful article to connect SP & Oracle database"
    Ed Price: "This is fantastic! I love how the three videos walk you through the steps as well!"

    Silver Award Winner

    Inderjeet Singh Jaggi What is a Web Application in SharePoint? Ed Price: "Great description and use of PowerShell commands."

    Bronze Award Winner

    Danish Islam Excel Services Issue in SharePoint 2013/2010 Ed Price: "This is very clear, with a helpful solution. A combination of the text of the error message and the image help add the clarity. Great formatting. It could benefit from a See Also section." 

     

    Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Ezra94 Small Basic: Optimization Michiel Van Hoorn: "This is really usefull and great reading for developers who looking for more complex application and want to avoid pitfall.s"
    Ed Price: "Ezra and Nonki did an amazing job on this article! I was recently going through these issues with some various users, and this article has helped give us a ton of ideas! Great article! Great formatting on the sections and code snippets, and I love all the resources at the end! That Bill Gates article is a fun one!"
    RZ: "Very nice! And very engaging. Much more fun than just talking about Optimization. :)"

    Silver Award Winner

    Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Kinect for Small Basic Extension Library Michiel Van Hoorn: "For those lucky guys with a kinect sensor on their pc: get busy. For others: buy a sensor!"
    Ed Price: "A reference doc for the Kinect Extension. Great! And I love the picture! Also, good visibility in the See Also to show the other extensions available!"
    RZ: "Excellent as usual. Yeah, Kinect! What else needs to be said? :)"

    Guru Award  SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Andy ONeill Developer Friendly XML Extraction From SQL Server DRC: "Good article for developers to extract the SQL data in XMl format for processing. The SQL Server instance name in the BCp command should be “-S” [Upper case]. Else we encounter the error: C:\temp>bcp.exe "SQLquery" queryout c:\temp\xmlFileName.xml -w -T -s<Hostname\Instancename> bcp.exe: unknown option s We get the below error if we don’t specify the servername as it always tries to connect to default instance on the machine on which the command is executed.So "-S" parameter need to be included. bcp "EXEC [AdventureWorks2012].[dbo].[XML_Extract_Employees]" queryout D:\test.xml -w -T C:\temp>bcp "EXEC [AdventureWorks2012].[dbo].[XML_Extract_Employees]" queryout c:\temp\test.xml -w -T SQLState = 08001, NativeError = 2 Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server]Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [2]. SQLState = 08001, NativeError = 2 So the commandd should be: bcp "EXEC [AdventureWorks2012].[dbo].[XML_Extract_Employees]" queryout D:\test.xml -w -T -S<hostname\Instancename> "
    Durval Ramos: "An interesting article, but need to add more XML examples and other structures, including attributes and special characters (encoding)"
    AM: "Great introduction to FOR XML feature."

    Guru Award  System Center Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    GerryHampson Analyse your ConfigMgr data with Microsoft Power BI Alan Carlos: "Great article and content."
    Ed Price: "Great job on the detail and some very helpful images! It could benefit from a TOC, section headers, and a See Also section. Great article! Powerful topic!" 

    Silver Award Winner

    Sridhar Vishwanatham Optimizing rule in scom 2007/2012 Ed Price: "Good topic with great info. It could benefit from a TOC, bigger section headers, and a See Also section that links to related Wiki articles. Good diagram! It's very easy to follow along through the details!" 

    Bronze Award Winner

    MarkusEliasson Troubleshoot ID 30111 from DPM: VssError: The specified object was not found Ed Price: "Helpful info! Please check out the article comment from Mike J and update acordingly. Great topic!"
    MJ: "I Added a comment to make it more complete."

    Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Ronen Ariely T-SQL: Sort data by multiple languages Richard Mueller: "Good explanation. I like the highlighted notes."
    Durval Ramos: "This article is very interesting, and demonstrates effectively how to work with UNICODE data. Very well detailed article and also have T-SQL script to download on TechNet Gallery."

    Silver Award Winner

    Saeid Hasani T-SQL: Make a Read Copy of Database by Using Synonym, Trigger and SQL Agent Job Durval Ramos: "Very useful, this article is well structured over an interesting scenario. I have read many threads about copy of a database on Forums. Also have T-SQL script to download on TechNet Gallery."
    Richard Mueller: "We need links/references."

    Guru Award  Universal Windows Apps Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Emiliano Musso Geolocalize a device and store coordinates on Webserve Ed Price: "Wow! This is such an amazing article! The detail, images, formatting, and everything are all fantastic! I'd love to see a See Also section and Wiki cross-linking, but this is a fantastic article!"
    JH: "Location-aware apps are very important nowadays. I like the approach in this article to not use the complete Microsoft stack, instead to use PHP and MySQL. Would be cool to see it with more technologies, such as Node.js."

    Silver Award Winner

    Lee McPherson Leverage Continuum feature to change UI for Mouse/Keyboard users using custom StateTrigger JH: "I like it when an app behaves 'native' on different devices. Hope that the times where I can't use my big fingers are gone."
    Ed Price: "Great descriptions and execution on formatting each section!" 

    Bronze Award Winner

    Pooja Baraskar  Localization in Windows Universal Apps JH: "Localization and Globalization is something most apps have their problems with. This article shows how easy it can be. Love it!"
    Ed Price: "As Danish mentions in the article comments, it's very easy to understand! The images are helpful and the explanations are thorough!" 

    Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    tommytwotrain VB.Net: High resolution printouts of the Chart control by using a Metafile MR: "Very helpful article!"
    Richard Mueller: "Good work. We need links/references."

    Silver Award Winner

    Emiliano Musso Sort and Filter CSV files with DataTable and DataView Richard Mueller: "Good use of TOC."
    MR: "Great article on intro to Data Tables" 

    Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    .paul. Multi-page DGV Printing Carmelo La Monica: "Very great content and detailed in all parts!"
    Jaliya Udagedara: "It would have been great, if explanations were provided for each method in the provided code."

    Silver Award Winner

    Yan Grenier C# : Windows Service in console mode for debug and admin Jaliya Udagedara: "I really enjoyed reading this article. Well explained with images, code snippets, and the source code is available in MSDN Code Gallery. It’s just perfect!"
    Carmelo La Monica: "I don't know very much about Windows Service, but this article is for me and other users a good starting point, congrats!"

    Bronze Award Winner

    Tom Mohan Getting Started With WCF Jaliya Udagedara: "Detailed article about WCF which I am sure beginners will find quite interesting."
    Carmelo La Monica: "Very helpful article, and great demo for to understand how to use WCF service, congratulations!"

    Guru Award  Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Andy ONeill Why YOU should enter the Technet WIki Guru Competition PG: "Nice, useful article"
    Durval Ramos: "This article provides good arguments to encourage our Community to share knowledge. Congrats on your initiative, Andy!!!"
    Richard Mueller: "Great topic and well written. Good use of guidelines for articles."

    Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Arleta Wanat SharePoint Online content types in Powershell: Add Richard Mueller: "Well written. Good links. I needed more explanation/examples."
    Chen V: "Excellent Article! Great Explanation with Related Links! "

    Silver Award Winner

    sridhar vishwanatham SCOM 2012: Bulk override creation for monitors and rules using PowerShell Alan Carlos: "Wow, great tip!!!"
    Chen V: "Good script to keep SCOM healthy!"
    Richard Mueller: "Needs links/references."

    Bronze Award Winner

    Arleta Wanat Manage SharePoint Online Access Requests using Powershell Richard Mueller: "Interesting."
    Chen V: "Good Article - Screen shots makes it clear." 

    Guru Award  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Andy ONeill Dependency Property Default Double Trouble KJ: "I love these kind of articles. this has bit me in the past."
    Ed Price: "Love the end-to-end perspective!"

    Silver Award Winner

    Tom Mohan Data Input Validation In WPF : Validation With Exception Ed Price: "Valuable contribution!"
    KJ: "short and sweet - nice."

    Bronze Award Winner

    Andy ONeill Animating a ViewModel KJ: "neat stuff! very fancy!"
    Ed Price: "Great topic with powerful depth!"

    Guru Award  Windows Server Technical Guru - May 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

    Richard Mueller Active Directory: Large Integer Attributes JM: "This is an excellent article, thanks for your continued contributions"
    Mark Parris: "Excellent insights."
    Philippe Levesque: "Well written article and well explained !"

    Silver Award Winner

    Manjunath Sullad How to Identify “Shared” and “Non-Shared” disks on cluster nodes Philippe Levesque: "Good technical tip !"
    JM: "This is a very good article on cluster node HDDs, good job"
    Mark Parris: "Good tidbit."

    Bronze Award Winner

    Darshana Jayathilake Useful powershell commands for manage servers & desktops Mark Parris: "Good knowledge to have."
    JM: "This article provides a great basis for a topic to which many folks can contribute their favorite PowerShell commands"

    As mentioned above, runners up and comments were removed from this post, to fit into the forum's 60,000 character limit.

    You will find the complete post, comments and feedback on the main announcement post.

    Please join the discussion, add a comment, or suggest future categories.

    If you have not yet contributed an article for this month, and you think you can write a more useful, clever, or better produced wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! :D

    Best regards,
    Pete Laker

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