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  • The results for April's TechNet Guru competition were been posted!

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/2015/05/17/the-microsoft-technet-guru-awards-april-2015.aspx 

    Below is a summary of the medal winners for April. The last column being a few of the comments from the judges.

    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 - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Muhammad Ehsan Calling the Force.com REST API from BizTalk Server - Multiple Endpoints Sandro Pereira: "Well format with nice pictures, well explained and with source code, you cannot ask for more. Great article. Nice job Muhammad Ehsan"
    Ed Price: "Great scenario that's thoroughly explained! Great to have the code on the MSDN Gallery!"

     

    Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Chervine Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Azure: Introduction JH: "Great introduction to one of my favorite topics. Hope to see more about it."
    Ed Price: "I love the write-ups and diagrams! You do a great job walking the reader through this topic!"

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Ken Cenerelli Using Microsoft Application Insights in an MVC application Ed Price: "Great descriptions and use of images! The See Also section is also helpful!"
    JH: "Another great one from Ken. Would like to see another article about the customizing."

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Chiyo Odika Troubleshooting Azure Operational Insights Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues JH: "A service I was not really aware of. Great article about Azure OpInsights."
    Ed Price: "This is a good solution and article. It could benefit from a TOC, Headers, and links sections at the bottom. "

    Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Andy O'Neill Silverlight: StrikeThrough Ed Price: "Wow! This is a lot of work to get a strike through! Incredibly thorough! Great article!"
    Durval Ramos: "Very useful, images and code help a lot to understand. And have a sample on TNGallery, "tags", See Also,... Good article!"
    PG: "Very elaborate article, nice procedure"
    Richard Mueller: "A subtle and complex problem. Good to have a solution. We can use more links."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Sarah Lean CRM 2011 Outlook Deployment Ed Price: "A valuable list of requirements. Short but useful."
    Durval Ramos: "Further work is needed to better understand this content"
    PG: "Very short, to the point, might need some work to build more elaborate content"
    Richard Mueller: "Good start, but needs work. Needs references."

    Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Danish Islam SharePoint Site URLs not working without appending default.aspx Margriet Bruggeman: "I like this one. Not a trivial issue to solve, although it will occur seldomly, and the reasoning behind the solution is explained nicely"
    Ed Price: "Good formatting and use of images."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Inderjeet Singh Jaggi PSconfig wizard fails after you install any update on SharePoint server Ed Price: "Great write up! Could benefit form code formatting, Headers, a TOC, and link sections like See Also, References, and Other Resources."
    Margriet Bruggeman: "Nice find, although I am a bit worried about the state of the upgrade after this has happened and the property is changed. Also, be consistent: are we talking about 2010 or 2013?"
    Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Great technical content."

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Arleta Wanat SharePoint Online: Remove a stuck site mailbox Ed Price: "Beautiful! This is a great scenario that's masterfully demonstrated with the right balance of images, explanations, and code snippets!"
    Margriet Bruggeman: "This seems to be a very complete discussion of this very problem. Very useful!"
    Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Interesting feature in SharePoint Online."


     

    Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Ed Price - MSFT Programming Games with Small Basic: Chapter 6: Tic Tac Toe Program Michiel Van Hoorn: "This is probably one of the best end-to-end tutorials for programming a simple (but well designed game). Great learning material for all beginning coders."
    RZ: "This is fantastic! Tic-Tac-Toe is the classic of course. And the book is modeled after the classic one. Tons of games for beginner to explore the power of BASIC programming language."

    Guru Award  SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Samir Abrahao Implementing a faster distinct sort or aggregate in SSIS PT: "Nice, well-written and thorough post."
    Ed Price: "Very good! Great descriptions and use of images! It could benefit from Headers, a TOC, and a See Also section at the end that links to other Wiki articles. It was very well written!"
    RB: "Nice, explicative walkthrough."

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

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Shanky Does SQL Server Backup Operation Uses Parallelism Ed Price: "Who should win? Shanky or Shanky? I think Shanky should win! Great code formatting, images, very easy to navigate, and solid Conclusion write-up! It would benefit from a See Also section. Amazing article!"
    Durval Ramos: "Very clear and detailed, successfully demonstrates how BACKUP operation use parallelism. Amazing!"
    JS: "Very well researched, I like the reference you are doing to the mutiple MSDN articles / blogs."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Shanky Should we move resource database ?

    Ed Price: "Very clear and easy to follow!"
    Durval Ramos: "This is an interesting article, it would be better used on MS Connect" 
    AN: "I don´t see any reason why you should move the resource databases nor is one mentioned here. I see the "not supported" flags you are raising, but why write a technet article from it? Good technical depth, but no need for exposing this."

      

    Guru Award  System Center Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Chiyo Odika Troubleshooting Azure Operational Insights Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues Ed Price: "Good topic, descriptions, and use of images. Could be improved with a TOC and links sections at the end. Great article!"

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Noah Stahl PowerShell & System Center Orchestrator - Best Practice Template Ed Price: "Great template with a lot of details! Could benefit from a Conclusion and link sections at the end. Fantastic article that's very clear!"
    TN: "excellent article providing PoweShell template for Orchestrator"

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Daniel Örneling Capacity planning in Azure Operational Insights Ed Price: "Good introduction, use of images, and wrap up! Could benefit from a TOC."
    TN: "helpful article on capacity planning "


     

    Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Saeid Hasani T-SQL: Check Database Consistency Using Visual Studio SSDT Ed Price: "The images are a lot of fun! This is a very clear article that's easy to follow! Great job!"
    Durval Ramos: "Good solution, mainly to find differences in large scritps. A step-by-step with images and code that really makes it clear. "
    Richard Mueller: "A subtle issue. Grammar needs work."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Saeid Hasani T-SQL: Two Reasons for Using Table Variable Instead of Temp Tables Richard Mueller: "Very interesting and instructive issue. Grammar should be improved."
    Durval Ramos: "Interesting, we should appreciate the discussion about the issue."
    Ed Price: "As Andy mentions in the comments: "I think there are times the various work rounds aren't attractive or available and it's good to be aware of the potential pitfalls rather than just use temp tables every time." Great article!"

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Emiliano Musso Extending DATEADD Function to Skip Weekend Days Ed Price: "Great scenario that's well-exectued with beautifully formatted code!"
    Richard Mueller: "Good solution for common problem. Needs references/links."
    Durval Ramos: "Very interesting, but we have other similar articles on TNWiki. I believe is missing add a "See Also" section to enhance this article and others about the same issue."

    Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Emiliano Musso Parse a JSON stream to show TechNet Medals on WPF ListBox Anthony D. Green: "I really like the topic being covered. JSON seems like it's in every app now and it's good to see some examples of using it from within VB."
    Ed Price: "Wow! Incredible depth in this article! "
    Richard Mueller: "Outstanding example. This can be leveraged for other uses as well."

    Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Andy ONeill C#: Local Files Ed Price: "Great, exhaustive article! Easy to navigate and great formatting!"
    Carmelo La Monica: "Fantasctic article, very detailed in all parts."
    Jaliya Udagedara: "Quite important article. Gives a thorough explanation on how you can use/access file system from the application and the limitations."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Tom Mohan .NET 4.5 Read-Only Interfaces Jaliya Udagedara: "Just great! Well explained set of important interfaces available in .NET 4.5 and beyond."
    Carmelo La Monica: "Great topic, it' explain all part of Read-Only Interfaces."
    Ed Price: "The diagram really pops! The embedded links add a lot of value!"

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Yan Grenier C#: Serialization and Casting values with XDocument Ed Price: "Fantastic scenario with expert formatting!"
    Jaliya Udagedara: "I really like this article. And the sample code can be downloaded from the TechNet gallery, which is great!"
    Carmelo La Monica: "Great content and sample code C#."

      

    Guru Award  Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Ed Price - MSFT Live Meeting Portal Durval Ramos: "Very useful! We need to pull together even more articles about this Product."
    PG: "Good starting point for Live Meeting & Lync"
    Richard Mueller: "Another great addition to our collection of portals."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Andy ONeill Silverlight Resources on the Technet Wiki Richard Mueller: "Great collection of references"
    Durval Ramos: "This article is interesting, has a very useful collection of links for developers and users. "
    PG: "Good starting point for Slverlight resources"

      

    Guru Award  Windows Phone and Windows Store Apps Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Carmelo La Monica Windows Phone 8.1: Sqlite (part two) JH: "Very, very detailed article with a lot of code snippets. Can't wait to see another part of the series."
    Ed Price: "Another incredibly thorough article! It covers all the details, with code and images! Great formatting on the code snippets."

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Emiliano Musso Making a Windows Phone App to read TechNet profile through JSON Ed Price: "What an amazing article!!! The first sections were very clear. I love the prerequisites. And the code download and video at the end are incredibly helpful!"
    JH: "This article combines two cool things: Our wiki and app development. If you got the time, play around with it."

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Tom Mohan VariableSizedWrapGrid Ed Price: "Great use of sections and embedded links! It would be good to divide See Also as Wiki articles and Other Resources as non-Wiki links. Great breakdown of the code snippets!"
    JH: "Nice introduction about the usage of the VariableSizedGrid in Windows Store Apps."

      

    Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Noah Stahl PowerShell & System Center Orchestrator - Best Practice Template Chen V: "Very well documented and good explanation. "
    Alan Carlos: "Great article!"
    Richard Mueller: "Excellent. Great list if reasons why we want to use this. Should add references at the end in "Other Reources" and/or "See Also" sections. Good example code."

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

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Andy ONeill WPF: Change Tracking Ed Price: "Incredibly thorough! Great breakdown of the code. Includes a link to download all the code and great link sections at the bottom!"
    KJ: "nice - I love articles with well written base classes I can pull into my projects"

    Silver Award Winner

     

    Ayyappan Subramanian Simple navigation technique in WPF using MVVM Ed Price: "Good code coloring and introductory sections. Could benefit from Headers, a TOC, formatting the code in blocks, and link sections at the end (like Download, See Also, or Other Resources), Great to have the TechNet Gallery download!"

    Bronze Award Winner

     

    Tom Mohan WPF: MultiBinding and IMultiValueConverter Ed Price: "The Download section at the end really makes it clear. The embedded links also provide a lot of great resources as you read through the article!" 


      

    Guru Award  Windows Server Technical Guru - April 2015  

    Gold Award Winner

     

    Darshana Jayathilake Server 2012/2012 R2 Server Manager, manage lower versions of Windows servers Mark Parris: "Handy snippet to know."
    JM: "This is a good article that could use an edit pass for grammar and clarity"
    Philippe Levesque: "Great tip ! and well illustrated too. Thanks !"
    Richard Mueller: "Good information to know. Needs references/links, such as a See Also."


    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.

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    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

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    Pete Laker

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