This article is derived from What is TechNet Wiki? blog post.


What Wikipedia says

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_TechNet#Wiki

"The TechNet Wiki is a technical resource for the community. Anyone who joins the community can contribute new topics, edit and enhance existing topics, provide comments and friend other registered users. The goals of the wiki include providing broader and more in-depth solutions content (how-to, procedural, troubleshooting, deployment) from a wider variety of authors with less publishing friction than traditional mechanisms."


What MVPs say

Below quotes are borrowed from our Monday Interviews: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/monday+_2d00_+community+interview/

Susan Bradley:

What interests me about the wiki is how it can be a common place for all to share with. It's not "my" blog it's a common location that everyone can call their own.

Allan Rocha :

The possibility to share and the entire community be allowed to contribute at the same article it’s very nice!

Sainath KEV :

Centralized database with several distinct Infrastructure live scenarios, which implements Microsoft Infrastructure Services and provides ITPRO's with practical knowledge. It’s a superset of TechNet product documentation. TechNet Wiki Is for anyone who wish to learn about Microsoft Infrastructure products or learn on specific feature with interactive screen shots and provides great source of Information.TechNet Wiki allows Authors to write Practical scenarios and provides medium to articulate about features which helps ITPROs to implement and design Infrastructures better!

Wiki provides various Solutions, Designs and different ways of configuring a specific technology.

Thuan Soldier :

TechNet Wiki is a great place for the community to share and discuss about various Microsoft products and technologies. Here you can write your thoughts on something then other people help you make your articles perfect to be published to readers. TechNet Wiki is growing very fast and developed perfectly by not only great team but also the involvement of lots of people. I believe it will be one of the most outstanding Microsoft wiki portals where people love to come to.

André Lage :

Sharing information is a important factor but correction and improving of Articles by other users is a plus that can turn TechNet wiki a very important tool in the support to our Solutions/Deployments.Don't be afraid to create your first article, you will get surprise with the fantastic input of some users that improves your article.

Dmitri Plotnikov :

TN Wiki is a Wikipedia for Microsoft and related technologies. So, it's great way to share content and I think it's better than existing MSDN library because of tags and related articles.

Osman Shener :

It’s a great and living technical resource for everybody, so anybody can join and help to make it bigger, better and more useful.

Jorge Barata :

I use TechNet Wiki as a knowledge base that helps me to solve technical problems, whether at work or in the classroom.

Alexander Belotserkovskiy :

TechNet Wiki is a great collaboration tool that enables many scenarios. It looks like it is a simple Wiki, but it embraces tons of developers and ITPros.

Rafael Mantovani :

TechNet Wiki is a source of information related to Microsoft Products, which can assist us quickly on a specific subject. Everyone can contribute by creating new articles, and also can edit/add information to existing articles.

LeoPonti

The power generated and contribute articles and also help other users, to more fully complete items generated by me, the material enriqueser important to the community.


What Wiki Ninjas say

Walter Teixeira :

Having a space to share ideas, present solutions and acquire knowledge, in itself justifies my satisfaction as TechNet Wiki. The Wiki provides a democratic space that allows professionals from different levels and technologies commonplace.

Danny van Dam :

The TechNet Wiki is a great place for everyone that uses Microsoft Technology to find more in-depth information and real-life experiences about Microsoft products and solutions beside the TechNet Forums and blogs.

Benoit Jester:

From my point of view, TechNet Wiki is for EVERYONE who is searching for technical information. You have so many topics and articles where you can find what you’re searching for, articles being written by skilled people. Not convinced? Go have a look! And don’t forget that you can contribute to these articles, too.

Matthew Yarlett:

it's for everyone, whether you're a contributor or consumer. It's a place where you can give and you can get. What's it for? I'm sure there's many differing opinions and answers, but for me, I think it's about sharing professional and industry knowledge and experience with a large community of people. It's about helping each other become smarter and more efficient in our chosen field of expertise.

Carmelo La Monica :

Wikis are a strong point to deepen their knowledge, as I found the content of immense value written by highly professional, qualified and experienced, I also noticed some contents taken from the experiences of users in relation to a problem on the Forum and found the solution is then written to a wiki that will be useful to all those who encounter the same problem during development.

Lex Hegt :

My activities around TechNet Wiki are, besides reading many Wiki articles and Blog posts, mainly editing Wiki articles, maintaining the few articles of my own hand and contribute to the Gallery by adding BizTalk related SQL scripts.

When it comes to editing Wiki articles, I tend to be a perfectionist. I want the articles to be good looking, with as little as possible typos, layout errors and inconsistencies of any kinds. That’s a lot of work, but by doing so, the quality and the usability of the Wiki gets better and all users benefit from it!

Sachin S :

TechNet Wiki is a well planned and methodically implemented Online Knowledge Management tool for MS Technologies. It caters to a wide spectrum of audiences, be they novices or experts in Microsoft Technologies.

The dimension and depth of information TechNet Wiki provides for me is impressive and of huge proportions. I keep coming back to TechNet Wiki to keep myself abreast of the latest and greatest in MS technologies.

Howard S. Edidin :

The Wiki is all about sharing knowledge. If you have something that would be of interest, the Wiki is a great place to share it.

Asil Mutlu :

Technet Wiki is a library open to public and content coverage is growing day by day with the help of professionals sharing their knowledge from around the world.

Naomi N :

TechNet WiKi is a great collective efforts of many talented individuals to create extensive knowledge base in all areas of IT World. TechNet WiKi is for everyone who wants to learn and share knowledge.I found that TechNet WiKi is a whole new world where you can dive very deep.

Mehmet Parlakyigit :

A Platform where we can find experts and evangelists for becomming experts.

Flavio Honda :

The TechNet Wiki is a large database containing articles from Microsoft products. The wiki helps many people, either because of a problem, question or search for new knowledge and goes far. Furthermore, people can interact, because the article is open for updates and anyone can further enrich the content of the article.

Engin Yükselen :

According to me TechNet Wiki is a better platform for sharing information and getting technical information and also TechNet Wiki is the source information pool for Microsoft Products such as Windows Server,Exchange and Everyone that is need information contribute by publishing articles or videos.

Mandi Ohlinger:

The TechNet Wiki provides a central location to share this knowledge. And, it’s for anyone. You can post information or browse for information. It’s like MSDN on performance-enhancing drugs.

Santosh Bhandarkar:

An innovative platform where anyone can contribute, write amazing articles and spread knowledge.

Luan Moreno:

People working together for the best of all, that is to reach the holy grail :)

Jose Mendez:

The possibility to help others, the satisfaction of having helped hundreds of people around the world. (I love to share :) ) Also, sometime it is impressive when other users make contributions and improve your articles with a different point of view, and you can learn from it.

Baris Aydogmusolgu:

According to me TechNet wiki is a very nice and informative portal/platform. It is for individuals and it is for corporates as well.

Nitin Mehrotra:

To sum it up in just a few words, TechNet Wiki is the WikiPedia for Microsoft technologies and the other technologies it can be extended to. It’s a great place to share your knowledge about a product or technology. You could use it as a forum to just share your knowledge for others to use, or just “seed” an idea into the Community and have others contribute to it. One way or the other, it helps build a great repository of content that is “alive”. Alive, because someone somewhere might still be contributing to make it better. I recently met an MVP during a conference and he was very correct in saying that the TechNet wiki is addictive!

Joe Davies:

I primarily use the TechNet Wiki to publish articles that would either benefit from direct community collaboration or are designed to enable the community to create their own articles

Craig Lussier:

The TechNet Wiki is for everyone who is in some way involved with any Microsoft Technology. In my opinion, it is a living online resource and an invaluable tool for the community to consume, post and collaborate on Microsoft related content. The best part is that it’s a free platform where everyone can

contribute to and learn from other experiences.

Biswajit Biswas:

Anyone can review our blogs & correct those if there is anything wrong.

Tim Macaulay:

The ability to deliver quick content to my customer base that does and does not call into support.

Bruno Lewin:

The TechNet Wiki is a very dynamic environment with a vibrant community of users who are always ready give feedback. So, besides the obvious aspect of making knowledge broadly available in a collaborative way, I love the Wiki as a great place to experiment with new ideas (in my case, mostly in the context of international and localization) and get extremely fast and valuable input from the community on what works.

Hezequias Vasconcelos:

Collaboration is the strong point that interests me in Technet Wiki because like all the time we are having a real working environment being treated with doubt and questions from users this provides: experience and learning.

Caio Vilas Boas

It’s hard to answer that shortly, but I believe that the most important are: ease of publishing and editing articles, the recognition system (points by article views, medals), and ability to comment on articles.

Durval Ramos

Actually the TechNet Wiki became my main "Knowledge Base" of the work. Everything that need, I search in TechNet Wiki and when not found content, I try to search in "Bing" to learn and apply to my needs. When find the solution, I ready starting to prepare a new article.

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