This article is a practical guideline for every author posting on TechNet Wiki, with or without experience, fresh or seasoned article writers...
If you can get past the checks below, without a stop command, you're ready to go posting your article.
In essence, every one has started as dummy...
It's very useful to prepare your content offline for various reasons.
Working offline for preparing your article has major advantages:
Hints & tips to carefully check the guidelines on titles: TechNet Wiki Article Title Guidelines
Hint: use a TOC by adding the [TOC] reference at the beginning of your article, see these articles to start:
If you plan to add video links to your article, make sure the article has more than just a video:
Essentially, the video just supports your essential content. The video itself is secondary to your content.
See these wise words of Durval Ramos.
The basic check here is: if your article doesn't have valuable / searchable content, go back to line 1.
See here: http://aka.ms/NOTForTNWiki#Source_code_management
"It's not sufficient to simply copy and paste a piece of source code into your article, an article should contain a decent explanation on the purpose of the code. Provide some info on the functionality, functions used, reference articles, purpose of
If you wish to share and maintain an open source project (publishing your source code), better use
, MSDN Code sample Gallery
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this, then your article is short lived and ... just STOP and reset your layout.
Better read this article to understand
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Hint: Guidance on providing proper source references and credits is here
There are some essential guidelines you must know, without excuse.
Get rid of personalisation:
And there is more, exactly for that reason, we made it easy to remember:
Bonus: everyone has started as a dummy:
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