All the votes (for May) are in! 

Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, May 2019 !!!!   

The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet. See the links at the bottom, to find out more about the competition and how to enter.   

We have picked the top three highest scored contributions for each category to bestow our awards upon. The awards are in gold, silver and bronze, the gold obviously being the top winner of the category. The last column is just a few of the comments judges made during the judging process. In some cases, we have not obtained permission to use the judges names, so they have been reduced to initials.   

My fellow wiki ninjas will be digging deeper into some of these articles in this blog series, so watch out for those.   

Any of our judges can exercise their right to veto an article, if they do not feel it meets minimum requirements for a medal. When this is the case, we will at least give an indication of the reason, so you understand why.   

A big thank you also to the other authors who did not make the top three of each category. Some articles only just missed out, so we may be returning to discuss those too, in future blogs.

 ASP.NET Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


SYED SHANU ASP.NET Core Blazor game development using .Net core 3.0 preview,Web API and VS2019 Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article with the use of a great set of tools and technologies." 

Khanna Gaurav: "Very well explained"

Sabah Shariq: "Great article. The animation of the game makes it more interesting to read."

Rajat Jaiswal: "Nice example with detail."

Silver Award Winner


Shweta Lodha Creating ASP.NET Core 2.2 application step-by-step Khanna Gaurav: "Recommended article to learn create first core application"

Sabah Shariq: "Article overall looks good with explanation. Nice work!"

Jaliya Udagedara: "Good step by step article to learn how to create an ASP.NET Core 2.2 Web Application." 

Bronze Award Winner


Vignesh M Different Types Of Action Results In ASP.NET MVC Rajat Jaiswal: "Nice explanation." 

Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article to learn different type of action results."

Sabah Shariq: "Looks good. Instead of straight forward answers, providing more details explanation about the Action Results will make this article better."

Jaliya Udagedara: "A good explanation of different types of ActionResults in ASP.NET MVC."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

  • ASP.NET MVC: Getting Started (Part 3) by Vignesh M

    Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article for beginners in ASP.NET MVC." 

    Khanna Gaurav: "Good explanation"

    Sabah Shariq: "Article content need more improvement and details explanation. One suggestion would be content needs to be like "WIKI" not like "Blog Post"" 

 Microsoft 365 /O365 Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan PnP Property Pane Controls for SharePoint Framework John Naguib: "Nice wiki, thanks for sharing"

Mohamed El-Qassas: "It would be great to explain the code, as well as add a download link for the solution." 

Peter Geelen: "Well done!"

Silver Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan Getting Started With MS Teams Peter Geelen: "Nice!" 

John Naguib: "Great writing about Teams thanks"

Mohamed El-Qassas: "Simple!, No "references" and "see also" section to allow the reader to continue learning! It would be great to add more details!"

 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Suthahar Jegatheesan LUIS: Getting Started With Natural Language Understanding by Eric Berg: "well done. Thx"

Sibeesh Venu : "That was really a good read. Please try to increase the font size a bit." 

Peter Geelen: "Nice! Small suggestion, don't screenshot text, but copy the text in your article/" 

Lasse Wedø: "Would be even better with examples of how to apply (where and why)" 

Silver Award Winner


George Chrysovaladis Grammatikos Azure Networking: Deep Dive In VNet Subnets Peter Geelen: "Great article, nice mix on images, text and content!"

Rajat Jaiswal: "very nice explanation" 

Lasse Wedø: "A nice overview"

Sibeesh Venu : "That was a good read." 

Anton Staykov: "I have expected more Azure related content in a deep dive article. Couple of important topics are missed - the fact that the first 3 IP Address of every subnet are reserved for Azure. Thus making the /29 the smallest usable subnet with only one IP address for hosts. Also that Azure VNet actually supports any type of IPv4 address and is not restricted to private only."

Eric Berg: "Missing the explanation of routing in Azure VNETs … all Subnets are routed by default...."

Bronze Award Winner


DBS14 Logic Apps: Message Validation with XML, JSON and Flat-File Schemas (part 1) Anton Staykov: "Excellent tips and useful links to resources!"

Lasse Wedø: "Great article, I learned a lot by reading this and part 2" 

Eric Berg: "good writeup. Thanks"

Nicolas Bonnet: ""

Peter Geelen: "Great article!" 

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

 SharePoint Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Ramakrishnan Raman Introduction to Test driven development (TDD) of SharePoint Framework solutions using Jest & Enzyme Mohamed El-Qassas: "Awesome article!. Very thorough, well written and formatted, Great to see the demo solution download link. It would be great to add "back to top" link to can easily go up to the article and TOC section. Keep your great work up, Thanks a lot for sharing this topic in WIKI :)"

John Naguib: "Very Nice, thanks for sharing, this is important topic"  

Tiago Costa: "Important topic and very specific tech. Usefull. Great article."

Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Very well detailed information technically. Good reference for studies."

Silver Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan Build Custom Controls for SharePoint Framework Web Part Property Pane Hezequias Vasconcelos: "Perfect the structure of the Wiki. Technical reference material for community."

Tiago Costa: "Awesome article and very complete guide. Congrats on the article. Best of the Month for me! :)"

Mohamed El-Qassas: "Great Article, detailed and valuable contents, It would be great to add "back to top" link as well as the "See also" and "References" section."

John Naguib: "Thanks for sharing, nice wiki" 

Bronze Award Winner


Nanddeep Nachan SharePoint Framework Development Guidelines Hezequias Vasconcelos: "It is very well described. Great technical reference."

John Naguib: "Thanks for putting it together, it is important" 

Tiago Costa: "It's a great topic to cover. This article could be developmented a little bit more, but first great article on the topic. Waiting for more articles on the same topic."

Mohamed El-Qassas: "Useful guidelines for SPFX development, It would be great to - Add The "See also" and "References" section to list all "Read More" URLs and other references, - The article paragraphs need to be well formatted and organized (I fixed it), - Please, avoid using "I" or "My" as you typed at "My Previous Article". instead use "We", "Our" Thanks for sharing this article in WIKI!"

 Small Basic Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Error Handling SYEDSHANU: "Great article to getting started with Error handling on Small basic,Thanks for sharing Nonki"

Ronen Ariely (aka pituach): "Error Handling, Quality Control, and Quality assurance are the foundation for a well developed application! This topic is VERY important and maybe there is place to add some more text (Elaborate explanation). The article is well formatted as Wiki article, and well written. It present a simple example in short and simple to follow code. Well Done Nonki Takahashi"

 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Suman Zakka SQL Server: Exploring Cross-Database Ownership Chaining Diederik Krols: "Very informative, and well written. Thanks!" 

Rajat Jaiswal: "Good Simple example."

Ronen Ariely (aka pituach): "Great Article! The article is well formatted and the content is well written, showing both quality of content and quality of presenting the content. Well done!"

Silver Award Winner


AV111 SQL Server Troubleshooting: The NT service 'MsDtsServer120' could not be started while patching Ronen Ariely (aka pituach): "Thanks for sharing. "A stub is an article too short to cover a subject, and yet it is presenting important topic" - This definition fits here. The article does not present information about the related service (MsDtsServer120) but it does present a specific reason to the error message, which is useful. There is place to add more on the topic, but this is a good start."

 System Center Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Stoyan Chalakov SCOM 2016 – Agent (Health Service) high CPU utilization and service restart Kia Zhi Tang: "A good breakdown of troubleshooting 101 on SCOM agent behaviour. Thank you for your contribution and explanations."

Joseph Moody: "Good job breaking down a complex symptom into actual problems!" 

Eric Berg: "Good work. Thanks" 

Silver Award Winner


Dujon Walsham SCCM - Passive Site Server Configuration Step-by-Step Joseph Moody: "Great guide and explanations for this feature! This is very well formatted and the pictures are spot on." 

Kia Zhi Tang: "Not sure why you need "Install Windows PE 1809" or is it a typo? Prerequisite should be Windows ADK and it will best to reference Microsoft Docs article to support your wiki article. Thank you for your contribution. Keep it up."

Eric Berg: "Thank you"

Bronze Award Winner


Leon Laude SCOM 2019 Management Packs Eric Berg: "Well done. Thank you" 

Kia Zhi Tang: "That is a good compilation of supportable management packs for SCOM 2019. Thank you for your contribution." 

Joseph Moody: "This is a great reference article! Thanks for putting it together."

 Transact-SQL Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


SathyanarrayananS T-SQL : Data profiling in On-premise SQL Server / Azure SQL database Rajat Jaiswal: "Good one."

Diederik Krols: "Nice overview, thanks!"

Ronen Ariely (aka pituach): "Awesome Article! The article is written very clear and it is well formatted. It shows both quality of content and quality of presenting the content. Well done!"

 Visual Basic Technical Guru - May 2019  

Gold Award Winner


Karen Payne VB.NET Type conversions (Part 2) Peter Geelen: "Great article! Hard to choose between your contributions this month!"

Diederik Krols: "Very useful, thanks!"

SYEDSHANU: "One more great article by Karen which explains on various VB.NET Type conversion,Good to see more example and source code for download."

Silver Award Winner


Karen Payne VB.NET Upgrading from MS-Access to SQL-Server (Part 1 of 3) SYEDSHANU: "Nice topic karen looking forward to see part 2 and part 3 with detailed sample program."

Peter Geelen: "Great article! Hard to choose between your contributions this month!"

Diederik Krols: "Looking forward to reading the sequel. Pun intended :-)"

A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to last month's competition. 

Pete Laker   

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