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Microsoft TechNet Guru Winners - December 2017

After considerable rework and fixes behind the scenes, I am happy and of course proud to announce...

The votes are [finally] in!  


Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2017 !!!!


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.

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 - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Vincent Maverick Durano Getting Started with Entity Framework Core: Building an ASP.NET Core Application with Web API and Code First Development Gaurav Kumar Arora: "A well-explained write-up. Whole crux of this article is in its images. Thanks Vincent for writing such a wonderful and explanatory article. First image itself tells the whole picture."Sabah Shariq: "Fantastic article! with simple details step by step explanation, anyone can easily get start. Liked the short overview of various terms before using them."Khanna Gaurav: "Great article with in depth explanation"
Silver Award Winner  Syed Shanu Angular 5, ASP.NET Core CRUD For Inventory Management Using EF And WEB API Gaurav Kumar Arora: "One more good write-up from Syed. There are few tweaks required for code-formatting."Sabah Shariq: "Article with an example explaining what is the goal and how this goal is achieved with step by step details. Good work!"Khanna Gaurav: "Great explanation of code in each step"
Bronze Award Winner  RajeeshMenoth Sending SMS Using ASP.NET Core With Twilio SMS API Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Short but worth to read article, it would be nice if Twilio got more space in this article."Sabah Shariq: "Interesting one."Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"


 BizTalk Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Mandar Dharmadhikari BizTalk Server: Creating and Deploying BizTalk HTTP Receive Locations using BTDF framework JS: "Very thorough. Hopefully, there will be a Part 2 describing the same with the WCF-WebHttp Adapter."


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Chilberto Azure DevOps Project - a review of the preview Anton Staykov: "Excellent article! Keep posting."Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "A great time to write a post for this service."Kia Zhi Tang: "Good walkthrough with screenshots. Thank you for sharing."Eric Berg: "Well done. Thank you"Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Nice review of a preview DevOps project."
Silver Award Winner  RajeeshMenoth Create And Deploy An ASP.NET Core Web App In Azure Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Good explanation of deployment, great to get see also section"Kia Zhi Tang: "Great Wiki with good See Also and Reference sections. Good share."Anton Staykov: "I was wondering why article on ASP.NET Core 1.0 when 2.0 is already released."Eric Berg: "Thanks"
Bronze Award Winner  Amjad Khan Microsoft App Service Editor - step by step online editing of App Service Eric Berg: "Thank you"Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Good to see online editor preview discussion in an article."Anton Staykov: "A useful feature of the App Service indeed. Probably good to note that this is not available on Linux service plans."Kia Zhi Tang: "Nice walkthrough. Thank you for sharing."


 Miscellaneous Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  C Sharp Conner Visual Studio Express 2017 - Offline Installer + Win7 Install Instructions Lasse Wedø: "Useful!"Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Thanks"
Silver Award Winner  PriyaranjanKS Getting Started With API Testing Utilities - JSON Server And Postman Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Nice intro"Lasse Wedø: "Thanks!"


 SharePoint Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  PriyaranjanKS SharePoint Webhooks As Event Receivers For SharePoint Online Malin De Silva: "Top write up. Excellent explanations and a timely one. Please make this more famous as many people will find it useful."John Naguib: "Excellent Topic thanks a lot for sharing"Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "Perfect article! really nice structured, everything explained, the summary should be a little bit longer, however this is just cosmetics."
Silver Award Winner  Mohamed El-Qassas MVP SharePoint Designer 2013: Dataview is grayed out John Naguib: "Well done, thanks a lot, well documented"Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "Nice quick workaround :) perfect article for all the knowledge bases for implementators for potential troubleshooting"Malin De Silva: "Good article with clear explanations."
Bronze Award Winner  Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Project Server 2016: The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page Malin De Silva: "Excellent work and a good informative article. Nicely written with the limited options available."John Naguib: "Great, Thanks for sharing"Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "Good quick tip, however I dont think that someone want to change the site template because of this, I think that everyone will just use javascript-css."


 Small Basic Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Roshan Kumar Priya Small Basic : How to make a Shapes Editor SYEDSHANU: "This is great post for Small Basic and looking forward to see many posts from you."


 SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  PriyaranjanKS Setup On-Premises Power BI Report Server and Create 2017 TechNet Guru Winners Power BI Dashboard Visakh16: "Good article on Power BI on-premise report server feature with detailed walkthrough on the steps. Can be easily used by starters to setup server instance and deploy their first report. Usage of images to supplement the steps is wonderful. A see also section pointing to the official documentation would have helped starters to get more insight into the steps."Sam Lester: "Great explanation of the setup and nice addition to add the dashboard. Can you share the .pbix file you used and/or the data source so people can try it out?"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Nice practical approach, good write up."


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Mohamed El-Qassas MVP SSRS 2012: User does not have required permissions Visakh16: "Title sounds a bit ambiguous. Could have added more clarity like "How to solve....". Steps explained does not correspond to the exact solution. From a starter perspective, there seems to a disconnect between the issue specified and solution explained as the explanation lacks continuity. GIFs makes it hard to understand the steps in single view compared to static images."


 System Center Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  MrChiyo Migrate Clients to a ConfigMgr HTTPS Site Eric Berg: "Thank you for your contribution"Joseph Moody: "Great formatting and a ton of good information!"
Silver Award Winner  C Sharp Conner How To Uninstall Visual Studio Authoring Extensions Eric Berg: "Thank you"Joseph Moody: "Good reminder on how to get rid of stuck programs! As always, your writing style is humorous!"


 Transact-SQL Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Project Server 2016: Query the enterprise custom fields that allows multiple lookup table values Visakh16: "Good article explaining how multi lookups can be implement in project server. Also gives some insights into metadata tables of project server. Usage of images is adequate. On the whole, good article for people trying to implement multi lookup by using the power of Transact SQL query."
Silver Award Winner  Somdip Dey - MSP Alumnus T-SQL: Remove Duplicate Rows From A Table In SQL Server Using Query Without Common Table Expression Visakh16: "Very simple article on removing duplicates. Nothing new content wise. Article is well aligned and usage of code blocks are good."


 Visual Basic Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  .paul. _ VB.Net - OctoWords SYEDSHANU: "Nice Post Paul,Great to see the download link with MSDN. Thanks for Sharing"
Silver Award Winner  .paul. _ VB.Net - Lambda Periodic Table Searcher SYEDSHANU: "One more nice post from Paul and his focus for gaming with VB.Net is always awesome."


 Visual C# Technical Guru - December 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Somdip Dey - MSP Alumnus C#: Implementing Keyboard Shortcuts In A Windows Form Application Jaliya Udagedara: "Short and helpful article."Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"
Silver Award Winner  Somdip Dey - MSP Alumnus C#: Importing CSV Content And Populating DataGridView In Windows Form App With The Content Khanna Gaurav: "Very useful article"Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article."
Bronze Award Winner  Somdip Dey - MSP Alumnus C#: Drag and drop files on DataGridView in a WinForm Application Jaliya Udagedara: "Short and helpful article."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month: