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Microsoft TechNet Guru Winners - July 2018

All the votes (for July) are in!

Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, July 2018 !!!!


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 - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner SYED SHANU ASP.NET Core Blazor Master/Detail CRUD with Filtering and Sorting using EF and Web API
Khanna Gaurav: "Nicely explained"Jeff Fritz: "Awesome demo! very thorough in showing the interactions"Sabah Shariq: "Great article! The details are very easy to understand."
Silver Award Winner AnkitSharma007 Understanding JavaScript Interop In Blazor
Khanna Gaurav: "Great article"Jeff Fritz: "Really enjoyed the detail in showing this important interaction"Sabah Shariq: "Nice."
Bronze Award Winner AnkitSharma007 Blazor: Creating An SPA Using Razor Pages
Jeff Fritz: "Great demo!"Sabah Shariq: "Nicely presentation of step by step explanation."Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"


 BizTalk Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner [Kamlesh Kumar] BizTalk Server : Use Fiddler with BizTalk Adapters to View Exchanged Messages
JS: "This is SO useful in debugging. Great to have a BizTalk dedicated how-to. To the point with the exact dialogs to use. Super."Stacy Deere Strole: "I have used Fiddler numerous times but never like this but I can clearly see it's benefit and something I would add to my own troubleshooting arsenal. Article is well written and very easy to follow which is key in introducing something new. Otherwise readers will move on as too much info loses their audience."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Fiddler is probably one of the most common application for Network traffic monitoring, which is perfect for BizTalk. This article focus on Exchanged Messages with BizTalk, but at the same time it can provide important information for other cases as well. It is very useful article! The article is well written and well formatted but lacks a closure (like conclusions or summery for example)."Valerie Robb: "Nice article on the use of Fiddler and how to set up the BizTalk Adapters to utilize it."
Silver Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari BizTalk:Understanding BizTalk Oracle Adapter Performance Counter
JS: ""Stacy Deere Strole: "Great troubleshooting article when utilizing the BizTalk Oracle Adapter. It read very smoothly and was in an order that was clear, accurate and enough information around each section so that readers don't get lost and have to re-read."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Personally I always think that Performance is one of the most important topic, and as such this article is useful. The article is based on real scenario, which add some value. The article is well written and well formatted. Well done!"Valerie Robb: "Good, specialized info on the perf counters for the Oracle Adapter. You mentioned at the beginning of the article that the reason you needed to use the perf counters was due to an issue with calling a stored proc - I was really hoping to see information of what that problem was, along with how the perf counters helped to identify the resolution."
Bronze Award Winner ITGuy_BizTalkCSharpSQL Hybrid Integration Pattern: Logic Apps and Office 365 Outlook Email adapter - BizTalk Server 2016
Valerie Robb: "Good info regarding a hybrid use case. I especially liked that you included the exact error that occurs if TMS is not installed - that will help people out when they search on the error."Stacy Deere Strole: "I like the content of the article however, it is very hard to read and I found myself re-reading certain parts. Main reason is the inconsistency of the left alignment between text and pictures. I also was forced to click on each image to actually see what the author was referring to as the current size is small and not easy to read. Document could be amazing if it had a much better structure."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Nice article. The topic is interesting but there is place for improvement. The article is not well formatted (lacks of important sections like closure and See Also). With a bit more work this can be an awesome article :-)"


 Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Peter Geelen MIM 2016: finding & removing orphaned users and groups in MIM Portal
Stacy Deere Strole: "One of my favorite topics and I like the fact that he not only identifies what the issue(s) are but also provides a way to resolve them. This is what people want!!"Ed Price: "I like how direct and clear this article is. It also feels very complete, with a TOC, intro, scripts, downloads, and references!"


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner DBS14 Content-based message routing using schema metadata in Azure Logic Apps & Service Bus
Lasse Wedø: "Good content, and I like seeing examples as appendixes in stead of filling up the article."Tomaž Kaštrun: "Logic Apps and Service Bus in Azure message routing - A very good introduction and explanation"Peter Geelen: "Great article, but it needs some clean up on content and title to comply to the Wiki guidelines and to avoid layout issues"Stacy Deere Strole: "Very nice article and I have to say this was the hardest group to judge."
Silver Award Winner George Chrysovaladis Grammatikos Azure Logic Apps : Getting Started
Peter Geelen: "Great content, great quality, nice to read!"Stacy Deere Strole: "Very through article that provides great detail around Azure Logic Apps and then provide some steps to walk through it to help individuals succeed."Tomaž Kaštrun: "Short but a good introduction into getting started with Azure Logic Apps."Lasse Wedø: "The structure of the content could be improved, but good content."
Bronze Award Winner Subhro Majumder Azure AD Connect: User Consolidation
Stacy Deere Strole: "Just completed a project where this information would have been very valuable as most blogs I read were not this complete and didn't tie things together as well."Lasse Wedø: "A short summary would make this even better."Gaurav Kumar Arora: ""Peter Geelen: "Nice article, but I'm missing some links to other related Wiki articles"Tomaž Kaštrun: "User consolidation with Azure AD - a nice collection of Q&A's"


 Miscellaneous Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner RajeeshMenoth Cognitive Services – Optical Character Recognition (OCR) from an image using Computer Vision API And C#
Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines. A really interesting API. Well explained with lots of code and images. A fantastic See Also. Note that "we" is first person (plural)."Ed Price: "I'm not sure why this isn't in the Azure category, but it's kind of different from that. Regardless, this article is amazingly thorough and detailed! Your code is fantastic, this scenario is very valuable, and this article is very well crafted, including a beautiful See Also list of wiki articles!"Lasse Wedø: "Good content"
Silver Award Winner Peter Geelen Word Quick Tip: Automatically adding a page to odd page-number document
Lasse Wedø: "A good article with solid content."Ed Price: "I love your Scenario details and how you break down each step!"Richard Mueller: "Great tip, useful to know. Good references and explanation."
Bronze Award Winner Edward van Biljon Exchange Server 2019:- GUI Installation
Lasse Wedø: "Although alot of good information, this feels more like a Blog than wiki material."Richard Mueller: "Very detailed steps help a lot."Ed Price: "The images for the steps help a lot!"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 SharePoint Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Ramakrishnan Raman Creating custom list form using SharePoint Framework (SPFx) including People picker & Taxonomy picker
Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "perfect article"Stacy Deere Strole: "Very relevant to what individuals are asking "How Do I""John Naguib: "Thanks very nice"Tiago Costa: "Nice article, I would complete with other controls, but it's an excellent first version to get started."
Silver Award Winner Jaydeep Mungalpara Send list item attachments to internal/external users through email – SharePoint Online & Microsoft Flow
Tiago Costa: "Excellent article. Love the way how your start, with the business case. Really good article. Keep then coming."Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: ""Stacy Deere Strole: "There are a lot of "unknown" features & functionality within the email realm and this will open some eyes on what they can do to connect the two."John Naguib: "Well done this is nice"
Bronze Award Winner Arleta Wanat SharePoint 2013/2016 Troubleshooting Workflow Farm
John Naguib: "Well done, important wiki"Tiago Costa: "Good article to be used for professionals that are having issues with the Workflow feature in SharePoint"Stacy Deere Strole: "Always a great topic and I think it is very well written and organized for even the intermediate users."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: TextWindow
SYEDSHANU: "Nice post and good to see example for TextWindow in Small Basic.Thank you for sharing Nonki Takahashi."Ed Price: "This is a great addition to the Small Basic content set! Thanks, Nonki!"


 SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner George Chrysovaladis Grammatikos Power BI: Getting Started
Visakh16: "Article giving overview of Power BI tool. Usage of images are good. Could have included more text to give this an article feeling. As of now it looks more like a presentation with very few accompanying text."Peter Geelen: "Nice starters guide. Great images, and a nice point of start for beginners with a lot of reference material to continue learning..."Stacy Deere Strole: "Topic is very relevant but when I read "Getting Started" I immediately think that I am going to learn how to "Do" the basics and not just learn its history and requirements."Ed Price: "To Stacey's point, perhaps we should rename the article to "Introduction" or "Overview." Either way, this is a fun tour of the different elements of Power BI. Thanks, George!"Sam Lester: "This is a nice overview and history. With the constant improvements in Power BI, a wiki is a nice format to allow for community updates to this article. Thanks for creating this content."Tomaž Kaštrun: "Quick intro and overview into Power BI and understanding the basic concepts."


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mohsin_A_Khan SQL Server In-Memory OLTP: A closer look at hash indexes on memory-optimized tables, bucket count and SARGAbility 
Visakh16: "Good descriptive article on hash indexes and their effect on On Memory tables. Use of images and code snippets to illustrate the concept is awesome. On the whole a good article for anyone starting on hash indexes"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Great article! The title can be shorten (it includes duplicate information). This article is a great starting point to anyone who want to learn about Hash Indexes on Memory-Optimized Tables. It is well written and well formatted. And with so many "well", we can also say Well Done Mohsin!"Tomaž Kaštrun: "SQL introduction into memory optimised tables."


 Visual Basic Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne VB.NET Reading images from SQL-Server
Khanna Gaurav: "Good article"Ed Price: "Great article, Karen! It's a very thorough introduction, and it finishes very well!"Richard Mueller: "Good code examples to explain the concepts. I like the links to explain terms like "concrete class"."
Silver Award Winner .paul. _ VB.Net - Distances - As the crow flies
Richard Mueller: "A fun code example. I liked the link explaining the haversine formula."Ed Price: "I love the detail you give as you explain this sample!"
Bronze Award Winner .paul. _ VB.Net - OOP Metric Unit Converter
Khanna Gaurav: "Good article"Richard Mueller: "Good use of Wiki guidelines. I agree that code that can be read and understood is much easier to modify and expand by others (and even the author of the code)."Ed Price: "This metric converter is fun! Great sample."


 Visual C# Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne C# unit testing extension methods and validation
Jaliya Udagedara: "Nice article with a lot of code snippets."Ed Price: "I think the magic in this article is how thorough and clear you are, and how important unit testing is in this scenario. This is amazing!"Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"
Silver Award Winner Karen Payne C# DataGridView - ListBox - CheckListBox - ListView move items up/down
Jaliya Udagedara: "Good one. This approach will definitely help in improving the user experience."Ed Price: "Another wonderful scenario! Your images and code give this article perfect execution!"Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article"
Bronze Award Winner Karen Payne C# 7 new method for returning data with out parameters and ValueTuple
Khanna Gaurav: "Very well explained"Ed Price: "I appreciate how you found a solid See Also article on the Wiki to link to, from another contributor. Thanks for this article, Karen!"Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article explaining C# 7 Tuples."


 Windows Server Technical Guru - July 2018 
Gold Award Winner Manjunath Sullad Nano Server: Domain Users are unable to logon - Newly provisioned Nano Server
Mark Parris: "A starting point for researching logon issues."Kia Zhi Tang: "Thanks for the contribution on Windows Server 2016 Nano Server deployed as a VM/Physical and managing it using Recovery Console. Take note that Nano Server is only supported as a Container Base OS image under Semi-Annual Channel."Stacy Deere Strole: "Very easy to follow and the format is very user friendly."Richard Mueller: "Good topic, with great images to explain."Joseph Moody: "Great article and excellent formatting! You made this very easy to understand."


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

If you think you can do just as good (or better) here's your chance !

Best regards,
Pete Laker


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