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Microsoft TechNet Wiki "Technical Guru" Awards! April 2018

All the votes (for last month's competition) are now in!


Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Competirion, April 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 - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner AnkitSharma007 ASP.NET Core 2.0 : CRUD Using Angular 5 And Entity Framework Core
Sabah Shariq: "Simple and Elegant with step by step explanation"Khanna Gaurav: "Nicely explained"
Silver Award Winner SYED SHANU ASP.NET Core 2.0 User Role Base Dynamic Menu Using Dependency Injection
Sabah Shariq: "Great article!"Khanna Gaurav: "Nice article, thanks!"
Bronze Award Winner AnkitSharma007 ASP.NET Core 2.0: Getting Started With Blazor
Khanna Gaurav: "Very well explained"Sabah Shariq: "Nice, step by step explanation for anyone to getting started"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Peter Geelen MIM 2016 Troubleshooting: SQL Connection issues
Lasse Wedø: "Thanks Peter!"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Great article which gives list of common issues, and it links the readers to a tool for monitoring and troubleshooting the issue. The article is simple to follow and it's well presented."


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari Logic Apps : Integrating LUIS Application With Logic Apps To Predict Intent in User Utterances
Eric Berg: "Very good write-up! Thanks Mandar"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Great job with the article Mandar, just the images were mostly too big and scaled."Peter Laker: "Nice combination Mandar. Very good work."
Silver Award Winner Isham Mohamed Asynchronous Programming in Azure Functions
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "You covered the topic that most ignore, great job there! Personally I can add the overall benefit in terms of cost too."Eric Berg: "Good subject coverage Isham"Peter Laker: "Nice walk through all the important points, thanks Isham!"
Bronze Award Winner Malin De Silva Container Options in Azure
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "You forgot the Web App for Containers. :-)"Eric Berg: "Nice article, thanks!"Peter Laker: "Thanks Afzaal, that has a lot of good points covered"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 SharePoint Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Ramakrishnan Raman Implementation of SharePoint Site Design and Site Script
John Naguib: "Excellent, thanks a lot for this nice wiki"
Silver Award Winner get2pallav SharePoint Framework (SPFx) : Custom style
John Naguib: "very nice thanks for sharing"
Bronze Award Winner Rakhi Jain SharePoint Online: Moving items between lists
John Naguib: "Nice thanks for sharing"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Clipboard
Peter Laker: "Thanks Ninki, another gem"SYEDSHANU: "Good start to work with Clipboard in Small Basic,Good to see the code part is added in article with explanations."


 SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Ousama EL HOR Power BI : Create a custom Map
Visakh16: "A simple article explaining use of a custom map for Power BI. Usage of images is great. A good article for getting the beginners on to speed in using a custom map"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Nice explanation, Ousama!"


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Uwe Ricken Inside the engine - creating a foreign key
Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Great Article on advanced topic (SQL Internals). The content is AWESOME. There were several issues related to the format, which were fixed after I contact the author. Well done! If the article was presented in the TechNet Wiki Facebook group, then we would have been able to give feedback faster."Visakh16: "A good article explaining internals of what happens when a foreign key is created relating two tables."
Silver Award Winner AV111 SQL Server Buffer Pool 
Visakh16: "Article explaining buffer pool extension in SQLServer. Good choice of topic and nice way of presentation. Headings might need some rephrasing"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Nice topic. The article summarize the topic of SQL Server Buffer Pool. There is place for improvement, but it does bring a good starting point."
Bronze Award Winner RajeeshMenoth Azure SQL Database - Create And Connect SQL Database In The Azure Portal
Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Important topic for beginners, and the article is well written."Visakh16: "Article providing step by step procedure to azure sql database. use of images is good. A good article for beginners"


 System Center Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner C Sharp Conner SCSM Data Warehouse - Force Complete Stuck Job and Run New Job 
Eric Berg: "Well done. Thanks"Adam Fowler: "Handy info, but may need more steps for people who aren't as familiar with the product - e.g. where do you go for step 1 and how do you do it"
Silver Award Winner C Sharp Conner SCSM DWASDatabase - Cant Process Cubes - Encryption not supported on the client 08001 
Adam Fowler: "Great quick piece of help here, make sure to show more settings/screenshots so someone can follow who hasn't done this before. Keep contributing!"Eric Berg: "Thank you"


 Visual Basic Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne Working with parameterized SQL operations
Khanna Gaurav: "Great article"SYEDSHANU: "Very useful topic and good to see with very detailed explanations with source code for download."Richard Mueller: "Excellent explanation and great use of Wiki guidelines. I especially like the emphasis on defensive coding techniques. And the links (cross-links) to explanations of features (like INSERT and WHERE) is fantastic. This adds a lot to the usefulness of the article."
Silver Award Winner Karen Payne Working with parameterized SQL operations part 2
Richard Mueller: "Excellent explanation of a very important security concept. Great use of Wiki guidelines. My only criticism is that a See Also should only link other Wiki articles. This See Also should be called "Other Resources" or "Other References". But a great job."SYEDSHANU: "Thanks again for making the article as 2 part and explained very detailed with examples."Khanna Gaurav: "Great article"


 Visual C# Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne Entity Framework unit testing with mocked data and auto cleanup of data
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Although a complete article, I would recommend to add some demo graphics as well for the audience to understand the workflow."Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article with a lot of code snippets and explanations, awesome!"Khanna Gaurav: "Very useful article for unit testing"
Silver Award Winner AnkitSharma007 C#: Implementation Of Stack And Queue Using Linked List
Peter Laker: "Very useful. I just happened to need something similar, where I needed to slip some things higher in a queue."Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "I must argue, what benefit would the user get from this? I would love to know, personally. :-)"Jaliya Udagedara: "A must read article, good one!"Khanna Gaurav: "Good article"


 Windows Server Technical Guru - April 2018 
Gold Award Winner Subhro Majumder Active Directory Certificate Services - Part 1 : Digital Certificate Overview
Mark Parris: "Good introduction to a not that widely understood service."Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Amazing and wonderful post, Subhro! Keep the great work up."Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for sharing the details about certificates. I'm not so sure about some of the points on the disadvantages of Internal PKI. Implementer's discretion should be advised."Richard Mueller: "Excellent explanation of an important topic Great use of Wiki guidelines. Links to references would add a lot. Great job."Eric Berg: "Well done...looking forward for more."


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

Peter Laker & The TechNet Community Council.


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