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TechNet Guru Competition April 2016 Results

All the votes are in!  


And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, April 2016 !!!!


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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.

Starting this month you will notice some articles are marked as failing to meet our minimum bar for quality or content.

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.



Guru Award  BizTalk Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Eldert Grootenboer Using BizTalk Deployment Framework with MSBuild to bypass reserved placeholders JS: "BTDF if getting quite popular. Nice to see some advanced use cases."LG: "Good practical tip. Thank you sharing!"Sandro Pereira: "Well written, excellent article for BTDF lovers"
Silver Award Winner SMSVikasK Integration Between Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 & Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 LG: "BizTalk Dynamic CRM is a very hot topic."JS: "Microsoft CRM's API is very (maybe too :) flexible, this is a simple and expandable pattern to start a BizTalk integration app with. "
Bronze Award Winner Sandro Pereira BizTalk Server DevOps: Configuring Receive and Send Handlers in BizTalk Ports with PowerShell JS: "Great addition to BizTal's PowerShell story. Super useful for VM provisioning and similar cases."LG: "Thank you sharing!"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Jeff Ingalls Managing Contacts in the FIM/MIM Portal PG: "Wow, nice! Keep up the good work!"Søren Granfeldt: "Good and detailed walk-through"


Guru Award  Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Sandro Pereira Azure Logic Apps: Dynamic Hello World using Azure Functions inside Logic Apps JH: "Good articles from Sandro this month. This one is a good entry into Azure Functions."AN: "Very good"
Silver Award Winner Bhushan Gawale Azure Remote Apps - In Depth Walkthrough JH: "Nice Azure Remote Apps walkthrough with a good mixture of text and pictures."AN: "Great walkthrough!"
Bronze Award Winner Janshair Khan Understanding and Creating Azure Deployment Slots JH: "Short overview about deployment slots. A little bit more on their usage would be great."AN: "Another great article!"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  Miscellaneous Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Namrah Khurram Getting started with the Raspberry Pi - A walk-through Richard Mueller: "Great images and good explanation"
Silver Award Winner SYED SHANU Draw MVC Pie Chart using WEB API, AngularJS and JQuery Richard Mueller: "More good images and code."
Bronze Award Winner Janshair Khan Understanding Docker for Absolute Beginners Richard Mueller: "A great tutorial to explain what it is."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Nathanaël Stassart SharePoint 2013 - Crawl file shares beyond the 260 MAX_PATH limit – Issue with ErrorID 808 829 – The object is not found TN: "This article is extremely helpful providing real-world experience when working with fileshare"
Silver Award Winner Waqas Sarwar SharePoint 2016 Rename Site Collection URL Best Practice TN: "Great article in SharePoint 2016 which is very new to the community."
Bronze Award Winner Nathanaël Stassart SharePoint 2016 - Crawl Error List [ErrorID] TN: "Thanks Nat"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Flickr Michiel Van Hoorn: "Nice to see updated doc"DEVA: "Great one Nonki. You rock onemore time...!!"


Guru Award  SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Greg Deckler (Fusion Alliance) Power Query: Using Recursion to Solve Hex to Decimal Conversion PT: "A very good wiki contribution. Thank you! This post is deep and specific to solve a particular challenging issue."


Guru Award  Transact-SQL Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Natig Gurbanov Sql Server: Using Parameterized Functions JS: ""Richard Mueller: "Interesting code. Grammar needs work."


Guru Award  Universal Windows Apps Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Ravindra Singh Chhabra How to install native Service into Windows 10 mobile RC: "Great work"
Silver Award Winner Manisha Biswas Microsoft Hololens a walkthrough RC: "Very nice"
Bronze Award Winner Ravindra Singh Chhabra Localization for Windows Universal Apps RC: "Another good one"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  Visual Basic Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Emiliano Musso Create a versioning service with Visual Basic .NET Carmelo La Monica: "Congrats Emiliano, very goos article, image and video. Good work."MR: "Good walkthrough!"Richard Mueller: "Very well explained. Great images."
Silver Award Winner .paul. Vb.Net - Animations and Movies Richard Mueller: "Well written and an interesting topic."MR: "Great little utility!"Carmelo La Monica: "Great, very useful for to create animation with images. Congrats!"


Guru Award  Visual C# Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Sibeesh Venu How To Create Dynamic Angular JS Tabs In MVC Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article with a step by step explanation. Love the fact that it’s using Angular Material. Hint: You can upload the sample code to MSDN Code Gallery. "
Silver Award Winner SYED SHANU C# Winform Animated Image Slide Show in Winform Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article with images and code snippets. And the sample code is available for download from MSDN Code Gallery."
Bronze Award Winner Sibeesh Venu Programmatically Extract or Unzip Zip,Rar Files And Check Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article explaining the whole process including file upload and file extraction. You can always use MSDN Code Gallery to upload the source code, so anyone can view/download from there."


Guru Award  Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner VZSandz Windows MAK activation with PowerShell Jan Egil Ring: "Nice start, needs a polish"Richard Mueller: "Good code to know about. Grammar needs work."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


Guru Award  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Andy ONeill Hide The Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 In App Menu LL: "Thanks for the top Andy"Peter Laker: "Thanks Andy"


Guru Award  Windows Server Technical Guru - April 2016 
Gold Award Winner Nathanaël Stassart AD FS 4.0: Discover, Setup and Publish Application: Part1 Mark Parris: "Good Information on ADFS v4."JM: "Your two articles on Web Application Proxy are excellent, thanks for your contribution"Richard Mueller: "Great code and good images."
Silver Award Winner Avendil Active Directory: Transferring and Seizing the RID Master role Richard Mueller: "Great use of Wiki guidelines, great references and links. Very important information to know. I like the detailed steps and alternative methods. And I love the cross-links. An excellent article."Mark Parris: "PowerShell replacing the GUI process, handy to have in Onenote."JM: "This is a great article on the RID Master role, thanks for your contribution"
Bronze Award Winner Kia Zhi Tang (Ryen Tang) Nano Server: Deploying PHP 7.0.6 on Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server Richard Mueller: "Very good references and lots of good code."JM: "This is an excellent article on Nano Server, thanks for contributing"Mark Parris: "Good Insight."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


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

Hopefully we will see you ALL again in May 2016's listings?


If you haven't contributed an article for this month, and you think you can create a more useful, clever and better presented wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! :D


Best regards,
Pete Laker


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