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TechNet Guru Competition Winners - November 2018

All the votes are in!

Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, November 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 - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner AnkitSharma007 Blazor: Deploying An Application On Azure
Diederik Krols: "Great walkthrough, many thanks!"Khanna Gaurav: "Great article. Has complete steps to deploy application on azure."Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Blazor is really the way to go, and same is this article of yours, Ankit!"Sabah Shariq: "Nicely written article with good use of wiki format."


 BizTalk Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner [Kamlesh Kumar] BizTalk: BizTalk SQL Database – Configuration Errors and Resolution
Valerie Robb: "Very detailed descriptions that showed clearly what the errors looked like along with the resolutions."
Silver Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari BizTalk: Group Mapping Using LINQ and Objects in Helper Classes: A Comparison
Valerie Robb: "Great descriptions of using LINQ and Objects in helper classes - the code and test results were helpful. It was a little hard to follow when the Solution section states there were three different approaches - but in the Introduction only 2 are described. I suggest adding the third one to the introduction and in the Observations section reword item 3 to include the third approach with mapping."


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari Microsoft Bot Framework: Real Life Example of Authentication Using Azure Bot Service And FitBit Web API
Lasse Wedø: "Nice!"Eric Berg: "Great work. Thanks"
Silver Award Winner George Chrysovaladis Grammatikos Azure DNS: Export DNS Records From On-Premise & Import To Azure DNS Service
Lasse Wedø: "Good work George"Eric Berg: "Thanks for sharing. Good piece."
Bronze Award Winner Subhro Majumder Exploring Azure Load Balancer
Robert Smit: "nice detailed description of Azure LB"Eric Berg: "Thank you"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Miscellaneous Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne jQuery – HTML5 Geolocation custom class
Lasse Wedø: "A great article"Peter Geelen: "Well done, Karen!"
Silver Award Winner chilberto A webhook illustration sending messages from SendGrid to Slack
Lasse Wedø: "A good article"Peter Geelen: "Good structure, nice pictures and good story!"


 SharePoint Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Ramakrishnan Raman Upgrade SharePoint Framework Solutions
Tiago Costa: "Always an interesting article. A lot of developers don't upgrade to newer versions their code. This article should help then do that."John Naguib: "Nice Thanks for sharing about this topic"Mohamed El-Qassas: "Simple and valuable article, I just have a bit hint, In "See Also" section, it's recommended to add the link with a "Display Article Name" instead of adding the URL directly!Keep your great work up, thanks for sharing this article in WIKI!"Andre Vala: "Thank you Ramakrishnan for a very informative and well-written article. It might be useful to include a bit more information about the npm commands used (such as the -g option) but, other than that, very direct and useful article."


 Small Basic Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Nonki Takahashi Small Basic Known Issue 52143: Turtle.MoveTo Operation Sometimes Causes Error
Peter Laker: "Winner! :D"


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mohsin_A_Khan A look at the transaction isolation levels in SQL Server In-Memory OLTP
Visakh16: "A well detailed article regarding isolation levels in disk based and in-memory tables.Flow of topics was good. Usage of images for showing query results are great. Could have formatted the transaction illustration information better i.e by wrapping them inside tables to give it proper formatting."Diederik Krols: "Great read, thanks!"


 System Center Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Leon Laude DPM 2016: Step-by-step How to install an Update Rollup and how to update the DPM consoles
Eric Berg: "Thank you"Adam Fowler: "Looks like all the image links are broken? There's a lot of them! Great step by step guide."


 Visual Basic Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Karen Payne DataGridView setup header text using SQL-Server
SYEDSHANU: "Great and useful Article Karen.If we get the grid column name from Table description it will be easy to do changes with out changing in design or in code.Thanks for sharing."
Silver Award Winner .paul. _ VB.Net - LINQ - Basic Set Theory
SYEDSHANU: "Great Article Paul,Nice to see an LINQ example with set theory using VB.NET code,Thanks for sharing."
Bronze Award Winner .paul. _ VB.Net - Pascal's Pyramid
SYEDSHANU: "Nice post with an interesting game using VB.Code code,Great to see the source code download link available for users,Thank you for sharing."


 Visual C# Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner SYED SHANU Getting Started with Machine Learning DotNet for Clustering Model
Diederik Krols: "Very inspirational article. I read it, and started coding immediately."Jaliya Udagedara: "Awesome article on ML.NET. Love it."
Silver Award Winner Karen Payne DataGridView setup for surveys
Jaliya Udagedara: "Explains a nice use of DataGridView. Thanks Karen!"Diederik Krols: "Great introduction, thanks."
Bronze Award Winner .paul. _ C# - LINQ - Basic Set Theory
Diederik Krols: "Nice demo, thanks!"Jaliya Udagedara: "Would be great if it was described more."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner [Kamlesh Kumar] TechNet Guru Competition Winners 2018
Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for your contribution. Woohoo... Another year of hall of fame. Need to fix the table column though. The month of June seems to be cut out."


 Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari Azure PowerShell:Automating Azure Login For PowerShell Scripts using AzureRmContext
Chen V: "Awesome writeup. Clean and neat explanation! Expecting SPN setup and authentication via PowerShell in upcoming articles."Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for your contribution with nice screenshot and walkthrough. AzureRM is deprecating slowly. Please update this wiki with Az module."


 Windows Server Technical Guru - November 2018 
Gold Award Winner Richard Mueller Active Directory: Update Connection Object Schedules
Peter Geelen: "As always, superb quality!"Mark Parris: "Great Article."Eric Berg: "Well done"
Silver Award Winner Mahdi Tehrani Active Directory: Find and treat orphaned 'Group Policy Objects'
Eric Berg: "Thank you."Peter Geelen: "Nice, practical solution! Well done!"Mark Parris: "Interesting. Top Tip."
Bronze Award Winner Richard Mueller Active Directory: Considerations When Implementing a New Password Expiration Policy
Peter Geelen: "Great article! Handy!"Mark Parris: "Important Information."Eric Berg: "Good article"


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

Best regards,
Pete Laker


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