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TechNet Wiki Guru Winners - November 2017!

All the votes are [finally] in!  


And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, November 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.


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 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Vincent Maverick Durano Getting Started with Entity Framework Core: Database-First Development Gaurav Kumar Arora: "A best fit article for EF Core, code-discussion with the use of images made it a nice write-up"Jeff Fritz: "Great article showing complete EF setup with scaffolder"Sabah Shariq: "Excellent work, with step by step explanation."Ovais: "Nice and complete article."
Silver Award Winner  SYED SHANU Getting started with Angular5 and ASP.NET Core Ovais: "Nice article I found it as a kick start for beginners who wanted create projects on ASP.NET Core and Angular 5"Jeff Fritz: "Thorough article showing how to use the Angular templates"Sabah Shariq: "Well explained."Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Good to start."
Bronze Award Winner  Hansamali Gamage ASP.NET Core : How to show a loading panel in a page Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Good to start, nice to see lot of wiki article links."Sabah Shariq: "Nice write-up!"Ovais: "Good for beginners but few images are blurred that needs to be replaced.."Jeff Fritz: "Some spelling mistakes, but nice article in a tough month of competition"


 BizTalk Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Mandar Dharmadhikari BizTalk Server: Hybrid Integration Using BizTalk 2016 Event Hubs Adapter and Azure Logic Apps Abhishek Kumar: "Good article Mandar .Nice use case with BizTalk 2016 connected with Event Hubs .Keep going"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Great article. Well written and well explained. It is important to remember that when you quote something, then you must add a link to the source."
Silver Award Winner  Mandar Dharmadhikari Step by Step Guide For Installation and Configuration of BTDF for BizTalk 2016 and Visual Studio 2015 Abhishek Kumar: "Article is bit short might worth to extend it with sample BizTalk application"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Very nice Step-by-Step tutorial."


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Hansamali Gamage Create a trigger on Azure Cosmos DB using a Function App Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Great write up. Nicely explain the subject"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Only the code should've been text, apart from that, a wonderful article."Abhishek Kumar: "Very well done Hansamali Gamage .Loved reading this TechNet wiki article ,Nicely written"Eric Berg: "Thanks"
Silver Award Winner  Chilberto Connecting Unity3d to Azure Service Bus Gaurav Kumar Arora: "Nice write up. Worth to read nicely explained with the use of images."Eric Berg: "Well done. Thank you"
Bronze Award Winner  Sriram Hariharan How to peek-lock a message from Service Bus Queue using Azure Logic Apps Gaurav Kumar Arora: "A long and well written article, need few formatting tweaks."Eric Berg: "Thank you for your contribution."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Miscellaneous Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Edward van Biljon Install Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Lasse Wedø: "Good article, but to many screenshots. I don't think we need all the stages documented."Maor Bracha: "Well organized and documented. Good read for IT pros."Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "This could have been a handy guide, if you had explained what's in the images in a readable format."
Silver Award Winner  Edward van Biljon Updating the offline address book in Exchange 2010 Lasse Wedø: "It is a possible solution, but I would like some thoughts on risks of doing this in a huge live deployment"
Bronze Award Winner  Edward van Biljon Exchange 2016 - Back Pressure Maor Bracha: "I love seeing troubleshooting in our Wiki!"


 SharePoint Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Priyaranjan KS SharePoint Framework: Provision Site Column, Content Type and Custom List in SharePoint Online using SPFx John Naguib: "Excellent Topic, thanks for sharing."Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "perfect article"
Silver Award Winner  Darshani Jayasekara Set up a Development Environment for Creating SharePoint Hosted App John Naguib: "Well done, nice topic."Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "nice and structured article"
Bronze Award Winner  M.Qassas SharePoint Server 2016: Show All Assigned Tasks To You Or Your Group In One Custom View John Naguib: "Very good thanks for sharing."Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "good example of a simple modification with potentially huge usability, like it"


 SQL BI and Power BI Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Ousama EL HOR Dynamic management of SSAS partitions with SSIS Visakh16: "Nice article on the dynamic creation of partitions in SSAS. Good presentation with associated screenshots and code. Gallery usage is awesome.Might be worth adding reference links in See Also for beginners. Also a section on incremental processing of partitions would have transformed the article a complete guide on SSAS partitioning automation. Even in the current form article looks good. Good job!"PT: "Technically, this article is good and demonstrates the power of automation using SSIS, C# and SSAS objects. You need to make a better case for using the technique because you have effectively over-engineered a very simple task. Why would I automate generating an handful of yearly partitions when the manual effort is some much easier to perform and manage?"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Very good article. Well explained. Using a simple case to present the topic. Missing some links to keep reading under the section "See Also" - this could rise the value of the article by given the reader "next step" to read/learn."
Silver Award Winner  M.Qassas Power BI: Explore The New Selection Pane Feature Visakh16: "A nice and simple article explaining the new selection pane in Power BI. Would be really helpful for people working on Power BI especially when migrating to new release"PT: "This is a simple, easy-to-understand post and would make for a good blog post. However, the topic is so simple and easy to understand that few readers will need instructions. I challenge you to find a topic that is a little more challenging."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Great topic. An up-to-date article on a useful topic for Power BI users that want to use the new release."


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  M.Qassas SQL Server 2016: Install and Configure SSRS Visakh16: "Good walkthrough of installation and setting up of SSRS. Would be helpful for beginners on SSRS"Diederik Krols: "Nice walkthrough. Thanks."
Silver Award Winner  M.Qassas SQL Server Reporting Services Error: Maximum request length exceeded Diederik Krols: "Very useful, thanks."Visakh16: "Resolution to common error explained well with good screenshots"


 System Center Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  C Sharp Conner SCSM - Relationships and Classes archived into Facts and Dims Eric Berg: "Thank you"


 Transact-SQL Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Visakh16 FORMAT Function Behavior DIfference - Datetime vs Time Datatypes Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Technically speaking it's a very interesting discussion about what seems in first glance as unexpected behavior. The article brings a very nice explanation in a very clear way. Moreover, the article is well formatted for the Wiki and well written. Well done Visakh!"Diederik Krols: "Very informative, thanks."
Silver Award Winner  Somdip Dey Get Your Database Size Using Query [T-SQL] Diederik Krols: "Useful, and well written. Thanks."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Thanks for sharing. it's a short article that bring us two simple queries. There is place for improving by adding more options to get the same information, and maybe expanding the subject slightly to more general topic like "monitoring the storage". The queries are useful and the article was written nicely, but it is missing "See also" section and there was no reason to add the external link."


 Visual Basic Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  .paul. _ VB.Net - OOP Sudoku SYEDSHANU: "Great article Paul. Every month your article entry with different game approach is amazing."Diederik Krols: "Cool article! Thanks."Khanna Gaurav: "Very useful to learn OOP"


 Visual C# Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  Somdip Dey Solved: Confusion between string and String in C# Jaliya Udagedara: "Good explanation."Khanna Gaurav: "Good. Explained one of the most common confusion among new developers."
Silver Award Winner  Emiliano Musso [C#] Word-like editor and RTF text manipulation with Telerik RadRichTextEditor Jaliya Udagedara: "Awesome article with great use of code snippets, detailed explanations, images. Just perfect!"
Bronze Award Winner  Somdip Dey Using EasySQL Class To Execute MS SQL And Stored Procedures Easily In C# Khanna Gaurav: "Very useful library for data management"Jaliya Udagedara: "Good article."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  M.Qassas PowerShell: Create a SharePoint Site Collection in an Independent Content Database Maor Bracha: "As a PowerShell geek, that looks great. The documentation is well-done as well. A+!Side note: I'd recommend using semicolons to make it A++ ;-)"Kia Zhi Tang: "Nice Wiki. Enjoyed reading it. If you can add some reference links to external links, it will better."


 Windows Server Technical Guru - November 2017 
Gold Award Winner  M.Qassas Windows Server 2012 R2: Install .NET Framework 3.5 Feature (Offline/Online) Eric Berg: "Thank you for the article. Please check it seems to be not clear why Installation in failing even with alternate path"Kia Zhi Tang: "Good share. Keep up the good work."Mark Parris: "Good Information."
Silver Award Winner  Vincent Boots Resolve Most Common Windows Update Issues Mark Parris: "Concise summary of WSUS issue resolution."Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for sharing, It will be good to have a conclusion, reference of where you get your materials or knowledge and add some see also links to other relevant wiki articles."Eric Berg: "Thanks...the title says "issues" - but there is just one case described..."

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

Hopefully we will see you ALL again in January 2018's listings? If not, watch out for the February entry page being posted in the next day or so.


Best regards,
Pete Laker

  Azure/Community MVP   IoT & widget lover


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