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TechNet Wiki Technical Guru Winners - June 2018

All the votes (for June) are in!

Below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, June 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 - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner SYED SHANU ASP.NET Core Blazor Master Detail Grid with Filtering and Sorting using EF and Web API
Khanna Gaurav: "Very well explained"Sabah Shariq: "Great guideline with detail steps."
Silver Award Winner Vincent Maverick Durano Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC 5: Building Web Application (Part 1)
Sabah Shariq: "Wow! Looks like going to be a great tutorial series. Nice work."Khanna Gaurav: "Recommended for someone planning to learn MVC"
Bronze Award Winner AnkitSharma007 ASP.NET Core 2.0: CRUD Using Angular 5 And ADO.NET
Khanna Gaurav: "Great article"Sabah Shariq: "Good explanation of CRUD operation and all you need to get start."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 BizTalk Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mandar Dharmadhikari BizTalk: Deploying WCF Services To IIS under Default InetPub folder using BTDF
Todd Rivers: "NO comments. BTDF-based, so open source"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Awesome article! Well done"


 Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Kapil Kumawat Azure Cosmos DB: Introduction (Part 1)
Robert Smit: "This is very nice"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Great intro Kapil"Eric Berg: "Thank you"
Silver Award Winner RajeeshMenoth Cognitive Services : Analyze an Image Using Computer Vision API [Missed from voting in May]
Robert Smit: "Thanks Rajeesh"Eric Berg: "Well done"Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Great work"
Bronze Award Winner Pete Laker Postcodes with Bing Maps API
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan: "Excellent write up and the good use of graphics make it a clear read."Robert Smit: "Very good, so hard to choose a winner"Eric Berg: "Thanks Pete"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:


 Miscellaneous Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Leon Laude Windows Admin Center: Adding a server connection
Lasse Wedø: "Can this be expanded to actually tell us about prerequisites, possible errors and solutions?"Richard Mueller: "Good walk through for this produce. We need a See Also and links to other resources. Let us hope we don't need to enter credentials so often in the future."Kia Zhi Tang: "Thank you for the Windows Admin Center contribution walk-through with screenshot"


 SharePoint Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Ramakrishnan Raman SharePoint Framework (SPFx) webpart with elevated privileges using MS Flow
Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "Nice article! perfect explanation. Like it."John Naguib: "Excellent thanks for sharing"
Silver Award Winner get2pallav SharePoint Framework (SPFx): Microsoft BOT framework integration
John Naguib: "Very nice integrating bots, thanks"Roman Nedzelsky, MVP: "Good article"


 Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Polygon
SYEDSHANU: "Great sample to getting started with using Shapes and Polygon in Small Basic ,Thanks for sharing Nonki Takahashi."


 SQL Server General and Database Engine Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Mohsin_A_Khan SQL Server: All about Detach and Attach operations and common scenarios where they may or may not work
Visakh16: "Another nice article explaining the various scenarios of attach detach operation. Nicely organized into various sections with accompanying code. A good reference article for anyone trying to use the feature"


 System Center Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Leon Laude Orchestrator 1801: Installing SQL Server 2016 remotely
Adam Fowler: "High level of detail, screenshots of every step and well explained - great work!"Joseph Moody: "Very detailed and I love the screenshot walk-through!!"Eric Berg: "Thanks"
Silver Award Winner Leon Laude Orchestrator: How to use the Windows native powershell version
Eric Berg: "Well done. Thank you!"Adam Fowler: "More great work, but the images aren't working on this one for some reason.These instructions fix a common requirement for most SCORCH users"Joseph Moody: "This is also a very good write up, thank you for contributing!"


 Transact-SQL Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Vishal Jharwade  T-SQL Programming – How to see Query execution time in milliseconds
Diederik Krols: "Very useful, thanks!"Richard Mueller: "Good to be able to measure performance of queries. We should have a See Also, and links to other resources. Also, the grammar can be improved."Visakh16: "A quick reference article explaining on client statistics feature which will be helpful for getting query execution time in milliseconds"


 Visual C# Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Emiliano Musso [C#] Permutations in solving Shikaku through bruteforcing
Jaliya Udagedara: "Interesting article, love it!"Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "interesting topic, which can help to cheat in Shikaku game. I assume that not many people will implement this specific scenario, but yet you can learn from the code and the procedure a lot. Moreover, the article is written well. It is well formatted and very clear and highly recommended. Having another version in Italian is a big advantage."
Silver Award Winner Karen Payne .NET: Defensive data programming (Part 3)
Jaliya Udagedara: "Nice article."Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "It was hard to judge which article is better since we had 5 awesome C# articles this month. Actually I think that all those articles should get gold medal, but "there can be only one". I love series of articles and previous articles in this series already won medals. Therefore, I chose to let other topics their 5 minutes of glory. This article is well written and perfectly formatted for the Wiki"
Bronze Award Winner Karen Payne SQL-Server- C# Find duplicate record with identity
Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "Nice solution but we can prevent these issue using constraint in the database level. If you are developers and you did not design your database well, then this might help you solve issues. Well written and very clear article"Jaliya Udagedara: "Nice article."

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:

  • SQL-Server C# Alternate methods to remove records by Karen Payne
    Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "I think that the approach presented in the article of "not deleting rows from table" is HIGHLY important! The topic presented here is very important. There was some tiny uses of incorrect terms like using "field" instead of "column" or "records" instead of "rows" (we delete rows from table). With that being said the article is great.It is well written and well formatted."
    Jaliya Udagedara: "Nice article."
  • SQL-Server export to Excel, Access and XML by Karen Payne
    Jaliya Udagedara: "Great article discussing a common requirement."
    Ronen Ariely (aka pituach) : "This article brings implementation of T-SQL OPENROWSET using C#. There is no uniqueness in execute these queries over any other queries and I find the value in the SQL Server category mainly. This is article is written well and presents the topic awesome. It's formatted perfectly to the Wiki, but it could be more valuable to the Wiki, to improve existing articles we have regarding OPENROWSET."


 Wiki and Portals Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Dave Rendón Portal - Azure IoT: Survival Guide
Mark Parris: "The one stop shop and gateway to all things IoT."Richard Mueller: "Excellent use of Wiki guidelines Great collection of links."Kia Zhi Tang: "Very handy IoT survival guide wiki portal. Thank you for the effort to sum it all up."


 Windows Server Technical Guru - June 2018 
Gold Award Winner Subhro Majumder SubInACL: A complete solution to configure security permission
Eric Berg: "Thank you"Mark Parris: "Excellent foundation, One of my favourite command line tools and not that well known too."Joseph Moody: "Wonderful guide! I learned quite a few new tricks!"Richard Mueller: "Lots of good images, and command line examples. This is an important and useful tool. We need a See Also and links to other resources. Also, note that the pronoun "we" is first person."Kia Zhi Tang: "Very nice detail example of this SubInACL command line tool. It will be great to have some reference to the tool and documentation. Enjoyed reading it"

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

Submissions for July  are about to close, so get your contributions in now!

Best regards,
Pete Laker


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