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  • It's here at last!

    The August round of the TechNet Technical Guru Competition!

    The quality and quantity of entries has been beyond our wildest expectations lately, with epic posts and useful snippets BURSTING out of the seams of TechNet Wiki.

    So please come forth once again, oh mighty techie, and shower us with insight!

    Join us in the August Festival of TechNet Guru!

    Open up your heart and help us feed so many hungry minds!

    For THIS is THE month, when heroes are cut from leather, chiselled from stone, forged in the fire of knowledge. The month when legends are born, and epics are scripted.

    All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialist field. Something that fits into one of the categories listed on the submissions page. Copy in your own blog posts, a forum solution, a white paper, or just something you had to solve for your own day's work today.

    Drop us some nifty knowledge, or superb snippets, and become MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH!

    This is an official Microsoft TechNet recognition, where people such as yourselves can truly get noticed!

    HOW TO WIN

    1) Please copy over your Microsoft technical solutions and revelations to TechNet Wiki.

    2) Add a link to it on THIS WIKI COMPETITION PAGE (so we know you've contributed)

    3) Every month, we will highlight your contributions, and select a "Guru of the Month" in each technology.

    If you win, we will sing your praises in blogs and forums, similar to the weekly contributor awards. Once "on our radar" and making your mark, you will probably be interviewed for your greatness, and maybe eventually even invited into other inner TechNet/MSDN circles!

    Winning this award in your favoured technology will help us learn the active members in each community.

    Feel free to ask any questions below.

    More about TechNet Guru Awards

    Thanks in advance!
    Pete Laker


    #PEJL

    Got any nice code? If you invest time in coding an elegant, novel or impressive answer on MSDN forums, why not copy it over to the one and only TechNet Wiki, for future generations to benefit from! You'll never get archived again!

    If you are a member of any user groups, please make sure you list them in the Microsoft User Groups Portal. Microsoft are trying to help promote your groups, and collating them here is the first step.

    Monday, August 4, 2014 9:10 PM

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  • Nice TechNet Wiki!


    remember make the reply as answer and vote the reply as helpful if it helps.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:26 AM
  • 2 articles so far and 2 days to go!

     

    Thanks!


    Ed Price, Azure & Power BI Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Friday, August 29, 2014 8:32 PM
  • 2 articles so far and 2 days to go!

     

    Thanks!


    Ed Price, Azure & Power BI Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    You're kidding right? Those are articles? Really? Give me a freakin break Ed.

    Is this like just passing out something so somebody can feel good about themselves?

    Let's see we have Versions and Tags for Visual Basic and Visual Basic Portal. This must be the current politically correct mentality to believe any of this is significant in some fashion.

    I got one for ya. MSDN Library search engine. Do you want a Wiki article about it? I'm fairly certain I could write an article about how to use a search engine to retrieve information. Cause that other junk is pretty much lame and a let somebody make themself feel good about themself joke in my opinion.

    Don't feel bad though. Cause when I tried to explain to a niece how her grandpa was a genius due to his I.Q. she wouldn't have anything to do with that cause nowadays she says some other "attribute" is used to "inform you" of your "level". Sounds like a charlie foxtrot to me. Yeah she atoned as to how he with a 175+ IQ could only use it with what he is "interested in". What a joke. And of course now he has altheimers too so she would never know. Even though she lives nearby. But I know.

    It's no wonder Asians and Chinese outperform American "Citizens" in every science and math class. All of America is stupid with regard to that. But the only fault there is American Instruction. And American parents being useless idoits. I know from assisting my nieces with homework while their mom, my sister was a useless idiot.

    Also I can provide you with code that indexes crap way beyond this joke.


    La vida loca



    Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:26 AM
  • @mr. Monkeyboy


    Have some more fun when this is voted as a top article on Technet Wiki. 

    This is how it probably will sound.

    Ed Price: "Amazing! The formatting is incredibly clean, and great response in the comments by addressing the encryption concern with a great section in the article! It would also be good to have the code sample available on the MSDN Gallery. Fantastic article!" 

    This was last week for July, for the only article which gave the "copy and paste answer"  on teachers assignment to beginning students. 

    After that teachers can show the better way which Microsoft has build in and which has cost billions for Microsoft. But now that worse way is in Wiki and so much glorified by Microsoft employees, it means that some will ask again that 1980 way and tell it is promoted by Microsoft because the security system of Microsoft seems to fail and that code is highly recommended in the new Technet Wiki of Microsoft in augustus 2014 by Microsoft employees.

     


    Success
    Cor






    Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:36 AM
  • @mr. Monkeyboy


    Have some more fun when this is voted as a top article on Technet Wiki. 

    This is how it probably will sound.

    Ed Price: "Amazing! The formatting is incredibly clean, and great response in the comments by addressing the encryption concern with a great section in the article! It would also be good to have the code sample available on the MSDN Gallery. Fantastic article!" 

    This was last week for July, for the only article which gave the "copy and paste answer"  on teachers assignment to beginning students. 

    After that teachers can show the better way which Microsoft has build in and which has cost billions for Microsoft. But now that worse way is in Wiki and so much glorified by Microsoft employees, it means that some will ask again that 1980 way and tell it is promoted by Microsoft because the security system of Microsoft seems to fail and that code is highly recommended in the new Technet Wiki of Microsoft in augustus 2014 by Microsoft employees.

     


    Success
    Cor






    Thanks Cor...

    It's encouraging to know you respect my work, which wasn't intended to undermine Microsoft security.

    Seeing a lot of whinging and no contributing though.


    thanks for any help

    Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:12 PM



  • Thanks Cor...

    It's encouraging to know you respect my work, which wasn't intended to undermine Microsoft security.

    Seeing a lot of whinging and no contributing though.


    thanks for any help

    Maybe you find it whining, that is also like some persons tell about other persons who warn people not to join IS. 

    It is just the point of view from which you are looking. 

    Contribution to the Wiki which goal (from the ones who are responsible for it) to create a knowledge base for the next generation will only work if Microsoft keeps there software longer than 20 years supported. I never have seen them do that, therefore I think it is a wast of time to contribute to that. 

    Be aware, this is not my general opinion about your contributions, mostly I find those very good, but this 1990 style of database login in the Wiki on a desktop has a side effect which I don't like. And this is a forum you know, not a kind of place to kiss Microsoft. Tell what is good but don't avoid to tell what you dislike, that is the purpose of forums.


    Success
    Cor







    Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:39 PM