Almost two week in the wild and the TechNet Wiki is gaining visibility – seen today on the Windows Server TC:
The TechNet Wiki launched almost two weeks ago. We had god conversations about it at the demo booth at MMS 2010 last week in Las Vegas. At launch we had
Today we have almost 3,000 registered users and:
Come on it, try the http://technet.com/wikiTechNet Wiki, the water’s fine.
Top-viewed articles last week include:
The TechNet Wiki launched a little over a week ago, and since then the number of users had more than doubled.
Here’s what folks are reading:
You’ve already heard lots about the cloud, and about how you need to start getting ready. Are you prepping for Service Automation Design (SAD)? Also called IT Process Automation (ITPA), this is the stuff you will be doing with Opalis. If it is not on your radar, tap the console hard…Looks like a fantastic tool for designing VM provisioning…
Opalis on the TN wiki: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/opalis-survival-guide.aspx
Short video chat with Mark Gosson from MMS 2010 (click the image below to play the YT vid).
All this news about the cloud wreaking havoc in Europe, just want to make clear that's NOT Microsoft's fault…
Cool new scoped search for IT Pros from Config Manager just demo’d here at #MMS 2010: http://cloudsearch.cloudapp.net/
Like what you see? Want it for other products? leave feedback
Wouldn’t it be great if there were one place on TechNet where you could see all the PowerShell cmdlets used by Microsoft in one place? Maybe filter by product, or by noun, or by PS version?
Well. don’t hold your breath for that to appear on TN, because Bing visual search has beat them to it:
Do you know the top 12 cmdlets?
Click the image below to watch a 2 minute video of Jeffrey Snover sharing his reaction at MMS 2010.
Check out the Win7 How to videos at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/videos
I like this one showing how to use Windows XP Mode, just click the image to watch.
Some good metrics from the TechNet Wiki Beta first week:
One of the great joys of the wiki is how easy it is to include screenshots and videos:
One of my favorite new features is RSS feeds for tags, like this one for “hasvideo”
The IPD Assessment Guide and Scenario Selection Tool is a nifty new free-as-in-beer tool from the IPD folks at Microsoft that walks you through a series of questions, then displays a chart to help you make a desktop virtualization plan. Just saw the demo rehearsal at MMS. Check it out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd334417.aspx
There is a happy-time-waster out there called thereifixedit.com that details some amazing hacked fixes:
The new TechNet Wiki is the equivalent for technical content. Find an error or an omission on TechNet content? Now, on the wiki, you can fix it.
Check it out http://technet.com/wiki.
See you next week at MMS in Vegas. Visit us at the booth and enter the contest:
Colleague Thomas Willingham has released a short video showing how we collected feedback from TechNet. Check it out:
Once you start this wiki thing - “doing community” – you quickly find the need to stay on top of changes others make to topics. Perhaps you only care about the ones you started, perhaps you care about ones that others started, but that you depend on.
Either way, you need a way to stay on top of any changes. The TN Wiki has email notification:
If you use the “Compare this page with earlier revisions” link – you can see the deltas visually highlighted for you.
You can also subscribe to RSS feeds of tags, or searches, or both if you are a belt & suspenders kind of person.
Heck, you can even subscribe to a user!
Enjoy, leave feedback.
Remember to contribute boldly, edit gently.
Today is launch day for the TechNet Wiki (TNWiki). Check it out at http://technet.com/wiki.
The wiki motto is:
Join in and help start the community. Kathy shows how on YT:
Here’s Eric’s announce vid:
Leave feedback. This is wiki V1, help build the wiki you want on the forum.
One of the new enhancements to the TechNet Wiki (Beta) makes it easy for you to share wiki content with your social networks. At the bottom-right of the page is the little gizmo that allows one-click “socialization” to services like Twitter, Reddit, Digg, etc.. Check it out:
The TechNet Wiki (Beta) has some new nifty features, including:
It hasn’t happened very often during the Beta, but The TN Wiki is down right now for a few hours for upgrades. See you soon!
When you land on a TechNet Wiki article for the first time, it is not clear that you can edit the wiki pages. This is because you must first join and sign in to see the “Edit” button.
This video demo shows that this process start-to-finish takes only a few minutes.
Here’s How to Join.
To sign up
IMPORTANT: The sign-in name cannot be changed once you create it. If you make a mistake, the account must be deleted, and then you can create another one. Take care entering your sign-in name. You can change your display name whenever you wish.
Finish by accepting the services agreement:
NOTE: You will receive a notification e-mail at the e-mail address you entered in step 3, confirming your account creation.
To contribute, you must first sign in. To sign in, you must first Join. After those pre-reqs are accomplished, editing a TN Wiki article is pretty easy. This 10 minute video shows PM Eric Batallio demonstrating:
Is there stuff missing from the how to edit topic? Can you help improve it? Join the wiki today: http://technet.com/wiki
Feedback/feature requests on the TN Wiki Beta? Go to TN Wiki Forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-SG/tnwiki/