This is the first blog post in this series of the top international contributors to TechNet Wiki. Here are all the blog posts in this series:

  1. Top 12 Russian Contributors (this page)
  2. Top 17 Portuguese Contributors
  3. Top 16 Turkish Contributors
  4. Top 11 Spanish Contributors
  5. Top 22 Portuguese Contributors - 2013 
  6. Top 10 Turkish Contributors - 2013
  7. Top 5 French Contributors 
  8. Top 14 Persian (Farsi) Contributors


As many of you know, we released three new language-specific versions of TechNet Wiki...

1. Portuguese (Brazil) -

2. Chinese (Simplified) -

3. Russian -


And there are many language communities that are very proactive on the main TechNet Wiki site:

Today I want to focus on the Russian TechNet Wiki.

I think the biggest improvement that the site still needs is that the portals on the top (the blue boxes, which act as category lists) still point to my portals for the English language. Is there a Russian contributor who wants to make Russian versions of the portals? Then the community can slowly build out the portal lists and add the Russian articles. After that, we'd just have to link to those artcles from the Russian main page.

Today I'm going to take a look at the top 12 Russian contributors that seem to pop to the surface. I feel like we haven't engaged with them enough and haven't gotten to know them yet.

These contributors are ranked by overall Wiki pages they've authored in Russian. Tie breakers go to the one with more edits. As you'll see, we still had a tie with two #9s. But that's okay. I listed Alexander first, since he has a picture. Plus it looks like he's doing stand up comedy. I'd have to get that translated though, to enjoy it.

Anyway, congratulations to all these contributors! You're paving the way for the Russian community! Great job, everyone! At this point, every contribution is significant when you're a pioneer and building a new community!


1. Denis Dyagilev


About: MVP, Microsoft Partner

TNWiki Articles: 18

Edits: 641

Technologies: Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server

ExampleИнформация о Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 и Virtual PC      


2. Yelenah_


About: Microsoft employee, SQL Server International Content & Community

TNWiki Articles: 8

Edits: 18

Technologies: SQL Server, SQL Azure, TechNet Wiki

ExampleВики: kак создать заглушку страницы  


3. Andrey Korshikov


About: MVP, Freelance Microsoft Partner

TNWiki Articles: 8

Edits: 4

Technologies: SQL Server, XML

Examples: С миру по нитке...,  Работа с XML в SQL Server (часть 1)


4. Vinokurov Yuriy


About: Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Contractor, Siemens IT

TNWiki Articles: 7

Edits: 493

Technologies: Direct Access, Windows 8

ExampleDirect Access FAQ (Windows Server 2008R2)    


5. Anton Boyko


About: Microsoft Partner

TNWiki Articles: 5

Edits: 12

Technologies: SQL Azure, Windows Azure

ExamplesФедерации в SQL Azure, Планирование мощностей для кэширования в Windows Azure     


6. Aviw_


About: Microsoft Partner, at PMPractice. He's a software developer specializing in Microsoft technology. He has over 6 years of development experience. Now he's a Senior SharePoint/Silverlight Developer at PMPractice, Moscow, Russia. MCPD, MCITP. Skype: akimov-ru.

TNWiki Articles: 2

Edits: 13

Technologies: SharePoint, Silverlight


7. Dmitriy Razbornov


About: Microsoft Partner

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: 4

Technologies: Active Directory, PowerShell, Windows Server

ExampleПередача или принудительное назначение (захват) ролей FSMO другому контроллеру домена используя модуль AD-Powershell  


8. Smarty


About: SQL Server/.NET Framework developer and trainer. Blog: - all around MS SQL Server

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: 3

Technologies: SQL Server

ExampleБлог - доступно об SQL Server  


9. Alexander Karavaev


About: Microsoft Partner, at AdWatch

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: 2

Technologies: SQL Server

ExampleОптимизация запросов к пространственным данным в SQL Server 2012    


9. seagemicro


About: Microsoft Partner

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: 2

Technologies: SQL Azure

ExampleШардинг с SQL Azure  


10. Александр Гладченко (Alexander Gladchenko)



About: Works at Москва, former MVP

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: 1

Technologies: SQL Server

ExampleОптимизации ввода-вывода для нагруженных баз данных


11. Dmitriy Kostylev - MVP


About: MVP, at ATMed, Russia

TNWiki Articles: 1

Edits: -

Technologies: SQL Server

ExampleОрганизация пользовательских счетчиков (генераторов) в Microsoft SQL Server


12. dplotnikov


About: SharePoint MVP, MSP, Izhevsk Developer Community Lead, Developer Guidance Advisory Council

TNWiki Articles: - (6 in English)

Edits: 44

Technologies: SharePoint

ExampleTechNet - ресурсы по Server 2008R2 (ru-RU)   



So there you go! We've got 5 MVPs up here. That's pretty impressive! Special thanks to Yelena for her hard work on this Russian Wiki!

I'll have to update this list sometime and see how it changes! =^)

This was kind of fun. Slightly time consuming, but I could always make it a top 5 list instead (if I do another one). Do you think I should do something like this for the Brazilian TechNet Wiki next?

Have a great weekend! And don't forget to Wiki!

   - Ninja Ed