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The votes are in!
And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, June 2013 !!!!
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, 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 a few of the comments judges made during the judging process.
My fellow wiki ninjas will be digging deeper into some of these articles in this blog series, so watch out for those.
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.
Ed: "Thanks to Ron, Abhijit, and Mohit! We had a great collection of articles for our first month for the BizTalk Technical Guru competition! And congrats to Ron! We'll feature your article in a variety of ways! The four BizTalk contributions are here."
Ed: "Peter, the mugshot is of Matthew! I've got to admit it... SharePoint was truly an amazing category. First, there were 20 contributions. 20! Can you believe it??? Second, it was an incredibly tough call for our judges. There were so many great contributions, and they are so different. Personally, I thought Gokan delivered some fantastic articles, and I was a little sad to see that his didn't make these top three! (But the three winners were also excellent; therein lies the problem... so much excellence!) I love how Gokan formats the articles and devotes little sections to explaining concepts (using bold and bullets to help make them pop). To everyone: Please leave a comment if you'd like any suggestions on how to improve your articles! I think we'll leave those suggestions on your article comments, if you want them. And to Sunny, as I mentioned, I think you ended up with two of the top three, even though they were short, because you write very well and you have a fantastic business mind to know what people want to learn about! And congrats to Matthew, who maintains the gold medal two months in a row (but it was a close call)! Overall, I just want to say thank you to all the contributors (Sunny, Matthew, Usama, Stefan, Ashish, Gokan, Libin, Mohammad, Suresh, and Joydeep)! It really makes us want to be able to reward you all, because there was so much quality!!! Check out all 20 contributions here."
Ed: "I have a soft place in my heart for Small Basic, an investment for Microsoft to give to the community and to make programming so fun, social, and simple that 8 year olds love to learn it. I'm glad to see the new Small Basic category for June and that Jibba Jabba jumped in and gave Nonki a run for it! Thanks to both Nonki (with 6 great submissions) and to Jibba Jabba for their contributions! See all of Nonki's contributions here."
Peter Laker: "Excellent subject. Excellent detail. Nice formatting."Ed Price: "Great explanations, clearly written, and good job breaking up the sections so that it's easy to read and to use the TOC."
Ed: "Thanks Yogish for jumping in there and representing Analysis Services!"
Ed: "And thank you to Tim for 6 great articles about Reporting Services! Find all 6 here."
Ed: "Transact SQL was our second largest category with 9 submissions (4 from Naomi)! Naomi holds onto her title for a second month. Thanks go out to all our contributors... Kalman, Naomi, Sathyanarrayanan, and Johnny Bell! You made it tough on the judges to select from an excellent group! Please go check them all out here."
Ed: "Reed and Paul grab the medals for a second month in a row! Great job, guys!"
Peter Laker: "Only entry! Win!"
Ed: "We've got new blood for the Visual C# category! Let's see if the contributors from May want to take on Dan in July (the contributions are already starting to come in)."
Ed: "Isenthil grabs a medal for the second month in a row! Congrats to both winners!"
Ed: "Sachin (our May winner for VC#) is in his element here with the new Windows Store Apps category! Three entries and three medals! The competition is already growing for July!"
Ed: "Oh, hey. I do want to mention that just because Peter and I are the only commenters on a few of these, that doesn't mean we're the only judges. We just like to express ourselves, I guess. For our final category, we had a few people come out to compete! Thanks to Guarav, XAML guy, and Magnus! You can find all 5 of their contributions here."
A great big thanks to EVERYONE who contributed an article to last month's competition.
Hopefully we will see you ALL again in this month's listings?
If you have not yet contributed an article for this month, and you think you can produce a more useful, clever and better produced wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! :D
Best regards,Pete Laker
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