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Sunday - Surprise
All the votes are in!
And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, November 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 (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.
Starting this month you will notice some articles are marked as failing to meet our minimum bar for quality or content.
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.
Congratulations to Steef-Jan, Suleiman and Tomasso!
Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:
BizTalk Server 2010: How to use SFTP Adapter by Mohit GuptaThis article failed our quality/content bar. Judge comment was "This article needs a lot more work to work better"
Congratulations to Brandon, Matthew and Benoit!
Congratulations to litdev, Nonki and Joe!
Congratulations to Johnsom, Tim and Michael!
Congratulations to Naomi, Ronen and Saeid!
Congratulations to Reed and Paul!
.paul. - hangMan This article failed our quality/content bar. Judge comment was "As an 'article' this doesn't help someone understand concepts and how to go about creating this."
SB: "I like the example but this is purely a code example. A bit of narrative to explain logic or what we are trying to achieve would have made this go to the top." Ed Price: "Short and sweet. This is a fun one! I also think this deserves to be broken down into code sections with more explanation. " Richard Mueller: "Good synergy with Gallery. Could use more explanation of how it works." MR: "Fun app"
Congratulations to Jaliya, Deeptendra and Muralidharan!
Congratulations to mcosmin!
Dave Smits - Checklist for great apps This article failed our quality/content bar. Judge comment was "Following the suggestions as stated violate accessibility guidelines"
Ed Price: "Some great tips! Carsten has a good suggestion in the comments... to use the Format Code Block tool." RC: "These are some good ideas (but when overriding colours be sure to respect high contrast!), but are a bit limited and miss many higher profile issues to be a checklist for high quality. "
Congratulations to dev hedgehog, Magnus and Ayyappan!
Congratulations to Uwe and Ronen!
Congratulations to MrX for another clean sweep, but be warned, Yagmoth555 and Kelly could be giving you some competition!
I hope you find the extra comments for the runners up useful, as we get so much useful feedback it seems a shame to waste any.
We are very lucky to have over 30 Microsoft employees and Wiki Council judges helping us with this project, and some real "players" in these technologies, shown above and hiding behind initials, so thank you to the judges for another month's judging and all your comments.
A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to November's competition.
Hopefully we will see you ALL again in December's listings?
If you haven't contributed an article for this month, and you think you can create a more useful, clever and better presented wiki article than the winners above, here's your chance! :D
Best regards,Pete Laker
More about the TechNet Guru Awards:
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