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All the votes are in!
And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 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.
Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:
Also worth a mention were the other entries this month, all of which unfortunately failed the quality/content bar :(
Ed Price: "A good solution and some great suggestions from Shanky in the comments! Examples would help." NN: "Another great article by Praveen which contains many methods to check Server and Windows Restart time." Samuel Lester: "Knowing when SQL Server restarted is nice, but knowing why it restarted is often the more important issue. The methods you highlight are creative and allow you to quickly find the first answer, but aside from determining if it was restarted due to an OS reboot, it would be nice to dig more into the topic of why. Great content on what could turn into a spectacular topic and set of troubleshooting steps." DRC: "• It mentioned about finding the "reason" for the SQL Server and windows restarts at the beginning but the details are missing in the article. . The query "SELECT create_date FROM sys.databases WHERE name = 'tempdb'" will not work if traceflag 3609 is ON which doesn’t create a new tempdb file during sql server startup. For windows: Method 1: Start Task Manager->Performance Method 1 shows only the uptime but doesn’t show the actual time of restart. If the server has been up for a long time, then the calculation is very difficult Method 2: This method helps you to figure out root cause for the restart. start -> run -> eventvwr The 2nd method will not help if event viewer logs are clreared. • We have a better method to find the system startup time where we don’t depend on any other logs or tools. C:\> systeminfo | find /i "Boot Time" " This article unfortunately failed the minimum Quality/Content bar for an award.The fail comments were: "Article seems to be incomplete and need lot of modifications "
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A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to December's competition.
Hopefully we will see you ALL again in January 2014'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
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