Over on the council, we have these focus thingies... TechNet Wiki Community Council: Areas of Focus

Lately Richard has been leading us in Focus Area #2...

2. Portal Growth - Richard Mueller (& Yagmoth, Ed Price, Naomi)

  • Focus: The Adoption and Evangelism of Wiki Portals.
  • One specific best practice that affects navigation is Portal Growth.
  • Are all the right technologies and articles represented on the portals?
  • Do we have the best story for navigation from the portals?
  • Do we need to add more portals?
  • Should we cross-link portals better?
  • Example: We need to update all the portals with links to current content.
  • Example: We need to cross-link the portals better.


We were making so many portals that I started this tag:

And then Richard put together a portal portal for us...

Wiki: Portal of TechNet Wiki Portals


We divided the portal sections by technology, but we also have...

General Technology


That's where the portals actually include all the technologies and they are more about something that applies to many techs, like Troubleshooting articles.


And then this is also an interesting section:

Other Subjects

Those are mostly like portals around Microsoft social technologies. And User Groups. =^)

Anyway, the bottom section on the page is really cool... all our international portals...

Non-English Language Portals

General Technology

SQL Server


Other Subjects



And Durval even translated this portal article!

Others Languages


So go give this article a look through, check out the portals, and make them better (or don't; nobody's forcing you until we are)...

Wiki: Portal of TechNet Wiki Portals



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