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All the votes are in!
And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, January 2014!!!
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, often people working on the products), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet and MSDN (Forums, Blogs, Wiki, etc.).
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:
Note from Ed: You should note that I wasn't the only judge here. Just the only judge with comments. =^)Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:
Richard Mueller: "Very informative.The code could be very useful. I assume the output can be printed so a reader of braille can "read" it." MR: "Fun program and neat coding challenge." Anthony D. Green: "I like the topic. I particularly like the tie in of braille to binary as it shows how a very technical concept can be applied to a very human problem. I wish the article were broken up into chunks with a description and some source code in number steps that the reader could digest individually rather than one big intro and then one huge blob of code with comments embedded. Commments are great but it's still way too much code to read through in one go. Good article though." SB: "Like it with a practical application," Ed Price: "This is awesome! What a fun topic! This would benefit from Headers and a TOC. But you have good in-code comments and images to explain it. " Peter Laker: "Loooove this topic paul! Nice code dump too."
A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to January's competition.
Hopefully we will see you ALL again in February 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
More about the TechNet Guru Awards:
Forum winner announcement posts: