Wiki Ninjas - Official Blog of TechNet Wiki

Wiki Ninjas is a group of authors who celebrate and evangelize the community catalyst and social-authoring excellence that is called TechNet Wiki.

Browse by Tags

Related Posts
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: One Year of Curah!

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. This week we celebrate one year of Curah on our blog. Why do we celebrate? Tomorrow is Curah's first birthday. How does that fit into our life at TechNet Wiki? Simple answer, it is all about community. It is not a matter of one community...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. The last year was amazing for all people who are using and loving Azure. For me one of the highlights in the last months was the preview of Azure Machine Learning. I always had some respect for people who are doing machine learning...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Microsoft Azure Search Client Library for .NET Framework

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Microsoft Azure Search is one of the latest features on Azure. It provides all features needed for building search services without some of its complexities. The client library covers all things you need to work with it from ...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SQL Server 2014 Portal

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. In the past we have talked about portals in the wiki from time to time. Ed made with decent Arnold Schwarzenegger accent , Durval with the community portals and I with the Power BI portal and the User Groups portal . Today I want...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Add Achievements to your Windows 8.1 Store Game (C#/XAML)

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Gamification is nowadays an important part of most apps you can find on the different platforms. We all know gamification to some level. If we want we can also use it as a developer in Visual Studio. But how can we integrate it...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - What is state persistence in Orleans and how to use it

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Have you ever heard about Orleans ? The answer from most people to this question is "Yes, of course! That's the city in the south of the US.". Since BUILD 2014 you mostly get two different answers, depending on whom...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - How to Create a Developer Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. On how many machines do you develop most of the time? I would guess that your answer is 'more than one' ... and with every update of a software you normally have to do this update on all machines. Or what happens when...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Best Practices for building TechNet Wiki Portals

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. In the past we often covered different portals on the TechNet Wiki on our blog, such as Progress with the Portals Go help fill in a portal!! DO IT!!! DO IT NOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!! Power BI Portal User Groups Portal The Governance...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Power BI Portal

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. During the last years Business Intelligence has made a big shift. In the past we used SQL Server Reporting Services a lot to bring data and analyses to the management level. This behavior changed with the release of PowerPivot...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Glossary of Technology Acronyms

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. "Alright, my name is Jan and I'm a MVP for MA (formerly known as WA) and work a lot with MAWS (formerly known as WAWS) and love MAMS (formerly known as WAMS). Currently I'm more in the area of BI and IT-Pro with AD, SP, O365...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: How to Find Wiki Articles I Wrote

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. Easter is gone with a lot of searching for Easter eggs. With this in mind I want to introduce you to the topic of this blog post. Have you ever had the problem that you are looking for articles you have written two years ago? Or another...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Article Spotlight Overview

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. It is over! Build 2014 is over! Last week the Build Conference in San Francisco has hit us like a hurricane. A lot of new stuff, especially if you are working with Windows Azure. But, instead of covering one of the new things...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: How to Translate TechNet Wiki Articles

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. If someone asks me "What was one of your first experiences with TechNet Wiki?" my usual answer looks something like this "The translation challenge". I think some of you have already noticed that we start a translation...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Portal of TechNet Wiki Portals

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. In most cases a wiki has a flat hierarchy. The same is true for our TechNet wiki, but from time to time somebody groups related articles into one article and calls it "Portal". Since its inception the wiki has seen many...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: How to Join Leadership

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. Some time ago we have discussed how to join the Wiki Ninja author team . Normally that is one of the last steps during a lot of involvement in the TechNet Wiki community, but there are other ways how you can lead a community. Beside blogging...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - MVC5 - Demo Authentication App with Facebook and Google

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Since a year or so I'm working heavily with ASP.NET Web API and I think that I had a similar process like many others. You get started, you get excited ... but sometimes the dirty work starts. For me it started a few weeks...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Best Practices for Giving Credit

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. When writing an article, have you ever struggled with whom you have to give credit? As a person, who mainly works in the academic area, I have this problem every day. But it is not only a problem in research and academics, it is a general...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight – SharePoint: The ULTIMATE White Paper Gallery

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Today I want to highlight the following SharePoint article; SharePoint: The ULTIMATE White Paper Gallery . You can download whitepapers for SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 in DOC, PDF, and other formats...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Tutorials

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. Before I start: That is my first post in 2013 and with that I wish you all a happy new year. I hope you had a nice Christmas and a good start into the new year. But lets get back to topic: How do you learn new technologies? Do you invest...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - What's New in Team Foundation Server 2012

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Most of you already know that I'm a bookworm and that I love Windows Azure. Today I want to share an article about a topic which is #3 on my list of passions: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). When I talk about ALM I talk...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: New Forum Design

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday - Community Win . As some of you have already noticed, we have a new design on the TechNet and MSDN forums. I'm a big fan of the Modern UI look since its inception in the software development world with the release of Windows Phone 7. After this design has...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: How to File a TNWiki Bug or Request a Feature

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday - Community Win and a happy Ascension Day (for the guys from Europe and especially Germany). Today I want to spend some time on a TNWiki feature which helps to make it even better. From time to time it could happen that you run into a problem with the wiki...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SharePoint 2013 Books

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Some weeks ago I wrote about that the wiki needs more SharePoint content . Today I want to start where I left off the last time. In the past we wrote multiple times about some recommended reading about several technologies. Does...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: How to Ban or Report a TechNet or MSDN User Account

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday - Community Win . Today I don't want to talk about an article with a lot of peoples working on it and many contributions. But it is Thursday! It is time for a community win! I know and in my opinion the following wiki article already has a lot of unseen...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Power BI Learning Resources

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. "I've got the power" - A long, long time ago Snap probably had something different in mind, but I think most of you, especially the Business Intelligence people, have heard about Power BI. I have heard this term the first time...