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  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life: 10 ways to become the most hated Wiki ninja on the planet

    [ DISCLAIMER ] I'm done with it. Yes, you heard: ABSOLUTELY DONE WITH IT. All these effort to be the best Wiki Ninja in da house... Why the hell would you comply to the rules of the game? It's just a lot of fun the have your butt kicked, after you spent hours on writing a Wiki article...
  • Blog Post: MVP Open Day - Brazil

    Hello Community . During the weekend there was the MVP open day in Brazil . T he event was very productive , we had the participation of many Brazil MVPs . The event focused on the TechNet Wiki in Brazil, and Fernando Lugão and myself were at the event. It was phenomenal . Below is the photo...
  • Blog Post: Thank you!

    While the last week of the year is the best moment for a Ninja to contemplate what we have achieved with Technet Wiki, it's also the best moment to thank the people that have made it such a succes! THANK YOU! Thank you for: - making the Technet Wiki a reference plaform. Just see how many...
  • Blog Post: Quick fire interview with a Wiki Ninja: Markus Vilcinskas

    This week's interview puts the spotlight on another Wiki Ninja. Instead of a normal paced interview, we're back with the quick fire interview. Short questions, short answers. This week's interview is with Markus Vilcinskas . For a long time, Markus has been driving the ILM and FIM content on...
  • Blog Post: Monday interview with content contributors from Southeast Asia (1/3) - Lilian Quek and Riwut Libinuko

    Today is the first of a 3-part interview series (Part 2 is coming on August 20th and Part 3 on August 27), and we are honoring an energetic group of content contributors from Southeast Asia. They are the MVPs from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. In part 1 of this trilogy, Tiffena interviews...
  • Blog Post: Community win: help us to track the table

    Who of you likes a nice and neat Wiki article? Hands up! Do you also get the creeps if your Wiki article layout in edit mode looks fine, but I finally publishes something else? Lately we got some feedback that table layout is one of the key layout features that's behaving oddly, in some cases. ...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Article revision

    When you've published an article on Wiki, don't think your job as author is over... It's a healthy tactic to check back on your articles once in a while. And it also applies to articles which you aren't initial author of, but which you've been largely contributing to. To facilitate the check, I...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight: testdriving your Wiki article

    Ever wanted to test drive your Wiki article, checking how it really looks before you publish? Allow me to have the spotlight shine just across the Wiki article boundaries... As there are a few ways to achieve this. For the first hint, I would like to refer to an article I published 2 weeks ago...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a WikiNinja: Tim Macaulay

    Who are you? Tim Macaulay ( Technet Profile ) Where are you (from)? Charlotte, NC What do you do? Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft CTS Security Identity Team Besides your work on the Wiki, where do you contribute? (Forums, blog?) I place links to all of my wiki posts on our external...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life – Maintaining your Wiki article collection

    As a Wiki fan you probably have compiled a nice set of articles to be proud of. If that's you, then good job! That's fantastic! But how do you manage your collection? To keep statistics you need good data. It seems easy but think of a title that make sense. It's important to choose the right key...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

    When you're into Security, the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) is likely to be part of your toolset. Or at least: it should be. And it's free. You should bookmark this URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc677002.aspx SCM is a so-called Solution accelerator. As explained...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: The TNWiki Windows 8 app challenge

    In a few weeks Windows 8 is to be released. Windows Phone 8 is gaining momentum. So Microsoft is driving the development of Windows 8 apps to the maximum to build a nice collection of apps by october. Just a few weeks left. But... Master Ninja Ed confirmed that there is no app for the Wiki yet...
  • Blog Post: Monday interview with content contributors from Southeast Asia (2/3) - Nguyen Thuan and Fiqri Ismail

    Today is the second of a 3-part interview (Part 2 & 3 on 20/aug, 27/aug) and the we are honoring an energetic group of content contributors from Southeast Asia. They are the MVPs from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. In part 2 of this trilogy, Tiffena interviews Vietnam MVP Nguyen Thuan...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight – Forefront Identity Manager Resources

    Already for some years the Identity Manager product had a very active and supporting community in the Identity Lifecycle Manager forum . With the launch of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (ILM 2 in earlier days) a complementary FIM 2010 forum was launched. This boosted the community impact significantly...
  • Blog Post: Community Win: KISS the Wiki Ninja

    Most of you know the KISS-principle , although some of you rather link it to the Ninja like painted rock band. It usually stands for "keep it stupid simple", "keep it short and simple", "keep it simple sir", "keep it super simple", ..."keep it simple and straightforward" or "keep it simple and sincere...
  • Blog Post: Monday interview with content contributors from Southeast Asia (3/3) - Somkiat Foongkiat and Aris Lesmana

    Today is the last of a 3-part interview (Part 2 & 3 on 20/aug, 27/aug) and the we are honoring an energetic group of content contributors from Southeast Asia. They are the MVPs from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. In part 3 of this trilogy, Tiffena interviews Thailand MVP Somkiat Foongkiat...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Luan Moreno Medeiros Maciel

    Who are you? I'm Luan Moreno Medeiros Maciel . Where are you from? I'm from Brazil - Brazilian. What do you do? I work in the Federal Council of the OAB as a Data Architect in SQL Server, in the areas of administration, development, best practices, management, and high availability. ...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life ... not this time.

    Today we received some sad news. Allow me to quote a tweet of Yuri Diogenes as that same tweet refers to an interview I had with Kurt Hudson: " A great friend and writer left us last 4th July. RIP Kurt http:// blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/a rchive/2012/03/20/quick-fire-interview-with-a-wiki-ninja...
  • Blog Post: Interview with 2 WikiNinjas: Peter Laker & Ana Paula de Almeida (part 1 of 2)

    Today I got something special for you.... First, I need to put a few things clear. As you might know, a while a go I challenged the Wiki audience with a Win 8 app . We actually got 2 interesting answers to that challenge; 1 of them by Pater Laker, the other by Ana Paula de Almeida. Ana has had...
  • Blog Post: Tuesday - TNWiki Article Spotlight: The suggestion box is dead, long live the suggestion box!

    As the communityninjas page on uservoice has been retired a few days ago, we will track your suggestions for Wiki content via the Wiki platform (for listing and overview) and also the Wiki forum (for feedback and voting ) Please note that we were able to transfer lots of the existing suggestions from...
  • Blog Post: Wiki life: fight for your right to aaaaaau...author!*

    Have you ever thought about your copyright on the articles you publish on Technet Wiki, or on other Wiki platforms or other code sharing platforms like Microsoft's Codeplex or open source platform Sourceforge? What's the consequence of using Technet Wiki for publishing code samples like powershell scripts...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Hints & tips for keeping the article design under control

    The latest Wiki Life articles have been guiding you into some design principles on the Technet Wiki. I hope you have enjoyed last week's Wiki Life: Design Principles. Ana Paula de Almeida has put together a useful series of baseline design principles. In that perspective, also check the techiques used...
  • Blog Post: Quick fire interview with a Wiki Ninja: Kurt Hudson

    This week's interview puts the spotlight on another famous Wiki Ninja. Instead of a normal paced interview, I've taken another approach. Short questions, short answers: meet Kurt! Who are you? Kurt Hudson, profiles are at the following locations: · TechNet · Facebook · LinkedIn...
  • Blog Post: You don't need to understand to love it!

    Large parts of the world take it for granted to find all information in your mother-tongue or in English. But, what if ... you're an expert IT Pro or Dev person and there is no information available in your own language... Although lots of the job related stuff is documented, discussed in English...
  • Blog Post: WikiNinja's Writer's block

    So close the holidays, Christmas and New Year's eve... End of year is the ultimate time for contemplation. It makes a Ninja think. And think... And think... And then the Wiki Ninja realises he got stuck with a Writer's block. Code block? Wiki: How to Insert Formatted Code on TechNet Wiki...