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  • 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: Wiki Life - Free Training

    Hello wiki ninjas and wiki readers. Welcome to another blog of TechNet Wiki. I want to mention some free Microsoft training. http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ If your heart is in Technology, then you can learn what you want about new Technology and improve your knowledge. What is your specialty...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki Ninja Belts - Reloaded!

    Today we are pleased to announce that the TechNet Wiki Ninja Belt awards system is now back on line! http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/18181.wiki-ninja-belt-status-who-has-what-belt-ranking.aspx The system now uses a new "calculator" which decides who has...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Commenting on Comments... Care to Comment?

    This article is an editorial to think through some more ideas around Peter Geelen's #6 topic (Comments), in his great sarcastic blog post here: Wednesday - Wiki Life: 10 ways to become the most hated Wiki ninja on the planet Care to Comment? This article is me commenting on comments....
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life: The Importance of Longer, High-Quality Articles

    This is piggybacking on Peter Geelen's hilariously sarcastic blog post from last week... Wednesday - Wiki Life: 10 ways to become the most hated Wiki ninja on the planet Today let's discuss the length and quality of articles. It won't benefit you if your articles aren't long...
  • 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: Wiki Life - Calling the Heroes of Technet

    Hello Technet Community ! Today is a special day in the Technet Community Wiki calls to all Wiki Ninjas to participate and contribute to the Technet Wiki Portal ! We call: Community Members, Microsoft Employees, MVP (Most Valuable Professional), MTAC (Microsoft Technical Audience Contributor...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life - Portal Technet Wiki - Articles End-to-End

    Hello Community, Today in Wiki Life I will talk about how the Technet Wiki Portal can help with the technical community! Through this portal, we have various information regarding the technologies of Microsoft and also third-party, where there are many articles on integrations. Unlike textbooks...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Article Tips

    Earlier this year I wrote a series of posts about writing good articles. It's been a while since I wrote them, so I thought I'd summarise them here, all in one post! 1. Wiki Life: Planning a Great Article Pointers for planning a great article. 2. Wiki Life: Cut'N'Paste Tips...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life - How to Contribute: 04 Steps

    Hello Technet Community! Many people ask me how they can help in the Technet community, so I decided to write these 04 simple steps to help all who wish to participate in this amazing community! - First Step - Help in the Technet forums Visit the TechNet forums , look for threads of their specialty...
  • Blog Post: TNWIKI - Wiki Life - What is the TechNet Wiki blog?

    Hello Community! Today is Wiki Life and I'll talk about the Blog for TechNet Wiki (Wiki Ninjas) ! The Wiki Ninja Blog's mission is to evangelize the Technet Community through articles written by authors passionate about technology, promote the TechNet Wiki, blog about other Microsoft's...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki Life! - How to say "Thank You" and support our writers!

    Hello Wiki Ninjas and TechNet readers. You can follow up and read TechNet Wiki resources for free; it's an easy cure-all solution! Did you consider how much labor is spent of these resources to make them? Writers create this unique content in reduced coffee time, lunch break time, or social activity...
  • Blog Post: TNWIKI - Wiki Life - How do you search on Technet Wiki?

    Hello Microsoft Community! My name is Alan Carlos and today is the day of Wiki Life ! We the authors of Technet Blogs have as usual organized and defined various wiki authoring issues, addressing them in this Technet Wiki Blog , emphasizing a subject and approach this subject in the blog post. Today...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Smart Tags

    Last week I blogged about Ownership and Credibility . In that post I talked about tagging articles that require more work, with "Needs Work", or "Work In Progress". In the blog comments, Pituach raised an interesting point about putting a notice in the content of the article, as...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Ownership and Credibility

    One of the differences between a blog post and a wiki article, is the extra credibility a wiki article has, just because it belongs to a wiki. An assumption is made that a wiki article is generally more credible, because a wiki has multiple authors and moderators, and a governance model in place, to...
  • 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: Wiki life: Technet Wiki tagging, the ugly truth.

    How much time do you spend on setting good tags on an article, when you're putting together a new Wiki article, or when you are reviewing existing TNWiki articles? Seconds, minutes? Have you ever had some bizarre suggestions when you tried to add your tags to your article? In this blog post I'll...
  • 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 - Wiki Life - How to Create Content for the Technet Wiki

    Hello Community! My name is Alan Carlos and today is day Wiki Life ! I will address a topic that I find extremely important for the community : - How to Create Content/Material for the TechNet Wiki! I know some people who have a keen interest in helping the community, creating content available...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Getting too Personal!

    Today's Wiki Life is about getting too personal! Most Wiki articles are started by an individual sharing their technical experience. Often people write articles from "their perspective", and include additional commentary, similar to how they would write an email or blog post. But Wiki...
  • 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: YOU edited MY article??!

    Yep, that's right! That's the beauty of a wiki! A single author creates an article, but a community of authors maintains and refines the article! Here are a few ways you can edit other peoples articles (you can also apply these tips to your own articles!): Fix the TOC / Add a TOC (if...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Are you right in making it a rite to write?

    Well, whether or not you make it a personal rite to write, it's great that we have a right to the freedom of information! And at the TNWiki, if you've got a Windows Live account, then you can exercise that right by creating articles and sharing your knowledge and experience! Not only that...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life - Alerts

    Hello Guys! Today is Wednesday t he day of our Wiki Life ! Today I will talk about the incredible tools Blog provides us to be watching closely the latest information from our Wiki community! - RSS for Posts Get real-time information of the posts via RSS, available for any platform...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Speling an gamma, it is umpotant?

    You just finished witting an awesome article, what should you do next? Get up from your desk and stretch your legs? No! Check the spelling and grammar! How many Microsoft KB articles or Wikipedia articles do you read with spelling or grammatical mistakes? How do you feel when you read an article that...