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  • 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...
  • 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: Wiki Life: Attention to Detail

    There is a saying, "Looks aren't everything". That saying is true for wiki articles. There are many excellent articles in the Wiki that have great content, but don't look "the best". While it's great that the content has been written down and added to the wiki, we...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life - Mobility

    Hello community Wiki Ninjas ! Today is Wednesday t he day of our Wiki Life! I will speak to the community about some fantastic tools that use to be updated daily and monitor the TechNet Blogs Wiki on my Smartphone . With these tools , we may be watching everything on the TechNet Wiki community. Separated...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: There can be only one !

    Another day I was talking to a member of the "MSDN Community" that had never created an article on our TechNet Wiki . Actually he never even knew TNWiki existed and that he could create an article, as a developer in the "TechNet Community" . The Man Behind TechNet Wiki , Ed...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

    There is a saying, "A picture is worth a 1000 words". I'm sure you've heard the idea behind this saying. A picture (of something you’re trying to describe) helps people understand (or visualise) what you’re attempting to communicate far better than a "1000 descriptive...
  • 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: Wiki Life: Cut'N'Paste

    Ctrl+C and Ctrl-X are one of the most used key combinations on my keyboard (only just out ranked by Ctrl-Z)! But there's more to Crtl-C / Ctrl-X than meets the eye! The clipboard supports multiple formats of the data stored in it. So what does that mean? These quotes from Clipboard Formats best...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Featured Articles in the TechNet Wiki

    The first time you access the TechNet Wiki Home page , you'll see a group of four articles, in the center of page, and it shows that there is something special about their content. Once you start reading one of the featured articles, you can understand why these articles are in a highly valued...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Code.Format()

    Using code, markup or command examples in your Wiki articles can be very helpful to readers. Examples often help to clarify the steps required to complete a task. From a reader’s perspective, being able to read example code or markup can be the difference between understanding and not understanding...
  • Blog Post: Did you know that we have a layout article?

    When I'm writing a new article on our TechNet Wiki , I start to include content and organize all, from the source of the problem to solution. Each of us writes articles in a very personal way, but what many don't know is that there is a default layout in TechNet Wiki (which is constantly evolving...