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  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life - Where can I find Microsoft community information?

    Hello community. Today I want to bring you some channels of communication. You can use the TechNet Wiki forum to collaborate more with the Microsoft community: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=tnwiki Find information about Profiles: Perfil MSDN, TechNet e Expression English...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Get to the point, keep it short!

    As a general rule, people come to the Wiki looking for specific information, with a limited amount of time. They may be looking for information to help solve a problem, learn how to implement something, or to gain understanding and insight into a product. As an author, you have a few seconds (and possibly...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Help us eliminate Duplicate Comments!

    Have you ever seen more than one comment on a Wiki article page? Will then, you can help us remove the old duplicated comments! You can find the latest version of this article here: Wiki: How to Report Duplicate Comments on TechNet Wiki If you see more than one of the same comment on a...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life - Our life history is to collaborate.

    Hello community Wiki Ninjas. Say, today is Wednesday, the day for our Wiki Life . Our focus is to prove that our life history must include collaboration with the community. We started our first Wiki Life article of 2014 . We reaffirm our value and our history of exceeding expectations. We collaborate...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life - Cause for joy in the French community.

    Hello community Wiki Ninjas Today is Wednesday day of our Wiki Life . He is special in the Community French. Life doesn't have to be so complicated when a community insists on making it simpler. So is the life of our Community Wiki. Because the people who compose it which you can...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday - Wiki Life - 2013 was a Success on TechNet Wiki

    Everyone on TechNet Wiki, As we close another successful year for TechNet Wiki , it is with great pleasure that I write to acknowledge the significant contribution and presence of all who participate in this project , a fact that undoubtedly contributes to the achievement of another year of success for...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Best Practices for converting an MSDN / TechNet Forum thread into a Wiki Article!!!

    Please check out Sandro's article, Wiki: Best Practices For Converting a Forum Thread Into a New Wiki Article . The article explains itself... ======== "There is a post in the Wiki Ninjas - Official Blog of TechNet Wiki about a simple question: What Can I or Should I do in the...
  • 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: Wiki Life: The Principle of Invisibility

    When i started contributing in Wikipedia in 2006 there were not many articles with principles and policies. The Wikipedia evolves very much and today we find many guide to the best practices to contribute to the Wiki. One of the principles that are presented is the use of signatures in the articles...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki - We now have 5,000 contributors!

    There are 5,027 people contributing on TechNet Wiki! Here is the breakdown on the different languages... English / Main Wiki (includes English and all the languages that don't have a dedicated Wiki instance yet) 4,740 users have contributed 13,442 pages, 92,351 revisions, and 49,405 comments...
  • 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: Wiki Life: Collecting Stats

    This week I'd like to give you a sneek peak at one of the tools that I use in my Wiki Life. I use it to generate the Top Contributors of the Week Awards . It's a very simple web crawler, written in C# and WPF This doesn't win any style awards you understand, it is a quick and dirty tool to get...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: How To Detect Missing Tags Without any Effort

    Hi, welcome to my first blog post. Lying is useless, I know you’re puzzled about this title. Here’s the story: a few weeks ago, I was discussing with Ed when he told me that a lot - sorry, A LOT - of articles in the TechNet Wiki don’t have any language tag (If you’re not aware...