New Recognition System RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    Right, I am coming at this from a very SQL Server orientated perspective, but...

    To my understanding, the reason for changing the recognition system is two-fold. Firstly to improve the quality of contributions which is positive (although I think is already pretty high. Certainly in the SQL forums) and secondly to persuade people to contribute in all parts of MSDN/Technet, not just the Forums. This is cool, and I would love too. I have wanted too for ages, but...

    From a blog perspective, I blog regularily on http://sqlserverdownanddirty.blogspot.com, but I can not have a blog on MSDN or Technet, because I am not an MVP or an MS Employee. I know this, because I tried to get one last year, before starting my own blog.

    From a code sample perspective, I have loads of code samples I would love to share with the community, but currently there are NO SQL Server code samples, so I have no idea what kind or complexity of sample Microsoft want/expect. Also, how will this work for pure administrators, who are highly skilled and very helpful in the community, but do not nessesarily fit code samples?

    I would love your opinions on how I/we can proceed, to be activly involved in the MSDN/Technet community, whilst fitting in with the new plans...



    Peter Carter-Greenan http://sqlserverdownanddirty.blogspot.com/
    • Moved by Brent Serbus Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:47 AM recognition question (From:Forums Issues (not product support))
    • Moved by Tina_Tian Wednesday, July 13, 2011 6:47 AM off topic (From:MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Profile and Recognition System Discussions)
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:57 PM


  • Thanks Peter. Great questions all around.

    I'm not sure I have a great answer for blogs hosted off of our blog platform just yet. Definitely something I'll be thinking through.

    As to SQL samples, anything you've got that you think would be helpful. Simple, complex, they'd all be welcome. We have opened up a new TechNet Gallery here (http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/) that would be a great place for those scripts.

    The new system will also be expanding into Forums and potentially other sites within TechNet and MSDN. We definitely hope to find a way for all people to gain recognition for what they do. Stay tuned!

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:18 PM

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