Small Basic Mayday! A Small Basic Guru is urgently required, for love and glory from all the community!

Mayday! Mayday!

A distress signal is being sent out to all past, present and future Gurus!

We need more of your awesomeness!

The TechNet Guru Competitions have become BIG news within Microsoft circles, drawing in more and more departments. Over the last year or so, we have found new and old talent emerging from the community. This is your chance to come out of the shadows of daily grind and take your rightful place in the sun. Come bask in the glory we bestow upon our winners. Build a reputation and promote your own awesomeness to the world (and potential employers).

So bring us your snippets, black holes and revelations. Enlighten us with your factoids and work-arounds. Thrill us with your nifty walk-throughs, overviews and analysis.


Not forgetting Star Wars day!

May the 4th be with you!


All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki about Small Basic (or another category). Something that fits into one of the categories listed on the submissions page. Copy in your own blog posts, a forum solution, a white paper, or just something you had to solve for your own day’s work today.


Drop us some nifty knowledge, or superb snippets, and become MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH!


This is an official Microsoft TechNet recognition, where people such as yourselves can truly get noticed!




1) Please copy over your Microsoft technical solutions and revelations to TechNet Wiki.

2) Add a link to it on THIS WIKI COMPETITION PAGE (so we know you’ve contributed)

3) Every month, we will highlight your contributions, and select a “Guru of the Month” in each technology.


If you win, we will sing your praises in blogs and forums, similar to the weekly contributor awards. Once “on our radar” and making your mark, you will probably be interviewed for your greatness, and maybe eventually even invited into other inner TechNet/MSDN circles!


Winning this award in your favoured technology will help us learn about the active members in each community.


Feel free to ask any questions below.

More about TechNet Guru Awards


Thanks in advance!

   – Ninja Ed

Comments (3)

  1. Sten2005 says:

    Why don't you bring back Microsoft VB6? There are plenty of VB6 programming gurus.…/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

  2. Sten2005,

    Probably because I never did anything with it.

    But it sounds like a worthy effort! It would be great for you to get your feedback to the product planners and GPMs+ who are working on Visual Studio.

    What we're doing here is hosting a fun competition for community content about Small Basic, a language that exists to teach children and students how to program in the easiest and simplest way, far more effortlessly than VB6.

    Small Basic includes a Graduate button. When Small Basic has taught you everything it's going to teach you, then just click Graduate… that exports your program into VB so that you can learn VB and keep learning more programming languages!

    So Small Basic exists to support VB!