What’s Happening on the TNWIKI?

The TechNet Articles page on the TechNet Wiki shows a table of contents for the wiki *above the fold* however, if you scroll down, you can see some nifty feeds such as “All Pages” that shows you new and updated pages, and which update # it is. Also available, “New” and “Updated” filter tabs. Give…


TechNet Community: Profile Now Shows Wiki Activity

Just in time for Mid-Year Reviews here at Microsoft the TechNet profile now shows your TechNet Wiki activity! Just click on your profile Then select Wiki from the dropdown list for a LIFO listing of your wiki activity Click any link to go to the article Works for anyone’s profile. When you find a particularly…


Ordinateur Virtuel Stocké

If you don’t read French, I can explain that the title of this post “ordinateur virtuel stocké “ translated into English (according to the Microsoft Language Portal) is: “An inactive virtual machine that has been saved to the Virtual Machine Manager library. The virtual machine’s virtual hard disks (.vhd files) and virtual machine configuration file…


Why I *Love* This Company

Thank you comrades. “Microsoft Employees gave US$96 million to charity, including corporate matching, in 2010.”


Troubleshooting: Hyper-V W2K3 VM Lost Network Connection

Problem: Hyper-V VM guest (Windows Server 2003) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 host “randomly” loses network connection. Symptom: Unable to ping the VM from the host. On login to the VM error message “The system cannot log you on now because the domain <domainname> is not available.” Restarting the VM appears to solve the…


Accept No Substitutes, How to Spot Fake Hotmail Log in Pages

Some Hotmail users have recently been confused by fake login pages, like this one: How to spot a fake Hotmail log in page: 1. The real Hotmail sign-n page does NOT host Ads. 2. The URL of the login page MUST be login.live.com and nothing else Please drive awareness so that folks do not get…


TOC Becomes TOC?

IT Pros have long asked for a “change log” on technical information from Microsoft. For example, the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Guide to Operations Manager Integration shows this right up font: For decades now inside Microsoft TOC has stood for Table of Contents. In this new age of “good enough” text search, should TOC…