I love this company… here’s 1B reasons why

This year is our 30th Employee Giving Campaign at Microsoft and today we announced that our U.S. employees have raised $1 billion in cash for more than 31,000 nonprofit and community organizations since the start of the campaign. http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/10/18/a-billion-ways-to-make-a-difference.aspx

Leaping Goats, On the Nature of

In his book Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama, David Mamet writes: …”It is our nature to elaborate perception into hypotheses and then reduce those hypotheses to information uponwhich we can act. It is our special adaptive device….The excess of ability/energy/skill/strength/love is expressed in species-specific ways. In goats it…


How to get up and running on the TechNet Wiki

Microsoft has a wiki. It is called the TechNet Wiki. It is free-as-in-beer. A one minute “fly-through” video is at: https://youtu.be/gj5Ug0CEg70  One of the “wiki ninjas” (a group of wiki early adopters committed to helping others use the wiki) has compiled a nifty list of wiki articles that will help you get up and contributing…

IT Pro Camp

Like a lot of people in technology, I call myself an auto-didact. This means I like to fool myself into believing that I am largely “self-taught.” It is part of the mythical life of Americans in particular that the individual can succeed as a lone-wolf. I say mythical not in the sense that it doesn’t…


#TNWIKI: Push-button TOC

There is a new feature on the TechNet Wiki. Push a button, generate a Table of Contents (TOC) for your article. Before: Click Edit, add [toc] and then save After: Check it out, let us know what you think.

Why Wiki? Case Study #2 AD Domain Svcs Event ID Map

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a visual representation of all the event IDs for a service, let’s say for example the Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain Service, and when you clicked on one of the IDs, you could “drill down” into more info on that event? Let me wiki that for you. Kudos…

Translate the TNWIKI

The TechNet Wiki now has a Bing translator widget on each page, no charge. Free-as-in-beer. Enjoy.  ??? Nyd.  Appréciez. Genießen. ?p??a?ste. Godere. ??????????? ? ????. Ciesz sie. Disfrutar. Keyfini çikarin.

TechNet Wiki Tags-onomy–The Hidden Differentiator

You can find some common TNWIKI tags at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/wiki-common-tags.aspx Internet pundit Clay Shirky said “The Only Group That Can Categorize Everything Is Everybody.”  The idea behind a tagging taxonomy, or “tagsonomy” as it is implemented on the TNWIKI is that IT Pros can create their own ways of navigating and finding technical content through the…


CrowdStrategy: Help Define Quality Technical Content

There is a new page on the TechNet Wiki “What’s Considered Quality Technical Content?” that offer you the opportunity to help define the metrics the community will use to judge “quality” attributes of technical content. It is easy to sign up and contribute on the TN Wiki. Pile on!

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…