#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.


How to find your stuff on the TechNet Wiki

The TechNet wiki shows two RSS feeds: Home (for the home page) TechNet Articles (for the TechNet *WIKI* articles – both new and updated) There is also a feed for a tag in the the tag cloud: I use Outlook 2010 to feed each of these into a folder. I then write filter rules on…


Resources to Assist Windows Server Customers in Japan

Some folks on the TechNet Wiki have started a wiki topic to assist IT Pros in Japan who may have to do some unplanned server take-downs. Check out http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/windows-server-emergency-management-resources.aspx and add your useful links for: Backup/restore Remote shutdown UPS management Cloud migration Any thing else you learned about in your disaster management situation and wished…


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…

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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!


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…


Protect Your Hotmail Account Now

Hackers, such as the one that posted this YouTube video “How to Hack any Hotmail,” are going after your Hotmail account in increasing numbers. NOTE: You SHOULD NOT click on links on video pages, especially this one, as they often do bad things. In this case, the link downloads malware that attempts to crack your…


Wiki WYSIWYG

Most web pages you find print out all the extra crap in the “gutters” (there is a appropriate feature name if ever there was one…), like this: On the TechNet Wiki, we figure you just want the information please, thank you very much. So, when you print from IE your TNWIKI page looks like this:…