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!


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…


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:…