From Word to XML (12 tags)
In the year's last Q&A column John E. Simpson discusses some of the issues surrounding the conversion of MS Word documents to XML.
Best Windows Admin Downloads (8 tags)
There are more than 9,000 tools, templates, white papers, and other items available from the Microsoft Download Center. Which are the best for Windows administrators? Mitch Tulloch clues you in.
What Is .NET (6 tags)
.NET is probably one of the more muddled and mismanaged brands in the history of Microsoft. Elucidator James Avery clarifies things by describing the two chambers at the heart of .NET: the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and its essential components, and the Base Class Library (BCL) and its major features.
Using Folder Redirection (6 tags)
Folder redirection is a great way to save work to servers rather than a local machine. Mitch Tulloch, author of Windows Server Hacks, shows how to easily use it with the Group Policy in an Active Directory Environment.
Perspectives on the Shared Source Initiative (5 tags)
Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative seems like an odd mix for the company when it works openly and a clever shot across the bow of open source when it works selfishly. How can the rest of us reconcile both positions? Microsoft ex-employee Stephen Walli shares his perspectives on the Shared Source Initiative from within and without the company.