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April, 2007

  • Capturing a screen shot in Windows

    It's surprising the number of questions I get about something as seemingly simple as screen captures. But really, it's not the most intuitive thing to do in Windows. While the commands and tools haven't changed in years -- going back at least to Windows...
  • FWIW, A Rant on Acronyms

    My work life is filled with acronyms, mostly TLAs (three-letter acronyms) and what I’ll call MLAs (multiple letter acronyms). Well, technically they’re abbreviations, but let’s not get off track already. I suspect that you may suffer the same fate. Acronym...
  • Download Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3

    Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 is now available as a free download from microsoft.com/getbeta3 . "Longhorn" is easily the most exciting version of Windows Server yet, with a huge list of new features including: *Windows PowerShell - Powerful scripting...
  • We may be wrong...

    With the April 2007 issue of TNMag, I decided that the magazine (in particular the editor's note) should be more interactive. This month, I discussed the TechNet Magazine corrections policy and why we think it works well. This is open for discussion here;...
  • The Dawn of a New Computing Era

    You'd be surprised at how often those words (or some very similar variation) show up in the introduction of a first-draft article. If you read our collection of first drafts, you'd find that everything from MS-DOS to the Regmon utility has ushered in...
  • Want Stephen's Job?

    This posting is very bittersweet for the staff here at TechNet Magazine . Our good friend Stephen Toub, the technical & acquisitions editor over at our sister publication, MSDN Magazine , is returning to his natural place among the developer community...
  • The May 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now online

    The May 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2007/05/ . With the meteoric rise in mobile devices within an enterprise (how many of us don't have some sort of connected PDA?), security of the sensitive...