2010 Q3 link clearance: Microsoft blogger edition
It’s that time again: Sending some link love to my colleagues.
- Keith Combs points us to TCP/IP Registry Values for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Now you too can tweak values you don’t understand.
- Jim O’Neil shows how to plug OpenSearch search into Explorer and customize it a bit. Scott Hanselman provides a few to get you started. Other resourceful folks have cooked up still more. (Oh, and if you want “Search the Internet” to be available from your Start menu, you can turn on Add Search Internet link to Start Menu in the Group Policy Editor under User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar.)
- Eric Lawrence takes time out from his day blog to post on the Fiddler blog.
- Andy Pennell gives some backstory on the secrecy behind the KIN phone announcement. (I have a few KIN promotional items which I plan to use as a contest giveaway. First I need a contest idea…)
- Murray Sargent digs into the Unicode Bidi Algorithm, specifically where it tends to fall down.
- Gus Class explains how to report bugs in SDK documentation.
- Paul Betts investigates the case of the disappearing OnLoad exception.
- The Group Policy Search tool on MSDN lets you browse or search a database of group policies. You can even install an Internet Explorer search provider or a Windows 7 Search Connector so you can search for group policies directly from Internet Explorer or Explorer.
- Chris Jackson answers the question What is the deal with shimming on Windows Vista 64-bit? He also explains that you can’t fix application compatibility problems with dialog boxes. (Chris also covers an application compatibility bug that technically isn’t a compatibility bug at all because the problem occurred even on Windows XP. The application was mixing colors that weren’t meant to be mixed.)
- Volker Will points out that support for 32-bit applications is an optional component in Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core. (Man, what a long product name.)
- Eric Ligman discovers that the use of acronyms is way out of control.
- The WER Services blog explains what the three answers to “Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically” actually mean.
- Chris Pendleton noted some special map mash-ups from the City of Seattle: The Travelers Information Map and My Neighborhood Map. (In the time since that entry was written, Chris has taken up posting to the Bing Maps blog.)
- Larry Osterman tells another story of Last Checkin Chicken.