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I know that I'm going to be looking for this article later so I might as well share it here: http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9025855&pageNumber=5.

It has some useful PDF utilities as well as others.


Here are a few goodies I came across for Office Word 2007... Want help getting started with Word 2007? Add the "Getting Started" ribbon tab inside of Word: http://blogs.msdn.com/micro... Having trouble with the new Word ribbon (menu) system? Use this interactive guide to help with the transition from the previous menu system to the current ribbon system: http://office.microsoft.com... What to save Office ......

A few things I learned today while instrumenting some binaries in preparation for performance profiling: Resigning a .NET assembly is as simple as opening a VS command prompt and entering: sn –R MyAssembly.dll MyApplicationKey.snk Browsing the GAC through Windows Explorer -- open a command prompt and enter: SUBST L: C:\winnt\assembly Now you can browser the assembly folder using your L drive. This also makes it easier to reference a DLL in GAC inside a VS project. (tips taken from: http://aspalliance.com/1251... ......

This article reviews three open-source web service testing tools that might be useful if you don't already have one: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/05/11/19TCwebservicetest_1.html.


The new Windows SysInternals website has been up, but I just noticed today: http://www.microsoft.com/te... The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information and Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If ......

As well as introducing the Microsoft Fiddler Http Debugger, these two articles provide a good introduction to Http performance, caching and compression. http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... ......

This is a bit of an unpleasant topic for most people to even think about, but those who have had to deal with rootkits in the past certainly appreciate knowing about the tools that are available for fighting them. I have used the SysInternals Rootkit Revealer in the past to clean up a computer and today I just scanned my system with the new Sophos Anti-Rootkit. Both are free and extremely easy to use ......

Blinq is a tool for generating ASP.NET websites for displaying, creating, and manipulating data based on database schema. Just point Blinq at a SQL database and it will create a website with pages that display sorted and paged data, allow you to update or delete records, create new records, and follow relationships between tables in your database. You don't need to write SQL queries to use Blinq; LINQ will generate optimized queries for you that request just the data you want to show. Blinq uses ......

So it seems that pretty much everyone has decided to release some sort of AJAX framework. Microsoft: http://atlas.asp.net/ Sun: https://ajax.dev.java.net/ Adobe: http://labs.adobe.com/techn... Google: http://goog-ajaxslt.sourcef... Yahoo: http://developer.yahoo.com/... UPDATE (20 May 2006): There's more Oracle: http://www.oracle.com/techn... Google (a more comparable one this time): http://code.google.com/webt... Tibco: http://www.tibco.com/softwa... ......

I was planning to just post a link to http://www.sysinternals.com/ because it has an awesome set of utilities that I can't believe I didn't know about before and then I came across Scott Hanselman's crazy list, which includes that and much much more! http://www.hanselman.com/bl... ......

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