ToolTip: Bits GUI Admin

In an earlier post Using BITS for file downloads I wrote about how to use BITS for file transfers. Today I had a BITS related topic at work, so needed a brief refresher and found some additional interesting things. First I came across a TechNet Utility Spotlight article Scripting Trouble-Free downloads with BITS. If you are interested in creating your own BITS based download scripts, read this article and download the provided bitsjob.vbs and bitsjob.cmd Read More …

Verifying your file downloads

Today we once more ran into an issue caused by a corrupted file transfer. I mention “once more” because this is something I see happening all the time. So let me drop a couple of words on this. When putting content on an FTP site consider creating a checksum file as this will allow others to validate their file downloads. Just comparing file size is not enough (examples follow). There are many freeware tools that Read More …

Font Collection

Yesterday evening I was helping out my wife with creating some invitation cards for a children event that takes place during spring vacation. For the juniors there was a picture on the front side of the invitation that was okay, but we both decided that for the teen-agers we must use a different theme. Finding the right picture wasn’t easy, so we decided to just write text, but to use a cool font. Although Office Read More …

Free Microsoft Press E-Book: Windows Vista Resource Kit

Microsoft Press is celebrating their 25th anniversary and is therefore giving away the “Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition” E-BOOK. You can download the complete E-Book (44 MB) from here.