This week, Microsoft posted a new version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT). The ACT is a collection of useful tools and documents that enable both application developers and IT professionals to resolve application compatibility issues. The ACT can be used on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
The APC includes the Windows 2000 Server and Professional logo documents, the common compatibility issues whitepaper, and several documents on best testing practices and tools to help fix compatibility issues.
Released by Dominik Jain, OE-QuoteFix is currently receiving many positive comments from people who are using it.
OE-QuoteFix will extend the functionality of Outlook Express in numerous ways! Its main purpose is to modify message composition windows on-the-fly to allow for correct quoting and to change the appearance of your plain-text replies in general. But the second feature is equally practical: OE-QuoteFix can instantly color quoted passages (according to the level of indentation) as you view messages in Outlook Express.
The drawback is that it will only work when both users have OE-QuoteFix installed, so you have to tell your friends & associates to get it too!
OE-QuoteFix works with OE 5.x/6.x and Windows 9.x / 2000 / Me / XP and is Freeware.
For more info and download, see the OE-QuoteFix Web site.
Unchecked buffer in the Multiple UNC Provider Could Enable Code Execution
Microsoft has posted a patch for the Multiple UNC Provider (MUP), a Windows service that assists in locating network resources that are identified via UNC (uniform naming convention).
Affected Software Versions
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Server, Enterprise Edition Server, Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server
"ClipCache Plus is totally awesome!!! I must use it 50 times a day. All my regular text clips, images, email addresses, and Web site URLs are just a double click away. This brilliant little program probably saves me two hours a day of looking stuff up or typing it over and over. And goodbye to all those miserable ">>>>>" in the emails. It was my lucky day when I read PC World magazine for April and heard about ClipCache Plus."
-- Susan Amos, Canada
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Using Remote Desktop in Windows XP
If you enable Remote Desktop in Windows XP Professional, it will give you the ability to access your desktop from a remote location. You can access your applications, files and network resources as if you where sitting behind your computer. Remote Desktop is not available in Windows XP Home Edition.
Did you notice that some third party applications don't have the XP theme style applied? They look all flat, exactly like they used to in previous Windows versions, but not comparable to the Windows XP "themed" GUI.
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