Sandro Villinger wrote an excellent article on speeding up boot-times, most of these articles do not go further than msconfig.exe, this article does.

Like this article talks about “MainPathBootTime”


Read the full article: What’s Taking So Long How to Fight Slow Startup Times in Windows 7 « IT Expert Voice

Source :

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Office Web Apps are now online :

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote

You can try it for yourself at

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This is a new tool available for free from Microsoft Download.
This is a ‘must have’.

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible.

From a click in a tree I can launch a Remote Desktop on any of our servers.


There is even a thumbnail view of my connections.


You can set all the Remote Desktop Client parameters for each server.


The settings in each tab can be inherited from the parent group. This mains that you can change the settings of all, or a group, of your connections in one place.


You can log off (or disconnect) all your connections in one click.

All the settings/groups/servers you define are store in a RDG file. You can copy this file to another computer or use it to import a list of servers.

Many thanks to Julian Burger who made this nice little tool.

Download :

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I’m writing HTML pages in french with Microsoft Expression Web 3.0 (xWeb) and I can’t type certain characters like è, ê, or î. For example to produce an è you have to first hit the dead-key ` and than hit the e letter. This works everywhere except in xWeb.

A search in the Expression Web Forum showed me that I’m not the only one :

I was really disappointed to read :

The good news is that we have fixed the bug.  The bad news is that the fix is not in the service pack and will not be available until the next release.

I can’t say that I think this is really professional. Come on guys you could have done better than that. I guess we just have to hope and wait for version 4.0

In the mean time I’ve used the ‘Code snippets’ to help paste the lost characters.

Here’s how to configure and use your codes snippets for french characters :

Close Microsoft Expression Web

Open the the file C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Expression\Web 3\Legacy\Expression\Web 3\Snippets\SnippetsCustom.xml

Copy the following XML, paste it in the SnippetsCustom.xml file and save it.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- Fichier de configuration des extraits de code -->
<snippets><snippet keyword="é">
	<snippet keyword="à">
<snippet keyword="â">
<snippet keyword="Â">
<snippet keyword="À">
<snippet keyword="ç">
<snippet keyword="Ç">
<snippet keyword="é">
<snippet keyword="É">
<snippet keyword="ê">
<snippet keyword="Ê">
<snippet keyword="Ê">
<snippet keyword="è">
<snippet keyword="È">
<snippet keyword="ë">
<snippet keyword="Ë">
<snippet keyword="î">
<snippet keyword="Î">
<snippet keyword="ô">
<snippet keyword="Ô">
<snippet keyword="û">
<snippet keyword="Û">
<snippet keyword="ù">
<snippet keyword="Ù">

Open Expression Web

In the code view hit CTRL + ENTER and choose one of your new snippets.


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