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    RWW?

    Do we a Reader's WOW Watch, or RWW?

    Hey I just couldn't resist this one from
    WOW -- WOODY's OFFICE WATCH
    7 December 2000 - Vol 5 No 52 Woody states:

    "For what it's worth... that Knowledge Base article Q279177 is hidden very, very well. You can search on just about any combination of keywords that you (or at least I!) can imagine, and it won't appear. I know - I spent forever trying to find it."

    Just about any combination! I know, can't believe it ;-) I tried using Internet Explorer as "My search is about" and I used Office 2000 as "My question is" and checked "Keyword search using all words". It was so well hidden it came up number 8 the first time, then just today number 7. Can you believe they would hide it like that! It was real tough thinking up office 2000 as my keywords too.

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    Re: RWW?

    See? Those smilies are quite useful, doncha think![img]/w3timages/icons/clown.gif[/img]
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    Re: RWW?

    [img]/w3timages/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/mad.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/sad.gif[/img]

    Eye due knot agree.

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    Re: RWW?

    Good to see you back Howard!

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    Re: RWW?

    Have you tried the ones for links and mail?
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    Re: RWW?

    Interestingly enough, using the search expression "number Q279177" doesn't return any topics in TechNet and searching on "Q279177" doesn't return any in the MSDN CD library either.
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    Re: RWW?

    Q279177 gives me "Your search for Q279177 found 1 match. 1 through 1 are listed below." in both the TechNet and MSDN Searchable Knowledgebase. It came up on the first try. I simply told it to look for the Specific Article ID Number. Here's something I learned early on with the Knowledgebase, when searching for a specific article ID, don't bother picking a product from the list. It returned the exact article. Did you use the TechNet and MSDN searchable Knowledgebase? Or, did you simply search their sites.

    (Again when looking up an Arcticle ID I don't bother picking a product name)

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    Re: RWW?

    I was searching the December Technet CD and the October MSDN library CD and neither of them returned any hits on the article number. Since I wasn't sure what the article was about, that was the only way I could search for it. Normally, Technet responds quite well to the "Number Q??????" type syntax, but it didn't this time.
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    I just tested this with an on-line KB search using the 'Specific article ID number' option. First time = no hits. Then I realized that I had Excel selected in the 'My search is about:' box. Changed that to 'All Products' and it returned the article w/o incident. TomG is right about making sure you have no product selected when looking up a specific article number -- I guess you never know how they may have catorgized it.

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    Re: RWW?

    How "old" is the Knowledgebase on the CDs when you get them?

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    Re: RWW?

    You'd have to ask Microsoft about that. However, this is the first time I've asked for a specific article that was supposedly available on-line that wouldn't turn up in a search. Since the CDs come monthly, they should be pretty much up to date. With MSDN, the CDs are quarterly, and I don't really expect them to be current. I only tried it to see if something snuck in there that wasn't in TechNet.
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    With the CDs, you can create a filter or select just from a particular knowledgebase(s) or the entire collection of information. If you want to specify by product, you have to work at it. I tried the entire thing and got nothing back on the article number.
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    Re: RWW?

    This leads me to believe I'd be better sticking with Microsoft's stuff online at their website and not rely on the TechNet or MSDN CDs. Do find having the CD's helpful enough to warrant getting them?

    j/w

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    Re: RWW?

    There are significant advantages to having the TechNet CDs--mainly that you don't have to be on-line to use them and you can explore in ways that aren't available on-line. Plus, you get service packs and utilities periodically instead of having to download or order them.

    The MSDN library keeps your Office 2K help files up to date and that's where all the developer's tools help lives. Of course, a Universal MSDN subscription also gives you all the Microsoft software, plus the TechNet KB (at a mere $2500 per annum, of course).
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    Re: RWW?

    Tom -

    Somehow I didn't figure out the right combination of words the first time.

    Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I know what happened. Microsoft went in and added a bunch of keywords after I ran that article. Yeah. That must be it. They're out to get me, so they altered it and made me look bad.

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