Enabling OpenType Ligatures in Word 2010

Microsoft has added support for OpenType ligatures in Microsoft Word 2010 (Word 14).

To enable OpenType ligatures:

  1. right-click on some text
  2. select Font
  3. select the Advanced tab
  4. select Standard Only from the Ligatures combo box. (This will enable standard ligatures, such as fi and ffi.)

You can also select from a number of other sets of ligatures if you have the appropriate fonts installed. As well as stylistic sets, number forms, and change up the number spacing.

You may disable these OpenType features entirely by:

  1. open Word Options
  2. select the Advanced tab
  3. check Disable OpenType Font Formatting Features under the Layout Options that are right at the bottom.

Silverlight – What, when, where, how, and why

This is multi part post. Odds are I will just keep adding to it…

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. I first noticed it appear via update in Q2 2008 on machines. It has an official site where you can learn and see what it can do here: http://silverlight.net/



OS/browser IE 6 SP1 IE 6 SV1 IE 7 IE 8 Firefox SeaMonkey Safari Konqueror Opera Google Chrome
Windows Vista/2008 N/A N/A 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0 1.0, 2.0 N/A Unofficially 2.0
Windows XP/2003/Home Server N/A 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 N/A 1.0, 2.0; via N/A Unofficially 2.0
Windows 2000 2.0 N/A N/A N/A 2.0 Unofficially N/A 2.0; via N/A Planned N/A
Windows Mobile 6 2.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mac OS 10.4/10.5 PowerPC N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.0 N/A 1.0 N/A Planned N/A
Mac OS 10.4/10.5 Intel N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.0, 2.0 N/A 1.0, 2.0 N/A Planned N/A



WSS3.0: HowTo use STSADM.EXE

  • STSADM is the cmd line tool for SP Central Administration
  • PSCONFIG is the cmd line tool for SP Configuration Wizard

Each STSADM command line is using a shortcut to the program (shortcut to PSCONFIG, too):

@SET STSADM="%ProgramFiles%common filesmicrosoft sharedweb server extensions12binstsadm"
@SET PSCONFIG="%ProgramFiles%common filesmicrosoft sharedweb server extensions12binpsconfig"

HowTo rename a server (in a VPC):


  • Rename the server in Windows from the “My Computer” icon – Properties – Computer Name
  • Rename the server in WSS:
@SET oldServerName=youroldsrvname
@SET newServerName=yournewsrvname
@SET usr=sp-mosssetup
@SET psw=moss!
%STSADM% -o renameserver -oldservername %oldServerName% -newservername %newServerName%
%STSADM% -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin %newServerName%%usr% -password %psw%

Response renameserver:

The server contains the configuration database. To complete this operation, you must rerun this command on all machines that are joined to the farm. A restart may also be required.
Operation completed successfully.
You may also need to update any alternate access mappings referring to .

Response updatefarmcredentials :

To ensure that all credential caches in IIS have updated, you must run the command “IISRESET /NOFORCE” on all servers in the farm. This should be done after all credential updates have been completed.
Operation completed successfully.