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Knowledge Management on the Windows platform

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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 10:59:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Is there a unified strategy of information management on the Windows
platform?
There are devices in the operating system that are doing management.
Favorites, Application Data folders, the Registry, Program Files, and
shortcuts are examples of how the platform is expecting knowledge management
behavior from the user.

So I am a user and I want to manage the information on my system.

Let's take a single example.

I am thinking of a (small business) camera shop. I am a customer of this
shop.
The knowledge I have related to this shop include:
location, phone number, managers name and phone extension, a url for the
company, receipts from a web based application that I interacted with on the
site, a photo album application supported by the business, photos (data from
the application), and MS Office documents related to the shop. What is the
Microsoft strategy for bringing all this information together in one place
for the user, because that is the objective of a user interface, and in this
case, a Windows user interface.

As a consumer, I have a large collection of this type (business, product,
contacts) of object. Further, I also have non-business related (scholarly
texts, applications, and data), and in fact have many other types of
collections of information.

Is there a scheme that Microsoft is using to manage informatin in the
Windows system? I want to interact intelligently with this system. The
system itself seems to preclude and obfuscate an intelligent management
strategy. For example, it is a good idea to keep application data on a
separate partition or drive, and yet the Application Data folder is located
on the main drive. The registry reflects the locations of some data, but not
all. There is a favorites menu, but there is also a Start Menu, and there
are shortcuts.

Is there some documentation on how this is all supposed to come together in
a cogent and cohesive knowledge management strategy? If not, are there third
party knowledge management applications or documentation that will help
organize information, applications, and data using the Microsoft Windows
platform?

Note: I am posting this to configuration_manage because there should be a KM
strategy in place before the manipulation of the configuration.
--
http://www.dennisys.com/
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 7:01:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

You'll figger it out

"Dennis D." <tech@dennisys.com> wrote in message
news:eHXluEB3EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Is there a unified strategy of information management on the Windows
> platform?
> There are devices in the operating system that are doing management.
> Favorites, Application Data folders, the Registry, Program Files, and
> shortcuts are examples of how the platform is expecting knowledge
> management behavior from the user.
>
> So I am a user and I want to manage the information on my system.
>
> Let's take a single example.
>
> I am thinking of a (small business) camera shop. I am a customer of this
> shop.
> The knowledge I have related to this shop include:
> location, phone number, managers name and phone extension, a url for the
> company, receipts from a web based application that I interacted with on
> the site, a photo album application supported by the business, photos
> (data from the application), and MS Office documents related to the shop.
> What is the Microsoft strategy for bringing all this information together
> in one place for the user, because that is the objective of a user
> interface, and in this case, a Windows user interface.
>
> As a consumer, I have a large collection of this type (business, product,
> contacts) of object. Further, I also have non-business related (scholarly
> texts, applications, and data), and in fact have many other types of
> collections of information.
>
> Is there a scheme that Microsoft is using to manage informatin in the
> Windows system? I want to interact intelligently with this system. The
> system itself seems to preclude and obfuscate an intelligent management
> strategy. For example, it is a good idea to keep application data on a
> separate partition or drive, and yet the Application Data folder is
> located on the main drive. The registry reflects the locations of some
> data, but not all. There is a favorites menu, but there is also a Start
> Menu, and there are shortcuts.
>
> Is there some documentation on how this is all supposed to come together
> in a cogent and cohesive knowledge management strategy? If not, are there
> third party knowledge management applications or documentation that will
> help organize information, applications, and data using the Microsoft
> Windows platform?
>
> Note: I am posting this to configuration_manage because there should be a
> KM strategy in place before the manipulation of the configuration.
> --
> http://www.dennisys.com/
>
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