Systems Integrity Bulletin

April 2001

IT Enterprise Systems and Services

Systems Integrity Group 

Quotable Quotes 


Software Configuration Management (SCM)  

Software Configuration Management Process 

Article: Order From Chaos: Configuration management tools and the development life cycle


Software Testing

Software Development Process

Article: The New Methodology

Article: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Article: Product Quality Attributes

Editorial: Getting System Specs Right for The 'E' Era

Software Testing & Quality

Article: The Tester’s Triad: Bug, Product, User

Site: Observations of the Software Test Process

Article: Managing a Software Test Team

Humor: The 12 Bugs of Christmas

Shared Content


Reference: Unified Modeling Language (UML) Dictionary

Reference: Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Applications

Reference: How Operating Systems Work

Career Development/Miscellaneous

Article: Java: Slow, ugly and irrelevant

Resource: Power Pointers

Telecommunications Industry

Article: SBC to expand long-distance service

Article: The Next Generation of Optical Fibers

Article: Flood of spending due for streaming video

Article: Cisco, AT&T throw weight behind new carrier

Article: Optics still the engine to drive industry?

Useful Utilities

Registry Detective (Free -- Windows 9x/NT/2000 -- 595kB)

FileTargets (Free -- Windows 9x/NT/2000 -- 480kB)

Spell Checker for Edit Boxes (Free -- Windows 9x/NT/2000 -- 136kB*)

Productivity Tips

Restrict entries in MS Excel cell to list of values

  1. Select the desired cell.
  2. Choose Data | Validation... from the main menu.
  3. In the Data Validation window, select "List" from the Allow drop down.
  4. In the Source field, enter your choices separated by commas.
  5. Press OK to save changes.

Use the Notes feature in MS Outlook

Resolving scheduling conflicts in MS Outlook

Use these keyboard shortcuts for numeric formatting in MS Excel


Just For Fun

Personality Profile: The Code of the Geek

Interesting: Customs Declaration from Apollo 11