In Windows XP you could install an enhancement (Power Toy) which would display a menu option named “Open Command Window Here” whenever you right-clicked on a folder icon. This would allow you to launch a shell already changed to the folder you right-clicked on. This feature is built into Vista. Just hold down the SHIFT key while right-clicking on a folder icon and you will see the menu option “Open Command Window Here”.
zAlternator allows you to sync your Zune with software other than the Zune software like Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, or Media Monkey. You can read more about zAlternator at this link.
And here is a description of the application from it’s homepage:
“Finally, a release candidate of zAlternator is here! Yay! zAlternator is a program that will allow the Zune to be picked up and synced with programs other than the Zune program. It has been fully tested and proven to allow the Zune to be picked up and synced with the Zune program (duh), Windows Media Player 11, Winamp, and MediaMonkey. I have been unable to fully test the iTunes side of the program, but hopefully it should work.”
Update: These instructions still work when installing the recently released Zune 2.5 software.
Microsoft currently does not support Zune software being installed on Windows XP Professional x64. The only 64-bit operating system the software officially supports is Vista 64-bit edition. However there is a hack to get the Zune 2 software to work with Windows XP Pro x64 and the syncing with the Zune device works as well. The instructions for doing this are available on this blog post.
Here is a copy of the instructions which appear on the blog site (without the screenshots):
Update: Support for Outlook 2003 has been added to ExtraOutlook.
Update: In case the main ExtraOutlook website is down, I uploaded a copy of the program onto this website. A copy of ExtraOutlook 1.2 is available here: ExtraOutlook 1.2
Normally you can only connect to one Exchange server at a time with Outlook. But a recently released 3rd party application name ExtraOutlook will allow you to open more than one instance of Outlook with each instance connected to a different Exchange server. Currently this 3rd party application only works with Outlook 2007 but an Outlook 2003 version is being worked on by the developers. You can download the application from the Hammer of God Website.