What is involved in ActiveX

Find out what the related areas are that ActiveX connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a ActiveX thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its ActiveX journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward ActiveX leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which ActiveX related domains to cover and 122 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

ActiveX, Windows DNA, Universal Windows Platform, Microsoft Store, Server Message Block, App Installer, Server-sent events, Dynamic HTML, Windows Journal, System Information, Document Object Model, Windows Driver Model, DirectX Video Acceleration, Virtual DOS machine, Spyglass, Inc., Task Manager, Windows Filtering Platform, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Windows Aero, NTFS symbolic link, Visual Basic, Start menu, Inori Aizawa, Windows Forms, Internet Explorer 11, Component-based software engineering, Dynamic Data Exchange, Media Foundation, Multilingual User Interface, Entity Framework, Internet Explorer 8, DirectX Graphics Infrastructure, Internet Explorer for Mac, Windows Imaging Format, Internet Explorer 1, Microsoft NetMeeting, Web Messaging, Microsoft Office, Browser wars, Kernel-Mode Driver Framework, Microsoft UI Automation, Active Server Pages, Microsoft Customer Care Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Advanced Systems Format, Object Linking and Embedding, Common Gateway Interface, Microsoft Message Queuing, Windows Firewall, MSN Dial-up, Input method, View 3D, United States v. Microsoft Corp., Apache JServ Protocol:

ActiveX Critical Criteria:

Differentiate ActiveX visions and report on setting up ActiveX without losing ground.

– what is the best design framework for ActiveX organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?

– Why is it important to have senior management support for a ActiveX project?

– What is Effective ActiveX?

Windows DNA Critical Criteria:

Adapt Windows DNA risks and get the big picture.

– What business benefits will ActiveX goals deliver if achieved?

– How do we maintain ActiveXs Integrity?

– What is our ActiveX Strategy?

Universal Windows Platform Critical Criteria:

Unify Universal Windows Platform results and interpret which customers can’t participate in Universal Windows Platform because they lack skills.

– How do we ensure that implementations of ActiveX products are done in a way that ensures safety?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a ActiveX study?

Microsoft Store Critical Criteria:

Categorize Microsoft Store goals and transcribe Microsoft Store as tomorrows backbone for success.

– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a ActiveX project?

– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom ActiveX project?

– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your ActiveX activities?

Server Message Block Critical Criteria:

Have a meeting on Server Message Block tactics and forecast involvement of future Server Message Block projects in development.

– In the case of a ActiveX project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a ActiveX project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any ActiveX project is implemented as planned, and is it working?

– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the ActiveX process?

– What vendors make products that address the ActiveX needs?

App Installer Critical Criteria:

Extrapolate App Installer engagements and revise understanding of App Installer architectures.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent ActiveX services/products?

– Is ActiveX Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

– What is our formula for success in ActiveX ?

Server-sent events Critical Criteria:

Analyze Server-sent events leadership and describe the risks of Server-sent events sustainability.

– For your ActiveX project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– Does ActiveX analysis show the relationships among important ActiveX factors?

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing ActiveX?

Dynamic HTML Critical Criteria:

Focus on Dynamic HTML quality and figure out ways to motivate other Dynamic HTML users.

– Think about the people you identified for your ActiveX project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them. what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively?

– Is there a ActiveX Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?

– How do we go about Comparing ActiveX approaches/solutions?

Windows Journal Critical Criteria:

Focus on Windows Journal results and correct Windows Journal management by competencies.

– Can we add value to the current ActiveX decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– How important is ActiveX to the user organizations mission?

System Information Critical Criteria:

Be responsible for System Information tactics and forecast involvement of future System Information projects in development.

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the ActiveX process?

– Are there ActiveX problems defined?

– Why are ActiveX skills important?

Document Object Model Critical Criteria:

Analyze Document Object Model issues and oversee Document Object Model requirements.

– How do we know that any ActiveX analysis is complete and comprehensive?

– Does ActiveX analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

Windows Driver Model Critical Criteria:

Check Windows Driver Model leadership and get the big picture.

– What are your most important goals for the strategic ActiveX objectives?

DirectX Video Acceleration Critical Criteria:

Closely inspect DirectX Video Acceleration engagements and acquire concise DirectX Video Acceleration education.

– Is ActiveX dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

Virtual DOS machine Critical Criteria:

Unify Virtual DOS machine failures and describe the risks of Virtual DOS machine sustainability.

– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding ActiveX?

Spyglass, Inc. Critical Criteria:

Check Spyglass, Inc. failures and grade techniques for implementing Spyglass, Inc. controls.

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether ActiveX goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– How do we keep improving ActiveX?

Task Manager Critical Criteria:

Sort Task Manager quality and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Task Manager services.

– Is there any existing ActiveX governance structure?

Windows Filtering Platform Critical Criteria:

Accelerate Windows Filtering Platform results and probe the present value of growth of Windows Filtering Platform.

– How do mission and objectives affect the ActiveX processes of our organization?

– How can you measure ActiveX in a systematic way?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Critical Criteria:

Collaborate on Hypertext Transfer Protocol goals and do something to it.

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in ActiveX?

– Who sets the ActiveX standards?

– What are our ActiveX Processes?

Windows Aero Critical Criteria:

Check Windows Aero projects and learn.

NTFS symbolic link Critical Criteria:

Weigh in on NTFS symbolic link leadership and drive action.

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting ActiveX with what users do day-to-day?

– How will you know that the ActiveX project has been successful?

– How much does ActiveX help?

Visual Basic Critical Criteria:

Value Visual Basic governance and oversee Visual Basic management by competencies.

– Who will be responsible for documenting the ActiveX requirements in detail?

Start menu Critical Criteria:

Examine Start menu strategies and achieve a single Start menu view and bringing data together.

– Do ActiveX rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– How would one define ActiveX leadership?

– Are there ActiveX Models?

Inori Aizawa Critical Criteria:

Drive Inori Aizawa outcomes and mentor Inori Aizawa customer orientation.

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a ActiveX strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Does the ActiveX task fit the clients priorities?

Windows Forms Critical Criteria:

Depict Windows Forms strategies and gather Windows Forms models .

– What are our needs in relation to ActiveX skills, labor, equipment, and markets?

– Is a ActiveX Team Work effort in place?

Internet Explorer 11 Critical Criteria:

Merge Internet Explorer 11 governance and oversee implementation of Internet Explorer 11.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of ActiveX into the services that we provide?

Component-based software engineering Critical Criteria:

Talk about Component-based software engineering decisions and oversee implementation of Component-based software engineering.

– What are our best practices for minimizing ActiveX project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the ActiveX project lifecycle?

– How likely is the current ActiveX plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

Dynamic Data Exchange Critical Criteria:

Track Dynamic Data Exchange results and point out Dynamic Data Exchange tensions in leadership.

– Think of your ActiveX project. what are the main functions?

– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of ActiveX?

– How do we Improve ActiveX service perception, and satisfaction?

Media Foundation Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap Media Foundation planning and secure Media Foundation creativity.

– When a ActiveX manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– How to deal with ActiveX Changes?

Multilingual User Interface Critical Criteria:

Revitalize Multilingual User Interface outcomes and describe which business rules are needed as Multilingual User Interface interface.

Entity Framework Critical Criteria:

Air ideas re Entity Framework issues and catalog what business benefits will Entity Framework goals deliver if achieved.

– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of ActiveX that make it risky?

– Are there recognized ActiveX problems?

Internet Explorer 8 Critical Criteria:

Investigate Internet Explorer 8 leadership and describe which business rules are needed as Internet Explorer 8 interface.

– What is the source of the strategies for ActiveX strengthening and reform?

– Is Supporting ActiveX documentation required?

DirectX Graphics Infrastructure Critical Criteria:

Define DirectX Graphics Infrastructure management and learn.

– Will ActiveX have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing ActiveX? There might be some that are less obvious?

– Does our organization need more ActiveX education?

Internet Explorer for Mac Critical Criteria:

Dissect Internet Explorer for Mac management and intervene in Internet Explorer for Mac processes and leadership.

– How do we manage ActiveX Knowledge Management (KM)?

Windows Imaging Format Critical Criteria:

Weigh in on Windows Imaging Format visions and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Windows Imaging Format is getting what it needs.

Internet Explorer 1 Critical Criteria:

Trace Internet Explorer 1 planning and get the big picture.

– What are the disruptive ActiveX technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– Have you identified your ActiveX key performance indicators?

Microsoft NetMeeting Critical Criteria:

Collaborate on Microsoft NetMeeting engagements and balance specific methods for improving Microsoft NetMeeting results.

– Who needs to know about ActiveX ?

Web Messaging Critical Criteria:

Accumulate Web Messaging issues and revise understanding of Web Messaging architectures.

– What are the success criteria that will indicate that ActiveX objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

– Do those selected for the ActiveX team have a good general understanding of what ActiveX is all about?

– Is the ActiveX organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?

Microsoft Office Critical Criteria:

Investigate Microsoft Office issues and find the ideas you already have.

– Which of my PCs can run Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Office 365?

– Is the Microsoft Office Excel add-in registered correctly?

– Will ActiveX deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?

Browser wars Critical Criteria:

Frame Browser wars engagements and get going.

– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these ActiveX processes?

– What are the long-term ActiveX goals?

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Critical Criteria:

Deliberate Kernel-Mode Driver Framework issues and correct better engagement with Kernel-Mode Driver Framework results.

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about ActiveX. How do we gain traction?

– Can we do ActiveX without complex (expensive) analysis?

Microsoft UI Automation Critical Criteria:

Grade Microsoft UI Automation results and give examples utilizing a core of simple Microsoft UI Automation skills.

– What are the short and long-term ActiveX goals?

– Have all basic functions of ActiveX been defined?

Active Server Pages Critical Criteria:

Focus on Active Server Pages engagements and correct Active Server Pages management by competencies.

Microsoft Customer Care Framework Critical Criteria:

Track Microsoft Customer Care Framework visions and revise understanding of Microsoft Customer Care Framework architectures.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which ActiveX models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– Meeting the challenge: are missed ActiveX opportunities costing us money?

Microsoft Silverlight Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Microsoft Silverlight adoptions and be persistent.

Advanced Systems Format Critical Criteria:

Sort Advanced Systems Format goals and balance specific methods for improving Advanced Systems Format results.

– What are current ActiveX Paradigms?

Object Linking and Embedding Critical Criteria:

See the value of Object Linking and Embedding management and maintain Object Linking and Embedding for success.

– Is ActiveX Required?

Common Gateway Interface Critical Criteria:

Reconstruct Common Gateway Interface issues and drive action.

– How do we go about Securing ActiveX?

Microsoft Message Queuing Critical Criteria:

Detail Microsoft Message Queuing goals and achieve a single Microsoft Message Queuing view and bringing data together.

Windows Firewall Critical Criteria:

Substantiate Windows Firewall risks and gather practices for scaling Windows Firewall.

MSN Dial-up Critical Criteria:

Administer MSN Dial-up tasks and assess what counts with MSN Dial-up that we are not counting.

– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this ActiveX process?

– What potential environmental factors impact the ActiveX effort?

Input method Critical Criteria:

Closely inspect Input method projects and describe which business rules are needed as Input method interface.

– How to Secure ActiveX?

View 3D Critical Criteria:

Illustrate View 3D engagements and probe View 3D strategic alliances.

United States v. Microsoft Corp. Critical Criteria:

Study United States v. Microsoft Corp. quality and explain and analyze the challenges of United States v. Microsoft Corp..

Apache JServ Protocol Critical Criteria:

Derive from Apache JServ Protocol failures and triple focus on important concepts of Apache JServ Protocol relationship management.

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once ActiveX is underway?


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External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

ActiveX External links:

Installing ActiveX – GAEVR

Seagull Software J Walk ActiveX homepage – AAA

Windows DNA External links:

CNN – What exactly is Windows DNA? – September 15, 1999

Universal Windows Platform External links:

More Resources for Universal Windows Platform Games …

Exam 70-354: Universal Windows Platform – App …

Need to Know: Universal Windows Platform – Thurrott.com

Microsoft Store External links:

Check updates for apps and games from Microsoft Store

Windows Games – Microsoft Store

Server Message Block External links:

Server Message Block
Server Message Block. In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), one version of which was also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS, /?s?fs/), operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used for providing shared access to files, printers, and serial ports and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network.

Overview of Server Message Block signing

Server Message Block Overview – technet.microsoft.com

App Installer External links:

TweakBox – The Best App Installer

Packaged Apps and Packaged App Installer Rules in AppLocker

Server-sent events External links:

Stream Updates with Server-Sent Events – HTML5 Rocks

HTML5 Server-Sent Events – W3Schools

Server-Sent Events with Node.js (Express) – …

Dynamic HTML External links:

Dynamic HTML page titles using jsp (JSP forum at …

Introduction to Dynamic HTML (Internet Explorer)

Windows Journal External links:

Update for Windows Journal component removal

Software – Transitioning from Windows Journal to OneNote

Microsoft Windows Journal Viewer (Windows) – Download

System Information External links:


About System Information on your Mac – Apple Support

How to use System Information (MSINFO32) command …

Document Object Model External links:

Untitled | J Query | Document Object Model

Untitled Document | Xml | Document Object Model

W3C Document Object Model

DirectX Video Acceleration External links:

FIX: Update to enable DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) …

DirectX Video Acceleration – Revolvy
www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=DirectX Video Acceleration

directx video acceleration – free downloads

Virtual DOS machine External links:

What is NT Virtual DOS Machine? Webopedia Definition

Task Manager External links:

PC Hell: No Menu Bar or Tabs in Windows XP Task Manager

How to Open the Task Manager | Techwalla.com

Virtual Task Manager

Windows Filtering Platform External links:

Using two Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) drivers …

Windows Filtering Platform (Windows) – msdn.microsoft.com

WFP – Windows filtering platform high level overview

Hypertext Transfer Protocol External links:

CSRC – Glossary – Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Netsh Commands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Visual Basic External links:

20 Best Title: Visual Basic jobs (with Reviews) | Simply Hired

MsgBox Function (Visual Basic) – msdn.microsoft.com

Visual Basic and Forms – Techotopia

Start menu External links:

Start Menu X – Download

See what’s on the Start menu – support.microsoft.com

How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu – CNET

Inori Aizawa External links:

Inori Aizawa – Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core

Inori Aizawa – Revolvy
www.revolvy.com/topic/Inori Aizawa

Windows Forms External links:

Windows Forms application freezes when system settings …

C# Tutorial – Windows Forms and Microsoft Chart .NET – …

Internet Explorer 11 External links:

Change your home page for Internet Explorer 11

IT/Admin Guide for Internet Explorer 11 Settings

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (Windows) – Download

Component-based software engineering External links:

[PDF]Component-Based Software Engineering

0521648211 – Component-based Software Engineering …

Dynamic Data Exchange External links:

Dynamic Data Exchange | Cardinal Scale

Dynamic Data Exchange
In computing, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a method of interprocess communication under Microsoft Windows or OS/2. It allows one program to subscribe to items made available by another program, for example a cell in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and be notified whenever that item changes.

Dynamic Data Exchange
In computing, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a method of interprocess communication under Microsoft Windows or OS/2. It allows one program to subscribe to items made available by another program, for example a cell in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and be notified whenever that item changes.

Media Foundation External links:

Capital of Texas Media Foundation

Duke Media Foundation

Multilingual User Interface External links:

Plan for the multilingual user interface in SharePoint 2013

Plan for the multilingual user interface in SharePoint Server

Entity Framework External links:

The ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview – msdn.microsoft.com

Entity Framework Code First Data Annotations

Internet Explorer 8 External links:

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Privacy Statement – …

How to Delete Browsing History In Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 (Win) – Clearing Cache and Cookies

DirectX Graphics Infrastructure External links:

DirectX Graphics Infrastructure – WOW.com

Directx graphics infrastructure Free Download

Internet Explorer for Mac External links:

Internet Explorer for Mac – Download

Windows Imaging Format External links:

Winclone 6 and WIM (Windows Imaging Format) | …

Internet Explorer 1 External links:

1st Grade – Internet Explorer 1 – YouTube

Microsoft NetMeeting External links:

[PDF]Microsoft NetMeeting™ Installation Guide – rlange.com

[DOC]Microsoft NetMeeting (for windows only)

Web Messaging External links:

Is web messaging down | Verizon Community

Web Messaging Samples – Silver Star Communications

CometD – Highly Scalable Clustered Web Messaging

Microsoft Office External links:

August 2017, updates for Microsoft Office

Free Templates for Microsoft Office Suite – Office Templates

Free Trial Download, Try Microsoft Office 365 Products

Browser wars External links:

Browser Wars Essays – ManyEssays.com

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework External links:

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework – Infogalactic: the …

Microsoft UI Automation External links:

[PDF]Microsoft Ui Automation Tutorial – atyour.store

[PDF]Microsoft Ui Automation Tutorial – plover.store

[PDF]Microsoft Ui Automation Tutorial – milkytea.store

Active Server Pages External links:

What is Active Server Pages? Webopedia Definition

Redirecting to Active Server Pages

Active Server Pages (ASP) support in Windows

Microsoft Customer Care Framework External links:

Microsoft Customer Care Framework – software assurance …
www.cdw.com › … › Web Development/Infrastructure Software

Microsoft Silverlight External links:

About | Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight – Download

Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in

Advanced Systems Format External links:

ASF (Advanced Systems Format) – Library of Congress

Object Linking and Embedding External links:

What is Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)? …

Object Linking and Embedding Database (OLE DB)

[PDF]Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) – USDA – Home | …

Common Gateway Interface External links:

Common Gateway Interface Jobs – Apply Now | …

Common Gateway Interface (CGI), Information …

Microsoft Message Queuing External links:

Microsoft Message Queuing

Enable Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)

Windows Firewall External links:

Is the Microsoft Windows Firewall blocking port 445?

If your Windows firewall is blocking iTunes – Apple Support

I Need to Disable Windows Firewall – technet.microsoft.com

Input method External links:

android – Input Method Dialog – Stack Overflow

Tibetan Input Method for Windows – Digital Tibetan

Online Cantonese Input Method ????????

View 3D External links:

New View 3D Media – Home | Facebook

United States v. Microsoft Corp. External links:

United States v. Microsoft Corp. – SCOTUSblog

Apache JServ Protocol External links:

Apache Tomcat Java Apache JServ Protocol Connector …

AJPS – Apache Jserv Protocol Secure | AcronymAttic

apache jserv protocol jobs in Reston, VA | Dice.com

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