Microsoft Partner

October 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

I am now officially registered as a Microsoft Partner and have access to all the perks that come with that status including partner training, education resources and support from Microsoft on cirtical [...]

New Release: Internet Explorer 7

October 19, 2006 // 0 Comments

IE 7 is now available for download.  Early last night, Yahoo quietly sneaked out an OEM/rebadged release of the new browser.  During the night, Microsoft released 3 editions of the browser:   Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (x86) Windows 2003 Server (x86) Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP (x64) [...]

MOM 2005 Management Pack: Anitgen 9.0

October 12, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has belatedly released a MOM 2005 management pack for the version 9.0 Antigen products (the next version being Forefront Security for Exchange 2007 and is currently in Beta).  Microsoft says: The new Microsoft Antigen Management Pack for MOM supports the 9.0 versions of Microsoft [...]

Microsoft Updates: October 2006

October 10, 2006 // 0 Comments

The following updates will be available from Microsoft Update in the following few hours.  As usual, you should test them before deploying onto a production environment. Critical MS06-057: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution – Windows MS06-058: Vulnerabilities in [...]

SMS 2003 R2 Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment

October 10, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve just completed a whitepaper on this feature pack that is included in SMS 2003 R2.  It is a pretty simple feature pack and I like the power it adds to an SMS network to do an otherwise nasty task, i.e. scanning the network for insecure configurations. In the late summer of 2006, [...]

Here Comes IE7

October 7, 2006 // 0 Comments

The final "release" version of Internet Explorer is going to be avale for download this month.  It will initially be available for downloads and will then be available via Automatic Updates. I really like IE7.  I’ve been using beta releases of it for several months.  There are [...]

Office 2007 Beta Ends

October 6, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Beta for Office 2007 is now over.  It is expected to RTM very soon with it probably hitting the shelves around the same time as Windows Vista.  What can you expect? The user interface is much different.  Menus are a thing of the past.  Instead you have a series of … panels?  Each [...]
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