Windows Services for UNIX Version 3.5

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Service for UNIX 3.5.  This suite features a set of tools for integrating a Microsoft network with a UNIX network. "Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 provides a full range of supported and fully integrated cross-platform network services [...]

TechEd Videos

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Microsoft Windows Server Division posted a series of links to high quality videos from this year’s TechEd in the US.  TechEd is a great source of information on currting edge Microsoft technology.  I’ve learned more there over the last two years than I did anywhere else. Please [...]

Corporate Data Theft … By Directors!

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Register has an article that claims that 29% of directors say they steal corporate data when they leave a company.  24% of thefts were done using USB devices (sticks, MP3 players) and 18% used email.  There are no excuses for this … this is just plain theft of company data to bring to a [...]

Lots of Microsoft 2007 Releases

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Is it just me or does anyone else think that Microsoft is releasing a 2007 version of every product in their catalogue?  If you are someone who prides yourself in knowing lots of products to be able to do your job then you are going to struggle to keep up.  It might be time to buy on of these  A [...]

Windows “Longhorn” Webcasts

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has posted a series of links for upcoming and on-demand webcasts about the upcoming Windows "Longhorn" product.  I’d recommend that consultants and proactive administrators take a look. "Learn how the Windows Server code name "Longhorn" operating system [...]

Using WinRE to Repair Missing File on Vista

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The WinRE team have posted instructions on how to repair a boot failure on Windows Vista due to a missing file.  Here’s a quote from the post: "To repair your computer using Startup Repair follow these steps: Boot into Vista installation DVD Choose your language settings and click Next [...]

Biometrics – Pah!

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Steve Riley mentions a piece done in the new series of Mythbusters, the Discovery Channel show, on his blog.  We have all heard of security conscious organisations that decide to use thumb/fingerprint readers to secure their computer rooms, etc.  We’ve also heard the urban [...]

UK Customs & Excise Scanning Laptops

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

The BBC has reported an interesting story.  It appears that the UK’s Customs & Excise department is scanning the laptops of suspected offendors for illicit materials, namely offensive pornography.  Wanting to prevent the import of offensive materials is an appladable desire.  However, [...]

Microsoft Catches Up With RIM Blackberry

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Register has published a whitepaper that describes how Microsoft has caught up with RIM in the marketing of push email technology.  Until Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2003, no one was able to match up with RIM.  Sure, there were alternatives but RIM had the name: Balckberry.  Every director [...]
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