According to published reports, the Commission has sent Microsoft a note warning the company about potential antitrust concerns that might arise over Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer, Internet search and other features.
My colleague Hans Verbeeck created an interesting post about it and shows that he doesn't agree with the EU. He shows in his post how easy it is to make a competitor's search engine the default search engine in IE7.
Just read his post if you want to know more about it. I follow Hans his thinking about it.
The IE team created a feedback site where you can enter the IE7 bugs. The site where you can put the bugs is the Connect site.
You will need a passport account to sign up for the Internet Explorer Feedback program. Once signed up you can start giving your feedback and you will get a searchable public system for submitting and viewing the progress of bugs, leaving comments on bugs, and offering feedback and product suggestions.
Read the complete post on the IE blog
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My colleagues Tom Mertens and David Boschmans made their complete wrap-up about the Dev-IT Pro Days 2006. I took their list of Belgian bloggers , you can find them below, check it out to know what some of the Attendees and Speakers found about the event:
Let start with some of the men behind the Dev - IT Pro Days:
Tom Mertens: Belgian Developer & IT Pro Days 2006: Some FactsDavid Boschmans: Wrapping up: Developer and It-Pro Days 2006
Now go on with some of the speakers and attendees:
Let me know if you saw another blog about Dev & IT Pro days which is not in this list and I will add it onto this list.
I didn't know we hired a reporter Hans Verbeeck (also a MSFTie) for the Dev & IT Pro days, you can find his article on his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/hans_vb/archive/2006/03/09/547272.aspx
Hans your keynote was great and it was a pleasure to help you out.
It was indeed a lot of work but we had fun too.
It has been a busy week for our team and we hope you all enjoyed the Dev & IT Pro Days. More then 1200 developers and IT Pro’s attended. For those who attended, a big Thank You for being there, for those who didn’t make it we hope to see you next year.
For me it was the first time I was behind the scenes of such an event and I must admit I enjoyed it a lot.
Now we are waiting on your feedback to see how we can make it even a better even next year. Any feedback is welcome firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased that we could announce two new IT Pro focused user groups:
Pro-Exchange - Can you guess what will be the focus of this user group?
BEMSSUG – This SQL Server user group will not only have an IT Pro focus but also have a Developer focus.
I will post more on the Dev & IT Pro days later on.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Learn about the architecture of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) in detail. We will explore how federated identity and access management are enabled by tracing the flow of claims through the system, via a demonstration of ADFS administration in conjunction with a representative end-to-end line of business application.
Thursday, March 16, 2006Take a tour of new capabilities in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 that facilitate the implementation and management of storage area networks (SANs) and other features that improve the performance and manageability of files that are shared across networks.
Thursday, March 23, 2006View this Webcast to get an overview of the best practices for implementing WSS solutions of any size on IIS 6.0. We will dive deep into how to install, build, deploy, secure and manage your WSS intranet/extranet solution.
Thursday, March 30, 2006To ensure admins and developers alike are managing ASP.NET 2.0 apps on IIS 6.0 efficiently, we cover key concepts such as the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), Web.config settings and the ASP.NET 2.0 MMC snap-in for IIS Manager.
With over 1.200 registrations the Developer & IT Pro Days are now officially sold out... We've exceed our target with 20% and for the first time in Developer & IT Pro Days history we have to close the registration early. See y'all in Ghent...
I just received this link from a colleague of mine just watch the video and turn the sound on. I liked it very much.
The Exchange blog just posted an interview with Terry Myerson , General Manager of Exchange, where he talks about Microsofts decision to build a 64-bit only version. You can find the post here or a direct link to the mp3 & wma.
Txs to Harold Wong
This CTP includes both the full 64-bit version, and the 32-bit version for feature evaluation, training, and demonstrations.
Beta 2 is targeted mid-2006 for Beta 2, and remain on track to finish in the end of 2006 or early 2007.