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December, 2007

  • Happy Holidays & Happy Birthday

    The end of the year is upon us.  It seems as though 2007 went by in a blur.  It has definitely been a busy year for us though - and not just on the Performance team.  We've had some tremendous product launches across Microsoft as a whole...
  • Understanding Bugchecks

    Almost everyone that has ever used Windows has either heard of or experienced a bugcheck - the infamous "Blue Screen of Death."  A system may bugcheck for different reasons, but the bottom line is that the operating system has experienced...
  • What is the Page File for anyway?

    The page file is one of those pieces of the operating system that administrators know that they need to have - but they can't always explain why they need it, or how to accurately size it.  Since Windows 95, Windows-based operating systems have used...
  • BHO's, Security and Shell Extensions

    Today we're going to wrap up our overview of Browser Helper Objects with a look at BHO's and Security as well as similarities between BHO's and Shell Extensions.  If you recall from our first post on BHO's , a BHO is an extension to Internet Explorer...
  • The Basics of Browser Helper Objects

    In our last few posts on Internet Explorer, we've looked at ActiveX Controls.  Today we're going to take a look at the Basics of Browser Helper Objects (BHO's).  We're not going to cover BHO's and Security in this post, that will be covered...
  • Introduction to ActiveX - Part Three: Security and Security Zones

    One of the most common calls that we get relates to the warning dialogs, the "gold bar" message or even the infamous "Red X" image being displayed where the ActiveX control should be loaded.  In some instances, the problem is...