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Life at Microsoft

February, 2005

  • Argh! Kids' laptop riddled with spyware!

    I downloaded the current beta version of MS' new Anti-SpyWare tool yesterday and installed it on my kids' laptop. When I ran the scan, I found something like 16 different types of SpyWare installed. The trigger was starting up IE on the machine and being...
  • Regulatory Compliance Question

    For those IT security pros out there, a question: has the increase focus on regulatory compliance (SOX, HIPAA, etc.) been an overall positive or negative for you? I am wondering if your companies/clients are using compliance as a reason to fund projects...
  • My first VP meeting

    I presented to my GM a while back, and he thought I should discuss my project with John Conners, the CFO of Microsoft. As you may be aware, John has actually announced his retirement from MSFT, so instead I will be meeting with Scott Di Valerio, the Corporate...
  • Announcements from the RSA Conference

    Bill Gates made two big announcements at the RSA Conference in San Francisco yesterday. First, Bill announced that the Microsoft AntiSpyware product (formerly Giant AntiSpyware) will be available free of charge to Windows customers. Second, Bill informed...
  • Old News: Microsoft Acquires Sybari

    You've probably already read this, but Microsoft recently announced the acquisition of Sybari . This company makes anti-virus and anti-spam products. As of right now, Sybari focuses on AV for email and instant messaging systems; it does not run on desktops...
  • MSS Team Generates Infoworld Article!

    Members of my team (Microsoft Solutions for Security) presented last week at the RSA Conference, and Infoworld wrote a story on the session . Congratulations Mike and Kurt!
  • New World Cup Blog

    Some guy is blogging about his planned trip to the World Cup next year...
  • Envisioning Phase Complete, On to the Planning Phase!

    Well, after lots of last minute changes, I have received approval from my stakeholders that I can proceed to the Planning phase. I can say that it was a somewhat painful process to go through, especially because I needed a fair number of signatures, but...