• Out Of Band Security Update for ASP.NET

    Today, as part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to protect its customers with security updates and the latest guidance on the threat landscape, the company is releasing MS10-070 as an out-of-band security update. The update addresses a vulnerability in ASP.NET, as described in Security Advisory 2416728 , and carries a maximum severity rating of Important and an Exploitability Index rating of 1. As...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–episode #21–September 2010

    NOTE: Due to a combination of publishing platform issues and a crazy travel schedule that came together into a perfect storm – we’re three days delayed in getting this out to you. Sorry about that – we’ve got steps in place to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast...
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane… TechDays Vancouver (T-4 days)

    We’re heading to Vancouver! TechDays 2010 is about to start. (…intro sappy music) All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go I'm standin' here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye… - John Denver, 1966 (I’ve already started packin’ my bag, I’m not quite ready to go just yet – but the song is fitting none the less. ) It’s the start of TechDays season on our team. It’s a little something...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–September 28th - Out Of Band

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. As always - if you have suggestions on making it better - please pass on your comments. Mail Rick directly...
  • Techdays 2010 – A Recipe for Success and One Nearby YOU!

    Right around the corner near a major Canadian City near you is Microsoft Techdays Canada 2010 And unbelievable chance to improve your skills exponentially.    It’s a true recipe for success!  Wondering what’s in the mix? Let’s check out the recipe for this delicious delight! 2 Days 6 Tracks 8 Cities 55+ Sessions 1 Batch of Community Support Three Dozen Plus Session Leads 10,000...
  • Reminder: IE6 on XP to IE8 on Win7 Virtual Roundtable Discussion–09/30/2010

    You are not alone . There are many organizations that have to keep IE 6 kickin’ around because they have apps that were written for the browser that are still in use.  Now you want to roll out Windows 7 and get back the last 9 years of your life in computing history and join the modern desktop. Think of all the time you could save by not having to support XP in your environment anymore. But you...
  • Scenes from TechDays Vancouver, Part 1

    (originally appears on Canadian DevBlog ) Hello from Vancouver! I’m here at the first stop of TechDays , Microsoft' Canada’s 8-city cross-country conference series for developers and IT pros. It’s a gorgeous, sunny and almost cloudless day, a nice change from the gloomy weather we had this weekend. The sunshine is perfect for our new TechDays Vancouver venue, the Vancouver Convention Centre’s new west...