Dave Sayers' Blog

Infrastructure and Security - the Sonny and Cher of Microsoft.

June, 2006

  • Security blogger joins MS

    Whether you're familiar with Adam or not, this is a really positive article about how Microsoft's attitude to security has really changed and why this member of the security community would now want to come and work with us... http://www.emergentchaos...
  • EMC to buy RSA..

    Blimey... An interesting move from EMC - I think I can understand why they're doing it, so that they can offer additional capabilities for securing the storage which they supply. It'll be quite interesting to see what (if any - purely speculating!) impact...
  • IE 7 Beta 3 now available

    In case you haven't seen this yet, Beta 3 of IE7 has become available - get it here.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx Haven't had a chance to download it yet myself, but that's what I'm off to do next. Once I've had a cup of coffee. ...
  • Virtualisation PTS-TV Clip

    We've just uploaded another PTS-TV clip - this time it's me talking about virtualisation. You can watch it from here - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/blog/pts-tv/ Virtualisation is becoming a key part of our infrastructure strategy, especially...
  • Upcoming Security Event - with Special Guest!

    I wanted to let you know about an upcoming security event that's happening in London. It's on the 5th of July and hosted by the lovely people at Technet. We've got some great speakers lined up including Ed Gibson, Steve Lamb and Jason Langridge, and it...
  • Introducing Microsoft Forefront!

    Hot off the press, I wanted to let you know that we are branding our business security products as Microsoft Forefront. There are three main pillars to this - Comprehensive, Integrated and Simplified. You can get more detail on these here - http:/...
  • Great News

    Some good news if you fancy being an early adopter - and I'd recommend getting an early look at these definitely - you can now grab Beta 2 of Vista and Office 2007 from the Microsoft site. Also, there are more PTS-TV snippets available now. My colleague...
  • Viruses spread their wings :-(

    A really bad piece of news this, really. Kaspersky lab researchers have found what they believe to be the first virus for StarOffice and Open Office. It's called Stardust, and is macro based. You can find more information on it here - http://www.scmagazine...
  • Take away all my power!

    Interesting article here... http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/topnews/wpn-60-20060525MicrosoftMayLimitEmployeesAdminRights.html which talks about how with some of the security features in Vista us Microsofties might not be allowed to have Admin privileges...