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  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Juniper Announce NAP Interoperability

    From this press release : "Juniper Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced the companies are working together to provide customers and partners with open standards-based interoperability between Juniper Networks Unified Access Control (UAC) and Microsoft Network...
  • Blog Post: IIS Gaining Rapidly on Apache

    I hadn't taken note of the market share numbers in a while but check out the results from the most recent Netcraft survey . They state the following: "Microsoft continues to increase its web server market share, adding 2.6 million sites this month as Apache loses 991K hostnames. As a result, Windows...
  • Blog Post: Changes to the Security Bulletin Advanced Notification Service

    The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced some changes to the Advanced Notification Service (ANS) which is basically a service anyone can subscribe to which provides notice on Thursday the week before each month's Tuesday security bulletin releases of the number, severity, and affected...
  • Blog Post: Threat Modeling Guide for IT Infrastructure

    Over on the Solution Accelerators Security Blog is a post and link to the IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide . From the guide: The IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide provides an easy-to-understand method for developing threat models that can help prioritize investments in IT infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SDL: Get it to go

    Today Microsoft made available the Microsoft SDL Process Template . This was announced over on the SDL Blog . Roger has some comments on it as well. The SDL Process Template is a free downloadable template for Visual Studio Team System that integrates the SDL directly into a customer’s software development...
  • Blog Post: Networking and Remote Desktop Technical Resources

    The links below lead to a series of technical whitepapers on DirectAccess, BranchCache, and Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. Networking Resources: DirectAccess and BranchCache Remote Desktop Resources: Kerberos, User Profiles, RemoteApp
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

    This report is a very interesting read. It discusses recent trends and data collected around viruses, malware, exploits, etc. Some of the conclusions: "Disclosed vulnerabilities for 2006 rose 41 percent over the previous year, continuing an upward trend in new vulnerability disclosures. More vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: Completing 5 days of Forefront Protection Suite (Stirling) Training

    Last week I came out to Redmond for 5 days of training on the Forefront Protection Suite, formerly Forefront codenamed “Stirling”. The final name was announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference : Forefront codename “Stirling” - the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite for integrated...
  • Blog Post: The First International Cyberwar?

    The Guardian is reporting that "A three-week wave of massive cyber-attacks on the small Baltic country of Estonia, the first known incidence of such an assault on a state, is causing alarm across the western alliance, with Nato urgently examining the offensive and its implications.". Yahoo is also carrying...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Security Site for Governments

    A new Security section has been added to the government site on Microsoft.com. The site consolidates a number of relevant tools, solutions, case studies, and links relevant to Public Sector organizations. Several of the solutions call for specific mentions here: Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC...
  • Blog Post: Jim Allchin on Security Features vs Convenience

    Jim Allchin has a great post over on the Vista Team's blog about the tradeoffs and choices made in terms of all the new Vista security features such as User Account Control (UAC) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP). He really drills into the importance of those feaures but also the importance of not...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 to RTM in July!

    The Windows Server Division blog announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 is tracking with Windows 7 and both are planned to RTM in the second half of July with General Availability on Oct 22! That RTM date is earlier than I thought it would be, I was thinking late August. The more I dig into R2 the more...