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James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

October, 2007

  • Apple Leopard insecure?

    A firewall that is off by default? No granularity to the user settings? Sounds like Leopard might not be as secure as people like to band around . We've been making security part of the development methodology for years now and the fruits of our labour...
  • Improve customer satisfaction

    One of the common causes for customer dissatisfaction is lack of understanding about Microsoft's licensing. We've put together some frequently asked questions pages on our website which helps to answer some of those hot topics that we often hear about...
  • Windows Live ramping up

    Times certainly are exciting for Scott and the boys over at the community site for all things Live - www.liveside.net . Virtual Earth I've been wanting to blog about the new version of Virtual Earth, for example, and describe some of the excellent new...
  • Configuring Firewalls for Windows Meeting Space

    Windows Meeting Space is an application that comes with Windows Vista that allows you to facilitate ad-hoc meetings over Peer-to-Peer wireless networks. This makes sharing slides, notes and handouts much easier as it's just a case of dropping a document...
  • Competition: Win a RF Remote for Windows Vista Media Center

    Off the back of the ever successful Vista: After Hours tour last month, I've been supplied with a fantastic remote control from Keyspan to give away on the blog. This remote control is not your standard remote however and works over Radio Frequency which...
  • Changes to the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription

    What is the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription? The Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a quarterly update for Microsoft Partners that allows access to new software releases and updated sales and marketing resources to stay competitive and ahead...
  • Silverlight Streaming SDK has new home

    Just wanted to let you know that the Silverlight Streaming SDK has up-sticks and wandered on over to the MSDN under the Windows Live node . The SDK includes a nice primer as to what Silverlight Streaming really is and also the architecture. Part of this...
  • Windows Vista Backup - questions answered

    There were a lot of comments in my post about Windows Vista backup I made in the summer and I wanted to follow up to some of the questions that I'd received having spoken to the guys who developed the features over in Redmond. Here are some of their responses...
  • InkSeine: Find Your Stuff With Ink

    I got an internal email come through at the back end of last week which talked about a technology coming out of Microsoft Research called InkSeine. When I first saw it I figured that it would be internal only but it turns out that the guys who developed...
  • Forefront Security 3 day Technical Bootcamp

    Can you tell I'm going through my training emails at the moment? :-) Next up is the 3 day technical bootcamp for Forefront Security! Here's the scoop With Microsoft’s best-in-class Forefront Security products, you’re in control of the new customer opportunities...
  • Microsoft Security Product Training for Partners

    We've got some plans afoot for LAR and Disti Partners regarding Security training and getting your sales staff skilled up on our products like Forefront. These training sessions are organised by role so find the appropriate role and then do the training...
  • Source Code for the .NET Framework - wow

    I did a double take when I read this on Mike Harsh's blog today . We're releasing the source code to the .NET base class libraries and presentation technologies ASP.NET, Windows Forms and WPF. Read more here on ScottGu's blog . He's already got 500 comments...
  • Dell does Vista SideShow

    SideShowdevices.com gets all the scoops on SideShow - well I guess they would with a name like that :-) Dell are getting some skin in the SideShow game with their new unit, the XPS 420. Looks good and of course with SideShow - you know it's the future...
  • Here at the Future of Web Apps

    I'm hear today and tomorrow at the Future of Web Apps in London. If you fancy meeting up give me a call or text on 07970341385. Technorati Tags: FOWA
  • Editing the host file in Vista

    Nothing like a good bit of Host file editing to while away the Tuesday afternoon, except I couldn't save the file in notepad. A quick Live Search later and I found this excellent post by Tim which walks you through the steps very nicely. Of course I forgot...
  • Expression Around the Clock

    Auckland – Seoul – Bangalore – Moscow – Cairo – Milan – Zürich - Sao Paulo – Toronto - Mexico City We're running a series of synchronised events around the world starting October 4th where we are reaching out to designers to talk about our Expression...