(Trying this again, after apparently overwriting my earlier blog post....troubleshooting blogs...fun times)
Well, I am long overdue in posting this and I apologize. As many of you are aware, I spend about 70% of my time on the road doing international travel, so I'm usually trying to figure out how to say, "Take me to the <insert hotel chain here> hotel" in French or trying to figure out what visas I'm going to need for travel abroad.
But today...I'm actually in Houston, Texas for the big Windows Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 Launch event. We got about 3,000 good Houstonians here and there all gearing up to see the keynote. I'll be speaking later today in a session entitled Infrastructure Protection and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property. Both are really good session. Click the links to see the demos (not my voice, but still cool).
Okay...where were we? Oh yeah, budget meetings are coming up and you need to convince the boss why you need to move the company's laptops/desktops to Windows Vista. Lots of us aren't comfortable having the "business discussion" (which is why we're IT folks and not Donald Trump). Previously I discussed BitLocker, UAC, and some other stuff. Today I'm going to discuss the changes in Internet Explorer 7, Windows Firewall, and the Device Blocking features.
Before I leave, I really want anyone reading to check out Jeff Jones latest Profiles In Security on our very own David Cross. David is our Director of Program Management for Security. Very smart. He even owns a parrot names "Kerberos". I had the opportunity to meet David a few weeks ago in Redmond and he is what I term "scary smart". PKI questions? David is THE guy.