Marcus Hass' [MS] Blog

Interesting tidbits about Microsoft Office 365 and other products. Occasional rants about travel, gaming and gadgets.

August, 2005

  • RSS for SharePoint

    Dan Larson just published his RSS plugin for SharePoint . Dan has done some awesome work on his own, as well as contract for us at Microsoft Consulting Services. He has a great web site at portalbuilder.org that has some cool tools and framework that...
  • The making of Virtual Earth

    Kinda, well almost funny: http://www.virtualearthinfo.com/video.asp BTW, here is a cool app on virtual earth that tracks the International Space Station: http://www.vehacks.com/vehacks/nasaspacestation.htm
  • Zotob, a hard and unfortunate lesson (again) for Enterprises

    Unless you have been on vacation on the moon for the last few days, you know that there is new exploit in the wild that mainly affect Windows 2000 and pre SP2 Windows XP OS’s called Zotob (and variants). This worm is hitting some of the same big name...
  • Earth vs. the Satellite, where to get TV?

    I sit here listening to a presentation about Microsoft’s IPTV offerings, that are being implemented by some of the bigger DSL providers. Ya ya, who has 1.5 Mb DSL when you can get 3-5 Mb cable modems? Well if you like DVR’s, HDTV and video on demand...
  • Why don't people use RMS (even at Microsoft)?

    So, Microsoft has had RMS (Rights Management Server) implemented for at least 2 years. This allows us to do things like deny people the ability to forward, copy to clipboard, or print any Office document. This is most frequently used for confidential...
  • Vista: Worth the upgrade?

    I admit that I was pretty skeptical about whether I could see both office users and consumers upgrading to Vista . To me it seemed like Vista was just XP SP 3 that we where going to charge for. After playing with a post Beta 1 build and a Brian Valentine...
  • Office 12: Highlight of TechReady

    We have gotten two incredible demos of Office 12 during the last two days. I'll be the first to say that Office has been been pretty much the same product since Office 2000. Office 12 changes that, here are a couple morsels that should make the final...
  • TechReady: Billg was excellent

    I am here in downtown Seattle attending Microsoft's internal geek fest, this year called TechReady. This is where most of the technical field people from Microsoft converge on one conference center and we talk about cool things people have done and products...