July, 2005

  • TechHeads Meets Wednesday

    This Wednesday, July 27th, at 6pm the IT pro segment of the dot Net Valley Users Group, TechHeads, will meet in joint session with the developer arm of dot Net Valley. The topics will be: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery (Michael J. Murphy, Microsoft...
  • Links to Security Sites

    As a follow up to my "Assessing Network Security" Webcast today, here are the links to the promised security related and Internet Registrar sites I promised. If you'd like to view the webcast check on-demand webcasts for July 11th at www.microsoft.com...
  • ** Don Jones' Tip Sheet #55: 3 Server-Worthy Downloads

    This week is just a quick roundup to make sure you're caught up on all the goodies Microsoft has recently released: Microsoft's recently released an update to a very useful set of diagnostic tools for IIS, in a complete Internet Information Services Diagnostic...
  • Big Changes coming to the Microsoft Certification Program

    BREAKING NEWS : By Michael Domingo, MCPmag.com Editor Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Changes are afoot in the Microsoft Certification Program that can be labeled as "evolutionary"; that is, changes to the certification process will be implemented over time...
  • 'Pakistan's 'girl wonder' is likely the youngest certified Microsoft expert

    Sitting down for a personal meeting with Bill Gates this week, 10-year-old Arfa Karim Randhawa asked the Microsoft founder why the company doesn't hire people her age. See the full story http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/232514_msftarfa14.html...
  • Mainsoft Offers Plug-in for .NET Coding for Linux

    According to a recent study by Evans Data Corporation, more than a quarter of European developers using Visual Studio .Net as their primary development environment have written an application for Linux, and more than a third are likely to write a Linux...
  • How to talk to your boss

    Are you a developer trying to convince your boss of the need to attend the PDC this Sept in LA LA land? Just use this handy-dandy letter writing Wizard to do the work for you! http://www.developerpowered.com/letter/form.html Get all the details on...
  • Happy SAAD Day!

    System Administrator Appreciation Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. System Administrator Appreciation Day , also known as Sysadmin Day or SAAD (as in Happy SAAD!), falls on the last Friday in July . It exists solely to show appreciation...
  • How to Ask a Question?

    Ever post a question to a newsgroup only to get a reply like: "Did you even bother to search?" "Uh..that's and ID-10-T error" or "The problem is between the chair and the keyboard." Well, for all you newer techies take a look at How to Ask...
  • Marvel Superheroes come to Microsoft!

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it won exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer online games starring Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk. The deal covers massively...
  • Cool New Toys for your Media Center!

    Two of the new Hardware products (Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition, Wireless Optical Desktop 5000) have launched via a press release that crossed the wire this week. Heralding Microsoft’s commitment to making PC entertainment more...
  • Microsoft Urges Developers to Prepare for IE 7

    As Microsoft inches closer to the first beta release of Internet Explorer 7, the company's development advisors have been advising Web site developers and managers to run certain tests now to prevent problems when the beta version does appear. See...
  • ICCA Meets in Hoboken July 19th

    ICCA (INDEPENDENT COMPUTER CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION) NORTHERN NEW JERSEY ICCA CHAPTER MEETING What: A joint meeting for the Northern New Jersey and the NYC-Metro chapters of the ICCA "SQL 2005 Technical Overview" By: Michael Murphy from Microsoft...
  • BREAKING NEWS! Windows Vista Beta 1 to ship in Sept with TechNet Plus

    The best way to ensure you get early access to Windows Vista is to subscribe to TechNet Plus. The Beta 1 version of Windows Vista will start shipping with TechNet Plus in September. Get Windows Vista with TechNet Plus! The Beta 1 version of Windows...
  • New Server Bundle Can Save You 20%!

    In what could be a prelude to a new server product for midsize businesses, Microsoft announced Thursday a new bundle that saves such companies up to 20 percent if they buy a set of three Microsoft programs. The promotion combines three Windows Server...
  • NYC Enterprise Windows Group Meets Thursday

    The New York Enterprise Windows User Group (NYeWin) Presents Embracing the Virtualization Era by Tony Iams Thursday, July 7, 2005 With the availability of mass-market virtual machine options such as Microsoft Virtual Server and hardware-based virtualization...
  • For Our Catholic TechHeads

    The Vatican is now Podcasting! A daily podcast from Vatican Radio with a variety of topics and the latest news from the Vatican. The Pope's own podcast! His Holiness Benedict XVI, leads the Church into the 21st Century. http://www.catholicinsider.com...
  • NYC Security Group Inaugural Meeting this Thursday!

    From http://www.nyitsug.net : Meeting - July 14th at 6pm An in-depth look into Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) the implementation, setup, config and how it can help us in locking down and securing your OS environment. How much time...
  • Be Your Own Hotspot

    Turn a backpack into a portable, solar-powered Wi-Fi hotspot, and share a high-speed connection anywhere http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how2/article/0,20967,1076525,00.html
  • It's Official! Longhorn client becomes VISTA!

    REDMOND, Wash., July 22, 2005 — Today Microsoft Corp. announced the official name of its next-generation Windows® client operating system, formerly code-named “Longhorn.” Video of the name announcement can be seen via the link below. http://www.microsoft...