August, 2005

  • Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound....

    What Will You Do to Help? Just as we did after 9/11, in the wake of the devastation in the Mississippi Delta Americans are banding together in solidarity with their brothers and sisters whose lives have been shattered. I was blown away today listening...
  • Wha'cha doin' tomorrow night, baby?

    NY Enterprise Windows Group Meets Thursday Sept 1st Come on out and join me for an examination of the New Features of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory, the third and final installment in our AD lecture series. we'll discuss the Directory Service...
  • Could this be the final coffin nail for traditional phone companies?

    Microsoft Acquires Teleo, Innovative VoIP Technology Company Deal expected to augment Microsoft’s investments in voice over Internet protocol technology, opens opportunities to bring additional powerful customer solutions to MSN Messenger and other...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Release Candidate 0 Was released to the web yesterday. Try Windows Server 2003 R2 RC0 today and extend your connectivity and control to data and applications throughout and beyond your organization. Register for your copy today...
  • User Group Meeting in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    TechHeads and .NET Valley meet tomorrow night .NET Valley will be hosting a Round Table Event this Wednesday at Luzerne County Community College in Room 703. Round table events are get togethers that include chat about issues, implementations, new...
  • WinFS Beta 1? What's up with that?

    Wait I thought WinFS was dead in Vista (Longhorn)....apparently not! Not only that, it will include down level compatibility...you can use it on XP! Whoo-hoo--on Channel 9 you can hear from the guys that made it possible! http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost...
  • What's At Your Local Library?

    Libraries offering audiobook downloads This is just a brilliant use of technology. GUILDERLAND, New York (AP) -- A new way to borrow audiobooks from the library involves no CDs, no car trips, no fines and no risk of being shushed. http://edition...
  • YES! YES! YES!

    JUSTICE, BABY, JUSTICE! Two Arrests Made in Connection With zotob! The AP just picked this up. WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two people believed to be responsible for unleashing a computer worm that infected networks...
  • Do you Get it?

    Got Windows? Get Redmond magazine! Each monthly issue brings you hands-on problem solving, tactical hard-core tech info, real-world reviews, expert columnists, news analysis and strategic insights. Available in print and Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Start...
  • AHA!

    OK Family Guy Fans, this is too cool for School! http://www.milkandcookies.com/links/33634/
  • SQL 2005

    Super Cool Videos promoting SQL 2005 www.escapeyesterworld.com
  • HALO Hits the Big Screen!

    MASTER CHIEF Goes to Hollywood! Microsoft, Fox and Universal have agreed to plans for a movie based on the video game, due to hit screens in summer 2007. Just in time for Halo 3...or 4? your guess is as good as mine.... http://www.variety.com...
  • Ever Copy and Paste Sensitive Data?

    What's in your Clipboard? Can that data be retrieved by websites as you surf the web? Yes it can. http://www.friendlycanadian.com/applications/clipboard.htm
  • and in related news

    Pre-order your X-Box 360 bundle today! http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categories/systems/xbox360/default.asp?site=NLF0823
  • In today's news

    J. Allard, Microsoft Corporate VP, discusses X-Box offerings and strategy... http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/aug2005/id20050823_676241.htm
  • remember when....

    10 YEARS AGO TODAY WINDOWS '95 HIT THE STREET Check out how the pundits saw it...and remember, hind sight is 20/20 and one should never believe everything one reads! http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/microsoft/stories/1995/debut082495...
  • Win the Chopper of your Dreams!

    Migrate from Oracle to SQL 2005 and have a chance to win the Orange County Chopper of your dreams! http://www.sqlserverchopper.com/home.aspx
  • Want to know what zotob's up to?

    Check out my good friend Coach's blog at http://shortoaksolutions.blogspot.com/ . When it comes to anti-virus and security, when Coach speaks, I listen...
  • Exchange SP2 CTP to be Released

    Exchange 2003 SP2 Community Technology Preview available for Download I know a lot of people have been waiting for Exchange 2003 SP2 to release. I've blogged in a previous entry that a pre-release version of SP2 will be out shortly. Yeah, yeah, you...
  • Virus Alert: W32.zotob.E

    What You Should Know About zotob From the Microsoft Security Incident Response website: Zotob is a worm that targets Windows 2000–based computers and takes advantage of a security issue that was addressed by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039...
  • XBOX 360 pricing announced!

    For Europe and US : Starts at $299.99 U.S./€299.99/£209.99 http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/08-17EuropeNA360PricePR.mspx
  • Follow Up to NYC Exchange Users Group

    We had a great discussion Tuesday evening around the native spam fighting features in Exchange 2003 and the additional functionality of the Intelligent Message Filter (IMF is available as a free download at www.microsoft.com/exchange/IMF ). Thnaks to...
  • NYC Exchange User Group meets tonight!

    Join us for a discussion of the Intelligent Message Filter in Exchange 2003 and Approaches to Fighting Spam in an Exchange 2003 environment. For full details see www.nyexug.com . Hope to see you there!
  • Microsoft and Former “Spam King” Scott Richter Announce Settlement

    REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 9, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. and Scott Richter today announced they reached a full settlement of Microsoft’s claims against Mr. Richter and his company OptInRealBig.com LLC. As part of its effort to fight spam, Microsoft filed a lawsuit...
  • Interesting New Initiative

    Cable Channel Looks to 'Democratize' TV I thought this NPR article was interesting, particularly the end where they were talking about young 'Net-Gen'rs' using Video Blogs... It appears mass media may be loosing it's monopoly... http://www.npr...