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Would you like to play a game?
Do you enjoy puzzles? Is your idea of a brain teaser over Sunday brunch the Mensa admissions test? Would you like to win a trip to the ultimate Vista, a suborbital flight to the fringes of outer space? Then you need to check out Vanishing Point The Game, Here are some links to help, happy gaming:...
11 Jan 2007
Vista Defends Against Rootkits
Sunday, May 25, 2008 5:00 AM PDT Love or hate its nagging prompts, Vista 's Account Control feature (UAC) has a security feature that marks it out from any other type of Windows security programme -- it can spot rootkits before they install. This is one finding buried in a report published in...
3 Jun 2008
Vista More Secure than OS X????
Vista is getting some good press on security: J http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Vista-More-Secure-than-Mac-OS-X-49487.shtml
16 Mar 2007
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Host TechNet!
Next week I will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Philly on Thursday with *FREE* live TechNet Events. Come on out for great conversation around Windows Vista, LongHorn Server and the ForeFront security products. I guarantee you will get a wealth of bleeding edge technical information, you'll have a...
20 Apr 2007
Microsoft unvieled the packaging for Windows Vista and Office yesterday http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/microsoft-packaging-for-vista-and-office-2007-revealed-211251.php . I find it graphically elegant and understated, art moderne without a sychophantic cloying at the past, but rather a respectful...
1 Nov 2006
Football, soccer, To-may-toe To MA-toe
Microsoft Football Scorecard Here's a great little app you can download to keep track of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament AKA Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=df6a6e6e-21af-4786-ad1d-a38e8bfda82f&displaylang=en
2 Jun 2006
The Future: Digital Desks!
Man O Man! Dig this! The Digital Desk, no mouse, no keyboard, natural language intrgrated search...just unreal! Check it out! “I brought a desk with me, it’s really cool.” Published May 2nd, 2007 by Long Zheng microsoft , video --> A desk has never been so fascinating before, but not a lot...
9 May 2007
NY Enterprise Windows Users Group Meets Thursday 2/5
Message from edwin Woo, President of teh NYeWin group: This month’s meeting presenter Hank Voight is no stranger to our group. A few years back, when Hank was a Microsoft employee and part of the “Unix Men” Team, he presented the Windows Unix utility to our group. Now Hank has his own company and...
2 Feb 2009
Play Halo 3 -- Win a car!
From http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=12761 During the launch period of Halo 3, the 25 th , 26 th and 27 th of September, Best Buy will be sponsoring the Xbox Live Gold service and making it free for everyone . Think of it as Halo Free Gold Days. That means that even if...
13 Sep 2007
TECHbash 2008 "Don't Miss It!" Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania...
23 Apr 2008
TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008
Join me for a discussion of read-only domain controllers (RODC) and role-specific servers in Windows Server 2008. I’ll also be discussing Server Core and Group Policy functionality in Windows Server 2008 at 2:30 eastern time tomorrow. Date/Time : 7/9/2007 11:30:00 AM PACIFIC Attendee Registration...
9 Jul 2007
OEM's start to quietly ship Windows Vista CableCard HDTV capable PC's
I thought I had linked to this post by my co-worker, Keith Combs, digital guru extraordinaire, but I guess I didn’t, so here it is http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/08/05/oem-s-start-to-quietly-ship-windows-vista-cablecard-hdtv-capable-pc-s.aspx . Plus this snippet: “Finally !!!...
13 Aug 2007
NYeWin Meets--I hope some people are still in town--it's worth staying!
The New York Enterprise Windows User Group of NYPC Presents Windows Server 2008 R2 by Dwayne Fernandez, Microsoft, Thursday, July 2, 2009 Agenda: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Welcome / Introduction and house items 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm Windows Server 2008 R2 Abstract: We’ll cover the...
29 Jun 2009
Out of Band Security Update
Sorry, everybody, I was on vacation yesterday--Knoebel's--fun food and fantasy! But seriously--dig it: http://www.microsoft.com/security/updates/bulletins/200907_oob.aspx Microsoft out-of-band security updates: July 28, 2009 Microsoft released 2 security updates on July 28, 2009. ...
30 Jul 2009
Tomorrow is the first Thursday of the Month soooooo.....
NY Enterprise Windows Group Meets What are you doing tomorrow night? Well, if you're an IT Professional (or want to be) and you're in the NY metro area, my all time favorite User Group meets the first Thursday of the month at Microsoft's NY District office, 1290 6th Ave at 51st Street (photo ID required...
1 Feb 2006
ICBA and Microsoft Team Up to Provide Data Security Resources for Community Banks New alliance helps community banks address a key concern: security. LAS VEGAS — March 9, 2006 — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Microsoft Corp. today announced they are teaming up to help community...
27 Mar 2006
SMB Nation Seattle this October
Not to miss! June 20, 2008 Absolute Best Practices with Erick Simpson and Karl Palachuk at Harry Brelsford's SMBNation Conference Come out and spend some time with me and my good friend Karl Palachuk on October 3 rd , 2008 in Seattle, WA a day before Harry Brelsford's SMBNation for...
20 Jun 2008
Bill Gates Lands Role on Dr. Who? D'oh!!!! This story turned out to be an April Fool's day hoax. Damn! But I'm leaving my original post intact, in as much as one man's joke inspired me to be serious! :-) Following guest appearances in the Simpsons and Frasier , Mr. Gates lives my own personal dream...
4 Apr 2006
NY Windows Enterprise Group Meets August 2nd
The New York Enterprise Windows User Group of NYPC Presents System Center Operations Manager 2007 by Omar Kouatly, Microsoft Program Manager Operations and Service Management Group Thursday, August 2, 2007 Abstract: System Center Operations Manager 2007 is the end-to-end...
31 Jul 2007
Blogcasts, blogcasts and more blogcasts
This fellow is doing Some Cooooool Stuff Check this out. Here's a guy in St. Louis who's doing some great stuff with blogcasting. What's a blogcast you say...well that depends on who you talk to. For me, a podcast is audio only...respectful nod to our competitor who has legitamately blazed new trails...
3 Feb 2006
Windows Vista SP1 Released to TechNet And MSDN download centers
SP1 for Windows Vista has been published to the MSDN/TechNet sites and will be visible as soon as the servers propagate. Available as of this writing on TN at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb738089.aspx .
14 Feb 2008
Calling all MCP's
Wondering what the deal is with Windows Vista/Exchange 2007/Longhorn certification? Find out in this webcast series. Upcoming Meetings Review of Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007 Training and Certification May 30, 2007 7:30 A.M . Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time Introducing...
9 May 2007
What is the Surface Area Configuration Wizard and How Do I use it? How do you make your SQL 2005 servers more secure without having to read 700 pages of security guidance? Check it out in these double shot demos! http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0509/25037/SQL-01_Demo3-1.asx...
12 Oct 2005
Webcast Part 1 of 3
Understanding Group Policy Webcast Q&A from 4-14-2006 I've got some more coming, thanks for your patience. Questions and Answers: Asked: I can no longer edit my domain windows firewall settings via the GPMC, its just not visible from my machine. What would cause this to happen? Answered...
2 May 2006
The future is NOW!
DirecTV and Microsoft make love connection 1/5/2006 9:40:41 PM, by Eric Bangeman Las Vegas — At last night's keynote, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates outlined his vision for the connected home of the future. As expected, Windows Media Center is one of the centerpieces of the software giant's plans....
9 Jan 2006
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