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Michael J. Murphy's WebLog
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
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
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
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
I just think it's cool
Windows Vista in Wikipedia Though not an official resource there's a solid overview of feature sets and security for Windows Vista now in Wikipedia. See it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_Vista .
23 Aug 2006
Buehler, Buehler, Anyone
Vista Event Viewer and Task Scheduler Webcast There was no Q&A to speak of from todays webcast. What, are you guys all on vacation?
2 Jun 2006
TechNet Events in NYC
Thursday October 5th Hey everybody! My MSDN colleague Rob Bagby and I will be at the Union Square theater this Thursday Oct 5th from 8 am until 5 pm. I'll be on deck from 8-Noon talking about Active Directory, Windows Vista and Exchange 2007. Details and registration information at www.technetevents...
4 Oct 2006
Windows Vista Webcast Series Q&A Log Part 1
Questions and Answers: Asked : Do you plan on addressing the 3rd part vendor apps compatibility issues? Answered: We will introduce the app compat tool Asked : Where can I download the Application Compatibility Toolkit? Answered: Here . Asked : Microsoft Deployment is...
14 Nov 2007
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Released
Overview If the machine participated in the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta, please be sure to uninstall the beta first. During the development of Windows Vista, several key investments were made to vastly improve overall quality, security, and reliability from previous...
9 Mar 2007
Super Laptop Deal--Vista premium--$398!!!!
http://www.checkoutblog.com/entries/2008/7/17/saving_you_some_money.aspx All I can say is WOW! Thursday, July 17 at 10:53 AM | Posted by: Ryan , Wal-Mart Category: Gadgets One of the coolest parts of my job is working with suppliers to bring you all great deals...
18 Jul 2008
Windows Vista Beta, RC1 and RC2 Set to expire
From: Kunal Sikka, Sr. Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation On May 31, 2007, pre-release versions of Windows Vista will expire. If you are running a pre-release version of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1, or RC2) you will begin to receive notifications about the upcoming expiration on May 18, 2007...
22 May 2007
TechNet Plus--Do You Get IT?
Announcing the availability dates of Windows Vista and Office 2007 through TechNet Plus subscriptions Following the RTM of Windows and Office in the last week, we are now able to confirm the dates when the RTM versions will be available through TechNet Plus subscriptions. Microsoft Office 2007...
13 Nov 2006
Standing Room Only
TechNet Events Boston and New York City Tomorrow, Tuesday August 8th I'll be presenting a live TechNet Event in Framingham, MA at the AMC Movie Theater, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA. We are naerly at the point where we will have to close registration at this venue, so if you haven't already registered...
8 Aug 2006
Windows Vista Releases to Manufacturing
Q&A: Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing As Windows Vista hits the Release to Manufacturing milestone, Microsoft looks back at what it took to build the most heavily tested, highest quality and most secure operating system in the company’s history. Related Links...
9 Nov 2006
Yeesh. I gotta tell ya, launch kicked my ass, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I've been traveling since January 8th, I've spoken to about 5000 customers from Nashua, New Hampshire to Rochester, NY and from Scranton, PA to Atlantic City, NJ -- great conversations with great people. This past Tuesday...
1 Mar 2007
I'm finishing supper at Friendly's in Bernardsville, hoping that 287 has eased up a little in the last hour. On my way to beautiful Edison to talk about Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Forefront. Join me! Tomorrow's TechNet event in Edison, NJ is at the Menlo Park Mall which is easy enough...
24 May 2007
Webcast Cliff notes
Best of TechNet Webcasts The webcast works diligently to bring valuable information to IT Pros. As part of the TechNet Webcast program, the team recently launched Best of TechNet Webcasts . Every month the webcast team will edit some of the best content from the webcasts in the month before and...
26 Jun 2006
TechBash T minus one Week! May 19th
Last year, the dot NET Valley hosted its first TechBash, an all day conference of technology professionals dedicated to a deep examination of bleeding edge technology. This year is no different—only we’ll be bigger and better. I just got off the phone with Michele from Starbuck’s Dickson City, they are...
11 May 2007
911! Mark Russinovich Live This Wednesday!
Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich will be hosting an interactive virtual roundtable—broadcast LIVE over the Internet on Wednesday, March 5 th . The subject? Windows Vista adoption and deployment. On the panel with Mark will be independent industry experts and IT pros from organizations...
3 Mar 2008
And "YES, Ladies and Gentlemen" It Supports Multicasting!!!!!!!
If you have the responsibility of deploying OS's and Applications in your network, you have certainly heard of the Business Desktop Solution Accelerators, see all our Solutions here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/default.mspx . These are a great set of tools that will save you...
18 Sep 2007
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