July, 2006

  • Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML): Part 1

    by jcannon on July 23, 2006 08:21pm Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML) Part I: Setting up UML (Special thanks to Dan Simonton for the testing and writing in support of this tech tip) In technical terms, a honeypot performs a function very similar to...
  • What does business readiness of software really mean?

    by jcannon on July 18, 2006 02:15pm There is a buzz word floating out there – “business readiness”. It seems everyone (including people here at Microsoft ) are trying to capture something important to organizations and people that are responsible for...
  • Podcast: Accessing VS Team Foundation Server from Mac, UNIX or Linux through Eclipse

    by jcannon on July 21, 2006 03:51pm Sam interviews Martin from Teamprise , a company which has developed a pretty interesting suite of client applications that can access Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from Macintosh, UNIX or Linux clients using...
  • Port 25 Housekeeping: Podcasts, Threaded Comments & More

    by jcannon on July 07, 2006 02:41pm It’s only been three months to the day since Port 25 launched. Exactly 73 interviews, posts and tips later we are only just getting started on delivering on our promise of technical and interoperability insight from...
  • Release Often

    by jcannon on July 23, 2006 08:15pm We’ve rolled out additional updates to the site this past Friday in response to feedback, and created a new section of the site: Forums .  You’ll also notice: Threaded comments update – replies are now visible...
  • Critical Thinking

    by jcannon on July 13, 2006 01:38pm First of all, I will not be held accountable as it relates to typo’s and confusing sentence structures. I got back a day or so ago from Europe, so I am using the Jet Lag excuse as long as I can! I am going...
  • Bill Hilf interviews Matt Asay at OSCON 2006

    by MichaelF on July 31, 2006 01:33pm Matt Asay, formerly of Novell, now VP of Business Development at Alfresco and co-founder of OSCON took some time out of his busy conference schedule to sit down with Bill for an interview. Matt, author of the...
  • Microsft, Xen and Hypervisor Partnerships

    by jcannon on July 18, 2006 07:37pm By now, many of you have seen the article, Microsoft Gives Linux a Virtual Hug . If not, I recommend checking it out. It describes Microsoft���s partnership with Xensource ( www.xensource.com ). For those who do not know...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Licenses

    by jcannon on July 10, 2006 01:30pm When I first started writing software, my only understanding of the term ‘license’ was that it was something I needed to drive a car or to catch fish.  As my career progressed, I learned that software also has...
  • Memtest

    by jcannon on July 11, 2006 04:32pm *Updated* So, this weeks tech tip is about memtest, and yes, I am sure there are some that might scoff at this....But I think we have a tendency to loose sight of the basics. For instance, last week we had quite an...
  • Hank Just Blogged About Critical Thinking

    by admin on July 17, 2006 06:00pm Hank just blogged about critical thinking . If I had to state my own concise definition of what lies at the heart of critical thinking, it would be a personal commitment to finding the right solution to any problem...
  • Tim O'Reilly sits down with Bill Hilf at OSCON2006

    by MichaelF on July 28, 2006 10:09pm While we were at OSCON this week we were fortunate enough to get some time to sit down with Tim O'Reilly. I dare say Tim, author of the O'Reilly Radar , needs no introduction but just in case: Tim is an Open Source...
  • Server & Domain Isolation with Fernando Cima, Microsoft Brazil (Podcast)

    by jcannon on July 07, 2006 07:43pm Our first podcast... This week, Sam talks with Fernando Cima from Microsoft Brazil's Security Center of Excellence about the challenges and progress being made in securing and maintaining today's mixed network...
  • OSCON2006 - O'Reilly Radar Updates

    by admin on July 25, 2006 11:56am More Updates (8/1): OSCON Photo Update Update, 7/25: We just wrapped up the O'Reilly Executive Day here at OSCON after two days of what many would call record heat in the Pacific Northwest. With many...
  • OSCON2006 Photo Update

    by jcannon on July 28, 2006 01:36pm We'll have more videos and blogs to come on OSCON2006; in fact, later today we'll be posting an interview with Mindtouch , as well as trip reports from Hank & Anandeep next week. For now - we wanted to share a few...
  • Infrastructure Management and Strategic Design: Part 3

    by jcannon on July 11, 2006 06:17pm Part 3 – Adaptation and simulation of Heterogeneous environments under lab conditions A simple question that has always perplexed me is how software and hardware OEM’s across the world simulate heterogeneous environments...
  • Kudos to Open Source Developers

    by jcannon on July 03, 2006 02:30pm I see my last couple posts were about ambiguity, so I thought today I’d blog about something, IMO, that is not ambiguous at all—and the topic would be a fitting hat tip to Sara and Korby and all the folks involved with...
  • Technical Lab Analysis: ISC DHCP

    by jcannon on July 26, 2006 01:37am In addition to technical tips, blogs and video interviews, the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft conducts a number of technical analysis and research projects throughout the year to help inform and solve key...
  • Open Source Management – Commercial or Libre

    by jcannon on July 05, 2006 03:17pm Free open source management projects have existed for years, as illustrated by nagios and webmin, and exist as BYOC (bring your own console) free alternatives to commercial management systems from HP, BMC, CA, IBM and...
  • Interoperability: Open Source ODF/Open XML Translator and Microsoft Office

    by jcannon on July 06, 2006 05:42pm Linux Format reported on Port 25 recently with the tagline “Reports of snowballs seen in hell as Microsoft offers to work with Linux developers,” which I thought was funny.  It’s apparently getting even colder...
  • UNIX Interop in Vista Beta 2 and Longhorn Server

    by jcannon on July 06, 2006 03:06pm Another guest blog this week from Identity Management Program Manager, Shamit Patel: --------------------------------------------- Hi, Last week, we released two new utilities to help customers achieve UNIX / Windows...