October, 2006

  • Using Vista's Boot Manager to Boot Linux and Dual Booting with BitLocker Protection with TPM Support

    by MichaelF on October 13, 2006 05:57pm Today we are introducing Cyril Voisin, Security Advisor for Microsoft in France where he has worked for 9 years. Cyril is a CISSP (Certified Information Security Systems Professional) and along with his work...
  • Microkernels Revisited?

    by MichaelF on October 06, 2006 12:57pm In the IT industry it is axiomatic that whatever is new will be old, and will then be new again! Consider the “Service Bureau” approach that was used in the mainframe days, in which an organization’s...
  • Zend & Microsoft Technical Partnership: Enhancing PHP on Windows

    by billhilf on October 31, 2006 08:30am Today I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo in San Jose.  I was here to announce a technical collaboration between Zend and Microsoft that will improve the performance...
  • Centrify's Paul Moore Fields Questions from the Community

    by jcannon on October 19, 2006 04:40pm Paul Moore sits down with Sam in this podcast, our second go around with Centrify . For those who don't know, Centrify builds software that provides access control and centralized identity management in mixed...
  • Lessons from OSCON Part 2: Sara Ford interviews James Howison

    by MichaelF on October 03, 2006 06:42pm About a month ago, I did a presentation on What I Learned from OSCON , based primarily on James Howison's talk on OSS Communities.  Since James had such great and interesting feedback on my presentation, we...
  • Andi Gutmans on working with Microsoft & Improving PHP Performance on Windows

    by MichaelF on October 31, 2006 08:31am Today at Zendcon Bill Hilf and Andi Gutmans announced a new technical collaboration aimed at improving the performance of PHP on Windows both for IIS 6 as well as in the future including IIS 7 on Longhorn...
  • Xensource, Microsoft and Virtualization: Sam Interviews Simon Crosby, Xensource CTO

    by MichaelF on October 17, 2006 06:16am Today Microsoft announced the addition of it's Virtual Hard Disk Format (VHD) to the list of specifications covered by the Open Specification Promise (OSP). As a result individuals and organizations can use,...
  • Introducing Frank Chism: High Performance Computing Blogger on Port 25

    by MichaelF on October 18, 2006 05:00pm Today we are pleased to introduce Frank Chism. Frank is a Technology Specialist at Microsoft who has worked in the High Performance Computing space for 41 years. He is joining our team of bloggers and will contribute...
  • Network Security Interoperability: Sam talks NAP/NAC with Mark Ashida

    by MichaelF on October 26, 2006 05:13pm On September 6, 2006 Microsoft and Cisco announced the details of a technical partnership announced in October of 2004 focused on providing interoperability between the companies' disparate network security technologies...
  • Firefox Explorer (Or: Mozilla is Here)

    by MichaelF on October 04, 2006 09:47am So, as people are finding out, we at OSSL are doing things a little differently. One of those things Sam Ramji’s invite to the Mozilla guys to come up and help them making their products work on Vista better. This...
  • Developer Resources for Open Source Software on Vista

    by MichaelF on October 10, 2006 12:10pm Recently we posted about http://www.devreadiness.com , an online resource for Vista Application Compatibility questions/guidance.  After posting we received some feedback that with some changes they could become...
  • Windows and Linux Integration: Printer Sharing between Windows and Linux

    by MichaelF on October 16, 2006 08:13pm Last Thursday we posted an interview with Jeremy Moskowitz in which we mentioned the book he authored: Windows and Linux Integration . As promised, today we have posted a complete chapter from his book...
  • Unsexy Development

    by anandeep on October 27, 2006 12:27pm I loved doing development in a research and university environment. You got to write cool code, prove new ideas, break new ground and generally ended up with bragging rights to say “I did an image recognition algorithm...
  • Overloading 'Clusters'

    by Frank Chism on October 20, 2006 03:06pm "`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.' " Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll Where’s the glory? I...
  • Interop NYC

    by jcannon on October 02, 2006 06:06pm Last week, I was fortunate to take a day & visit the floor of Interop New York . The Interop conference celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, underscoring the persistence & complexity of interoperability...
  • Centeris was Here

    by MichaelF on October 12, 2006 02:30pm Capturing the sentiment from my colleagues, Anandeep, Hank and Sam – I LOVE THIS JOB !!! Last week I had a chance to meet w/ Mozilla, watch Sam interview Steve Wozniak and the wonder of it never ceases to amaze...
  • There's a Vendor in my OSS

    by MichaelF on October 23, 2006 12:34pm   Taking a brief detour from the thread about OSS and its similarities (or not) to law to take note of a couple recent publications, both of which discuss the interaction between traditional IT vendors and...