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  • Blog Post: Windows Lifecycle and Support

    One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support – and therefore no security updates will be shipped. You should include the following dates in your plans: Windows XP Home: Mainstream support ended 4/14/2009...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now

    I am using it since the Beta and it is really cool. I am using Messenger (with the integration to Facebook etc.) as well as the Windows Live Writer to blog. It rocks: Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now Download and install! Roger
  • Blog Post: Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today

    And everybody tells me how secure they are….. So,according to this article Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today, apple hast most vulns, then Oracle and then us (and then the rest). And you know, the interesting thing is that the comparison is not “apples with apples”...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Essentials free for small businesses

    I know that this is “old news” but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need...
  • Blog Post: Just Installed Internet Explorer 9 Beta

    I know – Beta versions are not for production but as I just run production, I installed it on my work machine – just now! The first good news is: My blog still works: What’s new? Well, the best is you download it from here and explore yourself. There are a few fairly cool enhancements regarding secure...
  • Blog Post: Move to latest versions - for security reasons

    We all know that Windows XP is rock-solid but not capable anymore to defend against today’s attacks and the same is true for IE6. Having been great products, when they were launched, the threat landscape changed significantly since then. Windows 7 has a great potential to help customers now...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Reviews

    I just got a mail that my Windows Phone 7 is ready for pick-up. Unfortunately I am in Redmond at the moment and my Windows Phone 7 is in Switzerland. The poor device will have to wait for me for another week (or is it the other way around – poor Roger has to wait for the phone another week?). In the...
  • Blog Post: Time to sell your iPhone

    I guess you do not know the problem: My kids come home from school and want an iPod – I want them to use a Zune as I am convinced that iTunes is one of the worst software I have ever seen (besides RealPlayer), I hate the lock-in into the store and the iPod user interface sucks. As I say – that’s my personal...
  • Blog Post: Ray Ozzie’s Blog is Back

    As I am still oof, another short one: Ray Ozzie’s blog is back: http://ozzie.net/ Ray is definitely one of the driving persons behind our overall vision and architecture. So, it is worth keeping him on your RSS feed. Roger
  • Blog Post: Exciting News from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

    After the launch of different products for the consumer, businesses and in the Cloud, Steve Ballmer opened CES today in Las Vegas. You should look at it. There are a few very cool announcements: Or directly from the CES webpage . Roger
  • Blog Post: Mitigating the use of Local Admin

    We recently had internal discussions on the use of local admin and how to mitigate it. During this, Richard Diver, a Premier Field Engineer in APAC, wrote a great article how to do it. I wanted to make sure, you can see this as well. So, this is a guest blog. General Goals of Strategic Desktop Deployment...