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    Hey folks! Microsoft recently announced a new worldwide subscription code that gets you 15% off a new TechNet subscription . This code is your key to savings, so make sure you enter it when you place your order. Discount Code: TMSAM12 Order your subscription now! So, why would I...
  • Blog Post: FSSMC to RTM on October 10th

    The Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) is set to release to manufacturing on October 10th! It will be available solely through Micorosoft's volume licensing program around that time. FSSMC stands to be a very solid and necessary addition to the Forefront suite of products. For those...
  • Blog Post: How to Use the Powershell 1.0: A Beginner's Guide

    If you're already convinced that the Powershell is right for you, skip ahead to the section: "Getting Started with the Windows Powershell". However, if you still need some convincing, read on. So, in case you haven't had a chance to use the Windows Powershell yet, I'm here to tell you - It is a nice...
  • Blog Post: Check out my Security Viewpoint!

    I've been published on the TechNet website! If you get a chance, please take a look at my security viewpoint article, "Security: Less is More," when you get a chance. It's a quick read. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=106172&clcid=0x409 Thanks!
  • Blog Post: Sometimes Security through Simplicity Isn't So Simple

    Dr. Thomas Shinder makes some excellent points about how difficult it can be to enact good security. Even something as seemingly straightforward as installing Windows Server 2008 Core to reduce your attack surface can harbor hidden perils. What hidden perils? Well, misconfigurations are inherently more...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Released!

    The latest version of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is now publicly available: www.microsoft.com/sir The SIR is a helpful document designed to assist you in determining the current technology threat landscape, especially with regard to Microsoft software. In it you will find assessments...
  • Blog Post: New "Wormable" Exploit Discovered Affecting Windows OS's...

    There was a new critical vulnerability announced today that could lead to remote code execution against Windows Operating Systems. (Specifically, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.) And, unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008*,...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Momentum - Now Accepting Applications

    Okay, folks, I've posted on this before, but the IT Pro Momentum program is really catching fire, and I've decided to readvertise it since there seems to be so much interest. The program is exclusive to people who read Microsoft blogs or attend Microsoft events, and is designed to help anyone who is...
  • Blog Post: ISA Server 2006 Cache Q&A

    I just got an email from someone who had watched one of my old ISA Server 2006 webcasts. She had a couple of interesting questions, and I thought I'd share the answers to her email with you. Q. How do you clear the cache in ISA Server 2006? A. To clear the cache, disable the cache through ISA Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 is Fully Baked!

    That's right! If you haven't already heard, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is finished, complete, in the can, DONE! As of yesterday, February 4, 2007, SP1 is officially released to manufacturing (RTM) - which means that OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) like Lenovo, Dell, HP, etc, have the...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Standard User Account in Windows Vista

    Okay, this post is for the less technical among us. As part of a team project, I created a nice, little Camtasia recording a while back to help people make a standard user account in Windows Vista, but I never had the opportunity to publish it. So, since I'm on vacation and I can do whatever I want,...