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How can I join the VistaSquad meeting remotely?
A couple of people have asked me this very question as they live too far away from London to be there in person. The sessions are not yet streamed though the community leaders have thoughfully recorded every session and published them to Vimeo - click here to access all of the recorded sessions - look...
17 Sep 2008
Interesting video interviews with the FBI discussing security
Kai Axford has posted a series of short video interviews with representatives of the FBI – they are well worth a look – particularly if you are based in the United States as they include advice regarding whom to report breaches to. Check out The Security Show – the link is to a tag hence future episodes...
26 Aug 2008
Alexander Sotirov speaks out following wild spin on his talk about Windows Vista Security
Credit to Ed Bott from ZDNet who interviewed Alexander Sotirov to get his perspective on the stories that have circulated in the press following the talk he gave with Mark Dowd at the recent BlackHat Securit conference. The talk was titled "How to Impress Girls with Browser Memory Protection Bypasses...
20 Aug 2008
DesignIT roundtable discussion/debate: Is blogging art?
As I mentioned in my earlier post DesignIT: a mashup of charity, art and technology we held a debate at the Music Room Gallery to discuss whether Blogging is Art. We broadly agreed in the first couple of minutes that blogging is certainly a form of expression, many (I think all) agreed it's creative...
18 Jun 2008
Have RoundTable will travel!
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's (12th June 2008) DesignIT 2008 Roundtable discussion. Neville Hobson's blog post titled blog as an art form at DesignIT 08 describes the event really well. I'm taking a Microsoft RoundTable device with me as a creative means of recording both the audio and video of...
11 Jun 2008
I'm a developer, how can I integrate my application with NAP?
There's a great article on MSDN titled simply Network Access Protection which explains how you can integrate your application with Microsoft's Network Access Protection(NAP). Why would you want to do this? Well NAP is a core networking feature of Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows XP Service...
1 Apr 2008
Rafal's video on TechNet Edge covering security and IPv6 is well worth a listen
Join Rafal Lukawiecki's interview at TechEd IT Forum on TechNet Edge - he talks about a range of security topics including suite B algorithms, Server 2008 and IPv6. You'll need the Silverlight plugin to view the video - it's only 1.37Mb and is a free download - just follow the link to the video and...
4 Dec 2007
Here's a working link for The Virtual Side intro video
As I mentioned yesterday Daniel and Tony are this year's hosts of The Virtual Side. Several of us have been unable to view their intro video online and hence I'm delighted that Eileen's posted an updated link - it's rather entertaining ...
2 Oct 2007
The Virtual Side of TechEd:IT Forum is back with Tony and Daniel
Tony Krijnen and Daniel van Soest have taken over the reigns as hosts of this year's " The Virtual Side of TechEd: IT Forum ". I was delighted to be invited to meet them earlier today to shoot a short interview and to hear of their plans to cover the event. James and I enjoyed hosting last year's show...
1 Oct 2007
Technet Conversations podcast with Darren Strange *updated links pointing to this week's show!*
Welcome to TechNet Conversations! This show was published on the 14th September 2007. We are joined by Darren Strange, Microsoft Ltd's product manager for Microsoft Office. Click here for the WMA version of the show and here for the MP3 version . Darren's Office Rocker blog makes an interesting...
14 Sep 2007
TechNet Conversations podcast with Andrew Fryer who explains OLAP and business intelligence *edited to include MP3*
Welcome to this TechNet Conversations podcast with Andrew Fryer who explains what OLAP cubes are and how they can be used by IT Professionals to improve their business intelligence. The show is available here as a WMA file and here as an MP3 Andrew Fryer is an IT Pro Evangelist who specialises in...
10 Sep 2007
TechNet Conversations Podcast Show with Cliff Hobbs talking Management
Welcome to the TechNet Conversations show of the 31st August. It's available as a WMA and an MP3 . This week we are joined by Cliff Hobbs - an expert in management technologies. Cliff is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), a leader for the Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and the author...
31 Aug 2007
Here's the first TechNet Conversations podcast - looking at bucket of coffee and geek toys
The first TechNet Conversations Podcast (WMA) is now live - I published it moments ago. Note:It is encoded in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format - I will post an MP3 version once I can iron out a bug in the conversion tool I've been using. Later in the year we'll have an area of TechNet that provides...
24 Aug 2007
TechNet Radio Podcast discussing this month's security bulletin and how to write secure code
The TechNet Radio podcast announced yesterday on Channel 9 discusses this month's security bulletin and includes and interview with Caleb Sima( Chief Technology Officer, SPI Dynamics) by Bryan Von Axelson ( IT Pro Evangelist). Click here to access the podcast's WMA file and here for the MP3 "They...
15 Aug 2007
How Microsoft Implements System Center Operations Manager 2007
Thanks to Kurt Shintaku for posting about TechNet Radio's podcast detailing how Microsoft Implements System Center Operations Manager 2007 . The show is described as follows: "As a first step in building an end-to-end solution, Microsoft IT used System Center Operations Manager 2007 to consolidate...
16 Jul 2007
How many vulnerabilities are on each platform? Here's a vulnerability analysis podcast covering Microsoft, Apple and LINUX
Thanks to Rodney Buike for sharing his interview with Jeff Jones (Director of Trustworthy Computing @ MSFT) who discussed his extensive research of publically available vulnerability statistics. Here's the mp3 recording . Rodney contributes to the very popular Canadian IT Pro team blog - it's an excellent...
28 Mar 2007
LINUX enthusiasts host podcast about windows vista!
Note: There are some swear words in the podcast so please don't follow the link if you're likely to be offended. Thanks again to James and Andy from Stikkit Technology for inviting me to join their podcast to talk about security for Microsoft systems - it was an enjoyable experience though somewhat surreal...
27 Nov 2006
Here's the first "Talking Microsoft" video - an interview with Gordon Frazer - Microsoft Ltd's new Managing Director
Thanks to James for boldly inviting Microsoft Ltd's new Managing Director to be our guinea pig for the first in a series of interviews titled " Talking Microsoft ". We've been looking for interesting alternative ways to share information with you - the format for " Talking Microsoft " involves us...
14 Aug 2006
What did Bill Gates share as his vision of security at the RSA 2006 conference?
You may have seen the short video clips of Bill Gates' keynote speech at RSA 2006. If you're anything like me you'll want to find out exactly what Bill had to say for the entire speech. The transcripts of most speeches made by Microsoft executives can be found at the Presspass area of our website which...
15 Feb 2006
News from the consumer awareness campaign - GetSafeOnline
We've been evangelising to the good people of Birmingham today - local radio, the main library, the BullRing shopping centre, the University and the Town Hall. We met the Major and showed in the demonstrations and material we're using around the City. It's been a very busy day but a great deal of...
2 Nov 2005
Steve Balmer talks about Blogging
Check out Eileen's post by clicking here to read about Steve Balmer's views on Blogging... Steve was interviewed by the Channel9 team who are well known for wandering around Microsoft Campus in Redmond with a video camera and few boundaries. The full interview can be accessed by clicking here .
11 Jul 2005
Interesting articles about Rights Management Service Pack 1
Rights Management provides the capability for the author of a document or email to define the way in which the information can be used - the data is encrypted and it's rights "live" with the document. General information about Rights Management can be found here . Service Pack 1 is now available for...
5 May 2005
Great Comment from Bruce Schneier "we tend to worry about the spectacular and rare rather than common events such as spose abuse and automotive accidents"
Bruce Schneier gave a interesting podcast promoting his new book Beyond Fear . Lots of common sense and yet highly relavent information and some great quotes including the following: "More people are killed per year by pigs than by Sharks" - based on US Government statistics. "We tend to worry about...
5 Jan 2005
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Preview and Discussion of how it compares to SpyBot & Ad-Aware & why it's better
Paul Thurrot has posted an article which includes comments following an "interview with Giant co-founder Andrew Newman just days before his company was purchased by Microsoft". The article is well worth a read - here are a couple of excerpts: " We decided to leverage the power of community and create...
30 Dec 2004
Free webcast to discuss of Microsoft's strategy to mitigate the threat of spyware
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Security360 with Mike Nash: Keeping an Eye on Spyware - (Level 200) Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President Security Business & Technology Unit, Microsoft Corporation Security360 is a monthly webcast series hosted by Mike...
20 Dec 2004
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