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May, 2005

  • IPSEC - No Joke

    So this guy goes into the doctor's office and says " Doctor, IPSec..." <sound of phonograph needle dragging across a record> "we interrupt this off-color, potentially UN-PC so-called comedy offering to bring you information on IPsec that is actually...
  • Management Know N' Go #4589 - FREE WSUS Webcast

    TechNet Webcast: Architecting and Deploying Windows Update Services (Level 300). Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time. Preseneted by Corey Hynes, President/Chief Technologist, HynesITe, Inc. Windows Update Services (WSUS) provides extensive...
  • Cowboy Up Your Users

    Thing are getting hairy out there. You asked, we listened. IT Pros have long wanted information they can give to users to raise their security IQ/skills. It is here. It is called the Information Workers Security Handbook, written by The Security...
  • Zombie Hunt

    This article from MSNBC has really, really, big implications for the industry, Microsoft, and initiatives like OneCare Live . <snip> FTC asks ISPs to dump spam 'zombies', Home users should be disconnected until machines fixed The FTC said...
  • Sasser +1 year - are your desktops secure?

    Securing Windows XP Desktops Resource Guide See also Jeff's excellent Infosec blog , and the MSRC team blog And the Des ktop Deployment Center security patching guide Don't forget the RSS feed for security bulletins and the new security advisories...
  • Test Drive RMS SP1 deployment

    Check out the new RMS SP1 virtual lab . ( THE SMALL PRINT: In Internet Explorer on Windows XP SP2, you will have to temporarily allow ActiveX in order to install the ActiveX plug-in for the lab. There is also a one-time setup in which you must choose...
  • MU - No Seriously, MU Beta

    Check out the beta of Microsoft Update (MU). No, wait, maybe is is Windows Update (WU), whatever they call it - it is a one-stop for all your updates: Windows and Office togther! More products to follow. This is a Good Thing IMO. What do you think? Leave...
  • Web Site Starters for Windows - Community Server Blogs and Forums

    The web site starters for windows includes Telligent's Community Server blogs and forums. Check out the explainer here.
  • Don't Get Pin-ed

    There is a new bogus Microsoft update e-mail in the wild that infects unwary users with the Pinfi virus and other malware. Be sure to read this article that tells you how to detect a bogus update e-mail , and spread it around to your friends and family...
  • TechNet 64bit Newsgroup Goes Live

    TechNet 64bit Community Newsgroup Goes Live
  • Migrating Exchange to FE-BE architecture

    A customer recently needed help changing thier Exchange Server installation from one server for database and SMTP to front-end back-end installation architecture. These docs can help walk you through this process: Configuring Exchange Server 2003 for...
  • Do Small and Medium-size Businesses IT Pros Dream of Affordable SANS?

    OK, I am really impressed in advance if you get the obscure geeky sci-fi (PKD) reference in this blog title. Now that I have your attention, Microsoft is betting that with the advent of iSCSI SANs that can be accessed over their IP network, small and...
  • Reskit - Get Yer Red Hot Reskit

    Such a deal - Pre-order the 6586 page Windows Server 2003 Reskit on Amazon and save US$74 plus free shipping. Cha-ching. Update 6/6 Get 30 Percent Off Introductory Price for Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Visit any Borders store between May 30...
  • Microsoft IT featured in Trustworthy Computing Book

    I contributed Microsoft IT case studies to the MOF book "Trustworthy Computing - Reliable in Operations: Microsoft Operations Framework Case Studies". It is now available for download here . Comments welcome.
  • Rent an IT support department for your home PC

    Check out the new beta service from Microsoft that will essentially do what IT departments do as a core function: backup your PC, and keep it healthy (AV, FW, etc).
  • Billg on Blogging

    Billg is quoted today in this Business Week article on blogging at Microsoft - interesting bits below: Q: Microsoft employees blog, and sometimes that creates great corporate benefits, but sometimes they air the company's dirty laundry. Speaking as...
  • IT Pro Forums?

    The developer community has a new way to collaborate, MSDN forums is in beta. Jim Glass blogs about the benefits here. Hm, no reader software needed, I can get notifications when my questions are answered, it's moderated (though I must use Passport...
  • WPA2 in SP2 KB893357

    Make it easier for your users to use secure wireless "Hotspots". A new KB tells how. The Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/Wireless Provisioning Services Information Element (WPS IE) Update for computers that are running Microsoft Windows XP with Service...
  • IEAK 6 SP1 Joins the TechNet Fold

    Download SP1 of the IEAK 6 in one of 22 languages here . Read all about IEAK 6 here . Have feedback? Things you want in the next version of the kit? Leave feedback on this post.
  • DPM Webcast tomorrow

    At MMS2005 we saw a demo of how Microsoft IT is using DPM. The economics pencil out as possibly of interest to larger Midmarket IT - seems likely if you have 5+ servers you will want DPM. Check out tomorrow's (level 100) webcast from Presenter: Christopher...
  • Survey Says - Consolidate My Management Tools

    In this survey "62% of the respondents said they plan to consolidate e-mail security functions, such as antivirus, antispam and content-filtering capabilities, into a single product. And they'll do it fast: 96% of those consolidating said they'll do so...
  • Tools 2 Use - IIS Insider

    You know about the IIS Insider column , right? This month Chris tells how to do some remote admin on your IIS 6 boxes, such as recycling the application pool and creating customized snap-ins to remotely connect to IIS 6 servers.
  • Tools 2 Use - SMS Tshooter flows

    Alex Marin Gasga's blog post tipped me to a handy resource for IT Pros trying to troubleshoot SMS issues. It is a donwload of flowcharts that walk you through common SMS tshooting scenarios and show you stepwise You can find the tshooter flowcharts...
  • Berate IT

    <ironic mode on> Steffen has a blog in German on TechNet. I don't speak German, and online translators I have found are woefully inadequate for technical writing. Interesting tho that his title is "Technologieberater". Online dictionary defs for...
  • Know N Go 32289 - Free Computer Skills Training

    You knew about the free computer skills training available through the UP program , right? Help students get on the right path and master the basic skills they will need to become tomorrow's IT Pros. Hook them UP. Free if you are: Nonprofit—in...