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June, 2005

  • The World's Most Intelligent Machines

    Reading " How the Mind Works " by Steven Pinker. The last line of this page 15 excerpt has stuck with me... An intelligent being has to deduce the implications of what it knows, but only the relevant implications. Dennet points out that this requirement...
  • New RSS Feed for TechNet Briefings Audio

    You asked for it, we delivered. Here is the new RSS Feed for TechNet Briefings audiocasts , some folks call these podcasts, some call them blogcasts. This RSS feed provides an WMA and MP3 version audio file of each session, plus links to download the...
  • More Anti-Phishing Content

    Microsoft Security Advisory (902333) "Browser Windows Without Indications of Their Origins may be Used in Phishing Attempts" has just been released. Point your IT staff and more advanced users there to educate them on how to spot attempts to make them...
  • Spot the Sucker - Don't be a Fish

    The Professional Poker Dealer's Handbook by Dan Paymar, Donna Harris, and Mason Malmuth defines fish as: a poker player who lacks many poker skills. Skilled poker players look for these "soft targets". In the poker movie Rounders the character Mike...
  • Learn SQL 2005 Free

    E-Learn SQL Server 2005 with free Microsoft Learning courses till November 1, 2006. Online training, skills assessments, books, and classroom training all contribute to help you make a smooth transition to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Visual...
  • Spread the LUA joy

    Get your friends and family, all those folks that come to you for computer help once their machines have become hopelessly hijacked and infected by spyware and malware, to learn how to run as non-admin. Aaron does a webcast you can watch (passport...
  • IT Blogs are One Sided?

    This article in Computerworld says IT Blogging is one sided, and... "so far, the blogging conversation is mostly one-sided. As yet, there aren't many IT managers blogging about big-picture technology issues, based on interviews with vendors and Internet...
  • Troubleshooting Folder Permissions

    TS or audit folder access using the Effective Permissions tool built-in to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. To view effective permissions on files and folders: Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder for which you would like...
  • TechNet Blogs Heat Up - MOM is Listening

    Go check out the new MOM team blog . If you have any doubts about how important subscribing to their feed will be to your future as an enteprise IT Pro - search for some of the TechNet blog posts from MMS 2005. Welcome MOMsers!
  • Size Matters - How Big is Your Mailbox?

    Do you know what the mailbox size limits are in your org? (We have a whopping 200 MB here at Microsoft) Do you know how close your mailbox is to that limit? If you are like most users, you probably don't know this info. That's what the Mytob virus writers...
  • Son of If a Blog Falls in the Forest...

    Go read Josh's The Wonderful Truth of Corporate Blogging post (short read). To which I say... <soapbox mode on> Amen and all that. On the other hand, one of the biggest benefits to Microsoft and the corporate bottom line is the effect blogging...
  • Focus Wednesdays follow Patch Tuesdays

    Three of yesterday's "Patch Tuesday" secbuls were marked as "Critical": MS05-025, 026, and 027 , affect IE; HTML help in Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003; and theServer Message Block (SMB) protocol in Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003. MS05-027, the...
  • What’s the development plan for your IT staff?

    Do you know their skills baseline? Do you have a good sense of where your IT organization lives in the “process maturity” matrix? Take advantage of a Microsoft Skills Assessment for Organizations . The assessment will help you uncover areas for improvement...
  • Update Tuesday Blues - not so much?

    Information Security Magazine says that despite the hole we started out in, enterprise IT Pros have things much better now that they can resource plan for update tuesdays, and that this makes the IT security world a better place. FYI we don't call them...
  • New Password Management Guide

    The new password management paper is part of the refresh of the Microsoft Identity and Access Management Series is available from the Microsoft Download Center . It is also available on TechNet The Overview and Planning materials (chapters 1 through...
  • On "learning nature"

    We crave stories. It is one of the oldest ways we know how to learn. Wanting to learn, that's a different story... I think this post says it well: I 'll never forget learning to ride a bike. My older brother's bike, with its long yellow banana...
  • Windows SharePoint Services Resguide

    WSS Admin Guide WSS SDK WSS KB Feed SPS Admin Guide SPS SDK Sharepoint Team Services KB RSS Feed Is this helpful? Budling up some top resources into one post as a kind of "resource guide"? Leave feedback and let me know.
  • WSUS - Download is Live

    Windows Server Update Services, a.k.a WSUS is live - go download here . WSUS is the next version/evolution of SUS. SUS was going to named SUS 2.0, then Windows Update Services (WUS). MSDE2000a, WMSDE, or SQL Server 2000 with SP3 is a pre-req, as is...
  • NEW - Guide to implementing Quarantine on VPN

    This new Guide to implementing Quarantine on VPN is designed to help organizations plan a Virtual Private Network Quarantine system based on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Remote Access Quarantine Service. It highlights the issues faced and approaches...
  • Son of Cowboy Up Your Users

    Point your users to this article on the Microsoft.com “At Work” site (The Hazards of Downloading, 6 pages) so they can educate themselves on the security issues around e-mail attachments and web downloads. Self-service is a good thing for your users...
  • Meet the White Hats 6/30/05

    Ever wanted to mee the 24/7/365 MSRC team (white hats) and ask /em stuff? Register for this June 30 2005 TechNet Webcast: Inside the Microsoft Security Response Center