There is a potential security issue with RDP - READ THE ADVISORY.
While you are there, it is a good idea to check the main page and review the previous advisories.
The new download center has launched with cool new (really helpful) features to save IT Pros time - like the "affinity" download suggestions. For example, DL the anti-spyware beta, and at the bottom of the page you can learn that:
Others who downloaded Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) also downloaded:
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But wait, if you call now you also get the clock - pick your speed, and get an estimate of how long your DL is gonna take you so you can make your beverage consumption plans while waiting. Aaaand you also get, free of charge, a scoped search engine.
Jason Leznek, senior product manager in Microsoft's Windows and Enterprise Management division, is quoted today in eWeek "There have been more WSUS downloads in the first month of release than SUS's downloads in its first year."
Read the WSUS Deployment Guide
Others who downloaded Deploying Microsoft Windows Server Update Services also downloaded:
1. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Operations Guide
2. Microsoft Windows Update Services Overview
3. Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services
4. Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 Windows 2000 (KB842773)
5. Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 Windows Server 2003 (KB842773)
Networkworld today notes another spoofed mail disguised as a Microsoft secbul (MS05-039).
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 to educate them.
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You can also search the secbuls here.
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IT Showcase has just published a technical paper on how the internal Microsoft IT org configures SMTP gateways. Check it out: Configuring Exchange SMTP Gateways at Microsoft
You may also want to read:
Evan's notes on disk sizing and Marcuss' post aggregating some Showcase materials on SANs. Enjoy
This article has some good food for thought on SOX impacts on IT, for example:
"There appears to be a prevailing view that SOX is fundamentally a set of regulations that have to be complied with and provided IT Directors and CIOs ‘tick the various boxes’ SOX compliance is in the bag. This is a perilous position because SOX is different from other forms of regulations in three ways: One, external people such as auditors and regulatory bodies check to ensure that controls are in place not only on paper but are being used as well. Two, this legislation has significant penalties and fines built into it. CEOs and FDs can fined up to $20million and serve up to 10 years in prison under the Act. Three, material weaknesses have to be reported publicly in financial statements, the impact on share prices for non-compliance with SOX is hardly likely to be positive. "
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