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January, 2005

  • PasteOff 0.8

    Mainly UI fixes in this PasteOff update, so your settings should be preserved if upgrading.
  • Games Moving to Online Distribution?

    Change is in the wind. As far as I know, when Valve released Half-Life 2 via Steam , they became the first developer/publisher to offer a top-tier AAA title using online distribution, right from the release date. Hopefully, this will become the first...
  • ISA 2004 vs HTTP Compression

    Been a while since a dedicated ISA post, so Happy New Year to my ISA-focused readers! I spotted this post in my ISA Server watch list, from the new Port 80 Software blog. As they mentioned, we've published the mother of all KB articles on how the HTTP...
  • Disassembling my Notebook Optical Mouse

    I converted to the Notebook Optical Mouse as a desktop mouse about eighteen months ago, and haven't looked back. I find that using a heavier mouse is now actively challenging for me - I find the larger type sluggish and unresponsive. The added battery...
  • It's ISA Webcast Week

    I barely need to mention this, but in case you missed it, ISA Webcast Week has started. I'm in the category "timezone challenged" (Australian Eastern), so I'll probably wait for the on-demand versions, but if you're up and vaguely coherent at the times...
  • LCS 2005 Resource Kit Out Now

    We just released the Live Communications Server 2005 Resource Kit to Microsoft.com. It's available now from the Microsoft Download Center . If you're using LCS2005 (and in some cases LCS2003, I'm told), it's worth checking out. This release of the Microsoft...
  • ISA 2004 SDK now on the Web

    Last time I looked for the ISA Server 2004 SDK (late last year), it was only available as an HTML Help (CHM) file. While researching the next post, I noticed that the ISA 2004 SDK is now available on MSDN online, and web searchable. Enjoy! [Update:] The...
  • Some ISA 2004 Custom Protocol Definitions at Arkane Systems

    I just spotted the Arkane Systems blog , where they have been posting some of the protocol definitions they find useful for ISA 2004 - a VMRC (Virtual Machine Remote Control, used by Virtual Server) definition was just added . One of the cool things about...
  • About The Colour

    I'll freely admit that I've never been particularly gifted at website design (though I'm an excellent critic), and since changing the background colour from a subtle pink to a raging gold, well, there have been... complaints. Well, one complainant, anyway...
  • Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware Beta 1

    Just in case you haven't heard it a billion times already (if you have - sorry, but I think this is worth covering again) - we just released the first beta of our upcoming Anti-Spyware product. The interface is pleasant enough, and it caught a bunch of...
  • Get Involved with the ISA Server Community! (and win stuff!)

    ISAServer.org is (IMHO) the premier ISA Server community site, and they're running a competition in which you could win a signed copy of Tom and Deb Shinder's new book, Configuring ISA Server 2004 . There's a variety of ways in which you can enter (one...
  • My MSN does RSS

    Looks like it's here now - Mike mentioned this was coming last week. I'm still checking it out , but it looks pretty cool so far. MSN's instructions for adding the clicky things ("Buttons, Tristank, they're called buttons") and on syndication with RSS...
  • Apple Cinema Display Saga: I Upgraded And Text Mode Now Works

    Since August, I've had to use a second monitor to view full-screen Text-mode (like the BIOS and DOS apps, or Text-mode setup for that matter). This year, I was once again faced with the problem of my favourite online retailers closing over the Christmas...