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May, 2010

  • OneNote 2010 vs Mesh

    I installed Office 2010 on my main home machine last night, and on my work PCs today. I love it, it’s very shiny. (And as an aside, while I’m at it – docs.com is amazing). What was my point again? Oh yes, Mesh . I’ve used either Mesh beta or Foldershare...
  • Xbox Live vs TMG

    Foreword - Added 2011-03-08 As far as I'm aware, nothing significant has changed since the blog linked here - ISA Server is now TMG, sure, but XBox Live and TMG don't officially support one another. This blog post captures something that seems to work...
  • TmgAdConfig (aka ADConfig, ADConfigPack)

    To avoid you tearing your hair out trying to find it: The tool TMGADCONFIG .exe is included in the ADCONFIGPACK .exe download, available from this location , which extracts to the Program Files(x86)\Forefront TMG Tools\ADCONFIG folder by default. ...
  • More Network Inspection System updates

    A new Vuln (vulnerability) NIS definition for Outlook Express / Windows Mail MS10-030 joins the recent Expl (exploit) definition for the Sharepoint XSS issue (currently an Advisory). The other type of signature is a Policy signature – not an exploit...
  • TMG Large Logging Queue: No More SQL Lockdowns?

    What you say!? The new logging system in TMG 2010 is seriously cool, and it’s designed to cope with extended instances of SQL Server going away. Extended meaning multi- hour , but depending on disk space, it could be multi- day . Short Version ...
  • Slow IO?

    (aka IOlwayscallsmethat. OK, horrendous joke based on a bad Dad Joke. Geneva has been notified.) Exciting news over at the NTDebugging blog – a new Storport.sys update that enables ETW tracing of slow IO, for Windows 2008 and up. It’s more involved than...
  • Are you funny enough? Let us help.

    I was forwarded a link to the Education Competencies site. What beauty. What simplicity. What abject terror! (seriously, anything with “Competencies” in it means HR involvement, and HR involvement means Catbert, and Catbert is widely understood to be...
  • Bamboo-zled!

    From the Your Puns Are Without Peer (i.e. they have no friends) department, I noticed that since yesterday’s reboot (the first in a long, long time), the pen had stopped working on the Wacom Bamboo I use with my desktop PC. I’ve installed a fair wadge...