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March 2007 - Posts

Compliant or Secure?
Does fulfilling your regulatory compliance requirements actually lead you to be more secure? Will your organization automatically attain compliance by pursuing a strict regimen of security practices? In short, is the quest to be compliant complementary, Read More...
One More Reason to Turn JavaScript off in Browsers
As if we needed another reason... A security researcher has found a way hackers can make PCs of unsuspecting Web surfers do their dirty work, without having to actually commandeer the systems . That's possible with a new security tool called Jikto. The Read More...
Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps
In today's lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important... So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, after doing all the nice things like backing everything up, and ensuring that all apps will Read More...
Beta 1 of Community Server 2007
Even though CS2007 has been available for over a month now, and even though I managed to download it just a couple days after release, I still haven't had an opportunity to play with it at home or at work. I've been too busy finishing up a couple of other Read More...
Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities
The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago. There was initially some controversy in the Release Notes which suggested that one would need to uninstall Read More...
Another Pando Update: Web Sharing
Pando has just released an update of its flagship file transfer application which adds web sharing to the mix for multimedia content. Take your file sharing to a whole new level -- legally. If you're not using Pando yet, then you're really, really missing Read More...
March Patch Madness
This has been a fun month with all the Daylight Saving Time patching from a myriad of vendors. (I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how much energy we burned preparing to save three more weeks of daylight?) Although Microsoft is the favorite whipping Read More...
SP2 for Windows 2003 (and XP x64) is here
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) delivers on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative and illustrates Microsoft's commitment to continually create software products with enhanced security, increased reliability, and simplified administration. Read More...
UPS cancels Airbus A380 order
And not only UPS, according to the report... " The cancellation by UPS, four months after rival FedEx Corp. also scrapped its 10-plane order, leaves Airbus with no orders for the superjumbo freighter — dealing a new blow to its A380 program, whose two-year Read More...
A Brief Look Inside the Vista Kernel
Mark Russinovich has provided another great series of "Inside Windows" articles, with his Inside the Vista Kernel postings on TechNet. Part one dealt with: Thread priority and scheduling File-based symbolic links Canceling I/O operations Part two, which Read More...