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  • A look at Microsoft’s SIR v14

    So…. I finally had a chance to finish reading the latest full edition of Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. There’s a lot of really good info in the report. The executive summary also does a good job of highlighting key points.  That said, I had a couple of observations of my own that others might find interesting.   ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 8, 2013
  • Yes, Security Is Still Important in 2009

    Quite frankly, it’s even more important than it has been in the past.   This morning, I was reading some articles on information security, including news about the Conficker worm.  You know, we haven’t had a really good worm in 3 or 4 years, so it seems that people have forgotten about how dangerous those things can be, and how ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 13, 2009
  • Vista Sales Better Than Expected

    Or, more precisely, better than many analysts expected.  The analysts always seem to initially expect that the new OS will sell wildly better than the current OS, and then when Microsoft provides any guidance to suggest caution, they downgrade their expectations to ''will probably do poorly''.  Thus, they are always surprised when it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 27, 2007
  • The Microsoft Dilemma

    The issue I speak of relates to how many changes and new features should go into a new release of their software product.  If Microsoft adds lots of new functionality, then customers and analysts conclude that the likelihood of bugs within the new code is high and so they avoid product adoption for months or years or until several service ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 9, 2007
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

    The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people have already commented that this is a strategic move by Microsoft to combat Oracle's Linux play, and also to somewhat blunt the threat the Linux poses ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • Microsoft Updates Vista Licensing -- Again

    As expected, Microsoft has softened a key element of Vista licensing, enabling (more like re-enabling, if you think about it) users to transfer their retail license from one system to another, without restriction -- so long as they aren't shared simultaneously. Personally, I think that Microsoft floated this change to Vista knowing full well that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • Apple Just Doesn't Get It...

    On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a mistake in their manufacturing or QA processes, they blamed Microsoft for not producing a ''more robust OS''. Huh? Not only is that an absurd deflection of blame, but as ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 19, 2006
  • Microsoft makes Vista concessions

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. As seen in the following articles, Microsoft is ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 2006
  • Vista vs the World

    Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I'm talking about eWeek's report that discloses McAfee's complaint that Microsoft has made it hard for them (and other security vendors) to integrate their products into Vista.  Presumably, this would be so that Microsoft can take advantage of the OS in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 2006
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