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  • Microsoft Giveaway!

    Microsoft is giving away free copies of Microsoft Office Accounting 2007, Express Edition.  It's part of a Good Idea contest that they're promoting... It's a slow download, and who knows how long it will be available. Here are some of its features: Create quotes and invoices; track expenses and employee time Enter data once and share it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 31, 2006
  • SysInternals Site Migration

    Looks like the SysInternals Website is preparing for a Site Migration, having been acquired by Microsoft in mid 2006.  I can only hope that it retains the same level of usefulness that is has provided for a great many years at this point.  This one site has been incredibly instrumental in providing tools and information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 30, 2006
  • Growing Malware Sophistication

    The level of sophistication of the malware threats we face is continuing to grow at a much faster rate that the methods that most organizations are using to detect and mitigate them.  And let's not talk about home users. We need to ensure that we keep up to date on the latest threats, and that we also constantly evaluate our environments ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 23, 2006
  • Speaking of CS 3.0...

    Before my euphoria over the upcoming service pack for Community Server v2.1 could wear off, here comes new information about some of the features in the upcoming version 3.0. These Telligent folks just don't rest! Although I forgot to mention it in my CS 3.0 WishList, GoogleSiteMaps support is something I'm looking forward to, and now it's going ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 22, 2006
  • Waiting Patiently for CS Service Pack

    It won't be long now...   Service Pack 1 for Community Server version 2.1 is just around the corner. Mind you, I haven't had many issues with v2.1 as it is, but I always welcome fixes, and in this case, Scott's comment about cleaning up ''encoding characters in auto named blog posts'' has really piqued my interest. I can't wait to see ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 21, 2006
  • Oracle's Patch Updates

    October 2006 is going to be a major month for Oracle.  First, the database and middleware powerhouse has made some significant changes to its patch management process. Secondly, it released its quarterly set of database and application patches on October 17th.  The full list of patches is available on Oracle's website, but interestingly ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 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 Security Vendors

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. This morning, I came across the following post by Larry Seltzer of eWeek where ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 6, 2006
  • Minor System Upgrade

    I was forced to upgrade one of my systems this week because the motherboard (or CPU) died.  Rather than mess around trying to figure out which specific component was impacted, I ran over to NewEgg (virtually, of course), and picked up a new AMD Sempron 3400+ CPU and a Gigabyte Socket 754 motherboard for cheap to replace the previous Athlon ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 5, 2006
  • Really, How Hard Can Email Sorting Be?

    I've been using Microsoft Outlook for a long time -- since the OL97 days, in fact -- and I've gone through all the different incarnations of the nefarious Outlook/Inbox Rules Wizards.  Currently, I'm using Outlook 2003 at home and work, with one test system running Outlook 2007 at home. While a number of improvements have been made in the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 4, 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
  • Security: Product vs People and Process

    One of the hardest concepts to emphasize concerning Information Security is that people and processes are more critical to your overall security posture than products are.   That is not to say that products are unimportant. Certainly, any deficiency in one of the three P's will necessitate compensation from the other two P's.  But ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 2006
  • Windows Live Writer Update

    Microsoft just released an update to Windows Live Writer.  There are some great changes, including better support for tags, faster loading times, and some new plug-ins.  I'm looking for a reason to use some of these plug-ins, like the one for handling acronyms.  I'll have to save that for another post...  Technorati tags: ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 27, 2006
  • PowerShell RC2 is available...

    Sort of. Perhaps, within a couple of hours it will really be available, but right now, all I can point you to is a link from Microsoft that says it is available.  It doesn't look like it has been posted (or replicated, as the case might be) as yet. A draft of the release notes can be found on the PowerShell Team Blog site, which shows ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 27, 2006
  • Windows Live Writer Plug-ins

    Windows Live Writer is turning out to be one of those tools that I can't live without, much as I originally suspected. And it has been made even more useful with a collection of Plug-ins posted on CodePlex, and sponsored by Keyvan Nayyeri. I've just started testing the plug-ins, and they are pretty cool. I do wish that the ''Insert ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 6, 2006
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