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  • Another Zero-Day Vulnerability for IE

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve had an active zero-day in Internet Explorer, but according to Microsoft Security Advisory 972890, that’s what we’re looking at:  a vulnerability in DirectX that allows for unauthenticated, remote execution attacks via Internet Explorer.  In other words, drive-by attacks. This vulnerability impacts ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 7, 2009
  • Get your dose of Vista Service Pack 1

    If you're a 64-bit Vista user, that is...  It looks as though the users of Vista x64 can obtain Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. I've already started down the MSDN path for obtaining the Service Pack, but that has presented its own set of issues.  (TechNet is also another option for obtaining the Service Pack for x86 or x64 ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 21, 2008
  • Still waiting for Vista SP1

    It's always something.  On Sunday, I was pretty hyped up about the fact that Service Pack 1 for Vista was very near release, but that has been deflated by the realization that Microsoft is going to hold off on actually making the code available March. Mind you, the code is already finalized, but they're concerned that some devices will ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 5, 2008
  • Vista SP1 vs XP SP3

    I recently read a couple of reports from ComputerWorld regarding the performance of the upcoming service packs for Windows XP and Vista. Windows XP SP3 boasts speed boost, testers claim Vista SP1 no faster than stock OS, says testing expert The outlook seems to be that SP3 for XP will bring statistically significant (or at least noticeable) ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 25, 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
  • 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 be suitable, and what have you.  It's a new laptop, so I'm not worried about clutter or ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 20, 2007
  • Getting Rolling With Vista

    As I mentioned earlier this week, I finally got my hands on my official copies of Vista, so I thought I'd see how well an upgrade would work out. Granted, it's not the 64-bit edition that I wanted to deploy, but it game me a chance to see how well Vista would upgrade over a year-old Windows XP installation.    Well, it took longer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 3, 2007
  • Got my January ActionPack Subscription

    I came home this evening to find out that the January shipment of my Microsoft ActionPack Subscription arrived today. Sweet!! Sort of, anyway...  First the good news:  I got my Office 2007 licenses, or should I say, Microsoft Office System 2007.  It even came with SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office Accounting ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 31, 2007
  • Vista: Here it comes...

    Or rather, there it goes -- off to manufacturing. It will be very interesting to see how stable Windows Vista is in real-world deployments, but it is certainly is a highly anticipated release of the Windows operating system. So, is the world ready for Vista?  We'll soon find out.  At least, some folks will find out by the end of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 8, 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
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