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  • 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
  • Windows Server 2008

    Lately, I've been so busy with processes and procedures and policies, that I haven't had a chance to play with the upcoming version of Windows Server 2008.  I have had an opportunity to read a number of reports, including the one from eWeek, and it seems that the reports are favorable, especially where the new virtualization features are ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 4, 2007
  • 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
  • Revenge of the Worms?

    It's been a while since we've had a massive worm outbreak, but the potential for such an occurrence has increased significantly over the weekend with word that a wormable exploit has been made available for the recent animated cursor vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft has issued several status updates over the past few days via the Microsoft ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 2, 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
  • 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. The SP2 update can be applied to all Windows Server 2003 products and Windows XP ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 14, 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
  • More Malware, More SPAM

    According to some reports, spyware is getting harder and harder to control.  The sophistication of the malware makers is growing at a much faster pace than that of the security industry, even to the point of proof-of-concept adware code being developed for MacOS X. And with all this new malware comes a tremendous increase in SPAM over ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 28, 2006
  • Backdoor Trojans, Rootkits and SPAM: Notes from the Microsoft Antimalware Team

    The Microsoft AntiMalware team has recently published a paper discussing some of the data collected by their monthly AntiMalware tool. A summary of the article is available on the SANS website, and the full article is available from Microsoft at the following link: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: Progress Made, Trends ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 27, 2006
  • Recent Home Network Woes...

    The annual upgrade plans for my home network have to be accelerated somewhat due to a couple of system failures I have experienced over the past few months. It all started back in August when my old desktop system died.  Thankfully, it was already the former desktop system at the time of its demise, and I was getting ready to ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 12, 2006
  • 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
  • Get Your Recent Microsoft Releases

    Yeah, we're still waiting on Vista and Longhorn, but Microsoft has already starting releasing some other applications since October. Step right up and get your dose of new products: Windows Media Player 11 Windows Defender 2.0 Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 And speaking of Longhorn, here's an article that I saw a couple months back that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 3, 2006
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