Apple Leopard insecure?

A firewall that is off by default? No granularity to the user settings?  Sounds like Leopard might not be as secure as people like to band around.  We’ve been making security part of the development methodology for years now and the fruits of our labour are starting to pay off – we had the fewest…

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Improve customer satisfaction

One of the common causes for customer dissatisfaction is lack of understanding about Microsoft’s licensing.  We’ve put together some frequently asked questions pages on our website which helps to answer some of those hot topics that we often hear about. These are going to be updated every month with the latest and burning questions to…

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Windows Live ramping up

Times certainly are exciting for Scott and the boys over at the community site for all things Live – www.liveside.net.  Virtual Earth I’ve been wanting to blog about the new version of Virtual Earth, for example, and describe some of the excellent new features as well as the improved, much more slick looking UI –…

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Configuring Firewalls for Windows Meeting Space

Windows Meeting Space is an application that comes with Windows Vista that allows you to facilitate ad-hoc meetings over Peer-to-Peer wireless networks.  This makes sharing slides, notes and handouts much easier as it’s just a case of dropping a document into the shared area and everyone connected to your meeting receives the file. Check out…

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Competition: Win a RF Remote for Windows Vista Media Center

Off the back of the ever successful Vista: After Hours tour last month, I’ve been supplied with a fantastic remote control from Keyspan to give away on the blog.  This remote control is not your standard remote however and works over Radio Frequency which means it can work through walls and furniture.  Why is this…

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Changes to the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription

What is the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription? The Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a quarterly update for Microsoft Partners that allows access to new software releases and updated sales and marketing resources to stay competitive and ahead in your marketplace.  MAPS costs ÂŁ199 +VAT per year and contains things like licenses of Windows Vista…

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Silverlight Streaming SDK has new home

Just wanted to let you know that the Silverlight Streaming SDK has up-sticks and wandered on over to the MSDN under the Windows Live node.  The SDK includes a nice primer as to what Silverlight Streaming really is and also the architecture.  Part of this features information about the content delivery network which, through our…

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Windows Vista Backup – questions answered

There were a lot of comments in my post about Windows Vista backup I made in the summer and I wanted to follow up to some of the questions that I’d received having spoken to the guys who developed the features over in Redmond.  Here are some of their responses: 0x8007001B: Please check the firware…

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InkSeine: Find Your Stuff With Ink

I got an internal email come through at the back end of last week which talked about a technology coming out of Microsoft Research called InkSeine.  When I first saw it I figured that it would be internal only but it turns out that the guys who developed it have also gone and posted videos…

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Forefront Security 3 day Technical Bootcamp

Can you tell I’m going through my training emails at the moment? 🙂  Next up is the 3 day technical bootcamp for Forefront Security!  Here’s the scoop With Microsoft’s best-in-class Forefront Security products, you’re in control of the new customer opportunities awaiting you. During this course, you’ll learn how the Forefront line of products offers…

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