New site at blogs.technet.com / Novo site no blogs.technet.com

As you probably noticed, this blogs has a new home now. Since my work is mostly related to infrastructure, I decided to side with the blogs.technet.com site, instead of blogs.msdn.com. Just to contradict me, I am now set to do more development-related work for the next few months. Well, anyway, here’s the new URL:  …

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EAS Support in Windows / Suporte para EAS no Windows

AES (ECB/CBC, 128/192/256) is supported in both Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003. For instance, EFS (Windows’s Encrypting File System) uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm with a 256-bit key in the Windows Server 2003 family. You can check details at:   Tanto o Windows XP SP1 e o Windows Server 2003 suportam…

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Project Server 2003 Training / Treinamento para Project Server 2003

Microsoft’s Project Server 2003 is great, but implementing and using it fully requires a good understand of a number of technologies, including Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint and Project itself. There are, however, a number of training options available. For Project Server instructor-led training, there is a 5-day class called “Planning, Deploying, and Managing an…

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Automating Certificates / Automação de Certificados

A user asked: Is there a script or command line tool for Windows XP to install certificates? We want to create about 500+ user accounts in AD and then have each XP client obtain a certificate to use with 802.1x authentication. We have one server running Windows 2000 AD, DNS, Certificate Authority. This is a…

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DoNotAllowXPSP2

If you’re not ready for Windows XP SP2 yet, you might want to know that there is a simple way to disable Automatic Update’s ability to deploy SP2 in your corporate environment. Just use any management tool you use (SMS, Altiris, Login Scripts) do deploy a specific registry setting to your Windows XP clients. All…

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MOM 2005 Preview

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Preview If you’re interested in playing with the latest released of MOM, here’s a nice site to try. You can basically play with the product without the hassles of setting up your own test system. Have fun!   Preview do Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Se você está interessado em brincar com a…

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Security for Applications

If you updated your MCSD for .NET last year, there are two interesting new exams that were recently released. The topic this time is Security! The idea is to prove you know how to implement security in you C# or VB code:   Se você atualizou o seu MCSD em .NET ano passado, aqui vão dois novos…

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Good scripting book for WSH, ADSI, WMI?

Someone asked me: “Hey Jose…Was wondering if you could recommend any good scripting books from Microsoft for WSH, ADSI and specifically WMI.  I’m starting to look into leveraging this technology, and I’m a virtual newbie when it comes to Win32 scripting and how to leverage it.“ I would recomend the “Microsoft Windows Scripting Self-Paced Learning…

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Outlook 2003 and the OAB

Outlook 2003 introduced a number of improvements and the most relevant (in my opinion) it the new Cached Mode. This allows the client to show you a cached copy of your mailbox as a background process updates the information. The result is a better user experience, since you see the piece of new mail in…

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We live very interesting times

If you’re a .NET developer, the next 12 months are going to be very exciting. We have Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and the new version of the framework coming. Not only that, but we will have new “Express“ versions of them coming too. In case you haven’t seen it, these are going to…

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