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BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact”?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section.  But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet Explorer 6 and later.  Yes, it includes Internet Explorer 8. “What’s the exploit?”… Read more

Security: Your choice of browser is very important.

The advisory from yesterday (1/18/2010) at the Microsoft Security Response Center is a good read for anyone interested in the latest news on known exploits to Internet Explorer. The bad news: For IE 6, “attacks remain targeted to a very limited number of corporations and are only effective against Internet Explorer 6” The good news:… Read more

Kevin’s "the NEW efficiency" Windows 7 Launch Event Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com   Future Live, In-Person Event Information:TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremdeMSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com NEW – IT Managers Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagement NEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager   THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization… Read more

NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more

Breaking News: Finally! Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SHIPPED! RTM, Baby!

RTM = Released to Manufacturing At 1:40pm Pacific (Redmond) time, the party started around the world, as both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 finally ship; that is to say, they are “RTM’d”.  The bits are ready.  They’ll be sent to OEMs, then made available to partners, businesses, TechNet and MSDN subscribers, and finally… Read more

Breaking News: “Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search”

Hey Yahoo.. Bing this:  Enterprise Software – Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search My take… As much as I love the news that Bing is now ahead of Yahoo! search, I’m not ready to celebrate just yet.  Sure, it’s cool that Bing has moved into the number two spot world-wide, but… Read more

TechNet Unleashed – Kevin’s Resources Page

http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q42009TNRes.aspx As I’ve been telling my friends attending our TechNet Unleashed events, I’ve put a copy of the resource page that I give to them up on the web as well, so they don’t have to type in so many URLs.  And also add items to the online version as I find them. I hope… Read more

April-June 2009 – TechNet UNLEASHED Event Resources

Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com   Future Live, In-Person Event InformationTechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremdeMSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com   NEW – IT Managers Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagement NEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager   THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization http://www.microsoft.com/click/thrive/   User Group Resources: User… Read more

Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date. Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser.  Internet Explorer 8, or “IE8”.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx It’s fast.  It’s cool.  It’s easier to develop for (standards, baby!).  And it’s available HERE. For details from the team who brought… Read more

Internet Explorer 8: You want it faster? How’s this?

Awesome.  The IE team put up a “performance testing” video showing tests they did comparing IE8 and other well-loved browsers.  See it, plus other IE8 videos, here:  Internet Explorer 8: Videos NOTE: We don’t win every scenario.  I think this is a good, honest video.  While we do come out on top for page load… Read more