Channel 8 - a blog for Students to interact with Microsoft

Channel 8 Beta site was launched a couple of weeks ago following hints from Mark Johnston – it was interesting to see just how many people started talking about it after his post. The site includes a wealth of information about the Imagine cup which is described as follows: “Let’s face it — the world…

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Where can I find out about Phishing trends and combat measures?

The Anti-Phishing Working group site is an excellent resource as it contains details of everything you (OK most people!) could ever want to know about Phishing. The site includes an interesting paper titled “Online Identity Theft: Phishing Technology, Chokepoints and Countermeasures”. Another interesting link is to the “InternetPerils Online Visualization Technology” which apparently “Actively Tracks and…

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Traffic information MashUp

Click here to play with the Traffic Information MashUP – and here to find out what a MashUP is! In layman’s terms a MashUp is where you (as an application developer) build upon an existing application – the term comes from DJ’s mixing music samples. Try rolling your mouse wheel to zoom right in and…

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Security Quick Reference - here's a list of security resources for IT Pro, Dev and Consumers alike

Security Quick Reference Guidance The Security Guidance Centers provide the most prescriptive security guidance Microsoft has to offer as well as security tools, security response information, such as security bulletins and virus alerts, to assist in securing your environment.  Choose the Security Guidance Center that is right for you Worldwide Guidance Centre IT Professionals Guidance…

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Here are some Online Technical Security resources that will help you keep up with Microsoft Security Innovations

The Microsoft Security Newsletter is a monthly electronic newsletter that’s tailored for IT Professionals and Developers to provide the latest Microsoft Security news together with tips for getting the most from our products.  The Security Webcast Calendar includes details of live webcasts and on-demand webcasts – they are all free of charge (of course) for you…

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Tricks tips and shortcuts to help you get the most from your infrastructure - check out the updated blogcast repository

  Brian Tucker is doing a great job of helping the IT PRO community to help itself by hosting your short video demonstrations of how to solve technical problems – otherwise known as blogcasts. The beauty of blogcasts is that you can easily create them for yourself using freely available tools such as Windows Media…

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How to dramatically reduce your system's Attack Surface - Use Security Configuration Wizard

SCW is an abbreviation for Security Configuration Wizard which is a means of turning off the features of Windows Server that aren’t required by YOUR applications. SCW takes the guess work out of which services you can turn off, which network ports can be disabled, how much backward compatibility can be disabled and how IPsec can…

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