Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is now available – download IE7 here

Click here to download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2.  IE 7 is nearing release bringing with it a wealth of security improvements including significant re-engineering and new features including the anti-phishing filter. Much will no doubt be made of the functionality improvements too such as the neat tabbed group handling – you can preview all open tabs and…

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ISA 2006 Pulic Beta together with Technical Product details and User Interface Walkthroughs

Internet Security and Acceleration Server is an established security product that’s been in production environments since the year 2000. The second major release of the product was denoted “ISA 2004”. ISA 2004 majors on protecting Microsoft Server applications including Exchange and Internet Information Server (IIS). It’s particularly good at inspecting the entire network traffic (headers…


How to securely publish multiple HTTPS websites on a single port via ISA

At last week’s PKI TechNet event in Reading several people asked how to get around the challenge of allowing multiple certificates to be used (corresponding to individual HTTPS web sites) in conjunction with ISA’s web server publishing feature. For those of you who many not be familiar with the problem it centres around placing ISA…

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Windows Vista build 5342 is NOT a Community Technology Preview

There’s a great deal of chatter on the web with regard to “a new CTP” (Community Technology Preview) of Windows Vista. Personally I’m participating in a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community gathering – just like online there’s a great deal of discussion about this build Build 5342 IS NOT a CTP – it’s purely…


Try Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 for yourself – it’s really good

I’ve read some entertaining posts about IE 7 beta 2 comparing it to some other browsers. One in particular made me laugh though I can’t post it as it included an expletive ;-( and I don’t want to offend anyone. I’ve been surprised by the number of children that read my blog. The post included…

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Windows Defender Beta 2 is now available – it’s the new name for Microsoft AntiSpyware

Click here to find out more about our updated AntiSpyware offering. Windows Defender is the new name for Microsoft AntiSpyware and it’s built into the current Beta of Windows Vista. The website includes an interesting comparison of Windows Defender to the competing solutions in the market – click here to read it for yourself.

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Running Virtual Server R2 on Windows Vista

This is not a supported configuration nor am I recommending you to try this at home/work HOWEVER I’m happily running Virtual Server R2 (pre-release version) on Windows Vista Beta 1 – I’m runnning the beta that’s available from the MSDN subscriber centre. I haven’t yet managed to network my virtual clients with the external interfaces…


Make sure you get your wireless security passphrase right on Windows Vista

This won’t come as a surprise for those of you who’ve read many of my blog entries or who’ve discussed security with me directly but I have a somewhat obtuse Wireless Protected Access (WPA) passphrase and I’ve just mistyped it on my newly built Windows Vista client machine – I want to share with you…

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Ooops – my "Was is R2" post slipped out before I’d finished it

Some of you may have read my post “What is R2” and wondered why on earth I only posted a single (not particularly funny) line entry. Many people ask me about R2 and so I figured I’d write a meaningful post – unfortunately I accidentally posted it as it was. R2 stands for “Release 2″…