What do our customers think of Microsoft Security?

You may recall that I shared the results of the previous Security Newsletter Survey – here’s the latest version. In case you’re not familiar with the survey it comprises feedback and charts from the readers of the Microsoft Ltd (UK) Security Newsletter – I think both the charts and verbatim comments are pretty interesting    …


Time’s running out to download Windows 7 Beta1 for free

If you’re either a TechNet or MSDN subscriber then there’s no need to rush though the sooner you start evaluating Windows 7 the sooner you can realise the benefits in your business. The public download of Windows 7 Beta 1 finishes on 10th February so if you want to try it then you’d better get…


Which fonts are available in Windows 7 and how can I access them?

I’ve been suprised at the number of people who’ve asked me this question in the last couple of days. As I’ve mentioned previously I moved over to Windows 7 as my main O/S back in October with the PDC/WinHec M3 pre-Beta.  A couple of days ago I moved up to the official public beta 1…


Which do you prefer to use? Your home PC or your work one?

Be it a desktop, laptop or netbook many people I’ve asked this question to answer “my home one” – if that’s the case for you I’d love to hear the reason why.  If you’re old enough to do so please cast your mind back to your work PC circa 1995 – the vast majority of…


Happy Birthday to Windows!

  Windows 1.0 was released on 20th November 1985 hence it’s twenty three years old today! There’s a great write up on TheRegister which includes a link to the pcmuseum – it’s a third party site which runs through a summary of the releases of Windows incuding screenshots – it’s a step back in history.

GetSafeOnline: providing advice for consumers to help them stay safe on the Internet without blinding them with science

It’s the fourth annual GetSafeOnline campaign week whereby the team will raise the profile of consumer internet safety through a revamped GetSafeOnline website (containing a wealth of commonsense “how to” information) and a range of media activity. It’s a great cause as the campaign is not trying to sell you any products or services and it aims…


How much data is CERN’s Hadron Collider expected to generate? ** Edited to correct typo **

I stumbled across this earlier in an edition of Computing – apparently the Hadron Collider “is expected to generate 40,000Gb of usable information per day” – assuming it operated at this rate for a year that would be over 14 Peta-bytes of data! I wonder what their backup regime is? Note: Thanks to Paul Steaders…


How to sort a list of names into alphabetical order

You might be surprised just how easy it is to sort lists of text into alphabetical order simply using Microsoft Office’s Excel as you can see from the screenshot below – the sort function works just as happily with text as numerals:


What do you think of Microsoft Security and Management products?

What are the first things that come to mind for you when considering “System Centre”, “Forefront” and specific Microsoft security and/or management products? What’s good? what frustrates you? Please comment to share your thoughts.