Windows Server Release 2 (R2) is available for download

The official launch of Windows Server 2003 R2 (Release 2) took place earlier this week (Tuesday 6th December) – we’d planned to make the software available for download immediately available though unfortunately there was a short delay in getting the RTM (Release To Manufacture) code online. If you’d like to find out what’s in R2…


How to Secure wireless networks?

A good point of reference is http://www.microsoft.com/wifi as you’ll find a wealth of best practise advice there. Another good source is the current TechNet Magazine which can be accessed both online (you can download the entire thing) and in print too in some geographies. The current (November / December 2005) edition includes an article written…

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Looking for advice on developing secure applications?

The MSDN UK Evangelist team have worked with the best practise experts throughout the company to bring you a developer-centric website which you can access by clicking here. There’s some good content on the site and it’s presented in an easily accessible (entertaining) manner. It’s a new site so we’re keen to receive your comments to…

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Free Hands on lab for Rights Management – try it for yourself

The following resources make it easy for you to get to grips with Rights Management – enabling you to share more with less risk. General business and technical information – www.microsoft.com/rms – RMS 2-min flash demo – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/demos/rms.html RMS Hands on Lab – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/rms.mspx The hands on lab enables you to use our virtual machines…


Teaching Security to Developers

Thanks to everyone @ VBUG Birmingham last night for making me so welcome. I was greated with lots of Halloooween pumpkins – one of which was carved with a semi-colon in it rather than a face – a C# joke apparently! I delved into how Malware gets onto machines, how it works and how to…

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The GetSafeOnline tour is coming to a City near you very if you’re in the UK

Tony Blair kicked off the Get Safe Online campaign at a press launch in London this morning. Microsoft in partnership with the UK Government and a many large companies are evangelising the importance of information security to the entire UK population – at least those who watch TV, read the major newspapers, and visit shopping…

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Thanks to everyone who joined our Blogging Session last night

Eileen and I thoroughly enjoyed explaining and demonstrating the various aspects of blogging. Eileen posted an entry earlier today containing all of the links to sites and tools used last night. I showed you how to set up a blog and post on MSN Spaces, Blogger, Text America and Community Server and also how to…


Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Technical Roadshow

Hundreds of you joined the TechNet team at our first roadshow of the year in Edinburgh earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions and look forward to meeting more of you at the next session which takes place in Birmingham on 24th and 25th May. Full details of the Roadshow can be found here -…


Threats Vulnerabilities and Exploits to mobile phones, PDAs, mobile devices and cars as discussed in a report published this week by IBM Security Intelligence Services

I’ve just read the summary to an IBM Report which discusses the perceived risk of security problems on mobile devices and even cars akin to those suffered by Personal Computer users today. This is something I’ve been thinking of writing about for some time – reading the report has finally given me the impetus/excuse to do so…

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Great Comment from Bruce Schneier “we tend to worry about the spectacular and rare rather than common events such as spose abuse and automotive accidents”

Bruce Schneier gave a interesting podcast promoting his new book Beyond Fear. Lots of common sense and yet highly relavent information and some great quotes including the following: “More people are killed per year by pigs than by Sharks” – based on US Government statistics. “We tend to worry about the spectacular and rare – rather than common…

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