IE Patch Release – Fixes Data Binding Issues

All IE users can now rejoice.  If you read my post, feel free to ignore the advice found there.  If you haven’t run Windows Update and patched your machine, you can now download appropriate patches manually.  The patches are organized by OS with all applicable versions of IE in chronological order.   Oh yeah, you can…

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How To: Secure Internet Explorer Until a Patch is Released

*UPDATE* Dec 18th 2008 -  Please follow the link for appropriate patching advice   1. If you’re a consumer who isn’t tech savvy, just stop using IE, use Chrome or Firefox instead.  This isn’t the company line but honestly, I don’t expect Grandma or Grandpa to understand how to do registry edits and unregister DLL…

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Code Security in Mature Applications *EXPLETIVE*

This is a big deal for Microsoft and people inside the company are doing all they can to find a resolution to this IE flaw.  The issue surround this very legacy bug dating back to IE 4 (as far as I can tell) is that up until recently no one could really exploit this in…

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Excel Junkies Unite for a Day of Tea, Coffee, and Some Exciting Pivot Tables

Mark you calendars for April – UK Excel User Group Meeting Wednesday 1st April 2009 and Thursday 2nd April 2009 Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) 100 Victoria Street London SW1E 5JL Tel: 0870 60 10 100 An exciting opportunity to see presentations by some of the country’s most renowned experts on Microsoft Excel. (See bios). The…

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London Blogger Meetup

Since my boy James Senior has been living the good life in Seattle as the Live Services Evangelist, he’s kindly setup a great blogger meet-up with an all case of Microsoft technologists, managers and bloggers.   If you want to come, put your name on the wiki!   Some potential discussion topics will include: 1….

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TechNet and MSDN Subscribers Set to Receive Windows Vista SP2 on Dec. 4th

Microsoft will launch the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) for MSDN and TechNet subscribers with broad availability on December 4th. The Springboard blog has offered initial guidance and messaging for IT pros through their blog on October 24th. Please visit the Springboard Series Blog for the official public announcement…

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What if Steve Jobs Was a Simpsons Character?

I couldn’t help but to roll on the floor laughing when I saw these Simpson videos.  A few you of your know that I worked at Apple in their retail store in Los Angeles so pretty much everything little detail has been analyzed and mocked in these two videos.  Awesome!     Choice quote: "You…

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Windows 7 Battery Life Needs Manufacturers to Get On-board

Techradar has an excellent piece on the engineering efforts around Windows 7 battery life.  Although the headline is definitely sensationalist and inaccurate, the meat of the article is quite good.  An interesting paragraph describes how configuration settings are largely to blame around the lack of amazing battery life. “Of course, software, devices and how your…

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New Plug-ins for Live Photo Gallery

Thanks James for the heads up on the new plug-ins! LiveUpload to Facebook – Created by Will Duff.  LiveUpload to Facebook is a plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta that makes it easy for anyone to upload their photos to Facebook. The plug-in takes advantage of the new people tagging feature in Windows Live…

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A Peak at Windows 7 Aero Peak

For those of you who read my article about a year ago about taskbars, expect a follow up regarding this.  Great video from PDC!

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