Tools 2 Use – Security Scan Results in a Visio Diagram

MBSA V1.2.1 + Visio 2003 = See your state. How Cool Is That? Let me know with some feedback. Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Connector for the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA): <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsavisio.mspx> Securing your network has just gotten easier. The Visio Connector for MBSA lets you view the results of a Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer…

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Tools 2 Use – Secbull RSS Feed

You talked, we listened. Here is the RSS feed for Microsoft Security Bulletins. <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/secrss.aspx>

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Tools 2 Use – Security Post Mortem

Did you know TechNet has a magazine? Check out this article for good advice on the first thing you should do after you’ve dealt with an IT security incident. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2005/01/IncidentResponse/default.aspx For some more process advice from the IT security group inside Microsoft see: Incident Response: Managing Security at Microsoft Microsoft IT has developed a preventative approach…

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Tools 2 Use – Send to OneNote

2 nifty tools you will love to help you manage information better: Use the Send to OneNote from Internet Explorer PowerToy to send the contents of a Web page from Microsoft Internet Explorer to a new page in Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the click of a button. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9872a17-2d0c-47f0-9b4d-026e94a8ef1c&displaylang=en Use the…

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Tools 2 Use – SMS Scripting Guide

Systems Management Server Scripting Guide The SMS 2003 Scripting Guide is a .chm file you can down load that provides over 40 scripts, ranging from tasks such as creating advertisements to running queries. It explains the basics of SMS objects, WMI, and VBScript through a series of ‘How To’ examples. Each example has extensive and…

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Assume a Virtuality if You Have It Not

Virtualization is big for IT Pros. If you don’t know that yet, you will soon. Watch this blog: The Soul of a Virtual Machine: Things to know about running a virtual machine under Virtual Server For example, this great post on sysprepping virtual machines.

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Get Minutes Back in Your Day with Lookout V1.2

Studies by AIIM and Ford Motor Company estimate that knowledge workers spend 15-25% of their time on non-productive information related activities. IDC estimates that a typical knowledge worker spends about 2.5 hours per day searching for information. If you are reading this blog, you are probably an IT Pro. That means you are time-constrained all…

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