Debug Fest

If you are following this blog since 2008 when I started you probably noticed that troubleshooting is a subject that I love it. Troubleshooting using tools like Perfmon and Windbg is amazing. In my new role at Microsoft I don’t deal with this on the daily basis anymore (like I used to on CSS Forefront…


The risks of revealing too much on social networks

You can’t deny that social networks today are part of the vast majority of the people’s life. It is everywhere, you go to a supermarket and you see: “Like Us on Facebook at <URL>”…it’s on TV, on the streets….everywhere. Now, the questions are: do people know how to behave on social network? Do they know…


Where are you dude?

Even I can’t believe that last time that I wrote here was 18 days ago, I think I was never away from here for so long. Although I’m away from here, I’ve been writing in many other places, recording episodes for our Security Talk Show and working on my regular activities at Microsoft (which is…


Heads up on a new TMG 2010 KB

Hello folks, a quick post here just to bring awareness about a new KB that was released today for Forefront TMG 2010. As the KB describes the symptoms are based on the following scenario: A web proxy client establishes a secure socket layer (SSL) connection to an external web server by using a server that…


A new blog to feed the community

Hello Folks, I want to give you a quick update in a new blog that our friends from the TechNet Wiki put out there. A lot of IT PROs (and DEVs) out there still don’t know the full potential of the TechNet Wiki and I think this blog will clarify a lot of that. So,…


The Path to the Public Cloud

One of the presentations that I delivered this year at TechED Brazil was about On-Premise Security while Migrating to the Cloud. There are many reasons to migrate to the cloud and during this presentation I emphasized the three core elements below: New Economics Pay for what you use Lower and predictable costs Accelerate speed to…


E-Mail Protection fixes on Forefront TMG 2010 SP2

If you are following my blog for a long time you probably read the post TMG E-Mail Protection Feature x Exchange 2010 SP1 (first published more than an year ago) when we were dealing with a major E-Mail protection issue on TMG. Due the nature of the integration between Forefront TMG and E-Mail Protection feature…


Five reasons you should apply Forefront TMG 2010 SP2

This week Microsoft released a major update of Forefront TMG 2010 and many TMG Admins are very excited with the new features that were announced in the Forefront TMG team blog, such as the support for Kerberos authentication in an array scenario, the improved error pages and the new site activity report. These are already…


How the SIR (Security Intelligence Report) works?

This week was all about the new SIR 2011 version, lots of buzz about Microsoft findings and interesting perspective on that. I use the SIR report findings in many situations, recently when I was presenting at TechEd Brazil I had at least two slides where the content came from SIR Report 2010. The graphic below…