Articles by AFinn

WSUS 3.0 Whitepaper

September 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve just added a whitepaper on WSUS 3.0 to my website.  I go into the reasons for automated patching, the options, an overview os WSUS 3.0, deploying it and configuring/using it. Note: the document is based on Beta 1.  When people think about IT security, they think about firewalls and [...]

System Center Data Protection Manager V2 Beta 1

September 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has just announced Beta 1 of the second version of DPM.  DMS offers: Continuous data backup (up to every 15 minutes) Point in time recovery of Exchange, SQL and Sharepoint Integration with Exchange, SQL and Sharepoint Seamless disk and tape integration Please follow and like [...]

Microsoft Issues VML Patch

September 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

Betanews is reporting that, as promised, Microsoft has released an early update to fix the VML vulnerability.  It is available via the usual Windows Update mechanisms. Please follow and like [...]

Office 2007 Versions

September 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

Not satisfied with the existing confusion about Microsoft licensing, the company will be releasing 8 versions of Microsoft Office 2007.  A graph breaking down the versions is attached. Please follow and like [...]

VML Vulnerability In All Current Windows Platforms

September 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

All current releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to a new security threat in the implementation of Vector Markup Language.  This threat enables attackers to take control of a vistims computer.  Microsoft is taking this one really seriously.  Not only is there sample explout code on the [...]

Microsoft Live Local and Google Maps

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Some wil be aware of Google Maps but I suspect much fewer people are aware of Microsoft’s Live mapping service, Live Local.  I am fan of most of what Google has been doing.  Their competitive spirit has forced Microsoft to wake up from the slumber they had fallen into.  One example is how [...]

Windows Services for UNIX Version 3.5

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Service for UNIX 3.5.  This suite features a set of tools for integrating a Microsoft network with a UNIX network. "Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 provides a full range of supported and fully integrated cross-platform network services [...]

TechEd Videos

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Microsoft Windows Server Division posted a series of links to high quality videos from this year’s TechEd in the US.  TechEd is a great source of information on currting edge Microsoft technology.  I’ve learned more there over the last two years than I did anywhere else. Please [...]
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