Biometrics – Pah!

September 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Steve Riley mentions a piece done in the new series of Mythbusters, the Discovery Channel show, on his blog.  We have all heard of security conscious organisations that decide to use thumb/fingerprint readers to secure their computer rooms, etc.  We’ve also heard the urban [...]

UK Customs & Excise Scanning Laptops

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

The BBC has reported an interesting story.  It appears that the UK’s Customs & Excise department is scanning the laptops of suspected offendors for illicit materials, namely offensive pornography.  Wanting to prevent the import of offensive materials is an appladable desire.  However, [...]

Microsoft Catches Up With RIM Blackberry

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Register has published a whitepaper that describes how Microsoft has caught up with RIM in the marketing of push email technology.  Until Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2003, no one was able to match up with RIM.  Sure, there were alternatives but RIM had the name: Balckberry.  Every director [...]

Technet Magazine: September 2006

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

Are you using MOM 2005 or SMS 2003?  Do you want to learn more about how these products can be used to do more while you do less?  If so, I highly recommend that you read the free online edition of TechNet Magazine.  This month’s edition feature articles on SMS 2003 and MOM 2005. Articles [...]

Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 Beta Technical Refresh

September 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a Technical Refresh of the Service Pack 2 beta for Windows 2003/2003 R2.  The following was posted on Connect. "Windows Serviceability is pleased to announce the release of Beta Refresh 1 (build 2786) of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 and [...]

Microsoft Forefront Client Security

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Back in 2003, Microsoft unoffically notified the world of their intention to venture into the world of anti-virus and anti-malware solutions by buying out Romania-based antivirus firm GeCad.  The world waited but nothing happened.  Then Microsoft bough Giant, an anti-spyware provider.  We [...]

Best of MMS TechNet Roadshow – Dublin

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft TechNet Ireland has just started advertising a free day of briefings on some of the new System Center products including those available now and those that are coming next year.  It will basically consist of some of a main sessions from the MMS conference that was held earlier this year [...]

WinRE – Windows Recovery Environment

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

A new team blog has been launched by Microsoft.  WinRE is a derivative of WinPE and is intended as a replacement for the Recovery Console.  We’ll see it "live" for the first time with Windows Vista.  MS says: "WinRE provides two main functionalities: Automatic diagnosis and [...]

TechNet Webcasts

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft TechNet Ireland has put a post on their blog detailing MS’s upcoming webcast calender.  Subjects to watch out for are Windows Server 2003 R2, Desktop Deployment, Exchange 2007, Windows Vista, Antigen and ISA [...]
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