Microsoft Security Essentials for Small Business

Eric Ligman announced today that Microsoft Security Essentials will be available to small business for free in October. I use Microsoft Security Essentials on all the machines in my house and it’s saved our bacon a number of times. Check out Eric’s post on the solution for small business and the other options that are…

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Free e-book Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista

I was technical editor of the second edition of Writing Secure Code and I’m really proud of that fact. This is a great offer. Enjoy!  Microsoft Press – Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista Celebrating 25 years For 25 years, Microsoft Press books have focused on helping you take your skills and knowledge to the…

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Microsoft Security Threat Research

One of the things you need to do to keep your software safe is to be aware of trends and vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited by attackers. Today I followed a link to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center from one of my friends on Twitter. Excellent find. This is a fantastic resource with tons…

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PDC 2005 Security Symposium

Today we posted a page with information about the PDC 2005 Security Symposium (Friday, September 16th at the PDC). This is a great opportunity to hear some of the top security people from Microsoft discuss security issues. Here’s the link to the page: Security Developer Center: PDC 2005 Security SymposiumWant to learn more about what…

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Microsoft Brings .NET to Katrina Relief Effort

Good story in eWeek about some of the Microsoft efforts around Katrina. Microsoft Brings .NET to Katrina Relief Effort A group of Microsoft technologists quickly deployed to contribute their time and talent to the relief effort, and decided to develop a Web site and supporting applications to help Katrina evacuees reach out to relatives and…

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Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina

The Microsoft Disaster Relief Page was updated tonight with a statement about Hurricane Katrina. Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina Published: August 31, 2005 Every one of us at Microsoft is deeply saddened by the destruction of property and personal lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and our hearts go out to the hundreds of…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 RC 0

Windows Server 2003 R2 RC 0 is available for download. You can get more information here: Windows Server 2003 R2 Release Candidate 0 Try Windows Server 2003 R2 RC0 today and extend your connectivity and control to data and applications throughout and beyond your organization. This page contains links to information about new features, a…

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Understanding Security in IE 6

The IE team has published a new whitepaper describing IE 6 security. Get it here: Understanding Security in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP SP2 Web browser security is a major concern for individuals and organizations. Each time a new vulnerability is found, news headlines proclaim dire warnings. As a result of their importance,…

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Visual Studio 2005 Launch Information

DevDiv VP Somasegar has posted information about the Visual Studio 2005 launch. Check it out here: Visual Studio 2005 update We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology…

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Visio Connector Updated for MBSA 2.0

I’ve blogged before about the Visio Connector for MBSA. Well, I ran into Sanjay Puri a while back and he let me know that this tool has been updated for MBSA 2.0. Here’s a link to the download and the details: Visio Connector for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) The Visio Connector for MBSA (Microsoft…

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