Passwords, Passphrases, and validation

In my old blog, I wrote about a post by one of my Microsoft colleagues recommending the use of passphrases rather than passwords for Windows security. One problem that I’ve run into with using passphrases (or long/complex passwords) is that some applications use validation that limits the length and/or complexity of passwords, or prevents the…


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Need to get Hotmail on your SmartPhone?

This question came up on a forum I belong to, so I thought I’d pass along a couple of options for getting Hotmail on your Smartphone (note that both of these are subscription-based services): Pocket MSN (SmartPhone 2003 only): – Free trial for 6 months, then $24.99 per 6 months. IzyMail Online: -…


Community Server :: Forums

Just announced by Rob Howard of Telligent Systems (and former caching guru from the ASP.NET team at Microsoft):  One of the largest Microsoft Open Source projects  (previously known as ASP.NET Forums) Community Server :: Forums has just been released! More details here: A few tidbits… over 150 compiled server controls hundreds of thousands of…



For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is G. Andrew Duthie, and I’m a .net Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. I started with Microsoft around two weeks ago, and decided to start a new blog (my old one is at http://weblogs.asp/net/gad/) to go with my new position. In this blog, I’ll discuss…