Comments on Yesterday’s Security Update

Intriguing article by Jon Oltsik on yesterday about Microsoft’s identification of and response to the security flaw that yesterday’s update was dedicated to patching.  We’ve come a long way, baby!


MSFT and Novell

The relationship between MSFT and Novell just took another incredible turn, the latest in a colorful joint history. This seems to be very good for Microsoft, but I couldn’t help but come away with the impression that the adoption rate of Linux in the enterprise is going to increase, and that the Novell CEO, Ron…


Office 2007 Delay? Actually, No.

There has been a lot of confusion over the announcement that Office 2007 would also reschedule its consumer launch date to January 2007 to match that of Vista.  This marketing launch is a different animal than the development and availability date of the Office 2007 product(s). Microsoft clarifies this with a press release that reads…


Roger Sessions on the Nov 7 Coordinated Product Launch

Roger Session’s latest ObjectWatch newsletter addresses his view of the November 7 launch of three Microsoft products, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006.  He suggests that the battle is not MSFT product vs. IBM product any longer, but comes down to MSFT’s vision for I.T. vs. IBM’s vision for I.T.  I…


TechEd 2005 Sessions and Slides

Even while sitting at Gnomedex, (on a Saturday), I have to keep up with my day job.  This looks like a great way to view the slides and watch the sessions from Tech-Ed 2005 a month ago.   Tech-Ed Sweetness…  (Find the BizTalk Stuff in the “Connected Systems” track)… Update: This site now requires a…


MSFT RSS-Enabled KB Announcements

Microsoft is now publishing RSS Feeds for recently published KB articles for each of its products.  See the complete list here. Some of the more important and significant products that you might want to take note of… Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Microsoft Commerce Server 2002  


The Open Source Heretic

Today’s open source class is opened with an article on based on an interview with Larry McVoy.  Read the required readings for today’s class, and then discuss amongst yourselves… Here are a couple of quotes from the article to get discussion rolling… “Open source software is like handing you a doctor’s bag and the…


BizTalk Performance Blog

The BizTalk team at MSFT has created another blog – this one focused on BizTalk Server Performance. Keep up the great work!


MS Interoperability Webcasts

Starting Jan 18 (2005), there will be 3-4 weeks of webcasts available for architects and developers and IT pros dealing with interoperability between MS .Net platforms and IBM, BEA, and MS-COM applications and systems.  Also included are architectural webcasts detailing how to plan for interoperability in your designs.  Check out the list of webcasts at…


Windows Antispyware (Beta)

Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Known spyware on your PC can be detected and removed. This helps reduce negative effects caused by spyware including slow PC performance, annoying pop-up ads, unwanted changes to Internet settings, and unauthorized use of your private…