PHP User Group in Singapore

I was very lucky to get invited along to the 2nd PHP user group in Singapore by my good colleague Chris Ismael, where he presented to a packed room of PHP enthusiasts. At the event, Chris did an awesome presentation on how you could leverage many of the Microsoft, such as the Live Services, like…

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Running PHP and MySQL on Windows Server 2008 Core

Dennis has done it, he has finished his technical opus… If you want to learn how to get this up and running his article is awesome, its step by step and really easy to follow. Check it out here, http://windowsmvp.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!80195647FE07388F!485.entry?wa=wsignin1.0. As Dennis said, we would love to see if others are doing something similar and…

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Top 5 security-menace predictions for 2008 – Network World

Interesting article from Network World on the Top 5 security menace predictions of for 2008. In order Bot Evolution Web Threats (Aimed not only at unsuspecting visitors to social networking sites, such as MySpace, but any type of site or corporate web page) Mobile Threats Virtual Worlds (Think Second Life, World of Warcraft, Lineage etc….)…

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Sneak Peak – How to use Windows Server 2008 Core for PHP, MySQL

I challenged Dennis Chung (my counterpart in the security bytes video, and one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to IT) recently to see what kind of usage scenarios we could use Windows Server 2008 Core. For those of you who are unaware of what Server Core is, it is an installation…

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Couple of big announcements

These last two weeks have been busy with announcements, and I have not had a chance to talk about any of them. So Ill be brief… For Enterprise Search we just announced two new products, Search Server 2008 and Server Server 2008 Express. Search Server is a great step in helping customers locate information in…

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Security Bytes 02 – Automated Patch Management… FREE!!!

Technorati Tags: Security,Security Bytes As our IT environments continually grow in size both on the client and server side, patch management becomes a more complex task. While at Microsoft we try to ensure that we release patches on a predictable schedule so you can test for compatibility, the process of rolling out those patches can…

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Security Bytes 01 in Silverlight

Technorati Tags: Security,Security Bytes One of the pieces of advice I got from some people that had seen the video was to try out using Silverlight streaming. So after installing Expression Encoder I encoded the file, uploaded to the streaming service at http://streaming.live.com. I wont go through the process, you can check it out here…

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Security Bytes Episode 1: Managing the services on workstations in your office network.

As promised we would be addressing Singaporean customers questions regarding security. Check out the video below… Would love to get your feedback on this as to whether you enjoy this format or not and if you find it useful. P.S. We had a lot of fun doing this video so, I even broke the heel…

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Microsoft Popfly – Open for Business!!

Awesome news over the weekend, Popfly is now open in public beta for all users. Previously by invite only, Popfly enables users to rapidly build mash-ups, from data sources all over the world in to a visual experience. Some of them these can be as simple as connecting Flickr to Virtual Earth to see where…

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George Lucas planning ‘Star Wars’ TV series – Los Angeles Times

Dammit, I am stereotyping myself in a bad way here, but this is just so damn cool. George Lucas has said he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series based in the Star Wars Universe. George Lucas planning ‘Star Wars’ TV series – Los Angeles Times Got to feel sorry for George on…

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