I tried to convince my wife that using the Windows Phone 7 to keep track of the shopping to do is a cool idea. Well, she is not there (yet). And now I saw the latest commercial…
Probably I should convince my kids, not my wife
. . . → Read More: Connecting with your Windows Phone 7
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is definitely not new but I recently realized that not too many people know about it – and they should. EMET helps you to raise your shields against zero-days and any exploit in the wild. I do not say that it is a silver bullet but it is definitely going . . . → Read More: EMET–Protection Against Zero-Days
Well, I have to admit – I am biased. I never used an iPhone in my life and based on my experience with my iPod, I hope I never have to, but who knows. I really do not like the UI which – to me – is everything but user friendly and the worst thing . . . → Read More: Comparing Windows Phone 7 and iPhone
A few years ago I posted on DaRT after having seen it: Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset. It is a really good an interesting tool for a lot of problems, one of them being incident response. I just stumbled across one article describing this: Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) for Incident Response.
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One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support – and therefore no security updates will be shipped.
You should include the following dates in your plans:
Windows XP Home: Mainstream support ended 4/14/2009 Windows XP Professional: Extended . . . → Read More: Windows Lifecycle and Support
Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2:
File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content
In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform.
Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification . . . → Read More: How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure
Actually, there is not much to say about this. It is a blog post by CanegieMellon called A Security Comparison: Microsoft Office vs. Oracle Openoffice and just does what it says. However, I do not particularly like the security comparison of products built solely on vulnerabilities as this shows only one side of the equation . . . → Read More: A Security Comparison: Microsoft Office vs. Oracle Openoffice
On March 24th, we got the certificate for the Common Criteria certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 on EAL 4+.
Here are the certified products: http://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/products/ and here you find the certificate.
A great job by the team – congratulations!
You might have seen it: IE9 RC is now ready for download. I am using IE9 since quite a while and it really, really rocks. Install it from here.
After the launch of different products for the consumer, businesses and in the Cloud, Steve Ballmer opened CES today in Las Vegas. You should look at it. There are a few very cool announcements Roger . . . → Read More: Exciting News from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas