We recently had internal discussions on the use of local admin and how to mitigate it. During this, Richard Diver, a Premier Field Engineer in APAC, wrote a great article how to do it. I wanted to make sure, you can see this as well. So, this is a guest blog.
General Goals of Strategic . . . → Read More: Mitigating the use of Local Admin
There were just new resources released for the Security Compliance Manager: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. This packs help you to manage your security and compliance.
The Security Compliance Manager works with the Microsoft Assessment and . . . → Read More: New Baselines for the Security Compliance Manager
It is kind of strange, whenever I talk to governments and customers, everybody seems to agree that basic malware protection should be for free or even integrated into the OS. I am talking about malware, which is “installed” by the user as well…
However, it seems that not everybody is happy… Security firms blast Microsoft . . . → Read More: Basic Malware Protection for Free?
We all know that Windows XP is rock-solid but not capable anymore to defend against today’s attacks and the same is true for IE6. Having been great products, when they were launched, the threat landscape changed significantly since then.
Windows 7 has a great potential to help customers now move away from Windows XP and . . . → Read More: Move to latest versions – for security reasons
I guess you do not know the problem: My kids come home from school and want an iPod – I want them to use a Zune as I am convinced that iTunes is one of the worst software I have ever seen (besides RealPlayer), I hate the lock-in into the store and the iPod user . . . → Read More: Time to sell your iPhone
I just got a mail that my Windows Phone 7 is ready for pick-up. Unfortunately I am in Redmond at the moment and my Windows Phone 7 is in Switzerland. The poor device will have to wait for me for another week (or is it the other way around – poor Roger has to wait . . . → Read More: Windows Phone 7 Reviews
As I am still oof, another short one: Ray Ozzie’s blog is back: http://ozzie.net/
Ray is definitely one of the driving persons behind our overall vision and architecture. So, it is worth keeping him on your RSS feed.
I know that this is “old news” but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need any central management. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Security Essentials free for small businesses
I just installed Internet Explorer 9 and am ejoying the new look and feel and the speed… Look at it yourself! . . . → Read More: Just Installed Internet Explorer 9 Beta