Our EMEA Security Program Manager, Henk van Roest, started this series internally and with his consent I am publishing it here in my blog as I think it contains a lot of great information for you to use. Use these Learning Paths to find a range of Microsoft training references and resources on security threats…Details
Henk van Roest, our EMEA Security Program Manager is running a pretty successful internal blog. Before summer vacation he started a series called â€œWhy it pays to be secureâ€ which I think has some great information in it. I asked him then to go public with it but he told me that he is not…Details
Our EMEA Security Program Manager, Henk van Roest, started this series internally and with his consent I am publishing it here in my blog as I think it contains a lot of great information for you to use. So far, in the first 4 chapters, we have addressed the usual excuses for not Managing Your…Details
Our EMEA Security Program Manager, Henk van Roest, started this series internally and with his consent I am publishing it here in my blog as I think it contains a lot of great information for you to use. Security â€” you hear about it every day. Being responsible for information security can be a daunting…Details
We are actively working on getting rid of passwords within Microsoft. In a first phase, we will not see and use our passwords anymore but on a more technical level they might still exist. The basis for this is the leverage of technologies like Windows Hello for Business and the Microsoft Authenticator App. All the…Details
Interesting: Microsoft takes the Android profit, the Wonkas take the pain I quote: Yet Android costs Google billions, without drawing revenue. Microsoft is making half a billion a year from Android. The settlement with Oracle, when it eventually comes, will add even more costs to working with Android â€“ for anyone who dabbled with it.…Details
Most of you might know it in the meantime: I am back at Microsoft working as an Executive Security Advisor in the Western European region. One of the reasons why I re-joined was that I want to be able to have a real impact with one of the leading providers of technology, especially in the…Details
I was reading a paper recently, where I initially thought it is a joke (it looked scientifically, therefore I was not too scared). But as our research department did it, it is serious and really, really good â€“ at least it definitely made me think. It is called So Long, And No Thanks for the…Details
I have to admit: When I first learned about Windows 7 XP Mode I was quite surprised. How can we actually ship an XP Virtual Machine with Windows 7? Well, then I started to think (no, it did not hurt too much )â€¦ But before I share my findings with you, let me tell you…Details
Honestly, if you are not living in China it might not be that urgent but read yourself: China running out of IP addresses
This is not about piracy and not about leaks and not aboutâ€¦ I am waiting for the new RC build as you are. I am running an intermediate build between Beta and RC and would love to upgrade all my machines (including my MediaCenter) to RC. However, I refrain from downloading it from any of…Details
I think I really do not need to comment this as the title itself says it all: US arrogance puts further doubt on cloud data sovereignty If you add some content, I just think they do not get it: New York-based U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis last week ruled that local search warrants must include…Details
Since Covd-19 started, I probably talked more about Zero Trust than ever before. Not that the concept is new, but the pressure to apply it, suddenly increased dramatically with all the users sitting at home and not within the “well-protected” network perimeter. There were different challenges companies faced these times but two came up repeatedly:…Details
I think, I blogged about this event already earlier: Years ago I was meeting a customer and was talking about the future of IT. I was telling the audience (about 10 people including the Security Officer) that there is a good chance that IT will not define a set of hardware anymore but that the…Details
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 â€“ congratulations!
I saw a lot of chatter on blogs and Twitter about Windows 7 E (the European edition without Internet Explorer). On July 24th, we published a new proposal on that. Read our statement yourself: Microsoft Proposal to European Commission
Cool title, isn’t it? And you really read this post? Well then: We announced yesterday at PDC that we now will name the next version of Windows as we code named it: Windows 7!
So, you can read Mike Nash’s blog post about that:
Well, the title is not completely from me â€“ I just quoted another blog post. I wrote recently on Why Windows 7 XP Mode makes sense from a security perspective and was even quoted on the register. The â€œfunnyâ€ thing was the history of that blog: I was readying some Tweets and blogs where XP…Details