• January 16, 2009 16 Jan'09

    Patch Tuesday Brings SMB Relief

    Microsoft kicked off 2009 with a very interesting critical security update on the first "Patch Tuesday" of this year: MS09-001 Vulnerabilities in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution addresses ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2009 14 Jan'09

    Using the WinPE Boot UFD, Part 1

    This weekend, I was fooling around with my Windows Home Server machine (a very nice HP EX475 MediaSmart Server) and found myself forced to repeatedly reinstall the Windows Home Connector software ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2009 14 Jan'09

    Windows security tools roundup

    Looking for some new security tools to fit your budget? IT managers have plenty of choices for the enterprise and for their end users.  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2009 12 Jan'09

    The MS eLearning Adventure Begins

    Today, I signed up and paid for 3 Microsoft eLearning courses Course 3392: Working with Windows Vista Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process Course 5353: Fundamentals of ...  Continue Reading

  • January 09, 2009 09 Jan'09

    Lucky 7, or 7 Deadly Sins

    Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are the seven deadly sins. How many of these will Windows 7 cause, or is it likely to be more of a "Lucky 7" phenomenon. It's still way too early ...  Continue Reading

  • January 07, 2009 07 Jan'09

    Create a bootable WinPE UFD

    Everybody knows what a UFO is, but let me remind readers that Microsoft interprets UFD as "USB Flash Drive." Thus, what I'm about to describe is best understood as how to create a bootable Flash ...  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2009 04 Jan'09

    Is Vista Really the Pathway to Windows 7?

    In light of my most recent blog "Who's Using Vista?" I decided to drop in on Microsoft's Enterprise Vista Web pages to see what they had to say on the whole "Vista now, or Windows 7 later?" ...  Continue Reading