Small Business Susan

Entries from January 2009 ↓

The cutbacks are deep, aren’t they?

Dang.  The economy must be worst than I thought.  Only 250,000 euros and a laptop?  Not a million euros anymore?Wow…the cutbacks are deep aren’t they?——– Original Message ——– Subject:  Congratulations!!! Date:  Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:40:45 +0100 From:  Maria Jose <sweepslottery@ymail.com> Reply-To:  <microsoftorg@yahoo.com.hk> To:  undisclosed-recipients:; Microsoft Corporations:Customer ServiceYour Reference No: ESP-X/M-2810Your Batch No: 2009/101/MIC                                                                     OFFICIAL […]

BIG Changes Coming to the Microsoft Partner Program

When Mark says we need to be there, people need to listen.  Look for the details coming out February 9th: SBSC & MSP Buzz » Blog Archive » BIG Changes Coming to the Microsoft Partner Program: http://sbsc.techcareteam.com/archives/331 Want to know more about the changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Program that WILL affect all Partners?  […]

Do the right thing

Remember my concern that UAC’s adjustment bar default setting was too low and should start out at high and the the person could adjust it? Turns out there’s a bigger problem than just my concern: http://www.istartedsomething.com/20090130/uac-security-flaw-windows-7-beta-proof/ http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/01/30/malware-can-turn-off-uac-in-windows-7-by-design-says-microsoft/ http://www.gottabemobile.com/2009/01/30/windows-7-security-issue-highlighted-by-long-zheng/ http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2009/01/windows_7s_uac_is_now_insecure_by_design.html http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3410 http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/30/hack-turns-off-windows-uac-forever-and-ever/ http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/30/microsoft-malware-can-disable-uac-in-windows-7-by-design http://windowsconnected.com/blogs/aubrey/archive/2009/01/29/massive-security-hole-in-windows-7.aspx http://www.electronicpulp.net/2009/01/30/release-windows-7-movement-started-by-fan-im-with-it/ If you don’t want to dive into all of those links, […]

On this one, just say no.

So you have a SBS 2003 box with WSUS 3 and along the way you’ve picked up .NET 2.0. If you are in that boat, you will find that you will get offered .NET 3.5 sp1 “and family” update to your systems. Well sorry but .NET is one of the three patching family members that […]

The Official SBS Blog : Cannot resolve names in certain top level domains like .co.uk.:

The Official SBS Blog : Cannot resolve names in certain top level domains like .co.uk.: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/01/29/cannot-resolve-names-in-certain-top-level-domains-like-co-uk.aspx

Generational Security

Recently on a listserve the topic came up of the new generation of computer users in a firm.   The ones that embrace the browser.  The one that embrace the spreadsheet without training.  The ones that understand email and calendaring without having to tell them where the send button is and what the paperclip is.  The […]

Google apps and support

I’m sure there are those that will say that I’m just posting the ‘hate the cloud view’, but I was surprised to see this rant from a guy that I consider to be savvy.Don’t mess with Joel Spolsky.The Business of Software – Don’t ever use Google Apps for anything important: http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?biz.5.730915.0 Google Apps customers say […]

If ya got SBS 2008 don’t be playing around with SP2

» Microsoft delivers new Vista SP2 test build | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1855Microsoft warned those testing the forthcoming service pack on Windows Small Business server against downloading the new SP2 bits, citing a “known issue that effects branding.” So Microsoft wants us SBSers to know that from now on we shouldn’t wait for […]

The Official SBS Blog : Windows Small Business Server 2008 Repair Guide Updated:

The Official SBS Blog : Windows Small Business Server 2008 Repair Guide Updated: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/01/28/windows-small-business-server-2008-repair-guide-updated.aspx

The Official SBS Blog : Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool:

The Official SBS Blog : Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/01/28/slow-connectivity-for-outlook-anywhere-and-sites-that-use-the-sbs-web-applications-app-pool.aspx