MVP Showcase 2015

(This post is in Portuguese and in English)

As I mentioned earlier, the Portuguese MVPs are organizing the MVP Showcase 2015 event, this Wednesday, April 22nd, in Lisbon, at Microsoft’s premises.

I will be presenting on Entity Framework 7, and the slide deck will be available here after the event. Besides myself, the other presenters will be:

The keynote will come from Cristina Gonzalez Herrero (@crisgherrero), the head of the MVP program for Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Como disse antes, os MVPs portugueses estão a organizar o evento MVP Showcase 2015, na próxima quarta-feira, 22 de Abril, em Lisboa, nas instalações da Microsoft.

Eu vou fazer uma apresentação sobre o Entity Framework 7, e os slides irão estar disponíveis aqui após o evento. Além de mim, os outros apresentadores serão:

A apresentação será feita pela Cristina Gonzalez Herrero (@crisgherrero), a responsável do programa MVP para Portugal, Espanha e Itália.

Espero ver-vos todos por lá!

How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10

It’s not recommended to uninstall a Windows Update, but you may need to if you are having an issue with an installed update.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10.

Read more…

Windows 10 no es para todos vosotros, sino para cada uno de vosotros

Hemos diseñado y desarrollado Windows 10 de un modo diferente a como siempre lo hemos hecho. Millones de personas están proporcionando sus comentarios y ayudándonos a dar forma al futuro de Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-10/about?ocid=WIN10_0_WOL_Hero_Home_Windows-10_Null_01

@alezmvp

Microsoft adelgaza la Surface 3 para insistir en la era de la movilidad extrema

«No es más fino porque no hemos querido», ha afirmado Rafael Ríos, Jefe de Producto. La tableta estará a la venta a partir del próximo 7 de mayo y la versión más seconómica, con 2 GB de RAM y 64 GB de disco duro, costará 599 euros.

http://www.abc.es/tecnologia/informatica-hardware/20150331/abci-microsoft-adelgaza-surface-para-201503301615.HTML

@alezmvp

Removal instructions for HQCinema Pro

What is HQCinema Pro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that HQCinema Pro is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F167598-removal-instructions-for-hqcinema-pro%2F

How to View Windows Update History in Windows 10

Microsoft releases important updates every second Tuesday once a month, known as Patch Tuesday. However, updates could be released at any time.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically check for new Windows Updates at the time you have set in automatic maintenance.

The Windows 10 preview builds is currently set to always automatically install important and critical updates. This setting cannot be changed for now, but will be allowed when Windows 10 reaches the RTM stage.

Some updates are not installed automatically. This includes optional updates and updates that require you to accept new terms of use. When these updates are available, Windows Update will let you know that they’re ready to be installed.

This tutorial will show you how to view your update history to see which Windows Updates failed or successfully installed on your Windows 10 PC.

Read more…

Are you ready for Mobile-geddon?

The closer it gets to April 21st, the more the term “Mobile-geddon” is showing up in my feeds, including Twitter.

“Mobilegeddon” Is Coming on April 21 – Are You Ready?

Google changes mobile search – Mobile-geddon!

The Google “Mobile-geddon” Update — Are You Prepared?

Last month I received an email from The Google Webmaster Tools Team, letting me know that “Google systems have tested 47 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 47 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.” The email also said “Fix this now” and gave some suggestions on how to fix the issues.

When they said “Fix this now” they really meant it. On Thursday, April 16th, I received an email from Google AdSense that said beginning April 21, 2015, “Google Search will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” They provided a link for testing my site, using their Mobile-Friendly Testing Tool.

Not Mobile Friendly

Fortunately I had used a template from CSS Menu Maker that was pretty easy to tweak, and it also meant I could maintain the same web site structure, without having to change any page names. I uploaded the new version of the site and ran it through the Testing Tool again:

This page is mobile-friendly!

Obviously, I’ll be testing my site with other tools, but at least I’m ready for Mobile-geddon.

 

 

How to Delete a User Account in Windows 10

You need a user account to use Windows, and if you share a single PC with other people, each person should have their own account. Each person can customize their account with their own settings and preferences, like a desktop background or screen saver. User accounts also help control which files and apps each person can use and what changes they can make to the PC.

If you have a user account on your PC that is not being used, you can permanently remove it by deleting it.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to delete a user account to remove it from your Windows 10 PC.

Read more…

April Updates and other animals..

All done without a hitch? Not exactly..

KB3038314, a cumulative update for IE11, is a source of negative amusement, installing on machines which have been running for a while but not being accepted on freshly installed machines. Why? I have no idea. Any solutions? None that I can find.

Apart from that, I have not noticed anything untoward other than errors in Event Viewer. More about that later.

The mouse..

What I saved buying the Logitech M705 may have to go towards a ‘mouse pad to give it the precision of movement for which the mouse is capable. My keyboard tray surface is not really the best surface for a mouse, and I am using a fairly cheap mouse pad with some non-slip matting underneath it because it slips around without it.

The trouble with good gaming mouse pads is that they are not particularly cheap and some can lose their surface quite quickly. For now, I will stick with my ‘snowman’ pad.

Event Viewer..

It has been throwing up errors just recently, this one appearing most..

The Windows Update service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

Overall performance does not appear to be affected, so I will leave it be for now.

Windows 10..

I still have no computer on which I can reasonably run the preview. Realtek not having released any audio drivers which work for Windows 10, the Netbook is still out of bounds for 10. Annoying in the extreme, especially as that is the ONLY driver which does not play ball. I will not put Windows 10 back onto it until it ALL works. Having a low performance Netbook is bad enough, but having half a Netbook doesn’t cut it at all..

Smile

Proyecto Liqueed (5)

Anterior Post

Examinemos dos tests de test/personapi.js. El segundo test es:

exports['get persons'] = function (test) {
    test.async();
    
    var request = {};
    var response = {
        send: function (model) {
            test.ok(model);
            test.ok(Array.isArray(model));
            test.ok(model.length);
            test.ok(model[0].id);
            test.ok(model[0].name);
            test.done();
        }
    };
    
    controller.list(request, response);
};

Una vez ya armado el modelo de dominio (en el primer test), ahora podemos probar un método del controlador, el getPersons. Como necesita recibir request y response, le pasamos dos objetos armados a propósito, y que tienen lo que el controlador necesita. El response tiene definido un método send, que se espera sea invocado por la acción del controlador. Ahí es donde reside el test de lo retornado, y el test.done() que hace que el test termine exitosamente. Se espera que devuelva un modelo, un objeto JSON que sea un arreglo, que contenga algunos datos.

El tercer test es:

exports['get first person'] = function (test) {
    test.async();
    
    var request = {
        params: {
            id: persons[0].id.toString()
        }
    };

    var response = {
        send: function (model) {
            test.ok(model);
            test.equal(model.id, persons[0].id);
            test.equal(model.name, persons[0].name);
            test.done();
        }
    };
    
    controller.get(request, response);
};

Esta vez se necesita algo en el objeto request, un parámetro adicional indicando la clave primaria de la persona. Sigue habiendo un método send en el response armado para el test, que controla que se devuelvan los datos de la persona pedida.

Vemos que acá no se está invocando HTTP con GET o cosas similares. Estamos probando directamente el código del controlador. De hecho, el código fue escrito luego del tests, y se ejecutó por primera vez desde los tests, sin necesidad de levantar un servidor HTTP.

Próximo post: veremos la prueba de otros métodos de la API, pasándoles objetos, y pruebas del controlador MVC

Nos leemos!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 hacia donde se dirige

SharePoint Server 2016 Areas de Inversion

SharePoint Server 2016 Areas de Inversión

Así es amigos, ahora tenemos un mapa más claro sobre qué esperar de SharePoint 2016. El Abril 16 del 2015 Microsoft publicó en el blog oficial de Office las áreas en las que se está enfocando para la nueva versión de nuestro producto favorito.

Permítame traducir como Microsoft lo explica:

Modernice su infraestructura on premise mejorando la velocidad y escalabilidad permitiendo nuevas experiencias de usuario. SharePoint Server 2013 aporta las innovaciones de la nube a su centro de datos para que usted obtener lo mejor de ambos mundos – velocidad y productividad para sus usuarios con flexibilidad y control para TI

Ya en mi opinión entiendo que el enfoque está en:

Una experiencia de usuario centrada más en las personas, en el entendimiento de la información y su disponibilidad en cualquier dispositivo o experiencia de usuario.

Una infraestructura inspirada en la nube, básicamente las lecciones de administración y monitoreo aprendidas al ofrecer SharePoint como servicio en “Office 365” ahora estarán disponibles para administrar nuestra implementación on premises.

Cumplimiento y regulación es ya por ende un deber, prevención de perdida de datos es un tópico caliente en estos días, justamente por contar con herramientas innovadoras para colaborar y compartir información entre empleados y externos, como asegurar entonces que la información se mantienen bajo el dominio y control de la empresa, pues es esto justamente lo que prevención de perdida de datos nos permitirá obtener.

SharePoint Server 2016 estará disponible en el 2do cuarto del 2016 “Q2 2016″.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) 2.1.6.1022 has been released 16-April-2015

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Issues Fixed:
• Fixed crash while scanning during Heuristic Analysis phase
• Fixed SDK database load errors by making a change to temporarily ignore the “Check for updates before scanning” setting for Scheduled Scans
• Fixed crash when editing or removing an Access Policy if the name and description fields in the policy were different
• Fixed issue where the “Restart computer when required for threat removal” setting did not appear correctly on Add or Edit Schedule dialogs
• Updated end user license agreement

https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/gk5n0e2pneoctdhdk9syuhl63fhw6n3z

Removal instructions for CinemaP-1.9cV16.04

What is CinemaP-1.9cV16.04?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CinemaP-1.9cV16.04 is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F167539-removal-instructions-for-cinemap-19cv1604%2F

How to Add a New User Account in Windows 10

You need a user account to use Windows, and if you share a single PC with other people, each person should have their own account. Each person can customize their account with their own settings and preferences, like a desktop background or screen saver. User accounts also help control which files and apps each person can use and what changes they can make to the PC.

When you create a user account, you can choose between three types of accounts: a local account, a Microsoft account, and a child account.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to add a new user account to the PC in Windows 10.

Read more…

Removal instructions for Flash Video Downloader

What is Flash Video Downloader?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Flash Video Downloader is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F167497-removal-instructions-for-flash-video-downloader%2F

Office 365 eMail Anlagengröße

Also für diese Nachricht von Gestern lohnt sich ein eigener Blogeintrag in jedem Fall :)

Einigen Kunden konnte ich in den vergangenen Jahren Office 365 zwar schmackhaft machen, aber davon überzeugen ging nicht. Zumeist wegen einer einzigen Limitierung: Eine eMail kann nur maximal 25 MB groß sein inklusive Anlagen. Klar kann man sagen, es ist prinzipiell quatsch, solch große eMails zu versenden beziehungsweise eMail ist kein Filetransferprotokoll. Alles fachlich richtig. Nur ist es schwer, solche Angewohnheiten zu ändern bzw. deren Notwendigkeit einzusehen.

Erfreulicherweise hat Microsoft gestern bekannt gegeben, dass dieses Limit nun auf bis zu 150 MB pro eMail angehoben werden kann!

we’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the allowed maximum message size to 150 MB, giving Office 365 administrators the ability to set the maximum message size of their choosing from 1 MB up to 150 MB.

The default maximum message size for Office 365 mailboxes is still 25 MB, and we aren’t going to change the setting on existing accounts. It turns out that some folks want an even smaller setting than 25 MB and many don’t want to change the current setting at all. So instead of us foisting a one-size-fits-all setting onto everyone, we’re now giving Office 365 customers the freedom to choose the maximum size setting that’s right for them.

Standardmäßig ändert sich nichts, nur wer ein größeres oder auch kleineres (!) Limit setzen möchte, muss dies tun. Die Einstellung kann entweder per Exchange admin center oder per PowerShell vorgenommen werden.

Weitere Informationen:

Viele Grüße
Dieter


Dieter Rauscher
MVP Enterprise Security

ISC YELLOW ALERT — MS15-034 IIS DoS exploits actively circulating

A rare Yellow Alert was recently declared by Internet Storm Center to promote awareness on the need to patch IIS environment, as MS15-034 denial of service exploits are actively circulating in the wild. The ISC also recently updated MS15-034 as a “PATCH NOW” for IIS installations. 

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/MS15034+HTTPsys+IIS+DoS+And+Possible+Remote+Code+Execution+PATCH+NOW/19583/

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/microsoft-zero-day-bug-being-exploited-in-the-wild/d/d-id/1319988

https://blog.sucuri.net/2015/04/website-firewall-critical-microsoft-iis-vulnerability-ms15-034.html

Denial of Service (DoS) exploits are widely available to exploit CVE-2015-1635, a vulnerability in HTTP.sys, affecting Internet Information Server (IIS) . The patch was released on Tuesday (April 14th) as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Due to the ease with which this vulnerability can be exploited, we recommend that you expedite patching this vulnerability.  Update: We are seeing active exploits hitting our honeypots from 78.186.123.180. We will be going to Infocon Yellow as these scans use the DoS version, not the “detection” version of the exploit. The scans appear to be “Internet wide”.

Microsoft Security Updates – APRIL 2015

Critical security updates to Microsoft Windows, Office, IE, and other products became available on Patch Tuesday and users should promptly update for the best levels of protection against new threats

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+April+2015/19577/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-apr

Removal instructions for ShowBox

What is ShowBox?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that ShowBox is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.
This one uses deliberate misspelling in file and folder-names and misdated entries to avoid detection.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/167488-removal-instructions-for-showbox/

Www-searching.com and Search Module Plus Removal Guide

Www-searching.com, also known as Search Module Plus, is a browser hijacker that changes your browser’s start page to www-searching.com. When installed, this program will also configure your browser’s search engine to either thesmartsearch.net,searchpredict.com, or www-searching.com. If you attempt to restore your browser’s start page or search engine the hijacker will automatically change them back to www-searching.com through the use of a scheduled task called SMWPUpd.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-www-searching.com

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