Microsoft Learning Download Center has moved to Cloud!

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If you are MCT, you must know that the URL of the MOC Download Center is https://mocl.one.microsoft.com/cwdl/cwdl_home.asp.

Today, when I browse to this url and it shows an image and telling you that “Microsoft Learning Download Center has moved to Cloud! You are automatically being redirected, please click here to go the new website directly.” And your webpage will be redirect to the new portal after few seconds.

So you’d better to update favorites in your Browser and point to the new URL now.
New URL is:
https://learningdownloadcenter.microsoft.com

Internet privacy.. in general

There are those who seek to besmirch the name of Windows 10, and while they create noise around the new operating system, there is a veritable cacophony everywhere else. See here..

I lead a perfectly boring life, interspersed with broken joints and cancer treatments. I do nothing illegal by any standards, and everything is completed at half speed because that is the best I can manage these days.

If I used Windows 10 for a thousand years, I doubt that that anybody could come up with as much as half an A4 sheet on me that contained anything other than I have already told you. :-)

I suspect that is true of 99% who read this blog, at least I would hope that is so.

Anyway, enjoy the read. One thing that it might do is confirm that conspiracy theories are not always as bogus as some would like us to believe.. :-)

 

Windows 8.1: Erreur 0x80070002/3 pour Windows Update

Bonjour tout le monde,

Quelquefois, ce n’est pas de chance, Windows Update s’emmĂȘle les pinceaux et ne peut plus rĂ©aliser les mises Ă  jour


Lorsque vous lancez une recherche de mises Ă  jour Windows, le service Windows Update vous renvoie l’erreur 0x80070002 ou 3 et s’arrĂȘte de fonctionner.
GĂ©nĂ©ralement, vous ne vous en rendez pas compte immĂ©diatement. Ce n‘est qu’au bout de quelques jours, que vous trouverez anormal de ne pas avoir de mise Ă  jour systĂšme Ă  la fermeture de votre session Windows.

Cette erreur se rĂ©pare assez facilement. Il suffit de ne pas trop tenter de rĂ©parations hasardeuses avec n’importe quel outil qui feraient plus de mal que de bien


La premiùre des choses à faire est de vous assurer qu’aucun malware ou autre virus ne met pas la panique à bord du systùme.

Ensuite, il faut vous rendre sur cette page


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/910336

L’utilitaire en question “Fixit” rùgle le problùme pour Windows 8.1, 8.0, 7.0, Vista et XP.

L’opĂ©ration ne dure que quelques petites minutes et gĂ©nĂ©ralement le sourire revient trĂšs vite Clignement d'Ɠil

Voici les copies d’écran rĂ©sultantes :

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Ensuite, les mises Ă  jour arrivent sans problĂšme !

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https://www.visualstudio.com/?Wt.mc_id=DX_MVP20991

Bonne soirée.
Patrice.

Windows 10 Help and How-To..

Another Microsoft generated help site, more general, but explains about key codes, activation, hardware troubleshooting et al.

Well, here it is..  :-)

Removal instructions for CiPlus-4.5vV13.08

What is CiPlus-4.5vV13.08?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CiPlus-4.5vV13.08 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?/topic/172075-removal-instructions-for-ciplus-45vv1308/

Firefox 40.0.3 Released: August 27, 2015

Firefox Notes

Version 40.0.3, first offered to Release channel users on August 27, 2015

Check out “What’s New” and “Known Issues” for this version of Firefox

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0.3/releasenotes/

SUGCON! Atlanta Cloud Saturday, COLLAB365, TTF2015 and other 2015 updates!

In March 2015, I started my new role as Sitecore Practice Director at TechAspect. It has been very exciting. In May, I made my first international trip, since I was very young. I spent a week in Hyderabad India meeting my excellent new team of developers and other colleagues and helped them kick off the first Hyderabad Sitecore User Group meetup where I presented Introduction to Sitecore 8.

On October 7th we had our 10th anniversary edition of the Tulsa TechFest event. Thanks to all our sponsors, speakers, attendees, volunteers and my amazing wife!! We had over 600+ people at OSU-Tulsa campus!

Come see me at the following upcoming events!

In the coming weeks there will be more announcements as Little Rock TechFest is coming up, NWA Tech Summit and I just learned of the Austin Sitecore User Group. I am pushing to achieve 100+ presentations and I am so very close.

Also, I am blogging at TechAspect.com now as well. Be sure to check out my post Ensuring a Successful Sitecore Update: Our Strategy.

PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 final schedule

The schedule for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 has been finalised.  See the event site at http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU15#schedule

Web Add-ins: Load, modify and insert WordOpenXML “template” file

The previous post discussed how to find out what Word Open XML is required in order to insert a particular type of content. This article will consider a practical example and demonstrate how the Word Open XML can be stored in a resource file, then loaded and modified by JavaScript code before being inserted into the Word document. Continue reading

Interception in .NET – Part 1: Introduction

Interception is the capability by which developers can inject behavior dynamically into existing methods or properties, before, after or instead of their execution. A common paradigm is Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP), which postulates that we separate non-core, like cross-cutting concerns, from core functionality, and we apply these concerns automatically to our code; this way developers need only focus on implementing the business requirements. These cross-cutting concerns normally consist of logging, exception handling, caching, access control and the likes. An example: imagine you want any exception that might be thrown by your code to be logged somewhere; in this case, you can create an aspect to be applied to your methods that wraps each in a trycatch block and does something with the caught exception.

In .NET, as in other object-oriented languages (think Java), we have basically two kinds of interception:

  • Static: the assembly code is changed after it is built, a process called IL weaving;
  • Dynamic: changes are done as the application is running.

Some examples of dynamic frameworks that allow injecting interception at compile or runtime include Unity, Ninject, Spring.NET, Castle Windsor, LinFu, Autofac, LOOM.NET, Seasar, etc (as you can see, these are all Inversion of Control containers). Static (post-compilation) ones include Fody, SheepAspect, Mono.Cecil, and PostSharp. There are use cases for both kinds, so one does not really exclude the other. Static interception will probably be faster, but then the resulting assembly will not be exactly what you expect it to be – it has happened to me: the .PDB file would not match the .DLL, but it was my fault! Smile. In dynamic interception you get more control over the process and can even modify it at runtime.

How exactly aspects are applied to the code depends on the framework being used: some rely on attributes, others XML configuration, and others on fluent interfaces. In any case, the general idea is:

“For methods X, Y and Z, before/after/instead of actually executing it, do this instead”

On the next post, I am going to talk about the alternatives that exist for dynamic interception in .NET. Stay tuned!

It’s getting to the point where I wonder if its time to block advertising as standard operating procedure

I’ve been watching the malvertizing scene for a very long time, and historically have (sometimes with some trepidation) said that advertising shouldn’t be blocked as a matter of course, because every worker is worth his wage, and there are very real implications for the future viability of websites if they cannot earn an income from their content.

But now, malvertizing has expanded far past the old “your computer has been infected” / “your Flash/Java is out of date” fraudware and we are at real risk of extortionist type infections.  It’s got to the stage where we’re not blocking ads simply because we don’t like them. We’re blocking them because they are a real danger to our financial safety, and to our businesses.

Here’s a report from Cyphort that briefly discusses the problem:
http://go.cyphort.com/rs/181-NTN-682/images/Malvertising-Report-15-RP.pdf

Installing SharePoint 2016 Preview in Single Server Farm Mode

Yes, here are some videos on how to install SharePoint 2016 Preview in Single Server Farm Mode using Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.installingSP16

Some assumptions here:

  • VM is already join to a domain
  • SP_Admin is a local administrator and we are log as it
  • VM has two disk volumes C:, D:
  • SharePoint 2016 Preview ISO is mounted already
  • SQL Server 2014 ISO is mounted already
  • VM has internet access

Step 1: Install Prerequisites

Step 2: Install SQL Server 2014

Step 3: Install SharePoint 2016 Preview

Windows 10 – Eleven recommend applications from Microsoft Store

Information Week shares 11 apps for Windows 10.  Most are free and the other products may be purchased for low cost.  “Microsoft Calculator” and “VLC Player” and “I Heart Radio” are all excellent additions that I would recommend

http://www.informationweek.com/software/operating-systems/11-windows-10-apps-for-your-upgraded-pc/d/d-id/1321895

Ever since it first unveiled Windows 10 earlier this year, Microsoft has emphasized the new Windows Store and Universal Apps platform as core components of its new OS.  Apps give life to our smartphones, tablets, and PCs. We use apps to talk, text, email, work, stay organized, play games, and listen to music. Windows 10 may run well on your PC, but it won’t reach its full potential without apps.  The universal apps approach is designed to simplify things for developers and customers. Developers can use mostly the same code base for smartphone and tablet apps. Consumers only have to download an app once to have it on all their devices.

Pale Moon 25.7.0 Released: August 26, 2015

Pale Moon: Release notes
25.7.0 (2015-08-26)
This is a bugfix and maintenance release.

Fixes/changes:

Code cleanup: Removed the (otherwise unused) visual event tracer code.
Code cleanup: Removed reflow performance tracing code (telemetry).
Fixed a key JavaScript bug where defining properties on an object would wipe the object.
This seems to be a common issue with “modern” libraries that use “define” instead of “change” and expecting the other properties on the object to be retained, resulting in “x is undefined” errors all over the place if the object is wiped.
This aligns the behavior with ES6’s “Validate and apply property descriptor” pseudo-function.
Updated the SQLite library to 3.8.11.1.
Added support for the element.matches() Web API function.
Added support for BASE tag parsing in source view. Previously, when viewing the source of a document, clickable links would be incorrect if a base path was specified in the document with this tag.
Fixed an issue with running timers after the computer would have been put to sleep with the browser opened.

Security fixes:

Added protection against potential bugs where our SVG mPositions is out of sync with the characters in the DOM. DiD
Fixed use-after-free vulnerability in XMLHttpRequest::Open() (CVE-2015-4492)
Fixed use-after-free vulnerability in the StyleAnimationValue class (CVE-2015-4488)
Fixed crash or memory corruption in nsTArray (CVE-2015-4489)
Fixed crash or memory corruption in nsTSubstring::ReplacePrep (CVE-2015-4487)
Fixed potential escalation of privileges or crash (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted name in MARs (x64 only) (CVE-2015-4482)
Fixed an issue that would allow man-in-the-middle attackers to bypass a mixed-content protection mechanism via a feed: URL in a POST request. (CVE-2015-4483)

DiD This means that the fix is “Defense-in-Depth”: It is a fix that does not apply to an actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem.

http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml

How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Firefox in Windows 10

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Firefox. The bookmarks toolbar in Firefox can also be used to add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import favorites from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox bookmarks for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge to Chrome in Windows 10

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import favorites from Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome bookmarks for your account in Windows 10.

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PowerShell gallery security

There are a number of  concerns with pulling code from the Internet e.g. code quality and whether it contains malicious actions.

 

The PowerShell gallery has implemented a couple of features that should help.

 

All modules have to meet a minimum quality standard as outlined here -  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/08/07/powershell-gallery-new-security-scan.aspx

 

You can also use Save-Module to download the module to a safe location so you can inspect the contents.

SpywareBlaster Database Update – August 26, 2015

14 Internet Explorer
0 Restricted Sites
0 Firefox

17270 items in database

http://www.brightfort.com/downloads.html

How to Import Favorites from Internet Explorer to Chrome in Windows 10

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import favorites from Internet Explorer to Chrome bookmarks for your account in Windows 10.

Read more…

How to Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import bookmarks from Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge favorites for your account in Windows 10.

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