Big News, Windows, XP, Exchange, SQL, Office, Security, Misc.

Big News:


Microsoft Acquires Anti-spyware Leader Giant Company Software Inc. – Very interesting


http://www.giantcompany.com/intro.htm?aspxerrorpath=/p_features.aspx


Christmas 2004 – Cool and free from your friends at Microsoft. 11.4 MB though. For Windows XP. Ho Ho Ho.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ccd255-288c-4c33-879f-b9ce7d5fb08c&DisplayLang=en


Bill Gates Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0761c124-c627-4555-aa2e-18310ae99300&displaylang=en


Microsoft History Trivia – Fun, I missed only a few


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48c04675-0dd3-4989-aff6-8ae451c1cab2&displaylang=en


Windows:


Release Notes for Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Operating Systems with Service Pack 1 (SP1)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ec458c7f-9a60-41f4-923c-4a76ec361f91&displaylang=en


XP:


Improving Security at Microsoft through Deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=36648245-6eac-458e-87bd-046a16f3d385&displaylang=en


Description of the Critical Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886185


Exchange:


Achieving High Availability with Exchange Server at Microsoft


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a8cf167d-e23c-4a14-86cb-02d19ee3b8fe&displaylang=en


E-Mail Central – Bill Boswell article, good stuff


http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?editorialsid=449


Simulating Stress for your Exchange 2003 Hardware using LoadSim 2003


http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Simulating-Stress-Exchange-2003-LoadSim.html


How Exchange Server ActiveSync (EAS) scales for us  – From the Exchange Team – interesting stuff


http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/12/13/282234.aspx


MailTo: Made That Much Easier – pretty cool stuff.


http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/12/mailto-made-that-much-easier.html


One in five Brits ‘buy software from spam’ – Glad to be an American?


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/10/spam_buyers_survey_bsa/


TrendMicro ScanMail for 50% off – Cool, I love this product 🙂


http://www.trendmicro.com/en/offers/global/ms-smex.htm


SQL:


.NET Rocks! – Brian Larson on SQL Reporting Services


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ab826fe1-0258-434d-a54c-910facef3044&displaylang=en


Office:


Microsoft Office XP to Microsoft Office 2003 Migration Issues


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3b12295e-6f12-416e-8a58-043010169efe&displaylang=en


Update for InfoPath 2003 (KB887982)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e0b56708-1e8a-45c9-ad99-beb3ed305cb2&displaylang=en


Security:


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-041


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-041.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-042


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-042.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-043


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-043.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-044


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-044.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-045


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-045.mspx


Miscellaneous:


Securing Wireless LANs with Certificate Services


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cdb639b3-010b-47e7-b234-a27cda291dad&displaylang=en

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