Windows Live Messenger Virus Scanner Settings

I recently change to ESET’s NOD32 for my virus scanner and realized that I hadn’t set my Windows Live Messenger to use it to scan received files.  I found this helpful posting that describes the necessary steps:  And those steps are: 1. Login to Messenger.2. Click on Tools.3. Click on Options.4. Click on “File Transfer”.5. Place a tick in “Scan files for viruses using:”.6. Paste the following (including the quotation marks):“C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32.exe” /selfcheck+ /list+ /scroll+ /quit+ /pattern+ /heur+ /scanfile+ /scanboot- /scanmbr- /scanmem- /arch+ /sfx+ /pack+ /mailbox- /adware /unsafe /ah /prompt /all7. Click on “Apply”.8. Click on “OK”.


Somasegar, VP of Developer Division at Microsoft, recently blogged about innovation () and being on the bleeding edge of innovation. This is an interesting point; products like Visual Studio need to be innovative in order to keep up with the ever-changing landscape in which they reside. What he does not mention is the importance of supporting the transition to new innovations and building of a community around it once it has been made available. In order for any product or technology to thrive it needs to have a community to rally around it.  A vivacious community can launch a product … Continue reading Community

Microsoft Open Source Lab

After the the Microsoft MVP Global Summit, I got a chance to meet with Sara Ford where she gave me a wonderful tour of campus.  Part of that tour was an introduction to some of the folks at and a look at the open source lab.  The port 25 folks are busy building an impressive set of servers (blades, HPC, etc) running various OSes (like many distributions of Linux and Unix, Windows Server, Compute Cluster Server, etc.) performing various tasks like interoperability tests and tasks.  I can’t do the complexity of their installation justice–a more detailed description can be … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Lab

Microsoft 2007 MVP Global Summit

I’m starting to wind down from attending the 2007 Microsoft MVP Global Summit.  The Global Summit is a conference where Microsoft invites MVPs to come to Seattle/Redmond to get together with the product groups and give them feedback, influencing the development of 90 Microsoft products. I was able to meet face-to-face with many talented MVPs and Microsoft employees.  Some are people I’ve worked/communicated with on the MSDN Forums (Brian Kramer, Josh Ledgard, Joe Morel); some are the people I’ve been working with on the Visual C# Developer Center (Charlie Calvert, Bill Wagner) and soon to be Visual C# Developer Center contributors (Richard Hale … Continue reading Microsoft 2007 MVP Global Summit