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The Windows Vista Security Guide has been released

November 21st 2006

Yes, you still need one if you have care of a domain with Active Directory directory service:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/security/guide.mspx “In addition to the solutions that the Windows Vista Security Guide prescribes, the guide includes tools, step-by-step procedures, recommendations, and processes that significantly streamline the deployment process. Not only does the guide provide you with effective security setting […]

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Is your IE7 desktop icon missing in Vista?

November 19th 2006

This is what you are missing. Create a reg file with the following text – merge with the registry: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]“{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}”=dword:00000000 You will need to refresh the desktop to see the shortcut (right click on desktop, select refresh).

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IE7 is finished…. Vista is finished… Office 2007 is finished… now what?

November 19th 2006

Aww heck, I suppose I can’t put it off any longer… I don’t need RSS – I’ve got IE7 for that… I don’t need email – I’ve got Outlook 2007 for that… the advertising pane takes up too much space and the program itself too much memory!  

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Welsh Dragon sausages renamed … because they don’t contain real dragon meat…

November 19th 2006

“A SPICY sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards’ officers warned the manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.”http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2458696,00.html Hands up all those who thought Welsh Dragon sausages contain real dragon meat… nobody?  Ok, hands up all those who know somebody who would have […]

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WebTrends has released an update to their software to improve compatibility with IE7

November 18th 2006

“Internet Explorer 7 is currently supported in WebTrends OnDemand 8.0b, with the exception of the SmartView module. Product versions prior to 8.0a (software) and 8.0b (OnDemand) do not have support for this important browser update. The files found below provide a solution for customers with WebTrends Analytics version 8.0a software and Internet Explorer 7. This […]

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Red Bull Air Race – great race… crappy CSS

November 18th 2006

Yep, somebody forgot to test the site against IE7…http://www.redbullairrace.com/race.php?id=16 Thankfully we created our own information page here in Western Australia – damn, the Flash is irritating though.http://www.westernaustralia.com/redbullairrace/ The word is there is not a hotel room free in Perth because of the race, and yes, I’m going – I’ll have my camera with me, but can’t promise […]

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User Agent String Utility Version 2 has been released…

November 16th 2006

UAST V2 can be downloaded here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9517db9c-3c0d-47fe-bd04-fad82a9aac9f&DisplayLang=en It’s not really a version 2, but rather a version 2A; there is a previous version 2, but the one available for download seems to have some functionality removed. Original version 2: New version 2: It is a pity the ability to report problem URLs to Microsoft has been […]

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New Internet Explorer Knowledgebase articles

November 15th 2006

MS06-067: Cumulative security update for Internet  (not yet live at time of writing)http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/922760 An ActiveX control in an iframe object redraws when you click an HTML element that is located outside the iframe object in Internet Explorer 6 or in Windows Internet Explorer 7 (not yet live at time of writing)http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/926133

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McAfee is finally working on an antivirus product for Vista x64

November 15th 2006

It seems McAfee have decided to stop whining about the x64 kernel lockdown and start coding… “Viega played down the degree of difference between the two companies caused by Microsoft’s decision to lock-out vendors from crucial Vista coding. “Honestly this was a blip on the radar screen, a really tiny blip in a very long […]

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Patch Tuesday – here are the goodies

November 14th 2006

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-067Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (922760) (Does not apply to IE7)Severity: Criticalhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-067.mspx Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-068Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920213) This is not IE7 specific – it will be offered to all affected users regardless of IE version.   Windows Vista users are not vulnerable.Severity: Criticalhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-068.mspx Special notes regarding […]

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