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Multiple windows open when you start IE7 after you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista

June 23rd 2007

This issue may occur if Internet Explorer was configured to include a trusted Web site in Windows XP. When you upgrade to Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 inherits the list of trusted Web sites from Windows XP. In Internet Explorer 7, trusted Web sites and Web sites that are not trusted do not appear in […]

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HOTFIX: The InternetQueryOptionW function returns a value of true when you use the INTERNET_OPTION_URL option flag as the second parameter in IE7

June 23rd 2007

This problem occurs because of an error in the Wininet.dll file and does not occur in earlier versions of Internet Explorer. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/935776 A comprehensive list of IE7 related Knowledge Base articles can be found here:http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase3.html

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HOTFIX: The buffer size of the InternetQueryOptionW function is half of its actual size if you use INTERNET_OPTION_URL as the second parameter in IE7

June 23rd 2007

This problem occurs because of an error in the Wininet.dll file and does not occur in earlier versions of Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/935777 A comprehensive list of IE7 related Knowledge Base articles can be found here:http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase3.html

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HOTFIX: IE6 and IE7 may not find the text even though the Web page contains the text

June 23rd 2007

This problem occurs because the maximum number of paragraphs that Internet Explorer can search is 32,000 paragraphs. Internet Explorer may not find the text if the text is located after the maximum number of paragraphs. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/936955 A comprehensive list of IE7 related Knowledge Base articles can be found here:http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase3.html

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HOTFIX: Error message when you use Outlook to open an e-mail message that contains a PDF attachment from an external mail system: "There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired"

June 22nd 2007

You install security update 931832 on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Additionally, you configure the Microsoft Office Outlook client in Microsoft Exchange Server mode. When you use Outlook to open an e-mail message that contains a PDF attachment from an external mail system, you receive the following […]

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Error message when you use OWA to open a signed e-mail message that is sent as an attachment to an unsigned e-mail message: "The message has a digital signature, but it was not validated"

June 22nd 2007

To resolve this problem, install this hotfix. After you install this hotfix, you must enable it by adding a CheckEmbeddedSmime registry entry to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWEB\OWA registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK. 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWEB\OWA 3. […]

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McKenna Announces Settlement with Privasafe and SurfSafe Operators – Thousands of Washington Consumers Eligible for Refunds

June 21st 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT – Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that thousands of Washington consumers are eligible for refunds under a settlement with the operators of www.privasafe.com and www.surfsafeinternetservices.com that could ultimately cost the defendants $1 million. “Consumer Digital Services, JSE Direct and their subsidiaries advertise on their Web sites that they will ‘protect your computer and privacy’ […]

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A very good video about Microsoft Surface Computing

June 18th 2007

Courtesy of popularmechanics.comhttp://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid932579976?bclid=932553050&bctid=933742930 The inside story on how it works:http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4217348.html  

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Found on Endgadget – Russian ATM runs on unactivated copy of Windows

June 17th 2007

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/09/russian-atm-runs-on-unactivated-copy-of-windows/ That beats my pic of electronic ticketing system used by our public transport infrastructure.

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Extended validation certificates: Now available to more businesses

June 17th 2007

Back in February 2007 when the original draft for EV Certification Guidelines was released, there were some complaints because EV certificates could only be purchased by incorporated businesses and government entities.  One particular example that comes to mind that was shared with me was the example of an online knitting supplies store that grandma runs from […]

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