Vol. 12, #22 - Jun 4, 2007 - Issue #628
No Adminpak For Vista?
- Editor's Corner
- TechEd 2007 in Orlando
- Redmond's New Surface
- CounterSpy Enterprise 50% Competitive Offer Extended
- Upcoming Seminars
- Comedy Quotes Of The Week:
- Admin Toolbox
- Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
- Tech Briefing
- No Adminpak For Vista?
- Expert Tip: Configuring Virtual Networks
- Improve Query Performance With SQL Server 2005 Execution Plans
- LM De-emphasized, NTLMv2 Emphasized In Vista
- Why Having Fewer Features In Viridian May Not Matter
- Windows Server News
- Spammers Now Use Artificial Intelligence
- Redmond Kicks Vista's Mail Out The Window
- WServer Third Party News
- The PDC Is Canceled
- Live In The U.K.? Please Vote For Double-Take
- WServerNews FAVE Links
- This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
- WServerNews - Product of the Week
- DoubleTake Replication in the VMWare Environment
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TechEd 2007 in Orlando
If you are going, make sure to stop by our Booth 915. This year
we've got another interesting giveaway campaign going! And you
can see the latest versions of Ninja with the new dedicated image
spam filter and the new CounterSpy Enterprise V2 with VIPRE.
I will be there from Monday through Wednesday, so come see me at
the booth. Next WServerNews issue will be dedicated to TechEd.
I will talk about the expected new code like the MS-Office
Communications Server 2007, and all the third party offerings.
Redmond's New Surface
It's been all over the press as something revolutionary. But we have
seen and talked about this technology before. I had a few fave links
about these types of screens months ago. There is even a website
called the multi-touchscreen that has the history of these things,
and also everything about Redmond's new technology. I want one to
play with though, they seem pretty cool. I do not see me use it
for email, but there are some other creative uses for sure.
CounterSpy Enterprise 50% Competitive Offer Extended
In the month of June, you can replace any competitive product with award
winning CounterSpy Enterprise. The new news is that we are extending that
to sites that up to now have been making do with freeware like Spybot
and Ad-Aware (yes we know you are out there). Freeware by now definitely
gives you a false sense of security, they are not able to keep up.
We'd like to invite you to attend the following seminars that we are
hosting: "Winning the War on the Spyware Battlefield" Join renowned spyware
researcher and Sunbelt's Director of Malware Research, Eric Howes, for an
engaging discussion on the scope of the spyware problem. Hosted at the
Microsoft office in Tampa, FL on Wednesday June 20th. Register here:
"Recovery Made Easy for Exchange, SQL, and other Critical Applications" -
Join Sunbelt and Double-Take Software as we discuss strategies for
implementing high availability, remote availability and offsite disaster
recovery solutions for SQL, Exchange and other mission critical apps
using Double-Take. You will also hear about Double-Take's NEW solutions
that power your keys to recoverability. Hosted at Microsoft in Charlotte,
NC on Tuesday, June 26th. Register here:
Comedy Quotes Of The Week:
"A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but
as a group decide that nothing can be done" - comedian Fred Allen
"Silence is not only golden; it is seldom misquoted." -- comedian
No Adminpak For Vista?
Bill, say it ain't so. But it looks like no adminpak for Vista.
Apparently, Microsoft wants you to remote into a terminal server to
do all of your server management. I guess I can understand some of the
logic but darn, you get used to doing thing a certain way and they yank
the rug out from under you. Here is the MSMVPS site with the news:
Expert Tip: Configuring Virtual Networks
Virtual machines (VMs) working in isolation can be useful for some
purposes, but modern applications and operating systems often rely
on network connectivity to accomplish their tasks. The challenge is in
finding the right balance between ease of communications and security.
In this expert tip, learn the virtual networking options in Microsoft
Virtual Server 2005. With this information, you can ensure that no VM
is an island. (registration required)
Improve Query Performance With SQL Server 2005 Execution Plans
SQL Server 2005 allows you to feed a full execution plan to your query.
Outsmart query optimizer with a faster query plan. One new tool - the plan
guide - allows you to inject query hints without changing the original
stored procedure code. (registration required)
LM De-emphasized, NTLMv2 Emphasized In Vista
Vista introduces a new but good authentication method for your network
security, says expert and book author Mark Minasi. Learn more in this
book excerpt from Minasi's recent, "Administering Windows Vista Security:
The Big Surprises."
Why Having Fewer Features In Viridian May Not Matter
Even though Microsoft has dropped key features from its hypervisor called
Viridian, Windows shops won't likely quibble. Find out more in
this exclusive article.
||Windows Server News
Spammers Now Use Artificial Intelligence
Our researchers in Sunbelt had gotten wind of this already, and we built
something to counter it. But now a good article in ComputerWorld confirms
what we already suspected. Spammers now use AI to create Image Spam. And
that is why we are happy to announce the next version of Ninja Email
Security will have a dedicated image spam engine, thrown in at no extra
cost. You can see it at TechEd in Orlando next week. Here is the article:
Redmond Kicks Vista's Mail Out The Window
Heads-up. Mail client change in the works! Redmond told the world three
weeks ago that Windows Live Mail Beta 2.0 would blend features from several
Microsoft mailers in one. The new code features a Vista Aero look and they
claim is it faster than the old Windows Live Mail desktop.
The new code handles POP, IMAP, and Windows Live Hotmail accounts. That
would allow users to combine multiple interfaces. For instance a browser
for Hotmail, and POP for Outlook Express in a single window. The new code
runs both in Vista and WinXP. But be aware, in XP it kicks out Office
Nick White, a Vista program manager said in their blog: "Windows Live Mail
will allow syncing with Windows Live Hotmail, serving as a client-to-service
bridge." More about this at the blog itself:
||WServer Third Party News
The PDC Is Canceled
Microsoft announced the cancellation of its Oct. 2 to 5 2007 semi-annual
Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) last week, leading to lots of
Internet speculation on the reason. But conspiracy theorists should take
a breath: The reason may well be as mundane as the fact that it just isn't
necessary this year. ENTmag has the story:
Live In The U.K.? Please Vote For Double-Take
We put Double-Take forward for an award in the UK and we have reached finalist
stage! Could you please vote for it? Many thanks! It's at Storage Magazine
Awards - replication product of the year -. Here is the link:
||WServerNews FAVE Links
This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
- Sony unveiled the world's first flexible, full-color OLED display. The 2.5-inch
prototype supports 16.8 million colors at a 120 x 160 pixel resolution, is 0.3
mm thick and weighs 1.5 grams:
- The VentureOne guys took the Carver I showed earlier and made it a hybrid! This
is not "I want one". This is: "I'm gonna BUY one!" Looks like so much fun.
- This week's fave SNOPES entry. Do not get fooled by some one calling you
and say you did not show for jury duty and now you go to jail, but if...
- A selection of rip-roaring laughs and jokes from the joint interview between
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the D5 conference.
- The (possible) future of inkjet printers: 60ppm! Check out these early
technology demo videos. WOW that is fast...
- The Equalizer Tee shirt I showed last week... It is less than half that
price at ThinkGeek!
- A beautiful woman next to a broken down car - a Toyota. How does he know
it's a trap? Kinda funny ad:
- The extent software companies will go to welcome new programmers in the India
hiring madness ... Perhaps all high-technology employees should get used to
this kind of over-the-top treatment? :-)
- Here is another pretty cool video about surface computing. Check this
Popular Mechanics video. Minority Report is just around the corner...
- This inventor found a way to release the oxygen and hydrogen from saltwater
by blasting it with radio frequency, generating a flame of 3,000 Fahrenheit
(the melting point of Titanium):
- Star Wars Help Desk. A long time ago, in a cubicle far, far away...
I liked: "I need the model and serial number of the tractor beam you
are calling about", and the "ID10T" error...
- Helicopters aren't supposed to do that, are they? The Eurocopter BO-105 does
back flips, loops, barrel rolls and other aerobatic maneuvers:
- Ben Underwood has taught himself to see without eyes. He is blind, but
rides bicycles, skates, plays basketball and even plays video games:
- Sandra Bullock on a Muppets Tonight sketch. Parody of the the "Mahna Mahna"
song with Bullock as a psychiatrist and Kermit The Frog as a patient...
- Make your own AT-AT from paper. Now there is a time consuming hobby!
- And a cute one to end off. Why everyone needs a pet:
||WServerNews - Product of the Week
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