Thursday, June 23, 2005

I'm Off for 2 weeks !

Sorry, I will be on vacation for 2 weeks, so don't expect any new post until july 11th. a+

Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

As it did with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft is making available to enterprise users a blocking tool that will temporarily halt SP1 downloads. Please note that the mechanism to temporarily disable delivery of Windows Server 2003 SP1 will be available till March 30, 2006.

Download the toolkit from Microsoft

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Can't put the username and password in your URL anywore with IE

A security update is available that modifies the default behavior of Internet Explorer for handling user information in HTTP and in HTTPS URLs.

The following URL syntax is no longer supported in Internet Explorer or in Windows Explorer after you install the MS04-004 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (832894):

Read the Technet article

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Looking for an open source FrontPage ?

Take a look at Nvu, A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.

See for more infos.

Monday, June 13, 2005

IBM eServer xSeries Hot-Swap SCSI Disk Drive Comparison

There are four types of metal hot-swap trays used to house the SCSI drives in the current range of xSeries servers. Three are 3.5"-wide trays used in the majority of xSeries servers, and a fourth tray is 2.5" wide. This technote describes the differences to help you determine what drives you have and where they are supported.

Read the full technote at IBM RedBooks.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

'Monad' Scripting Shell Unlikely to Debut in Longhorn

Mary Jo Foley wrote at Microsoft Watch

However, Microsoft is planning to make its alternative to Unix and Linux command-line scripting available as part of Exchange 12, due next year.

Microsoft offers details on built-in virtualization

Eric Bangeman wrote at Ars Technica<

Microsoft gets further into virtualization with an upcoming "hypervisor" due some time after Longhorn Server ships. Will it run Mac OS X?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

SQL Server(TM) 2005, Visual Studio® 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006 will launch the week of November 7 forward the Microsoft announce :

It is official - the countdown to launch has begun! During my Tech.Ed keynote this morning, I announced that SQL Server(TM) 2005, Visual Studio® 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006 will launch the week of November 7. This will be the biggest launch ever for these products, and we're very excited to deliver them to you.

SQL Server June 2005 Community Technology Preview

SQL Server June 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is the first version of SQL Server 2005 made available for general testing. I encourage you to download this version as a great start for your evaluation of the product. Learn about it at Microsoft

Laptops outselling desktops in the US

Eric Bangeman wrote at Ars Technica

Stop me if you've heard this one before: for the first time ever, laptops outsold desktops in the US.

Microsoft reveals its "Blackberry killer

Elle Cayabyab wrote at Ars Technica :

Push e-mail capabilities have just been confirmed as an upgrade to its Windows Mobile 5.0 software later this year, as Microsoft sets its sights on RIM.

Monday, June 06, 2005

It's Official: Apple Will Use Intel in 2006

Kirk L. Kroeker wrote at NewsFactor :

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh computers using Intel microprocessors by this time next year.

Finally, WSUS (SUS2.0) is here !

Better late then never, you can now download Windows Server Update Services. Look here.

You might also want to take a look at the WUS Server Diagnostic Tool

Friday, June 03, 2005

Port 80 Survey Puts Microsoft on Top wrote : Port80 Software announced on Wednesday that it had released the results of its most recent Web server survey. According to the survey's results, Microsoft IIS has a 53.67 percent share of the Web server market, while Apache's share is 22.7 percent. Netscape holds 10.8 percent market share and other Web servers comprise another 12.8 percent. Port 80's survey uses the Web sites of the fortune 1000 companies for its data sample, which it argues has more relevance for business decision makers. In contrast, Netcraft's June Web server survey, seen by many as the definitive picture of the Web server market, found that Apache held 69.70 percent market share with Microsoft holding 20.26 percent. Netcraft's monthly Web server survey measures Web server software usage on all Internet connected computers.

Office 12 to use XML for file formats

Eric Bangeman wrote at Ars Technica :

Microsoft is embracing XML as the default file format for the next version of Microsoft Office. Is that good news for competing office apps?