Thursday, October 27, 2005

Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable 2.0 Final

.NET Framework 2.0 is now available for download :

Version 2.1 of the Windows XP Security Guide now available

The Windows XP Security Guide. is the first of three closely related security guides that are being updated. The other two guides are the Windows Server 2003 Security Guide and Threats and Countermeasures: Security Settings in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

It is available on the TechNet Security Center at The guide is also available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at

Managing Linux servers from Windows !

Yesterday Centeris Corporation release the Beta of "Centeris Likewise." witch is suppose to allow Linux servers to be managed by Windows workstation. This looks intersting.

Check it here.

WinImage 8.0 supports Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk format

Gilles Vollant released WinImage 8.0.

The utility software create an exact copy of various physical media formats (floppy, CD-ROM, hard disk, USB, etc.) or editing and extracting previous created images.

With 8.0 version WinImage introduces now read/write support for Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (vHD) format, used by Virtual PC and Virtual Server, since Microsoft now discloses format details under a royalty-free license.

Source : Alessandro Perilli @

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Zimbra™ Collaboration Suite Open Source Project Beta Launch

Finally an open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange.
Check it out.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Unofficial SP5 SR1

Microsoft Windows 2000 Unofficial SP5 combines 168 hotfixes into a single hotfix - fully automated. It's not just a matter of determining file versions, there's much more to it. The interface is very easy to use since it's identical to a normal Windows update setup

Download it at Major Geeks

Monday, October 24, 2005

Doouble your Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server speed with SQL Server 2005

Dimitris Vayenas wrote on a blog :

Just succeeded in setting up Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 to run on SQL 2005 September CTP and I thought, due to the huge improvement in performance (2-3 times faster depending on the task), that it may be useful to many so I decided to share the process with you here.
Read the complete article here.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Free VMware Player

VMware Player is free software that enables PC users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player runs virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server and also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

Get it at VMware site.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Released!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 has been released on

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Yesterday Microsoft publish the Service Pack 2 of SharePoint Portal Server 2003. You check the changes and download it at Microsoft.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Microsoft virtualization roadmap disclosed details

Alessandro Perilli wrote a good summary of the live webcast Microsoft Virtualization Roadmap in the blog, you should read it.