Monday, February 20, 2006

DOM Scripting

There's a new book on JavaScript writen by Jeremy Keith :

“DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model” is published by Friends of ED. The book is aimed at designers rather than programmers. If you've learned the benefits of Web Standards through CSS and you're now ready to move on to the next level, this is the book for you.

It will show you how to add stylish, usable enhancements to your web pages using Web Standards that guarantee future compatibility.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Office SharePoint Server 2007: Not Just Another Portal Server

From Microsoft Watch:

Don't let the name fool you. Office SharePoint Server 2007, one of the new members of the Office 12/Office 2007 family, isn't just a new version of SharePoint Portal Server. The new product, at one point known as "Office Server" internally inside Microsoft, also includes enterprise content management, business intelligence (in the form of what was expected to be unveiled as a standalone Excel Server) and more. Meanwhile, RIP FrontPage. SharePoint Designer and Expression Web Designer are Microsoft's Web site/Web application design tools for the future.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Windows Defender Beta 2 : Wait a second !

2 days ago Microsoft released the new Windows Defender Beta 2 replacing Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta 1.(read my blog)

Wait a second, its'not so great (like Paul Thurrot said)

  • Where are all those neat advanced settings that make me love Anti-Spyware ?
  • To install it on a French Windows I had to manually create a local goup named 'Users', bravo Microsoft.

The New Windows Firewall in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

The January 2006 Cable Guy column goes into some detail about specific enhancements of the new Windows Firewall over the current Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Read the article at

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Windows Defender Beta 2 Now Available

Finally the long overdue update to Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 is available for download at Microsoft.

Now I konw why Microsoft call it a 'Beta' release. It seems that if you try to install Defender on a non-english version of Windows you will get an error 1609. Just create a local group named 'users' and try again. Worked for me.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Google Desktop 3 Beta

From the Google Desktop Blog :

Today we're very pleased to announce the launch of Google Desktop 3 Beta. The new version comes loaded with features that make finding and sharing information even easier and more fun than before.
Note : Only in english

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 teaser Video

Sean Alexander wrote on his blog :

Call it an ad or what you will, it's a bit european and quirky. Check out the video the IE7 team put together as a teaser/commercial.
IE7_Big.wmv (7.8MB) IE7_Medium.wmv (2.9MB) IE7_Small.wmv (1MB)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Enable the new Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 feature set in Windows Server 2003 R2

By default, Windows 2003 R2 uses the old MMC 2.0-style UI with the old snap-in dialog box and no Action pane. To enable the new features and interface, perform these steps:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, Key.
  4. Enter a name of UseNewUI and press Enter.
  5. Close the registry editor.
Source :

Friday, February 03, 2006

Download complete set of current and previously shipped Windows Administrative Template files (.adm files)

Read at :

This page provides a complete set of current and previously shipped Administrative Template files (.adm files) included by default in Windows operating system and service pack releases, beginning with Windows 2000.
Continue to this article at

Windows Server 2003 Security Configuration Wizard Documentation

Yesterday Microsoft published a series of documents about the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) :

  • SCW Quick Start Guide
  • SCW Deployment Guide
  • Extending the Security Configuration Wizard
  • Troubleshooting the Security Configuration Wizard
Download all of them at

Breaking news: VMware to give virtualization server for free

Alessandro Perilli wrote at :

An email circulating in these hours reports GSX Server is going to change name in VMware Server, distributed for free from 6th February.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

ISA 2004 Service Pack 2 is released

Read on :

Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 SP2 provides the latest updates to ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition, with increased security, reliability and stability. Microsoft strongly encourages customers to install SP2 on all computers running ISA Server 2004.

x(perts)64,The unofficial x64 FAQ

If you are using Windows x64, x(perts)64 is a great blog maintained by Charlie Russel .

Get Antigen for SharePoint FREE Until June 30, 2006!!!

For customers looking to protect Windows SharePoint Services against viruses and inappropriate content, Microsoft is offering Antigen for SharePoint free for six months. All Windows SharePoint Services customers are entitled to an extended free trial of Antigen for SharePoint. This trial version will be active through June 30, 2006.

To download, simply go to and fill out the informational form.

Read more at the Canadian IP Professionals Blog