Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Alternate Data Streams in NTFS

This blog has been a long time coming. There is a bit of confusion about the subject of alternate data streams(ADS) and no small amount of suspicion. So I want to take a few minutes to set the record straight on ADS.

Read the post : Ask the Core Team - TechNet Blogs

Windows Blue: a video preview of what's next for Windows 8

Windows Blue: a video preview of what's next for Windows 8 | The Verge

Windows 8 Core Apps available now

As we reported, the core app updates for Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging are available a little earlier than tomorrow, that is, they’re ready to go right now. If you don’t see them in the Windows Store, from the settings (right click or swipe in from the right), click on “check for updates” and you should be good to go.

LiveSide.net

Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry | ZDNet

Most of the commentary I've read so far about the loss of Google Reader has been about its use as an RSS client. But that's a red herring. The real victims were companies that had planned in 2005 and 2006 to build RSS sync engines. Google stomped them out of business like Godzilla sweeping through Tokyo.

The Ed Bott Report

IISpeed is a port of Google's mod_PageSpeed designed to work with Microsoft IIS server software

IISpeed is a port of Google’s mod_PageSpeed designed to work with Microsoft’s IIS server software. IIS is one of the most popular servers on the web, powering millions of web-sites, and we are excited to bring the full power of PageSpeed optimization to the Windows platform.
Source Steve Schofield's Blog : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Friday, March 22, 2013

Offline enable the Windows 8 built-in administrator account

Like in previous Windows versions, the built-in administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 8. You can easily enable it in Windows 8 with the command net user administrator /active:yes from a command prompt with admin privileges. However, if you are locked out of your computer, for example because you forgot your password, you need to enable the administrator account offline—that is, from a second Windows instance—to be able to log on with administrator rights.
Source : 4sysops

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Microsoft changes default Flash behavior in Windows 8 and RT

In a surprise reversal, Microsoft has changed the default behavior of Flash content on websites viewed using Internet Explorer in Windows 8 or Windows RT. Previously, sites had to be on a whitelist before Flash would work. The new behavior effectively turns the Compatibility View list into an exclusive blacklist of badly behaved sites.
Source : The Ed Bott Report | ZDNet

Google shuts down Reader !!!!

If you visit www.google.com/reader these days you will see :

Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013


Dear Goole will you some day show some respect to your users. If you want us to be loyal to you, you should stop shutting down the services we like and use.

The Joy of Tech :: Google Spring Cleaning! - image 1

Source : LiveSide.net

Download Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 from Official Microsoft Download Center

Administrative templates (.admx) files for Windows 8 and Windows server 2012 are now available for download. You can now easily add them to your GPO central store.

Download Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 from Official Microsoft Download Center