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"If you hadn't given me this computer, I would have sent a card in the mail. It would say the same thing..."
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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS, formerly known as "TrustBridge"), is an identity and access management solution which provides a secure environment for managing user identities, authentication methods, and access rights across an organization's various departments, offices, and regions.
In this episode we talk with David McPherson and Don Schmidt about not only how ADFS will support these capabilities in the future, but also how using Authorization Manager in your solutions today will enable you to be ready for ADFS when it is available.
Visual C++ 2005Want to get the scoop on Visual C++ 2005? Below you'll find links to Visual C++ 2005 information. We'll add more information as we get closer to release
Writing Secure Code
One of the things that my team is responsible for is helping developers understand the importance of writing secure code and how to do it. Rick Samona has joined my team and is working with security experts like Jeff Cooperstein and Michael Howard to begin the process of helping developers think more about security. We did some research and we found that about 50% of developers think it is important to write secure code (what about the rest?) and that they even feel security is more their responsibility than the responsibility of system administrators. And about two-thirds of them they feel like we (that's we, the industry, not just we, Microsoft) don't provide them with enough information, tools, guidance, and so on to write secure code.
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Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company
REDMOND, Wash. -- Dec. 16, 2004 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. Microsoft will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Microsoft® Windows® customers with new tools to help protect them from the threat of spyware and other deceptive software. In addition, key personnel from GIANT Company will be joining Microsoft's security efforts.
Some cool Xbox stats.... For the 13th consecutive month, Xbox grew its share of year-over-year monthly console sales -- climbing an additional 19 percent compared to last year -- and hitting a 41 percent share in November. Market share on a year-to-date basis for Xbox increased from 24 percent in 2003 to 37 percent in 2004. During the same time, PS2 share dropped from 51 percent to 45 percent. Xbox year-over-year console sales for November increased a staggering 61 percent, while PS2 decreased 17 percent.
Some cool Xbox stats....
ESPN's 3 Drives Ratings
The film was the second highest-rated film on ad-supported cable in 2004 and was the top film in ESPN's history among men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.