Brian Johnson works with BizSpark Startups on the East Coast of the United States. For more information about the BizSpark program you can go to http://bizspark.com.
Editor's Note: C++, Plus...
...Since along with Visual Studio 2005 comes an improved flavor of C++, there's no better time than now to introduce what many readers have been asking for: expanded C++ coverage. We're doing this in two ways. First, we're pleased to announce a new column, Pure C++, by noted C++ expert Stanley B. Lippman. (If you were wondering, the B stands for C++.) Stan will discuss the C++ language itself, touching on topics like the CLI and generics and their integration with C++....
(Took this off the C++ feed.)
Sorry for the late notice. There's a Visual C++ chat tomorrow (January 12, 2005) at 1:00 PST.
Visual C++ Editor and IDE FeaturesChat with the Visual C++ Editor & IDE team to talk about new Whidbey features such as Code Definition Window, Call Browser, Emacs & Brief Emulations and XML Comments.
Windows Security Updates Summary for January 2005
The Windows security updates for January 2005 include several important updates for Microsoft Windows and some installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1, a component of Windows. If you have any of the software listed on this page installed on your computer, you should visit the Windows Update Web site to install related updates.
A completely new version of the famous Scriptomatic, the utility that writes WMI scripts for you. (And, in the process, teaches you the fundamental concepts behind writing WMI scripts for yourself.) Unlike its predecessor, Scriptomatic 2.0 isn’t limited to writing just VBScript scripts; instead, Scriptomatic 2.0 can write scripts in Perl, Python, or JScript as well. In addition, Scriptomatic 2.0 gives you a host of new output formats to use when running scripts, including saving data as plain-text, as a stand-alone Web page, or even as XML. Scriptomatic 2.0 handles arrays, it converts dates to a more readable format, and it works with all the WMI classes on your computer; on top of all that, it also writes scripts that can be run against multiple machines.
Take Advantage of ASP.NET Built-in Features to Fend Off Web Attacks
Dino summarizes the most common types of Web attacks and describes how Web developers can use built-in features of ASP.NET to increase security.
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Microsoft Windows AnitSpyware (Beta) Home
Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Known spyware on your PC can be detected and removed. This helps reduce negative effects caused by spyware, including slow PC performance, annoying pop-up ads, unwanted changes to Internet settings, and unauthorized use of your private information. Continuous protection improves Internet browsing safety by guarding more than 50 ways spyware can enter your PC. The worldwide SpyNet™ community plays a key role in determining which suspicious programs are classified as spyware. Microsoft researchers quickly develop methods to counteract these threats, and updates are automatically downloaded to your PC so you stay up to date.
Malicious Software Removal Tool
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious softwareincluding Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.