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.
Windows Deployment and Resource Kits
Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
Windows XP Professional Resource Kit Documentation
Other Resource Kits
Windows Security Updates Summary for February 2005
The security updates for February 2005 include several high-priority updates for Microsoft Windows that also affect Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Media Player technologies. If you have any of the software listed on this page installed on your computer, you should install the updates from Windows Update.
Information about Microsoft's February Security Bulletins (Level 100)
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
We are extending this webcast by one hour this month to allow additional time to answer customer questions about the details and deployment of the updates.
Supplemental Technical Information about Detection and Deployment of Microsoft's February Security Updates (Level 200)Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:00 AM 12:00PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Introduction: A Day in the Life of a Box PM
A box program manager is basically a project manager without any direct reports (unless, of course you are a box PM lead). In other words, I drive the team from a peer stance. Minding the product cycle and keeping feature teams in check and on schedule is only one small part of the job. Box PMs are ultimately on the hook for everything that ships in the "box." This PM must pick up (or at least prioritize and delegate) all of the loose ends that don't neatly fit into a feature/component area - setup, help, samples, end-to-end product scenarios, customer programs, legal, servicing and external issues, just to name a few.
MSDN Webcast: Digital Blackbelt Series: The Software Security Crisis: Selling Management on the Need to Invest in Secure Software Development (Level 100)
Friday, February 4, 200511:00 A.M.12:00 P.M. Pacific Time, United States and Canada (UTC-8)
Tune in for an introduction to the Digital Blackbelt Series. Learn about the evolving "Secure Culture" at Microsoft Corporation and how your company can save money by spending defensively.
"About 80 percent of Microsoft employees who have a portable music player have an iPod," said one source, a high-level manager who asked to remain anonymous. "It's pretty staggering."
Security Stuff in Whidbey - The Safer CRT
There has always been a very strong relationship with our team and the developer division (aka DevDiv), in part because they take some of our ideas and turn them into solutions that can be used by our developer customers. And I want to take an opportunity over the next few days to outline some of the excellent security stuff added to Whidbey, most of which you will see when beta 2 ships.
One of my favorites is a more up-to-date C runtime library, dubbed the Safer CRT. Let's face it, the CRT of 20 or so years ago has turned out to be a little, well, challenging to use from a security perspective. When David and I wrote Writing Secure Code we wrote an appendix describing "issues" with certain functions in Windows and the CRT. The CRT library folks, under the watchful eye of Martyn Lovell, decided to fix the "Appendix A Problem" and they did so with the Safer CRT.
Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas
Microsoft offers open and royalty-free documentation and licenses for the Microsoft Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas. These Reference Schemas include SpreadsheetML (the schema for Microsoft Office Excel 2003), FormTemplate Schemas (the schema for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003), WordprocessingML (the schema for Microsoft Office Word 2003), and and DataDiagramingML (the schema for Microsoft Office Visio 2003). The Schemas provide developers and representatives of business and government a standard way to store and exchange data stored in documents. Learn more about these technologies and how you can take advantage of them.