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.
Patterns and Practices Live
Let's face it, some webcasts are just plain boring while others are nothing but fluff. There's one thing you can say for sure about our webcasts - they're both live and lively. We record them at Microsoft Studios and have a great time doing it. Join in the fun and register for a webcast today!
Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit
Microsoft created the Shared Computer Toolkit to help make shared computers more reliable and less time-consuming to maintain. Unlike personal computers, shared computers are:
Used by many different people who generally don't know or trust each other
Used in public places where personal privacy and security are big concerns
Subjected to greater wear and tear due to their frequent use and public availability.
Securing Terminal Services over the Internet
In the discussion on TS over the Internet, I failed to mention a very important bit. There is no mechanism built into RDP to authenticate the server to the client. This creates an opportunity to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack. Tools now exist to do exactly this.
In Windows Server 2003, you can configure TS to use TLS for server authentication and data encryption. This is extremely important for anyone running TS over the Internet.
CLR Profiler for the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2
Analyze and improve the behavior of your managed applications with the CLR Profiler. This version of the CLR Profiler was built especially for the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2.
RSS in Longhorn
Today RSS is primarily used for news sites, blogs, and increasingly for audio-based serialized content. But RSS has the potential for broader reach and to more deeply integrate the information it delivers across applications of various kinds.
How to Edit Encarta Encyclopedia
That's right, with Encarta's new Encarta Feedback program, you can suggest updates, corrections, and improvements to any article quickly and easily. Not only can you contribute to an authoritative and well-respected reference work (amaze your friends and family!), but you will get the warm and fuzzy feeling of having helped others and added to the world's storehouse of valuable knowledge.
Log Parser 2.2
Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory. You tell Log Parser what information you need and how you want it processed. The results of your query can be custom-formatted in text based output, or they can be persisted to more specialty targets like SQL, SYSLOG, or a chart.