Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

April, 2008

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    Huge web attack blamed on IIS?

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    Don't know if you saw this, but it's certainly scary . There are several articles out about a massive web server attack, and these articles are blaming this on a vulnerability in IIS. Reportedly, this has impacted 100K+ servers. The Microsoft Security...
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    What is the support lifetime of Windows Mobile?

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    I got this question the other day, and it was a first for me. I had no idea. So, after getting some assistance from some friends at corporate, I have attained some enlightenment. The Windows Mobile platform has the same 5+5 year plan that our other O...
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    Scared of the Office Ribbon?

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    I don't understand this phenomenon myself, but I hear people bring it up. "Office 2007 is so different looking", or "I can't find my old commands." I'll keep my inside voice quiet here, but let's just say that I don't connect with...
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    OBA Resources

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    In case you haven't heard, Office Business Applications or OBA's are a hot trend. John and I have blogged about FedEx Quickship and the related activities at ODC2008 , but our teammates are telling us about other customer innovations all around the world...
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    I'm running IE8

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    In case you haven't heard, IE8 is out in Beta form. I've downloaded it, and life has not ended. Yes, a few sites have had rendering issues. Some sites have told me that I don't have a browser they support - but this has rarely happened. Usually, worst...
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    Guitar Hero 3 for $15, and it plays on your Windows Mobile device

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    After seeing on Loke's blog that Guitar Hero 3 would run on Windows Mobile, I had to check it out - especially for $15 (15 songs). There's a subscription version for getting additional songs on a monthly basis. Anyway, it works pretty well on my BlackJack...
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    Reasons for using WM6 and WM6.1

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    I was reading the Windows Mobile Newsletter , the newly renovated March edition. There's so much information, tips, guidance, and free downloads on the Windows Mobile sites that I usually don't visit until I really have to - looking at a new device, or...
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    Digital Lifestyle Video - with "Girl From Mars"

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    Saw this today on Mel Sampat's blog (which is a good read). But this video is cool, and the song is good. It's an entertaining music video showing a bunch of Microsoft technologies along the way. Professionally done, pretty believable looking story, and...
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    Vista Gadgets - Not Just For Consumers

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    After talking with Christoph Schittko , he pointed out that I should tell this story. As you have probably heard, Windows Vista has this cool feature called Gadgets, which are hosted in the Vista Sidebar . Nothing new in that communication. However, most...
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