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Problem with an app uninstall leads to a Microsoft Support's FixIt
Today I received an email from my old friend, Steve, who said that he was having an issue after he had installed and then uninstalled Google Chrome… and then found that his hyperlinks didn't work for various Office applications. Well, there's an app for that. Or at least a FixIt. I found that Google...
4 Nov 2010
Announcement: Advance notice for MS10-002 Internet Explorer out-of-band release MS10-002 with Q&A Webcast
Earlier this week, I posted a link to the Security Advisory 979352 Posted: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution . As noted on the MSRC blog, there's an advance notification for an out-of-band release for MS10-002… "Today we issued our Advanced Notification Service...
21 Jan 2010
Security Advisory 979352 Posted: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
As noted in Mike Reavey's posts on The Microsoft blog and The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog today , we have just released Security Advisory 979352 . Here's the detail from Mike Reavey's post … Based upon our investigations, we have determined that Internet Explorer was one of the vectors...
14 Jan 2010
Advisory: Information on changes coming to First Run in Internet Explorer 8
The IE team just posted on their blog changes they're making to IE8's first run experience, coming in the next cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. As noted in their posts on the IE blog previously here and here ... "The goal of the IE setup experience is to put IE users in control...
18 Jul 2009
Of interest for IT Professionals: Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) coming in August 2009
Of interest: this post from Eric Hebenstreit on the IE Blog, a note on Internet Explorer 8 availability via Windows Server Update Services (aka WSUS) coming in August 2009… For those of you who manage your organization’s desktops using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Internet Explorer 8 will be...
12 Jul 2009
Coming this Thursday, 6/18: June Chat with the Internet Explorer team at 10AM Pacific
Of interest is the upcoming June Chat with the Internet Explorer team this Thursday, as Allison from the product team notes here … Join members of the Internet Explorer team for an Expert Zone chat this Thursday, June 18 th at 10.00 PST/17.00 UTC. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions...
16 Jun 2009
Of interest: Blog post on Windows 7 for Europe
Of interest, a new post on the Microsoft On The Issues blog from Dave Heiner, on Working to Fulfill our Legal Obligations in Europe for Windows 7 ... "Earlier today CNET reported that Microsoft had sent a memo to computer manufacturers and retailers about our plans for Windows 7 in Europe. We’re...
11 Jun 2009
Microsoft Mix09 videos, Jeff Pulver on the communications industry, the history of the Internet, moms at SXSW and more of what I've read
A round up from my article pile which includes a new favourite video from Mix09: Bill Buxton's Keynote followed by Scott Guthrie's announcement of the Silverlight 3 beta, the Expression Blend 3 Preview, and more. As noted in Microsoft Exec: Red Polos, To Us, Are Like Turtlenecks to Steve Jobs - Digits...
20 Mar 2009
Announcement: Internet Explorer 8 release candidate is now available online
Back from a meeting and just saw on the IE blog that the release candidate for Internet Explorer 8 is now available , so says my friend Dean Hachamovitch… "We're excited to make the IE8 Release Candidate available today for public download today in 25 languages for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and...
26 Jan 2009
Your questions: "How do I make Internet Explorer my default web browser?"
As I work in the Windows division, a letter made its way to my office: a customer mail sent to one of our senior leaders that asked... "How do I set up Internet Explorer to be my default web browser?" Simple question you may say, but unfortunately in this case, the customer noted that they were unable...
23 Jun 2008
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