January, 2006

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Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog.  My name is Ahmad Mahdi, I work as a Security Technologist on the ACE Team (Application Consulting & Engineering).  I started working full time at Microsoft in Aug. of 05 and worked as a contractor for 2 years before that.  I'm originally from Canada and moved to Redmond in 03.  Feel free to write, leave comments or click on contact.  Thanks for dropping by.

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    What's your favourite security blog?

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    Since I work on a Security team , I have a deep interest in security related issues. I haven't purposely made my own blog here too security specific although I will be jumping into some of those topics in the coming weeks and months. My questions to you...
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    New UI for blogs.msdn.com!

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    Well many of you may have noticed that the blogs look a little different after Sunday, that's because the blogs.msdn.com servers were updated to a new version of Telligent's Community Server! So far so good, I'm happy with the new functionality. (If you...
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    Interested in free MSN Services for Windows Mobile devices?

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    One of the ways we here at Microsoft internally communicate a lot across groups is through email distribution lists (DL's for short). Recently Michael Smuga a Program Manager here at Microsoft posted a very good brief summary of what we offer currently...
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    Want to change your Windows Mobile theme to something cool?

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    If you are running any of the various Smartphone OS's and would like to change up the look and feel of your phone then check out ThemeChanger from here: http://homepages.inspire.net.nz/~gambit/ . This cool little tool does more then change your profile...
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    Martin Luther King Jr.

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    In honour of Martin Luther King Jr. day, I thought I'd share with you a small excerpt of his famous "I've been to the Mountaintop" speech. Please go here to read it in its entirety. While most everyone has heard a few of the highlights, not everyone has...
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    Security Professionals' Salary Survey

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    As I work in Information Security; sometimes I get asked questions around what certifications, if any, are worthwhile. I recently completed the CISSP certification & found it worthwhile. There is a lot of material to cover which is all relevant in...
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    New Smartphones coming from T-Mobile...

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    I've just heard some exciting news that I'm sure all of you out there waiting to land Windows Mobile 5.0 phones will be excited to hear about. T-Mobile in the US is apparently launching two Mobile 5 phones near the end of Feb similar in spec to the SP5...
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    Ever been to Whistler?

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    If you've never been to Whistler you don't know what your missing... sure its the best place in North America to ski and snowboard, but its also just a fun place to visit and see the sites. Here' a picture I took during an ATV tour through the mountains...
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    Hacker Timeline: 1970's to Present

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    This is an interesting walk down memory lane... If you know what a bluebox is or what 2600hz signifies, I'm sure you'll enjoy taking a look. Who knew Steve Jobs and The Woz used to make and sell blueboxes before Apple? :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
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    IE 7, Beta 2 Thoughts

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    I must say that IE7 is shaping up to be the best browser in the market once again. And its about time because IE6 was getting a little long in the tooth! :) Quite simply it includes all the modern features that you'd expect from a browser: Tabbed browsing...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 Security Model FAQ

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    Windows Mobile Team Blog : Windows Mobile 5.0 Security Model FAQ . Although not for everyone, its definitely an interesting read for people who are Smartphone/PPC junkies such as myself. Specifically if you decide to write your own applications, you may...
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