I am Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through a fraudulent e‑mail message or website. A common online phishing scam starts with an e‑mail message that looks like an official notice from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or reputable online merchant. In the e‑mail message, recipients are directed to a fraudulent website where they are asked to provide personal information, such as an account number or password. This information is then usually used for identity theft.
Today the Windows Live team here in the UK have just posted a great article about Protect Yourself From Phishing. It talks about what Phishing is, and what to be wary off as well as what to do if you think your Hotmail account has been compromised.
We also have lost of great content about Phishing over on Windows Help and How-to including:
Let me know what you think, and if you found the articles useful.
Just spotted this new Windows International (the group I work in) blog from Oliver Windows International Testing
“This blog will provide topics of interest to software developers and test engineers who are interested in Software Localization Testing, Globalization Testing and Software Localizability ….
…Going forward, we will be using this blog to share more details on test methodologies, useful tools, typical globalization/localizability defects and general tips and tricks. "
Working in this area, and with past roles in localisation I am looking forward to seeing what they are going to post, and hope i can learn about the process and tools in this area :)
If you like your Windows Vista in Malay then you can download the latest Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP) :
Click here to download the Malay Vista LIP.
* Please note that the Malay Brunei Darussalam LIP can only be installed on a system that runs an English version of Windows Vista.
Take the test over on the homepage of Microsoft.com/uk
I took it and am I am a ‘technical triumph’
Updated to say you will need the silverlight plugin installedto see the quiz
Ok so it is Monday morning, but I get loads of email over the weekend from all over the world, and my usual work pattern is to give the titles a quick scan and delete the majority!!! and then start to look at the ones that appear more important that are left.
This morning I had an email from Amazon.co.uk telling me that a new product was available called ‘Windows Cling Pictures’. Thinking that this was maybe a new product around pictures or images in Windows, or a new book that I might be interested in, I right-clicked to download the pictures to find out that no it wasn’t anything to do with Microsoft Windows but rather a product from Crayola for painting physical glass windows.
It made me smile for my faux-pas…
But it looks like it is going to be a long week ahead for me, and I am heading down to Starbucks for an extra shot Americano to get my brain in gear
Hopefully the next set of postings will be more on topic.
If you like your Windows Vista in Inukitut (a language of the Canadian Territory of Nunavut, then you can download the latest Language Interface Pack (LIP) now:
Click here to view the Inuktitut Download Center page.
Well according to the Windows Vista Club poll they are as follows
Tweaking With Vishal Windows Vista For Beginners Vista & XP Media Center Windows Vista Forums MintyWhite Windows Guides
There is going to be a final judgment for the overall title, but each site is one that I frequent and well worthy of a visit.
Nothing to do with Windows Vista but worthwhile anyway for any Bond fans out there
MSN UK have got the latest full length trailer for the next James Bond film – Quantum of Solace, well over 2 mins long… so for any bond fans out there check it out.
James Bond – Quantum of Solace movie
A while back I blogged about how you could Test drive Windows Vista Ultimate for free, well know you can also Test drive Microsoft Office 2007…(click the image to find out how)
Following the announcement on the Windows Home Server Blog about the updated site and new series about using Windows Home Server.
Windows Home Server: Back Up and Restore Files and PCs
If you are interested in learning a little more about Home Server we have a great article on the Windows Help and How-to site called Introducing Windows Home Server, check it out and let me know what you think.