Vista Goes Gold!

Earlier today Microsoft announced that Vista is finally complete, after over 5 years of work. Expect to see it hit the consumer and small-business market by the end of January 2007. Large companies will have access to it by the end of the month. For more details, read the... [Read More]

.NET Framework 3.0 is here

Earlier today Microsoft released the newest version of the .NET Framework. If you have any previous beta versions installed, you must uninstall them before installing the final release. Make sure to install the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP as... [Read More]

Tech·Ed 2007, back in Orlando

Just noticed this, apparently it was announced several weeks ago, but Tech·Ed 2007 is now back in Orlando instead of New Orleans. Microsoft has made the difficult decision not to hold Tech·Ed 2007 in New Orleans. With this event drawing a large number of attendees from around the... [Read More]

PatchGuard, the eWEEK opinion

eWEEK Security Center Editor Larry Seltzer just published an article on providing his opinion on the benefits, and limitations, of PatchGuard. In the article, Larry reiterates some of the points I made in my post on PatchGuard a few days ago, namely: Only 64-bit Windows... [Read More]

Flaw found in Visual Studio 2005

And you thought it would never happen… Secunia, a Danish security vendor, has found a vulnerability in the WMI Object Broker ActiveX Control (WmiScriptUtils.dll) that allows an attacker to gain access to the system. If the attack is successful, the attacker would have the same rights as the local user. Read the full <a... [Read More]