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I have been a user of AVG Anti-Virus for quite a while and AVG recently released version 8.0 First, I think version 8 rocks; it has anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, and a Web Shield product. However, it is the Web Shield product that is causing a problem for some people with Windows Live Messenger. After installing AVG 8.0, attempts to log into Messenger ......

The SQL Best Practices Team has just published a new article entitled Scale-Out Querying with Analysis Services Using SAN Snapshots. The best practices site doesn't mention it yet (it was just posted today) but it can be found by searching the downloads site. This is one of the available methods for scaling out SSAS queries and is especially useful ......

If you’re reading this site, chances are you’re a geek. Being a geek is normally a good thing, but technologically challenged friends and family probably look to you as their IT support, whether it’s hardware, software, or anything related. If you have cringed when a friend or family member, whose technical knowledge is sadly lacking, ......

Microsoft Virtual PC is one of the best productivity tools I use. It allows me to build a machine, test a variety of scenarios, and simply delete a couple of files when I'm done. Just because Virtual PC is productive doesn't mean it can't be fun. During a recent meeting conference call lull, I decided to revisit the old days by creating a Virtual PC ......

Like almost everyone else using Windows from Windows 95 to XP, I found Internet Explorer to be the browser of choice. I didn’t really want anything else, as it just worked for me and I was content. Finally a friend convinced me to try Firefox about 18 months ago, and the tabs hooked me almost immediately. I once heard someone describe the tabs ......

Originally posted 3 August 2004 on my own site. Just as true now, if not more so. First, a bit of history. I've been using my CIOBriefings email account since 1998. However, in 2000 I spoke at a conference and placed my email address in my bio. This started a trickle of email that, four years later, has become a torrent of offers to buy drugs online, ......

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