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SP1, x64, DSI, VS Team System, ADFS, Istanbul - All at the Spring MSDN Technet brief in Rotterdam
Today I was at the spring MSDN Technet brief in Rotterdam, a free event that you can attend, where Microsoft and partners get you up to speed on the goings on, and where you can follow some interesting sessions and labs.The Keynote, given my MS' Tony Krijnen (exellent speaker) of course focused on the bran-spanking-new SP1 release for Windows Server 2003, which was last night released as RTM, aswell as going into some depth on the x64 versions of MS products that are also RTM as of today. No mention ......

Posted On Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:21 PM

ITT: Troubleshooting some (common?) SBS 2003 issues I came across
Today I am at a customer again, for whome I had set up their first network and domain, based on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003.They have called me in today to solve some of the 'critical errors' their SBS server is giving them. Because they seem to be pretty generic, and probably common errors, I thought a ITT blog post might be cool, so I will be formating this post as a kind of 'dairy' of the day.(The SBS installation is in Dutch, so I am forced to traslate errors ad-hoc, I try to name by ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 30, 2005 5:51 PM

A Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator: Can You Read The Serial Number?
A Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator: Can You Read The Serial Number?The third level: what is enforcing your corporate-wide security policy? Evidently it's not culture. We can talk and talk about security policies, but if those policies aren't incorporated into a true security-oriented culture they *will* fail. Employees are the #1 way to stop information from creeping out the door. Train them, test them, embrace them, reward them. It works.Seconded ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:39 AM

Games and Gamers meets Business and Learning... how the new generation will 0wn you
Two Tech Nation interviews that I really enjoyed this evening, and found myself totally identifying with.John Beck - When Gamers Enter the Workforcehttp://www.itconve... Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with John Beck, a Senior Research Fellow at USC's Annenberg Center of the Digital Future. He warns that the "Gamer Generation" is about to enter the workforce -- and that means change. John Beck is the author of "Got Game -- How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever." ......

Posted On Friday, March 25, 2005 8:36 PM » Blog Archive » Podcast with Robert Kloosterhuis » Blog Archive » Podcast with Robert Kloosterhuis

Oh I almost forgat about this! I am featured on the latest security news podcast!
Its basicly a recorded Skype call.


Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2005 9:57 PM

Visions of the Future: using Office Communicator

Visions of the Future: using Office Communicator

My friend Maarten has a short piece on the new Office Communicator software that Microsoft currently has in beta.

You will be able to hear more about it soon, though his new podcast.

Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:06 PM

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report Volume VII
Its not been posted just yet, but various sites are reporting the release of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report Volume VII.Here is a link to where it probably will be posted:http://enterprisesec... this report, keep 2 things in mind:1. Symantec has a vested interest in selling and marketing their own Antivirus/spam/spyware products.2. Symantec is nontheless in a good position to compile statistical information on threats detected.Reports ......

Posted On Monday, March 21, 2005 1:03 PM

Jeremy Wright denied entry into US cause blogging consultant apparently cant be a real job
With a certain amount of amazement, I have followed anumber of posts today by Jeremy Wright from, on his apparent arrest and interrogation by border police and homeland security officials, apon trying to move to the US, to start work as a blogging consultant for McGraw-Hill, the fortune-500 media group.The details have been taken offline for now, for good reason, so I wont go into them either. But it basicly boils down to the US border-police and officials from the department of homeland ......

Posted On Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:04 AM

ITT: The clocks on the client and server machines are skewed (solved)
Update 18 march:Short awnser: Time Zone settingsScroll down for more info! ---------------------------... the sentence "The clocks on the client and server machines are skewed" produces a mere 2 pages in google. For something that seems to be relatively easy to have happen, there is a sad mount of data available on the problem. I hope this post helps. So I was setting up 2 Windows Server 2003 images. I had copied an already working configuration of mine, renamed it, and ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:18 PM

Desktop Search dot Info » Hacking With Google Desktop Search
Desktop Search dot Info » Hacking With Google Desktop SearchThis is in general yreally old news, as all the GDS arguments where already heard when it came out, but I just found this link, so endulge me.I like de whole desktop search idea, but people’s concerns about privacy keep turning out to be well-founded, here the latest example. Considdering how Google Desktop Search works, by basicly running its own webserver, and relying on ( spoofable ) methods to check the page is being run ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:11 PM

Jon Udell: the screencast

Jon Udell: the screencast

Another cool screencast by Jon.

I had heard of before, but untill I say this screencast, had no idea what it actually was.

It looks pretty amazing, the mere fact that I can check what other people are bookmarking is very powerfull, I am gonna give this a spin with a large subset of my own bookmarks!


Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:40 AM

IT managers adopt \'stay clueless, stay safe\' strategy -
IT managers adopt \'stay clueless, stay safe\' strategy - silicon.comThis is not news to me, but its always nice to have some statistics to back up your story when you are talking to mr. Wall.Eight per cent of companies have no additional security in place beyond desktop antivirus and a firewall and many are being slow to react to the latest threats. Despite it being an issue which has hit the headlines in a big way over the past 12 months spyware is still getting an easy ride, with 35 per cent of ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:39 AM

2-factor authentication doomed.. and the future of internet use. factor authentication obsolete?Well.. I cant argue with the arguments of the article above, but its inportant to keep things in perspective.I see a clear distinction between home users and their security needs, and corperate security needs. (but what about dial-in corp users?!)For corperate IT, where the network infrastructure and local pc’s can be tightly controlled, passive attacks like password guessing are gonna be the choice ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:15 AM

WoW... Why I havnt been blogging.


What more is there to say

If you are looking to play with me, I am on Azjob-Nerub (europe), called “Aldarian”.

See you in Azeroth!



Posted On Monday, March 14, 2005 8:14 PM

Last week we had some snow...

I dont think its snowed like this in about 5 years!

This my flat, picture curtesy of Butterfly

Posted On Monday, March 14, 2005 7:33 PM

I am not Microsoft

So after idiot comment number 20–something on my now-removed post on the recent MSN problems, I decided to .. remove the post.

Google page rank is cool and all, but when completely clueless 8–year-old first-time internet users start hitting your post with comment that their MSN wont work, its not funny anymore.


Posted On Monday, March 14, 2005 7:25 PM

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