Monday, August 31, 2009

Beware of a new Facebook virus

 

A link/post/message is going around facebook.  Below is a sample of what the posting looks like.  Notice that youtube.com is in the link, tho the actual website is pari270809 and rect08242009.  If you click on the link it will let you know your computer needs to be updated.  The update is the virus and if it runs it resends the link/post/message to all your friends as well as infects your computer.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Upcoming Microsoft Events in Grand Rapids, Mi

  TechNet and MSDN come to Grand Rapids on Sept 16th.

TechNet Events Presents: Real World Azure


Cloud computing and, more specifically, Microsoft Azure are questions on the minds of IT professionals everywhere. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.   In this event we will discuss why an IT operations team would want to pursue Azure as an extension to the data center as we review the Azure architecture from the IT professional’s point of view; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; and how operations teams can manage and monitor Azure-based applications.   We will additionally explore several specific Azure capabilities: ·        The Azure roles (web, web service and worker) ·        Azure storage options ·        Azure security and identity options   If you are interested, we would like to invite you to our afternoon session for architects and developers. For more information or to register, please go to http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032420967&Culture=en-US ...

9/16/2009 8:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)- 9/16/2009 12:00 PM

Registration Fee:   No
Registration Required:   Yes
Primary Language:   English
Primary Target Audience:   IT Generalist
Grand Rapids Michigan 49546 United States

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032420936&culture=en-US

MSDN Events Presents: Real World Azure

By now most developers and architects are aware of cloud computing and several people have heard of Microsoft Azure, which was announced at PDC 2008 last November. While many of the fundamental concepts are relatively easy to understand, lingering issues relate pertaining to how to apply cloud computing to specific scenarios. What is it? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? Join us as we review some of the lessons Microsoft IT has learned through Project Austin, an incubation project dogfooding the use of Microsoft Azure as a platform for supporting internal line-of-business applications.  In this event we will start by reviewing cloud computing architectures in general and the Azure architecture in particular. We will then dive deeper into several aspects of Azure from the developer’s and architect’s perspective. We will review the Azure roles (web, web service and worker); discuss several Azure storage options; review Azure security and identity options; review how Azure-based applications can be integrated with on-premise applications; discuss configuration, deployment and scaling Azure-based applications; and highlight how development teams can optimize their applications for better management and monitoring.   If you are interested, we would like to invite you to our morning session for IT Professionals. For more information or to register, please go to http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032420936&Culture=en-US ...

9/16/2009 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)- 9/16/2009 5:00 PM

Registration Fee:   No

Registration Required:   Yes
Primary Language:   English
Primary Target Audience:   Pro Dev/Programmer
Grand Rapids Michigan 49546 United States

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032420967&culture=en-US

Have you upgraded your Mac to the new Snow Leopard?

Interesting take on the upgrade ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W-ygu6_aDc

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Omnia II coming soon to Verizon Wireless :)

 

Samsung has the “Omnia II coming soon” on their web site :)

http://www.samsungmobileusa.com/Omnia2PL.aspx

Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to Participate in the SBS 2008 Newsgroups

How to Participate in the SBS 2008 Newsgroups: "

Windows Small Business Server 2008

This morning I awoke to a mail in my inbox regarding participation in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 newsgroups. Newsgroups are forums that are monitored by Microsoft Employees as well as Microsoft MVPs (or Most Valuable Professionals). It’s a place where you can attempt to get free support before calling Microsoft, so you should know how to get into the Newsgroups.

First, point your browser over to the SBS 2008 Connect Webpage. In the top left, you will see a link to “Newsgroups”.

From this link you can dive right in and start participating within the newsgroup. But viewing on the webpage can sometimes be cumbersome. Above the newsgroup list, you will see an “NNTP Setup Instructions” link:

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This link will let you set your password for the newsgroups (this can take up to 5 hours to set in the system), and then give you instructions for configuring the newsgroup inside a newsgroup reader such as Windows Live Mail (Win7), Windows Mail (Vista) or Outlook Express (XP).

I usually like to change the options to download more than 300 messages at a time, and I always leave it running as to not miss anything. When you set-up a newsgroup account, I’d recommend using an email address that a human could understand, but that doesn’t resolve directly to your mailbox to prevent “bots” from spamming you. For example, if you’re email is foo@bar.com, then consider entering it as foo@online.bar.com, or foo@delete.bar.com.

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