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Alleged Sasser creator faces July trial

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

Sven Jaschan's trail is scheduled to begin July 5th.
Jaschan, a 19-year-old from Waffensen in Lower Saxony, was arrested in May 2004
and subsequently confessed to releasing the Sasser worm and several Netsky
variants. German firewall company Securepoint, hired Jaschan in September 2004
as a security programmer.

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What are you looking forward to most about Tech-Ed 2005?

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

<p>What are you looking forward to most about Tech-Ed 2005--attending
the breakout sessions, hearing the keynote addresses, collecting freebies from
the exhibition booths, networking with fellow IT professionals, hanging out in
Orlando on your company's dime?</p>

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Tech-Ed 2005 - Day 1 - Why is my wireless connection so slow?

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

Energy permeated the air as I registered for Tech-Ed this morning. Hundreds
of IT pros flocked the show floor; watching, waiting, and connecting with each
other. Unfortunately this was more than I could say for my wireless network
connection. I'm glad that Microsoft provides Tech-Ed attendees with free wireless
access, in fact I would expect no less. Unfortunately they skimped on the
bandwidth. It took me no less than 10 minutes to access CNET's network and begin
retrieving my e-mail. It seemed the 802.11b network was straining to handle the
traffic attendees were generating. I hope this is just a first-day glitch that
Microsoft will fix as Tech-Ed continues.

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Tech-Ed 2005 - Day 1 - Why is my wireless connection so slow?

by RexWorld In reply to Tech-Ed 2005 - Day 1 - Wh ...

They'd better have more than a mere 802.11b.  It ought to be
802.11g, if you're gonna have a lot of people hitting the
network.  Also the darned 2.4 GHz range is very susceptible to
interference--at home my cordless phone operates in that range and can
cut out the Wi-Fi signal.  I could imagine the hotel or convention
center you're at might have cordless phones or other equipment
operating in the same 2.4 GHz range.<br />

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Best Tech-Ed 2005 exhibitor contests and giveaways

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

Surf the exhibitor isles at Tech-Ed 2005 and you'll be bombarded with
sales pitches, giveaways, and contests. MP3 players and smartphones are
common contest prizes this year. Altiris is giving away an Apple iPod.
Some exhibitors however, are going above and beyond the normal offering
of gadgets. Sybari Software, a security software provider in the
process of being acquired by Microsoft, is giving away a kayak,
snowboard, mountain bike, and assorted camping gear. Citrix is giving
away a Creative Labs MuVo Micro 1GB MP3 player every hour. So far,
Sunbelt Software takes the top prize with the customer chopper their
giving away on Thursday, June 9th at 3PM--must be present to win.<br />
<br />
Post a comment to this thread and share you favorite Tech-Ed 2005 freebies and contests.<br />

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SQL Server 2005

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

During Tuesday's Tech-Ed keynote Paul Flessner, Microsoft Senior Vice President of the Server Applications,
announced that Microsoft would release SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and
BizTalk Server 2005 the week of November 7th, 2005.

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Microsoft to release SQL Server 2005 the week of November 7, 2005

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

<p class="MsoNormal">During Tuesday's Tech-Ed 2005 keynote, Paul Flessner, Microsoft Senior Vice President of the Server Applications,
announced that Microsoft will release SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and
BizTalk Server 2006 the week of November 7th, 2005.</p>

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Microsoft to release SQL Server 2005 the week of November 7, 2005

by careed In reply to Microsoft to release SQL ...

Biztalk Server <strong>2006</strong> was not listed for release during the week of November 7th.

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Microsoft to release SQL Server 2005 the week of November 7, 2005

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Microsoft to release SQL ...

Microsoft's Visual Studio, SQL Server, and BizTalk Server Launch Portal<br />
<br /><a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/launch2005/">
http://msdn.microsoft.com/launch2005/</a><br />
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Microsoft unveils Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

by Bill Detwiler Editor In reply to Bill's Computer Crime Wat ...

<p>During his keynote Tech-Ed 2005 presentation, Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer announced that the new Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update
Services (WSUS) were live as of June 6. I witnessed a demonstration the new
tools during Gord Mangione's Tech-Ed 2005 strategic briefing <em>Security: Raising the Bar</em>. Mike Chan, Microsoft
Technical Product Manager, showed how IT organizations can use of Microsoft
Update and WSUS to better manage software updates.</p>
<p>Key points about Microsoft Update and WSUS:</p>
<ul>
<li>Provides caching support for ISA Server 2004 - This
feature is handy for remote offices with multiple clients. Once the first client
pulls the update from Microsoft other clients can pull the information the ISA
server.</li>
<li>Provides Service Packs and other updates, not
just security patches</li>
<li>Opt-in process to switch from Windows Update to
Microsoft Update</li>
<li>You can run Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
(MBSA) from Microsoft Update.</li>
<li>You can control which updates are applied to
which machines via Group Policy and Active Directory</li>
</ul>
Unfortunately, the neither Microsoft Update nor WSUS eliminates
the need to reboot after update installation. Mangione and Chan said Microsoft
was working on this problem for Longhorn.<br />
<br />
Check out this <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/WSUS/WSUSOverviewTC/2e23c54b-62e3-4d06-aa68-a5960a55169d.mspx">Microsoft TechNet article</a> for more information on Microsoft
Update and WSUS.

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