Atlast, we find ourselfs on the PASS Site. The Bangalore, Hyd, Pune, Mumbai and Trivandrum SQL Server groups feature there. Have been waiting to see our groups up on that site for quite some time. I am happy, we are PASS recogonized now :). Thanks team for the efforts …
Archive for September, 2004
Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy September 30th, 2004
This white paper explains the concepts, architecture, and implementation details for registry-based Group Policy in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It shows how to create custom Administrative Template (.adm) files and includes a complete reference for the .adm language.
Download it here …
GMail to GBrowser September 29th, 2004
Interestingly I saw this post on eweek about Googles plan to venture into the Browser market too … Read the complete story here.
Announcing Security Guidance Hands-On Labs Online September 29th, 2004
Microsoft Learning is pleased to announce the free, worldwide availability of Hands-On Labs 2811, Applying Microsoft Security Guidance, at http://www.microsoftelearning.com/security/.
This offering consists of four 90-minute labs that allow students to apply information and guidance to improve security in a network based on Microsoft Windows. These labs have been enormously successful at live events since their original release in April 2004, with over 12,000 deliveries through Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS). In addition, these labs have been offered at conferences and events worldwide, including TechEd US, TechEd Europe (highest-scoring labs).
Lab 1: Managing Security Updates
Lab 2: Implementing Server Security
Lab 3: Implementing Client Security for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Lab 4: Implementing Application Security
Register today and avail the offer :) …
PSSDIAG V1.0 released September 28th, 2004
PSSDiag is a diagnostic data collector for Microsoft SQL Server. It can simultaneously collect Perfmon/Sysmon logs, Profiler traces, event logs, SQLDIAG reports, and detailed blocking information. It is commonly used by Microsoft Product Support Services engineers to collect diagnostic data from end-user installations and can also be used by end-users to troubleshoot and monitor their own SQL Server installations.
Download the tool here …
Vanished in thin air September 28th, 2004
Dont think this is the case :). Have been on the travel for the past weeks and in loads of work. But am back in town and back to blogging the same. Had a great time at Madurai where I had a chance to take a session at TCE for the MSDN @ Campus initiative from Microsoft. Meeting students and getting their views and feedbacks is a great feeling. Very nice feeling indeed …
Catch the snaps here …
SAP Connector to Project Server 2003 released September 17th, 2004
The download includes the components, ASP.NET administration page, source code, and documentation that shows how to install and configure the SAP Connector components. One SAP Connector component synchronizes resource and organization data in Project Server 2003 with data that SAP exports from human resources (the HR module). Another component creates projects in Project Server from internal order and task data exported by the SAP CO and PS modules. The SAP Connector component that integrates finance data enables Project Server to export approved timesheet data (work actuals) to the SAP PS subsystem for cost accounting.
MS announced Virtual Server 2005 Standard and Enterprise Editions September 14th, 2004
This first version of Microsoft’s Virtual Machine solution for Windows Server 2003 helps customers reduce hardware costs and increase operational efficiency in three key scenarios: automation of software test and development environments; re-hosting of legacy applications; and consolidation of production server workloads such as networking, directory infrastructure or departmental applications.
The Virtual Server web site also went live today – updated content is available at http://www.microsoft.com/virtualserver.
Broadband Users in contrast !!! September 10th, 2004
If you are from US then the news is # of users for usage has tripled in 3 yrs. InfoWorld news states …
And as far as India, there is this thread on what “we” consider as broadband and what we get here with the infrastructure. :(. It is sad but true, And I’ve been one of them using from my home. Read this article from “The Hindu” … With the IT boom I expect more and more work to be done here …
Microsoft Calculator Plus September 10th, 2004
This “not supported” application can be used for major conversions and most of the operations that the MS Calc can do :). Download it from MSDN Downloads … Has a blue skin too …