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Get Into MSN AdCenter Without A Beta Invite

Jason Dowdell explains how you can create an MSN AdCenter account without being in the beta, just by going way of Singapore.
(via Findory)

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General, MSN, Search | no comments



Ballmer On Microsoft’s Near Future And Airborne Furniture

via [SearchEngineWatch]

In comments made at the Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo and reported by News.com: Ballmer: Trusting Vista, battling Google, the Microsoft CEO made a few comments about rival Google. “I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life. Ballmer is referring to comments made in documents filed in the Kai-Fu Lee case. Ballmer said that MS will use innovation to compete with Google.

Read on [C|Net News.com] about the innovation and the flying chairs.

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General | no comments

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Over 120 Problems Fixed in MS Exchange Server 2003 SP2

This article contains a current list of Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles that describe the problems that are fixed in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). To view the particular Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the article number in the following list. – over 120 problems are solved and lined up.

Applies To :
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General | no comments

MySpace Spammer Sentenced in Closed Session

MySpace hired Greco to write a computer program that would send its users instant message ads for adult and mortgage refinancing Web sites. [cut] After sending the spam e-mails, Greco contacted MySpace and requested permanent employment to guard against more spam and to get exclusive rights to send commercial e-mail through the site. When his request was ignored, prosecutors said, Greco threatened to tell others how to spam MySpace users.

Randy: The plea says that MySpace hired Greco originally to SPAM its own users.

Taken from the [KBCafe Spam Blog], dedicated to reveal and destroy all forms of Malware; SPAM, VIRUS, Adware & Spyware.

Read the original article on [Associated Press]

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General, Law, Spaces | no comments

Microsoft’s Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator

The idea behind BDD is to simplify the deployment of the business desktop through the use of automation and tools. BDD comes in two flavours: a “lite touch” approach based around disk imaging tools such as Ghost and a “zero touch” with deployment via SMS’s OS Deployment Feature pack, and including monitoring via MOM. Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) can also lead to Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), which adds a self service Share Point Portal site where users can request provisioning services.

Read a lot more about this [Under The Stairs]

Very difficult stuff, I have totally no idea what you can do with it, but I’m sure you techies do. Enjoy !

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General | no comments

Office 2003 SP2 Dutch released on Microsoft Update

Office 2003 SP2 Dutch released on Microsoft Update.

Every month, Microsoft releases new drivers and software that increase the performance and functionality of your Windows-based computer. Get enhancements as soon as they are available using Microsoft Update.

Direct Download for SP2 NL (Dutch)

[Try Microsoft Update]

via [Bink]>[Findory]

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General, Office | no comments



MSN Messenger 8.0 Beta Program With Yahoo Integration

Microsoft today released a site to sign up for the MSN Messenger 8.0 Beta program. This next generation version Messenger will include Yahoo! integration allowing for users to talk to people who are on the Yahoo! IM client.

All you need to do to sign up is click the link below and insert your e-mail address into the box and click the buttom. You can change the last two letters on the URL to go to your specific language. You’ll notice that the site is at the URL imagine-msn.com, which is owned by Microsoft. Microsoft will then e-mail people who signed up later this year with instructions on how to download the beta.

MSN Messenger 8.0 Beta Sign-Up

Check out the MSN Messenger 8.0 Unconfirmed Feature List

Entry Totally Nicked from [Bink] via [Findory]

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General, Messenger, Yahoo | 8 comments

First Cross-Platform Gaming Controller Launched

From the pleasure overload fanclub :

“Microsoft Corp. today announced the retail availability of its first cross-platform game controller and the latest addition to the Microsoft® Game Precision Series. The Xbox 360â„¢ Controller for Windows® delivers the precision and control that will set the standard for next-generation game controllers.

“This controller is a great example of one of the many areas where the Xbox 360 and Windows platforms complement each other,” said J Allard, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief XNA officer. “The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows is an important step in making it easier for consumers to enjoy gaming on both platforms.”

The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows works with Windows XP-based PCs and the Xbox 360 system, with a comfortable, enhanced ergonomic design, force feedback vibration support and a familiar button layout across both platforms.

“For the first time, gamers can simply unplug their controller from their Xbox 360 system and plug it into their Windows XP-based PC,” said Chris Donahue, director of the Windows gaming and graphics team at Microsoft. “This is a great breakthrough for the gaming industry as we make it easier for developers to create multiplatform titles.”

More on [Microsoft's PressPass] via [Findory]

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General, Xbox 360 | one comment

Microsoft Slashes Shared Source Licenses

From [eWeek] :

“Microsoft Corp. is slashing the number of licenses it will use for its Shared Source Initiative from now on, while at the same time radically shortening and simplifying the text of those licenses.

The move, which will be announced on Wednesday morning at Oscon, the O’Reilly European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam, will see Microsoft cutting back the more than 10 Shared Source licenses that currently exist to only three template, or core, licenses.”

It will also have two derivative “Limited” variations of those licenses for use on the Windows platform alone. Full documentation, including the full text of the new licenses, can be found here. “

Check [Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative] to learn more.

October 19th, 2005 Posted by | General | no comments