Bink Newsflash 19
Hi, it is me again, I just sent out the alert that SP1 for Office XP is released, but there is more news of corse!
I have little time so no fancy pics in this issue, just the facts....on a lot of new downloads
Acrobat Reader 5.05
Easy CD Creator 5.02c Update
ftp://ftp.roxio.com/roxio/Products/en/ECDC/XP/XP_SAFE.EXE (when upgrading XP from old windows)
XP install steps: http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/xpup.jhtml
Media Player 8 Bonus Pack
Microsoft® Windows™ Media Bonus Pack for Windows® XP provides enhancements and tools for the digital media experience in Windows XP. The Bonus Pack contains Plus! MP3 Converter LE, new skins, new visualizations, Windows Media Player for Windows XP Powertoys, Windows Media Player Skin Importer, and the Windows Movie Maker Creativity Kit. This document provides installation instructions and other information about Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP.
Messenger 4.6 + Add-in support
New version, not sure what it does but you need it to have add-in support, not sure what that does either :-)
Office XP Service Pack1
As posted to you allready
Seems to be issues when installing on illegal copies !!
Mine installed fine.
Office Hotfix Installer
Ohotfix.exe is a software program designed to help administrators deploy update files within their organizations. OHotFix works by reading a series of deployment instructions contained in an INI file, and then using those instructions to apply an update to the computer. OHotFix can also check applications on the computer to determine which updates need to be applied, and it can order a group of update files so that an installation is optimized.
Inventory Tool 1.0
The Office Update Inventory Tool allows administrators to inventory the state of updates across all of their Office installations and generate reports on the information.
For More Information - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q312982
First fix for Exchange 2000 since SP2
A default Exchange installation creates an Exchange Domain Servers group for each domain within the forest. This group contains the computer accounts for each Exchange server within a given domain. These groups are granted access to all Exchange public folder and mailbox stores in the forest. If you use certain customer topologies, you may want to restrict access to mailbox stores only to the local server that hosts the stores.
OWA on exchange 5.5 security fix
This fix was released twice this week!
MS publishes template for their own downloadcenter?
At least that is what I think it is, check it out
2000 Load Balancing Tool
Use this tool to save configuration information, obtain server status, and set a server online or offline
Patch: Win2k RIPrep needs to support Win2k SRV, ADS and XP client images
Microsoft has released a patch that updates Riprep.exe to allow the creation/deployment of Windows XP images across a Windows 2000 RIS server.
For More Information - http://support.microsoft.com/support/misc/kblookup.asp?ID=313069
IIS Lockdown Tool (version 2.1)
I forgot to mention this in the previous issue, but the lockdown tool has been updated and now includes the URL scanner!
IIS Lockdown Wizard version 2.1 works by turning off unnecessary features, thus reducing attack surface available to attackers. To provide multiple layers of protection against attackers, URLscan, with customized templates for each supported server role, is integrated into the IIS Lockdown Wizard.
To keep the server completely secure, however, all hotfixes are required before and after applying IIS Lockdown Wizard to stay protected against known security vulnerabilities
Designed for business users and enterprise media professionals, Microsoft Producer is a free add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint® version 2002. It helps you capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video, slides, and images—resulting in engaging rich-media presentations viewable on demand in a Web browser. Read this overview to learn how it can bring your business communications to life.
ISA Server flash Demo
In today's environment, having a secure network is of utmost importance to the connected business. Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server provides the protection you need from a secure firewall. Furthermore, the connected business demands high performance to deliver Web-based content to its users. ISA Server accelerates Internet access by means of caches. ISA Server pre-fetches Web sites during off-peak hours (for example, at night or on weekends) so that the content can be delivered to users from cache on-demand.
By watching this
demonstration, you will learn about the ben
Winzip 8.1 released
Get this best zip tool, now optimised for XP
XP Upgrades for USB 2 and Bluetooth on Tap
Microsoft will upgrade Windows XP next year to support two important emerging technologies, the company said this week. Support USB 2.0, a next-generation system bus which supports data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbs will be added first, with the final code expected early next year. Meanwhile, XP will be upgraded to support Bluetooth, a wireless technology for small connected devices, by mid-2002. Both technologies were originally left out of XP because of timing; neither was ready for inclusion in the OS, which went gold in late August.
I have Beta drivers for USB 2.0 on XP and win2k, if you want let me know.
Microsoft Unveils Project 2002 Product Family
This week, Microsoft announced that the next version of its project-planning and administration software, Project 2002, will become widely available in the first half of next year. Project 2002 significantly expands on the previous release, Project 2000, by adding a server version that will let administrators and project leaders manage a single, central pool of resources across all the projects in their enterprise. With its new enterprise bent, Project 2002 combines the intuitive project-management features of the past with new accessibility and collaboration capabilities, the company says.
NT Server 4.0 to disappear in July 2003
Microsoft on Friday released its retirement schedule for NT Server 4.0 operating system. All sales will end by July 2003, and companies will start having to pay for support.
There it goes "My First NT Server" :-(
Read more on ZDNET
Windows 2000 SP3 Beta
Got a link for you, get it while it is there
MSN Explorer Build
Version 7.00.0021.1702 is available for download. There are no changes to the UI or features with this release. The fix will resolve problems around Messenger 4.5 and MSN Explorer 7 freezing with signing in.
Bill Gates: 'My computer crashes too
Bill Gates, the world's
richest man and boss of software giant Microsoft, has admitted that his
computer crashes and he's mostly looking forward to getting books for
He also revealed that he thinks Microsoft is a great place to work - and he's fed up with his long-running battle with the US government.
And when Sarah asked him what his PC was like, he confessed that it does crash. But he turned even that to Microsoft's advantage.
"I get to the bottom of it every time and that's part of the passion that I and a lot of Microsoft people have. We want to make a tool that we want to use ourselves."
Great Article on tuning XP !!!!
I wanted to write an article like this, fortunatly it is done!
Note the great XP links at the end of the article
So you think you know XP?
You think XP is just win2k with a fancy new look?
Well read this articles and realise that you don't know shiit !
THanks to Nick Stam for the links
There's another good one I've seen before at the link below, though I'm not sure if the same authors were involved -- no byline on MS whitepapers.
We also have a story on XP Kernel enhancements by Jay Munro at:
Neowin.net for some news tips and Stu Sjouwerman of
late, got to go and get some sleep, no spell checking so