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SharePoint 2007 tip: use Explorer not the browser to upload documents

I am testing SharePoint on my local network. MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) 2007 is installed, on Hyper-V of course. I go to the default site and create a new document library. Navigate to the new library, and select multiple upload. Select all the file in an existing network share that contains just over 1000

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Is it OK to rip a CD, then sell it?

I’ve been mulling over this comment on the Music Magpie web site:

We originally launched musicmagpie as an easy way for everyone to turn their old CDs into cash so that they did not have to be thrown away if they had decided to go digital.

Music Magpie is a second-hand CD retailer which cleverly

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Google says top two results get most of the hits – but what about ads?

A post on the Official Google Blog says that the first two search results get most of the clicks:

This pattern suggests that the order in which Google returned the results was successful; most users found what they were looking for among the first two results and they never needed to go further down the

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Kaspersky site hacked through SQL injection

There are millions of sites out there vulnerable to SQL injection; apparently one of them (at least until yesterday) was that of the security software vendor kaspersky.com. A hacker codenamed unu posted details – not all the details, but enough to show that the vulnerability was real. The hack exposed username tables and possibly personal

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The Exchange VSS plug-in for Server 2008 that isn’t (yet)

If you install Exchange 2007 on Server 2008, one problem to consider is that the built-in backup is not Exchange-aware. You have to use a third-party backup, or hack in the old ntbackup from Server 2003. Otherwise, Exchange might not be restorable, and won’t truncate its logs after a backup.

In June 2008 Scott Schnoll,

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Mixing Hyper-V, Domain Controller and DHCP server

My one-box Windows server infrastructure is working fine, but I ran into a little problem with DHCP. I’d decided to have the host operating system run not only Hyper-V, but also domain services, including Active Directory, DNS and DHCP. I’m not sure this is best practice. Sander Berkouwer has a useful couple of posts in

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Hands on with Hyper-V: it’s brilliant

I have just installed an entire Windows server setup on a single cheap box. It goes like this. Take one budget server stuffed with 8GB RAM and two network cards. Install Server 2008 with the Hyper-V and Active Directory Domain Services, DNS and DHCP. Install Server 2003 on a 1GB Hyper-V VM for ISA 2006.

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Windows security and the UAC debate: Microsoft misses the point

Poor old Microsoft. When User Account Control was introduced in Windows Vista the crowd said it was too intrusive, broke applications, and not really more secure – partly because of the “OK” twitch reflex users may suffer from. In Windows 7 UAC is toned-down by default, and easy to control via an easy-to-find slider. Now

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Farewell to Ensemble Studios and thanks for Age of Empires

Saw this sad note on the Ensemble Studios site today:

Ensemble Studios created the Age of Empires series of games; I’ve played these since the first release and had a huge amount of fun. Some of the best times have been with multiplayer with friends and family on a home network. The games combine

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Facebook as groupware

There was a brief interview with Joe Gilder, a student at Bristol University, on the BBC Today programme this morning – why does he use Facebook, which is 5 years old today?

For me it’s the most important thing around. I know exactly what’s going on everywhere through what’s on my Facebook profile. Societies,

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