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In the early days of .NET I remember being hugely impressed by Code Access Security. It gave administrators total control over what .NET code was permitted to run. It’s true that the configuration tool was a little intimidating, but there were even wizards to adjust .NET security, trust an assembly, or fix an application –
…continue reading The end of Code Access Security in Microsoft .NET
Microsoft has released a tutorial game called Ribbon Hero in its Office Labs. This installs an Office add-in for Word and Excel which watches you work. It has several features. When you perform an action such as Copy and Paste for the first time, it awards you points. You get further points by performing “challenges”,
…continue reading What does Ribbon Hero say about Microsoft Office?
I have mixed feelings about the recent government recommendations from France and Germany to switch from Internet Explorer for security reasons.
Although raising security awareness seems on the face of it to be a good thing, this is naïve advice and may do more harm than good. Security is a complex and multi-faceted problem, and
…continue reading Government security advice is misguided; switching browsers will not make you safe
Many of us want access to our documents from anywhere these days, and if you are still storing documents on a Windows server then remote access to documents usually means either VPN or SharePoint. VPN is heavy on bandwidth and not great for security, so SharePoint seems the obvious solution.
SharePoint is a mixed bag
…continue reading SharePoint Explorer View hassles show benefits of cloud storage
I’ve held back comment on the much-hyped HP and Microsoft three-year deal announced on Wednesday mainly because I’ve been uncertain of its significance, if any. It didn’t help that the press release was particularly opaque, full of words with many syllables but little meaning. I received the release minutes before the conference call, during which
…continue reading New HP and Microsoft agreement commits $50 million less than similar 2006 deal
I have a theory that Microsoft’s Small Business Server (SBS), which is meant to be easy to manage, is actually more complex than a full-blown multiple server setup – though you can now
…continue reading Crazy Microsoft stuff
Google has announced a new feature – the ability to upload any type of file to its online storage. Over the next couple of weeks, we are rolling out the ability for Google Apps users to easily upload and securely share any type of file internally and externally using Google Docs. You get 1 GB of storage per user, and you can upload files up to 250 MB in size…Combined with shared folders in Google Docs, the upload feature is a great way to collaborate on files with coworkers and external parties. Additional storage is
…continue reading Store any type of file in Google Apps – in effect, GDrive