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myITforum Daily Newsletter; October 23, 2006

myITforum Daily Newsletter
Daily Newsletter
October 23, 2006

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Today's Web blog Posts
Today's Industry News
Today's Job Postings
IT's Potential Realized
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Community Notes

Today: 3 new web-based forums created for your posting pleasure

We’ve taken the wraps off of 3 new forums on the site today. Feel free to post-away. Click to access them:

1. Windows Vista

2. Internet Explorer

3. Firefox

New UK SMS User Group Starting Up

If you're interested in finding out more about this User Group, want to join, or simply want to receive their coming newsletter, drop by the site:

http://www.smsug.co.uk/

myITforum.com Email Discussion List Update

The email discussion lists were failing yesterday due to a high volume of messages in the Spooler (i.e., 70,000+ email messages!). The problem has been fixed and the email discussion lists are back up and running.

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Today's Articles

SMS 2003

Modifying SMS Reports To Show More Than 1,000 Values
by Don Hite - 10/23/2006
By default the SMS report viewer only returns a maximum of 1,000 records or rows when you click Values for your prompted reports. To modify this default setting you can modify the registry on your reporting servers.

Scripting

Windows Powershell in Action
by jim holbach - 10/23/2006
I got my copy this week of Bruce Payette’s soon-to-be-released book “Windows Powershell in Action”.

SQL Server

The SQL Server 2005 Configuration Manager
by Don Hite - 10/23/2006
The SQL Server Configuration Manager is an MMC snap-in that allows you to control your SQL services and network protocols.

Windows, Hardware and Gadgets, Scripting

Server Hardware Information Script
by Don Hite - 10/23/2006
The script below will take a list of machine names from a text file called MachineList.Txt and write Server Hardware Information to an excel spreadsheet

Windows Mobile

Freeware Pocket Dictionary
by John Gormly - 10/23/2006
PocketDict is a Freeware English dictionary with for Pocket PC. With fast look-up and comprehensive definitions, this is a must have for all Pocket PC users.

Security

You've been hacked - Ten Important Steps to take for Recovery
by Harry Waldron - 10/23/2006
Here are some ideas that might help on "what to do" if your web servers are compromised.

Web Technologies

Internet Explorer 7 - An EXCELLENT upgrade from IE 6
by Harry Waldron - 10/23/2006
I had been actively using the beta versions of IE 7 on all my home and work PCs, and was pleased especially with the more secure implementation. Think of a browser as being a compiler of objects at a web-site and how it has to protect us from a "sea of malware" out there.

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Today in the Forums

SMS 2003
RE: Update NIC drivers

Press Releases
RE: End-User Client Service Management Leader Connects Solution to MOM

Web Reporting
RE: List all collections a workstation is a member of??

SMS Feature Packs
Bad WinPE Corupted my ZTI Install

Windows Mobile
WM5 Fax Software

Windows PowerShell
"Windows PowerShell in Action" by Bruce Payette

Job Board
RE: Create your own work

Certification Contest
Altiris certification

HP - Compaq
dx5150 issues

HelpDesk Support and Issues
What tool are you using?

Windows Vista
RE: SMS, MOM tools on Vista RC2?

Wise Solutions
RE: Query on Wise Script

Windows Installer - MSI
RE: MSI pronunciation

MOM
RE: issue "only match alerts generated by rules in the following group"

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Today's Site Downloads

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Today's FAQ Items



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Today's Web blog Posts

Is the Moto Q missing the mark?
Motorola Inc. cell phone chief Ron Garriques promised investors in May that the company's new Q smartphone would follow the same trajectory as its smash hit Razr cell phone, selling 750,000 units in the first 90 days and 5 million in the first nine months....
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Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization Self Assessment Tool
The Microsoft infrastructure optimization self-assessment tool allows you to measure the optimization of your sites infrastructure by asking you some basic Yes or No based questions dealing with the four areas listed here: Identity and Access Management...
Read more...

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Today's Industry News

Quickstart for Microsoft Search Program
Take a look at the Quickstart for Microsoft Search Program if you’d like to become part of the Microsoft Search Community. Access to the Quickstart Portal is via Microsoft Passport via the Microsoft Partner Program, in order to gain access to the

Developers found making up hip-hop tunes with Office 2007
The Office 2007 platform is nearly ready and as such, it would be rude not to show the developer community how to create new Office code that connects to existing business applications. In all the companies I've worked for tools like Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint

SOPHOS: Symantec and McAfee should have prepared better for Microsoft Windows Vista
IT security firm Sophos is recommending that system administrators ask their security vendors if they are capable of properly protecting them on the forthcoming 64-bit version of Vista, as arguments continue regarding access to Microsoft's operating system

Resources for Webcast - An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology (October 23, 2006)
Webcast Resources: An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on October 23, 2006, entitled “ An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology ”. I hope you find

Microsoft sets bullish mobile target
Both RIM and Microsoft aim to double their user bases each year Microsoft aims to double the number of mobile phones running its Windows software this year from six million at the end of 2005 and to keep up this rate of growth in coming years, a Microsoft

Cisco launches 'telepresence' tool (AP)
AP - Video conferencing has long been plagued by the detached feel of talking to a television set, often with awkward audio delays and jerky video. But Cisco Systems Inc. on Monday launched a tool for orchestrating corporate meetings between far-flung

Configuring IIS for Transport Security
I’m hosting a WCF application in IIS that uses transport security. How do I configure the security settings for my Virtual Directory (VDir)? The general model that we try to promote in WCF is that if a setting is shared between multiple places, the value

BitTorrent to become key Ingredient in Internet-Connected Devices - Slippery Brick
Geekzone BitTorrent to become key Ingredient in Internet-Connected Devices Slippery Brick - 1 hour ago BitTorrent, today announced it is collaborating with a number of global hardware manufacturers to promote BitTorrent-embedded consumer products. BitTorrent

Cisco looks to push high-end IP video
Cisco this week is expected to launch its long-anticipated video communications technology - a combination of life-size displays and high-definition IP video designed to let customers replace in-person meetings with long-distance virtual powwows.

Protect yourself from medical ID theft
tucsoncitizen.com “…Medical identity theft occurs when someone, using a stolen Social Security number, assumes another person’s identity and obtains medical treatment under that identity. Medical identity theft often results in false

Employers make your private life their concern
delawareonline.com “…In many states, it is legal to hire, fire or promote based on what a company finds out about you in your nonwork world. That includes smoking.”

Parents, do you know who’s recruiting?
democratandchronicle.com ” Parents of high-schoolers, it’s time to decide whether you want military recruiters to have access to your child’s information — and if not, what to do about it.”

Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services [MSFT:WP]
Failing to protect customer privacy can lead to an erosion of trust. Over the last several years, Microsoft has established extensive internal guidelines for developers that help them protect customer privacy, give them a view into customer expectations

Darwin Online, The Complete Works - Technology News Daily
Playfuls.com Darwin Online, The Complete Works Technology News Daily - 57 minutes ago The complete works of one of history’s greatest scientists are to be made available for free on the World Wide Web. The entire works of Charles Darwin - 50,000 pages

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Today's Job Postings

SMS/MOM Job in RTP, NC
Have an opening for a 6 month contract. This contract will be to fully implement the following. -MOM 2005 (MP's setup) -SMS 2003 (client rollout and package creation) -Patch Management (start from scratch) -Knowledge Transfer (Documentation, and training)...

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IT's Potential Realized



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Today's Fun Click

Cereal City USA


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