Thursday, 05 May 2005

From now til June 8th, you can do your best to hack an IIS 6.0 server, and if you're successful, you'll win an Xbox. WindowsIT Pro has issues their Hack IIS 6.0 Challenge.

If you think you've got what it takes, head on over and hack away!

  • May 2 - Challenge begins with very basic static HTML web site to focus hackers on hacking IIS code
  • May 16 - ASP.NET web site put up to give more potential hacking angles
  • June 8 - Contest ends
  • June 9 - Winner (or lack of winner) announced at TechEd in Orlando.

All the details are here, and the rules are here.



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Thursday, 05 May 2005 22:16:21 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Microsoft recently opened the Beta program for Service Pack One for Virtual Server 2005.

SP1 provides support for 64-bit host operating systems including 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, performance enhancements, built-in support for network installations of guest operating systems, and several other features.

If you're a user of VS 2005 and want to enroll for the beta, visit the VS2005 SP1 information page. For information about Virtual Server 2005, go to the product page or read the whitepaper.



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Thursday, 05 May 2005 16:28:42 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I haven't done a whole lot of traveling recently, so when I did eight airplanes in three days earlier this week, it threw me for a bit of a loop. I think I was in Salt Lake City yesterday...

How do you really know when you're disoriented? I mean, if you're out of it, can you really judge whether or not you're out of it?

Here's one clue: I dutifully checked my calendar this morning and went to a 10am meeting. Only one problem. I was 24 hours early.

Yeah. Disoriented. Uh huh.



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Thursday, 05 May 2005 09:11:54 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Wednesday, 04 May 2005

Dave Bettin was right - it was worth the trip to Charleston in Omaha for a steak lunch. Wow. Much better than back in Oregon, for sure. It's been more than 15 years since I was last here. Now I see what they're all talking about.

Interestingly, the locals also say the best steaks get shipped out of Nebraska to people who will pay more. Hmmm... How do I get on that list??

There's this really, really bright thing in the sky, and when I go outside my eyes involuntarily squeeze shut. Anyone have any idea what that is?

Fast trip (too fast), nice people, heading back home this evening.



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Wednesday, 04 May 2005 10:37:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Monday, 02 May 2005

Lots and lots of SharePoint Portal Server related live webcasts coming up - here's a list of all the sessions (many are repeated):

Fri, 06 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: Getting Back to Normal: SharePoint Backup and Disaster Recovery (Level 300) Live Webcast
Thu, 12 May 2005 See how the Microsoft Office System can dramatically impact work productivity through collaboration Live Webcast
Mon, 16 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Mon, 16 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 101 (Level 100) Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Fri, 20 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Mon, 23 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Mon, 23 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does SharePoint Portal Server Hosting (Level 300) Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Level 300) Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 See how the Microsoft Office System can dramatically impact work productivity through collaboration Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Portals in an Adaptive Enterprise Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Fri, 27 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation (Level 300) Live Webcast
Tue, 31 May 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Boosting Corporate Productivity Through Portals and Collaboration (Level 100) Live Webcast
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 Improving Case Management Live Webcast
Tue, 21 Jun 2005 Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: SharePoint Deployment from Test to Production Live Webcast



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Monday, 02 May 2005 08:58:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Microsoft has a couple of online webcast workshops on secure coding coming up:

Sounds interesting. Secure coding is critical - much more so now than ever. Every developer of any web app should be required to become and stay proficient in secure coding.



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Monday, 02 May 2005 08:54:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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