hackers @ microsoft

“A new Microsoft blog aimed at hackers—white hat of course—went up over the weekend, and promises to be “a little different from most other blogs you’ll see on blogs.msdn.com.”  “hackers @ microsoft” is “*especially*” provided “AS IS.” In other words, don’t expect any “white hat hacker” support from hackers @ microsoft.” – Source

Happy Patch Tuesday


“Remote code execution is again the star of the latest Microsoft security bulletin. Eight of the nine patches that will be released Tuesday—and all six of the critical ones—address remote code execution, which seems to be the weapon of choice these days among the bad guys. The lone exception in this round of patches is an “important” fix that addresses the elevation of privileges in Virtual PC and Virtual Server.

Operating systems affected by Tuesday’s security bulletin include Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Server 2003. Other software that will need to be patched includes Internet Explorer, Office, Office 2004 for Mac, Visual Basic and XML Core Services. Enjoy!” – Source

The other Microsoft shoe has dropped

Microsoft Silverlight

Earlier I reported on the release of Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008. Now the development side of the equation is announced officially as betas and RCs.

“Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2, and Silverlight 1.0 RC” – Source

Windows “7”, formerly “Vienna”, in 2010

Windows 7

Microsoft is planning to ship its next major version of Windows–known internally as version “7”–within roughly three years, CNET News.com has learned. – Source (CNet)

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Microsoft’s 2008 Product Launch

Longhorn Server

“Kevin Turner, Micro-soft Corp.’s chief operating officer, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver last week that Windows Server 2008 — formerly code-named Longhorn Server — will be launched next February along with upgrades of SQL Server and Visual Studio.” – Source , Second Article

This is going to be a huge launch for Microsoft next year. They are releasing 3 major products at the same time; frankly I can’t wait. Those 3 products make up the best Windows development environment. Throw in Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 and you’ve got a solid development suite for Windows. Here is ‘Five things to know about Longhorn Server Core‘.