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January 2007 - Posts

The first of these two is a serious issue IMHO (so, much more than a mere annoyance). I hope Microsoft looks hard at fixing this one for us Tablet users! When UAC is enabled on a Vista machine, you switched to the Secure Desktop to authorise privileged Read More...
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Delegation is a feature of Kerberos authentication that allows a server to obtain a Kerberos ticket on behalf of an end user without ever having access to the end user's password. This functionality allows Kerberos to solve typical "double-hop" Read More...
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Alan makes a bold claim - the iPhone is so far beyond a smarphone device that it's almost as if Steve Jobs has come from 2020 to announce it this year. It's so capable that it deals a "mortal blow" to other vendors in the smartphone Read More...
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Mikal thinks it's a bit creepy that you need a secret handshake to submit a session breakout paper for Tech.Ed 2006 in the US. For as long as I've known (but that's probably only been the last few years) open submission of papers has not been Read More...
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In Part 3 of this series we look at setting up Kerberos Authentication in the simplest possible scenario. If you missed Parts 1 ( What is Kerberos and how does it work ) and 2 ( Service Principal Names ) they may be worth reading first. In this scenario, Read More...
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I'm not sure who designed the UI for the Add/Remove Windows Components feature in Vista, but that's got to be one of my biggest peeves. If you install/uninstall components (such as IIS) the checkboxes are not tri-state (no sub features, default Read More...
Sometimes when looking at your dump files, the actual cause isn't possible to determine due to issues such as memory corruption. For example a buggy module may write to some memory address that it doesn't own. When the real owner comes to read Read More...
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Virtual PC 2007 RC1 is now available from Microsoft Connect . New improvements include PXE support, fixes for keyboard input lagging on certain laptop chipsets and BSODs when starting Virtual PC after suspending or hibernating your machine. Read More...
Here are some more of my favourite (sic) annoyances with Vista. In Internet Explorer you now get a pop-out favourites list by default. However if you have many favourites, especially those with long titles this display is next to useless. I have over Read More...