Last weekend I decided I needed to improve my Powershell scripting skills for a technical training I’m attending this week and started working on a script that could download, install and configure several applications unattended on demand. More on that script in a later blog post, for now I will focus on a specific feature I needed to script in order to make it all work. One of the applications was still using a .

What can we expect to see of Windows 7 at the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (or PDC) next week? I take a sneak peak at some of the features or improvements leaked, discussed or presented the last couple of weeks. This list isn’t accurate as Microsoft has deliberately been quiet about Windows 7 and its main features. Expect to hear about most of the following article next week when Windows 7 is officially uncovered to developers, IT pros, the press and the rest of the public at Microsoft PDC 2008!

This post is about the emergency patch release today on Thursday 23rd of October. For more info: Bink.nu. This a re-posting of the Bink story. Microsoft has been quick to act on informing IT pros and the general public on the security issue in nearly every NT-based Windows version out in the wild however more details are still lacking. The bug concerns the Server service found in all NT-based Windows OS responsible for communication between computers in a Windows based Network allowing for remote execution of code.

This morning the monthly newsletter from the Technet team in the Netherlands was send out to thousands of Dutch IT Pros. Usually these have little news to me as it is mostly a summary of things going on and happening within Microsoft and new products released last few weeks. Every month Microsoft-vet Tony Krijnen writes this letter and sends it out. However … this month I noticed something different and consulted co-writer Raymond Comvalius.

Martijn Brant

Martijn is a Microsoft certified Azure Architect, loves to play with and share new tech with others.

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