Monthly Archives: July 2006

Firefox Fixes 12 Security Holes

I’m continually dispelling the myth that MSIE has security holes while FireFox is immune to these type of problems. It’s simply not so — here’s the current released update to Firefox which resolves 12 security holes. Some exploits can be used to execute malicious code on … Continue reading

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Skype Internet Phone Service Releases Toolbar for Microsoft Office

While Microsoft’s new Windows Live Messenger supports VOIP (Voice Over IP) Skype was the first to bring "phone services" to the masses.   Yesterday, Skype released their Office Toolbar for Microsoft Office 2000, XP and 2003. Place calls and send … Continue reading

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The Free Paint.NET Finally Has a Home (Address)

My favorite FREE alternative to PhotoShop is Paint.NET — I’m very happy they finally moved to an easier to remember URL GetPaint.net (they were previously located at Washington State University’s  eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net).   "Paint.NET started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project … Continue reading

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Microsoft Updates Network Diagnostics for Windows XP

Microsoft’s updated Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool (xpnetdiag) analyzes information about your network connectivity to help troubleshoot some of the most common connection problems encountered in home networking environment. (Support Document: KB914440) The Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool analyzes the following: IP … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Windows Live Gallery Website

Windows Live Gallery — Microsoft’s new website is a one-stop shop for Gadgets, add-ins, and extensions to customize and personalize Windows Live products and services, and Windows Sidebar, too. GADGETS are mini-applications that live on your Live.com homepage or Windows Sidebar and deliver games, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 2007 Developer ScreenCasts

The Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 featured many breakout sessions organized into technical tracks.     "How Do I?"  Developer-oriented videos demonstrating the new features in Office 2007. Building ASP.NET Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Creating and Customizing Site Pages with … Continue reading

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Watch Two Episodes from Microsoft’s “Office Noir”

Learn about Microsoft’s upcoming Office 2007 — while being entertained at the same time!   Office Noir Chapter I:  One Version of the Truth When Kate Wolf, B-Town’s ace detective, runs into an old flame, she promises to find out why his fiancé … Continue reading

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