Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New Content Management Functionality in Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft recently announced that EMC Corp's Documentum will offer better integration with Microsoft Office 2007, especially with SharePoint 2007. The Documentum product will offer it's content management functionality without requiring an upgrade.

There are two main new offerings from Microsoft:
  1. Content Services for SharePoint, which provides access to the Documentum repository within SharePoint so users can check documents in and out and manage metadata and virtual documents.
  2. Archive Services for SharePoint, which can either manually or automatically move content into SharePoint.
To read more about this, click here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Microsoft due to release 11 security updates on October 10, 2006

On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Microsoft will release 11 security updates. Six patches affect Windows, 4 affect Office, and 1 affecting the .Net Framework. A brief summary of these patches is listed below.

6 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Some of these updates will require a restart.

4 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft .NET Framework. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Moderate. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates may require a restart.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

In addition, Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center. This tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).


Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS

Microsoft will release No NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Although we do not anticipate any changes, the number of bulletins, products affected, restart information and severities are subject to change until released.

To help answer questions on these patches, Microsoft will be hosting a web cast on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, the day after the patch release. To sign-up for this web cast click here. For more information on these patches, goto to the Microsoft TechNet site.


Monday, October 02, 2006

Take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2006/09/26/772250.aspx and you'll notice an item buried in this announcement for Visual Studio SP1 Beta.

Development compatibility and support on Vista:
VS 2005 SP1 supported;
VS 2005 NOT supported;
VS 2003/2002 NOT supported;
VB6 supported!

Interesting! Thanks to Mark H. for passing this interesting tid-bit along.