My first entry in my WordPress blog converted from Windows Live Spaces

2 10 2010

… and using the Windows Live Writer Beta:

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Nice & easy…

/Klaus Smile





Send SMSer fra Outlook 2007 med SMSOfficer

9 04 2008

Opret en konto på SMSOfficer via følgende link:

http://messaging.office.microsoft.com/HostingProviders.aspx?lc=1033

De kender en del danske udbydere (det har tidligere været en begrænsning for anvendelsen

af "Outlook Mobile Service" som denne teknoligi bygger på):

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Herefter går det slag i slag… på et tidspunkt SMSer de et password til mobiltelefonen,

som skal tastes ind for at validere tilmeldingen.

Genstart Outlook (husk det nu) og så er du klar!

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Hvis man har husket at genstarte Outlook, så fisker den selv mobiltelefonnummeret på

modtageren i adressekartoteket! (stor kunst ;-))

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Er det da gratis?

Næ, kun de første 10 SMSer, som åbenbart følger med tilmeldingen til servicen

(jeg har sendt 3 test SMSer da dette billede blev taget):

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23,75 Euros = 176,594551 Danish kroner

176,594551 / 250 = 0,706378204

Altså mindst 71 øre pr. SMS – det er vel ikke ligefrem billigt i dagens Danmark…

Alt dette (med de 10 gratis SMS’er og prisen efterfølgende) skriver de klogeligt ikke noget om,

ved indskrivningen :-)

Prøv det – det virker upåklageligt, men husk prisen!

Klaus Wagtberg

Kilde: http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/archive/2008/04/07/introducing-smsofficer.aspx





Kan man få stress af sin søgemaskine?

18 01 2007

 - Absolut… men hun er nu sød :-)

Microsoft har lanceret et nyt website til deres Search Live teknologi (www.msdewey.com): 

Ms. Dewey (Microsoft Search Live technology)

Men vær klar med et-eller-andet du vil søge efter – hun er noget utålmodig…

Prøv det – det er en udsøgt & sjov fornøjelse,

Klaus Wagtberg





Windows Vista ReadyBoost

10 09 2006

Windows Vista RC1 (build 5600) er den første reelt brugbare version af de utallige Windows Vista beta udgaver der har været frigivet. RC1 virker til gengæld fremragende. Vista indeholder fantastisk mange nye lækre funktioner & detaljer – jeg vender aldrig tilbage til XP :-)

En meget anderledes ny feature i Vista er "ReadyBoost" – en mulighed for at speede systemet op ved at allokere noget ekstern memory (fx en USB memory stick) til at håndtere de mest anvendte filer på harddisken.

Det er meget nemt at anvende. I det øjeblik du sætter USB nøglen i din PC,  tilbyder "Autoplay" funktionen "Speed up my system". Herefter checker Vista om den tilbudte eksterne memory er anvendelig (hurtighed & plads) til ReadyBoost.

 

Hvis man ikke bestemmer sig på dette tidspunkt af processen, kan man til enhver tid slå ReadyBoost til ved at vælge fanebladet "ReadyBoost" under "Properties" for den "flytbare disk".

 

Vista opretter herefter selv en ReadyBoost Cache File med den aftalte størrelse på USB nøglen:

ReadyBoost cache filen fyldes automatisk med en kopi af de mest anvendte små-filer (meget store filer læses hurtigere fra harddisken) således at disse hentes fra memory i stedet for harddisken (det er ca. 10 gange hurtigere). Hvis man fjerner USB nøglen igen sker der ikke andet end at de cachede filer igen hentes fra harddisken, som normalt.

Microsoft anbefaler at anvende op til 2,5 x intern memory som ReadyBoot cache (dog minimum 256MB og maksimum 4GB (FAT32 begrænsning)).

Man skal være opmærksom på at den memory key man anvneder skal være hurtig nok, hvilket vil sige: 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads og 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes. Vista checker selv om USB nøglen er anvendelig, men der findes også test værktøj på nettet der kan udføre en performance test af et disk drive, fx HDTach:

Source: http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public/index.php?req…

— oOo — 

Her er en meget oplysende Q&A om ReadyBoost fra Tom Archer’s Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/tomarcher/archive/2006/06/02…):

Q: What perf do you need on your device?
A: 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes
Q: My device says 12MB/sec (or 133x or something else) on the package but windows says that it isn’t fast enough to use as a ReadyBoost device… why?
A: Two possible reasons:

  1. The numbers measure sequential performance and we measure random. We’ve seen devices that have great sequential perf, but horrible random
  2. The performance isn’t consistantly fast across the entire device. Some devices have 128M of lightning fast flash and the rest of the device is really slow. This is fine for some applications but not ReadyBoost.

Q: What’s the largest amount of flash that I can use for ReadyBoost?
A: You can use up to 4GB of flash for ReadyBoost (which turns out to be 8GB of cache w/ the compression)
Q: Why can’t I use more than 4GB of flash?
A: The FAT32 filesystem limits our ReadyBoost.sfcache file to 4GB
Q: What’s the smallest ReadyBoost cache that I can use
A: The smallest cache is 256MB (well, 250 after formatting). Post beta2, we may drop it another 10 MB or so.
Q: Ok… 256M-4GB is a pretty big range… any recommendations?
A: Yes. We recommend a 1:1 ratio of flash to system memory at the low end and as high as 2.5:1 flash to system memory. Higher than that and you won’t see much benefit.
Q: Isn’t this just putting the paging file onto a flash disk?
A: Not really – the file is still backed on disk. This is a cache – if the data is not found in the ReadyBoost cache, we fall back to the HDD.
Q: Aren’t Hard Disks faster than flash? My HDD has 80MB/sec throughput.
A: Hard drives are great for large sequential I/O. For those situations, ReadyBoost gets out of the way. We concentrate on improving the performance of small, random I/Os, like paging to and from disk.
Q: What happens when you remove the drive?
A: When a surprise remove event occurs and we can’t find the drive, we fall back to disk. Again, all pages on the device are backed by a page on disk. No exceptions. This isn’t a separate page file store, but rather a cache to speed up access to frequently used data.
Q: Isn’t user data on a removable device a security risk?
A: This was one of our first concerns and to mitigate this risk, we use AES-128 to encrypt everything that we write to the device.
Q: Won’t this wear out the drive?
A: Nope. We’re aware of the lifecycle issues with flash drives and are smart about how and when we do our writes to the device. Our research shows that we will get at least 10+ years out of flash devices that we support.
Q: Can use use multiple devices for EMDs?
A: Nope. We’ve limited Vista to one ReadyBoost per machine
Q: Why just one device?
A: Time and quality. Since this is the first revision of the feature, we decided to focus on making the single device exceptional, without the difficulties of managing multiple caches. We like the idea, though, and it’s under consideration for future versions.
Q: Do you support SD/CF/memory stick/MMC/etc.?
A: Mostly. In beta2, we added support for a small number of SD/CF cards on internal USB2 & PCIe busses. RC1 has a much broader support range.
Q: Why don’t you support SD on my USB2.0 external card reader?
A: We unfortunately don’t support external card readers – there were some technical hurdles that we didn’t have time to address. In general, if a card reader shows a drive without media in it (like a floppy drive or CD ROM does), we can’t use it for ReadyBoost.
Q: Will it support all USB drives, regardless of how they are ID’d to the OS ("hard disk drive" or "Device with Removable Storage")?
A: We have no way to tell what is on the other end of a USB cable so we do some basic size checks (since no one has a 200GB flash device ;-) ) and then perform our speed tests. HDD will not, however, pass our speed tests, and there is no benefit to using a USB HDD for ReadyBoost.
Q: Can you use an mp3 player to speed up your system?
A: Not currently. MP3 players use the ‘plays for sure’ interfaces to expose themselves to Windows. We require that the device appear as a disk volume. These aren’t currently compatible.
Q: How much of a speed increase are we talking about?
A: Well, that depends. On average, a RANDOM 4K read from flash is about 10x faster than from HDD. Now, how does that translate to end-user perf? Under memory pressure and heavy disk activity, the system is much more responsive; on a 4GB machine with few applications running, the ReadyBoost effect is much less noticable.
Q: I can’t get my device to work with ReadyBoost… can I lower the perf requirements?
A: Unfortunately, no. We’ve set the perf requirements to the lowest possible throughput that still makes your system faster. If we lowered the perf requirements, then there wouldn’t be a noticeable benefit to using ReadyBoost. Remember, we’re not adding memory, we’re improving disk access.
Q: Which manufacturers support ReadyBoost?
A: Well, I hope that all of them do, eventually. Right now, we’re working with manufacturers to create a program that will allow them to identify ReadyBoost capable devices on their packaging.

Prøv det!

Klaus





Blog post fra Office Word 2007 (Beta 2)

15 08 2006

Her med en test af Office Word 2007 (Beta 2) som editor for blog posts (på ”godt” dansk…)

Umiddelbart virker det unødvendigt at skulle installere (og vedligeholde) en speciel blog editor applikation (Windows Live Writer) hvis Word har samme funktionalitet indbygget.

Her er et billede af processen (fra før denne linie blev skrevet):

<her er så ikke noget billede for det kommer ikke med ud igennem systemet alligevel >

En af de vigtigste parametre for om en blog editor virker er at den er rigtig WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) så man undgår at skulle checke resultatet i bloggen for så efterfølgende at skulle tilbage for at redigere den originale tekst.

Desuden er det selvfølgelig godt at kunne udgive (publish) blog posten direkte fra applikationen (altså skal man kunne konfigurere Word til at kende ens blog site, inklusive username/password).

Prøv det!

Klaus Wagtberg

Andet forsøg: billedet kom ikke med i første forsøg – nu har jeg mellemlandet som PDF fil og indsat det igen… here we go: Publish!

3. forsøg: billedet er stadig ikke med – nu har jeg erstattet det med et HP logo (en jpg-fil) der ikke fylder så meget (44 KB vs 120KB for PDF filen) Publish!

4. forsøg: Hmmm… det virker ikke overbevisende – nu er billedet indsat med Insert – Picture menuen i Word og er nu en 5 KB stor jpg fil (et FCK logo). Publish!!

5. forsøg: OK jeg giver op i denne omgang… jeg gider ikke at læse i dokumentation for at få det her til at virke. Det burde ikke være nødvendigt.

Konklusion: ”Windows Live Writer” vinder 1. omgang (begge produkter er trods alt i beta udgaver, så der må testes igen senere) på Teknisk Knok Out – det er simpelt hen lettere at gå til og virker umiddelbart som forventet. Publish!

 





Windows Live Writer

14 08 2006

 

Opdateret den 6. juni 2007:

"Windows Live Writer Beta 2" er nu tilgængelig: 

Kilde: http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/

Det kan både anvendes til Microsofts eget blog site (Windows Live Spaces) og til andre blog sites.

Man kan også "blogge" direkte fra Office Word 2007 – så nu må det komme an på en test, hvilke at disse to muligheder der virker bedst.

Prøv det!

Klaus Wagtberg





Gratis Microsoft downloads

2 08 2006
 
 
 

Her er links til en hel række af gratis software downloads fra Microsoft – en hel del af dem er ganske uundværlige i det daglige arbejde og andre er af mere kuriøs karakter. Jeg har sorteret alle spil & screensavere fra…
 
God fornøjelse,
 
Klaus Wagtberg
 
 

WINDOWS  XP GOODIES  

Agent components provide animated characters (Genie, Merlin, PeedyRobby & "Custom") to appear during specific help or instruction. (Support FAQ)
 
Alt-Tab Replacement in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to, you also see a preview of the page. Helping when multiple sessions of open applications.  
 
Calculator Plus also performs many different types of conversions. 
 
ConferenceXP enables you to see and hear others in a virtual collaborative space, called a venue. You can collaborate on an electronic whiteboard or PowerPoint presentation, send messages and more.
 
FolderShare keeps important files at your fingertips – anywhere. All file changes are automatically synchronized between linked computers, so you always access the latest documents, photos, and files.
 
GroupBar desktop tool offers enhanced window management capabilities in a taskbar-like setting. The basic concept is that through simple drag-and-drop operations on window tiles within the bar, users can create lightweight, transient grouping relationships that allow them to perform certain higher-level window layout functions on multiple windows at once.
Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. Location Finder uses WiFi access points – or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available – to center and display the person’s location on the Windows Live Local, enabling the user to quickly and easily search in their present location. 
 
MapCruncher quickly converts existing maps into an online format that’s as fast and easy to use as Virtual Earth. PDF and raster maps can be converted in minutes just by clicking on corresponding landmarks on the user’s map and the global maps in Virtual Earth. MapCruncher re-projects the user’s map, rendering correctly registered and zoomed tiles that can be mashed up seamlessly with Virtual Earth’s standard road, aerial, and oblique imagery. (Support: Website
 
My Font Tool converts your handwriting into a TrueType font, making typed text appear as though you had written it by hand. 
 
Open Command Window Here adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder.
 
Power Calculator can graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions.
 
Scalable Fabric is a task management system for the Windows desktop. A central focus area, defined by you, contains windows that behave in the traditional way. When you drag a window into the periphery, it becomes smaller and continues to get smaller the closer you get to the edge of the screen. This makes it possible to keep windows open all the time, and change "minimize" to mean "return to the periphery". Groups of windows can easily be created to represent different user tasks. Switching between groups is done simply by clicking on the task marker flag.
 
Taskbar Magnifier magnifies part of the screen from the taskbar.
 
TIME ZONES: There are two handy programs that help deal with multiple Time Zones: Premium Time Zone requires genuine Windows XP, the Standard Time Zone program does not.
 
Tweak UI gives access to system settings that are not exposed in the default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
 
USB Flash Drive Manager will backup and restore files to/from a USB Flash Drive device. 
 
Virtual Desktop Manager manages up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar
Virtual Machine is Microsoft’s Java Virtual Machine for Internet Explorer, allowing you to view java applets on Web pages.
 
Webcam Timershot lets you take pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer and save them to a location that you designate.
 
 
EBOOKS READER
eBooks Reader offers digital versions of printed books using ClearType technology. Free eBooks are offered by many book publishers and sold by popular online retailers. 
Optional Reference & Dictionaries
 
UTILITIES 
ActiveSync synchronization of Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications from your desktop to Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs & Smartphones. NOTE: ActiveSync Error Codes received after a synchronization attempt.
 
Clear Cache Feature for Internet Explorer  – automatically deletes all temporary Internet files, cookies, and history files. This was developed to programmatically clear these files when a corrupt entry caused errors with Internet Explorer.
 
ClearType Tuner fine tunes the ClearType technology via the Control Panel, making it easier to read text on your screen. A necessity for LCD screens (portables and flat screens) — Or try it On-Line. [Bonus = Consolas ClearType Font Pack]
 
Color Control Panel Applet adds a new "Color" item to the control panel, providing viewing and editing color management settings.
 
Desktop Language Settings allows you to identify and change language, keyboard, and regional settings for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office programs with a single tool.
 
Desktop Search – Enterprise Edition The latest version of Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is optimized with features that help the enterprise IT manager easily customize, deploy and manage the installation of desktop search across all users and computers in their organization. (Support: Administrator Guide & Developer’s Guide)
 
Font Properties Extension adds several new property tabs to the fonts dialog box. (Support: Website)
 
MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search, tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker and automatic form fill. (Support: Administration Guide & Toolbar Help - MSN Search SDK Beta
  • Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages. (Feedback)
  • Community Bar adds context-dependent content to the web browsing experience. As users browses the web, they can see (and leave) notes from other people who visited the same page, chat with other people viewing the same page, tag the page with a bookmark or category label, view all the inlinks to the page, find related pages, perform context-specific search, and see blog postings related to the page.
  • Games Add-in gives you 40+ puzzle games, 20+ card & board games, 150+ downloadable games, 20+ word & trivia games, 80+ free online games, with new games posted weekly.
  • Lotus Notes Add-in developed by MSN – This Protocol Handler allows you to easily find your Lotus Notes e-mail and search the contents within.
  • MSG iFilter Add-in to Desktop Search – This iFilter allows searching on all elements of your Outlook MSG (.MSG) files including Message Body; Subject; From; From Name; From Address; To Name; To Address; CC Name; CC Address; Doc Title Prefix; Sent Date; Received Date; Primary Date; Conversation ID; Attachment Names and will indicate if an attachment is present within the .MSG. Additionally, content within attachments are indexed and searched. (Support: KB917402)
  • Phishing Filter Add-in works to prevent high-tech scams using phony web sites with actual brands designed to steal valuable personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers. (Support: How to. . ., Anti-phishing White Paper)
  • PHLAT (Prototype for Helpful Lookup and Tagging) is an interface for Windows Desktop Search, enabling search through a user’s own e-mail, files, and viewed Web pages. PHLAT makes it easy for users to specify queries and filters, attempting to integrate search and browsing in one intuitive interface. In addition, PHLAT supports a unified tagging scheme for organizing personal content across storage systems, such as files and e-mail. (Support: Blog Article)
  • PrivBar - An IE/Explorer toolbar to show current privilege level.
  • Search Preview Add-in - Make your searching more productive and convenient. Search Preview displays a thumbnail preview next to each result. Enlarge the preview by rolling over it and put an end to "click-look-back"
  • Weather Add-in Keeps the local three-day weather forecast at your fingertips.
  • Windows Live Favorites service allows you to store and quickly access all the interesting sites you find on the web from any computer, any time, any where.
  • Windows Rights Management Add-on provides a way for users to view, but not alter, files with restricted permission. These restrictions enable authors to prevent sensitive documents, Web-based information, and e-mail messages from being forwarded, edited, or copied by unauthorized individuals. These restrictions provide protection, not only while the information is in transit, but also after the recipient of the information has received it.
Mount ISO Files Virtually – this tool allows ISO image files to be mounted virtually as a CD/DVD device.
 
SequoiaView – Treemap visualization of hard drive’s contents. (Utilityapproved  by the PowerToys group)
 
Shared Computer Toolkit is designed for schools, libraries, Internet and gaming cafés, community centers, and other locations where are "shared" computer is used.
 
SyncToy helps copy, move, and synchronize files with digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. (Support: How to  . . .)
 
System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe) has been updated with a Tools Tab. The System Configuration utility automates the routine troubleshooting steps used when diagnosing system configuration issues. (Support: How to . . .
 
Transliteration Utility (TU) tool for transliterating one natural language script to another (like Serbian Latin to Serbian Cyrillic or Latin to Inuktitut). Plus, it can be used to create, edit, debug, and test natural language transliteration modules used to convert one script to another. (Support: How to . . .)
 
Tweakomatic utility that writes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts enablimg you to retrieve and/or configure Windows and Internet Explorer settings locally or remotely.
 
User State Migration Tool (USMT) migrates user files and settings during large deployments of Windows 2000 or XP. USMT captures desktop, network and application settings as well as a user files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation. (Support: Homepage)
 
Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows running multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system. (Support: Technical Overview)
 
VirtualWiFi is an architecture for wireless LAN (WLAN) cards, that abstracts a single WLAN card to appear as multiple virtual WLAN cards to the user. The user can then configure each virtual card to connect to a different wireless network. Therefore, VirtualWiFi allows a user to simultaneously connect his machine to multiple wireless networks using just one WLAN card.
 
 
SUPPORT & TROUBLESHOOTING
Bootvis – Microsoft states this tool is no longer available, but they still “support it”.  Bootvie “was” a performance tracing and visualization tool designed to help identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.  (Alternate Download: MajorGeeks
 
Desktop Heap Monitor examines usage of a WIN32 subsystem that has an internal heap area known as "desktop heap". When running large number of Windows-based programs, "Out Of Memory" error messages appear when you attempt to start new programs or try to use programs that are already running, even though you still have plenty of physical and pagefile memory available. (Support: KB126952)
 
DLL Online Help Database – helps identify DLL version conflicts.
 
Fiddler is an HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. (Support: HTTP Debugging)
 
Guided Help (depending on the problem) can automatically guide you through various steps to perform some diagnostic tasks yourself. (Support: How to . . .
 
MDAC Component Checker tool is designed to help you determine installed version information and diagnose installation issues with the Microsoft Data Access Components (Support: MDAC Website)
 
Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors.
 
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 a home networking environment. (Support: KB914440)
 
PortQry Command Line Port Scanner is a command-line utility that helps troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity issues. The utility reports the port status of TCP and UDP ports on a computer you choose. For details, see KB310099 and description. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)
 
Port Reporter logs TCP and UDP port activity on a local Windows system. Port Reporter is a small application that runs as a service logging which ports are used, which process is using the port, if the process is a service, which modules the process has loaded and which user account is running the process. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)
Port Reporter Parser Tool is a log parser for Port Reporter log files. Port Reporter Parser has many features that can help you analyze Port Reporter log files.  
Product Support’s Reporting Tools and Premier Services Reporting Utility (Alliance version) facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. There are 8 specialty versions, one for each of the following support scenario categories: Alliance, Directory Services (not for NT 4.0), Networking, Clustering, SQL, Software Update Services, MDAC and Base / Setup / Storage / Print / Performance. (Support: Blog Article & Overview)
 
User Mode Process Dumper (userdump) dumps any running Win32 processes memory image (including system processes such as csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, services.exe, etc) on the fly, without attaching a debugger, or terminating target processes. Generated dump file can be analyzed or debugged by using the standard debugging tools.
 
User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe) deletes all data that is stored in a user profile. This includes desktop settings, favorites, program-specific data that is contained in the Application Data folder, and the contents of the My Documents folder.
 
User Profile Hive Cleanup is a service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems ensuring that user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off when using Roaming Profiles or locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit. 
 
Video Decoder Checkup Utility helps determine if an MPEG-2 DVD video decoder is installed, and whether it’s compatible with Windows Media Player 10 or Windows XP Media Center Edition.
 
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility can remove a program’s Windows Installer configuration information if experiencing installation (Setup) problems.  
 
Windows Support Tools are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems. 
 
 
SECURITY, ANTI-SPYWARE & ANTI-VIRUS 
Baseline Security Analyzer includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products: Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0, and 6.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 and 2003. MBSA also scans for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs published to Microsoft Update. (Support Tool: Visio Connector for MBSA 2.0, MBSA Homepage)
 
Malicious Software Removal Tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. (Updated on the second Tuesday of each month.)  
 
Promqry and PromqryUI enable you to detect a network sniffer that is running on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 or XP. If a system has network interfaces in promiscuous mode, it may indicate the presence of a network sniffer running on the system.
PromqryUI provides a Windows graphical interface that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.
Promqry is a command line tool that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.
Windows Defender helps you stay productive by protecting computers against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
 
Windows Live Safety Center – A Web service designed to help ensure the health of your computer with free scanning tools helping get rid of unwanted software.   
 
 
MULTIMEDIA
CD Slide Show Generator can view images burned to a CD as a slide show.
 
"Decades" Auto Playlist Pack include dozens new auto playlists to organize your music by decades—from the 1940s through the new millennium.
 
Device Manager Software Development Kit (SDK) helps you work with devices that support the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).
 
Easy Camera Calibration Tool can be used to determine a camera’s internal parameters (focal length, aspect ratio, radial distortion, etc.). The technique only requires the camera to observe a planar pattern shown at a few (at least two) different orientations. Either the camera or the planar pattern can be freely moved. The motion need not be known. (Support: Website)
 
GroupShot creates a composite image from a series of photos. The photos must be of the same scene, taken from the same point of view within a short period of time. The application uses regions that you indicate to build a composite image automatically. (Support: Help & Website)
 
HTML Slide Show Wizard helps you create an HTML slide show of your digital pictures, ready to place on your Web site.
 
Image Resizer enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click. (Support: How to . . .)

JetStream Image Editor with cut and paste tool, based on sequential curve growing with interaction. (Support: Website)

 
Max  makes lists of photos and turns them into beautiful slide shows to share. Max is built on the next-generation WinFX Runtime Components tehcnology that will drive the development of Windows Vista applications. (Support: Setup Guide)
 
Media Audio 9 Lossless to PCM Converter - This command line tool converts files encoded using Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless back into the original PCM WAV format.
 
Media Bonus Pack is fully packed with utilities, PowerToys, visualizations, skins, sound effects, and much more. (Net Install Version)
 
Media Capture enables video content authors to capture uncompressed AVI files with mono, stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 channels of audio, with up to 24 bit resolution and sampling rates up to 192KHz. Media Capture supports a broad range of video and audio capture cards, and includes the complete source code for developers who wish to build their own capture applications.
 
Media Encoder provides support for high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more. (Support: Introduction to . . .)
 
Media Encoder Studio Edition is a powerful tool for video professionals, focused on the creation of high-quality, offline encoded content.
 
Media Mono to Multichannel Wave Combiner 9 Series - This command line tool will combine 2, 6 or 8 mono WAV files into an audio-only AVI file that can be used as a source with the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series.
 
Media Player Software Development Kit (SDK) introduces a range of new features and functionality for customizing the Player and Player Control.
 
Media Professional Exhibitor is a powerful tool intended for playback of Windows Media files at full-screen resolution at all times. All transport and playlist controls appear on a (required) second monitor allowing for a theatrical viewing experience. 
 
Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit introduces the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), which enables you to manage content on any portable device. 
 
Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, Email, or CD. [Fun Packs: Winter 2002 & 2003 - Creative Audio, Titles,  Custom Effects and Transitions] (Support: Blog Posting)
 
Paint.Net originated as a Computer Science senior design project at Washington State University, and is still developed by the two alumni Rick Brewster and Tom Jackson who now work for Microsoft. Don’t forget the Free Paint.Net Plug-Ins!
 
Photo Story create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. 
 
Producer 2003 for users of PowerPoint 2002 & 2003, includes improved audio and video quality, better synchronization, and presentation-sharing tools.
 
RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for serious photographers. Organize and work with digital RAW files in Windows Explorer (much as you can with JPEG images). This tool provides thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images. (Support: White Paper
 
TweakMediaPlayer gives users easy access to advanced settings for the library, CD burning, and full-screen mode. Use this plug-in to adjust music queuing in the library, automatic volume leveling for burning audio CDs, full-screen animations, and much more.
 
Video Cube allows you to load an AVI movie file as a volume, and play back the movie sampling space and time in different ways. It also provides a single cutting plane for interactively viewing single spacetime slices of the video. (Support: Video Cubisum)
HARDWARE
Fingerprint Reader – DigitalPersona Password Manager 1.0 (Support: How to . . .)
 
Keyboard - IntelliType 5.5  Sofware for Windows 2000/XP and Windows XP 64 OEM Version
 
Mouse & Trackball – IntelliPoint 5.5  Software for Windows 2000/XP, Windows XP 64 Bit  and  Windows 2000/XP & XP 64 OEM Version (Support: How to . . . )







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