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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Visual Studio and ASP.NET Beta 2

Microsoft announced on April 15th the release of Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2005 Beta 2 (according to MSDN). Microsoft has also announced a Go-Live license for these products. To find out more about the Go-Live license, visit http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/golive/. The Go-Live license is very similar to the one released with the original version. It allows a user to release applications, websites, or web services to the public under specific guidelines and regulations. A list of these guidelines is available by visiting the website above.

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New Windows Security Forum

There is a new windows security forum available at WindowsAdvice.com. To access the forum, visit http://www.windowsadvice.com/forums/18/ShowForum.aspx. If you have an RSS feed, you may also consume the RSS by using http://www.windowsadvice.com/forums/rss.aspx?ForumID=18&Mode=0.

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ASP.NET 2.0 QuickStart Tutorial

The ASP.NET 2.0 QuickStart Tutorial has been released for the upcoming release of Beta 2. You can find the tutorial by visiting http://beta.asp.net/quickstart.

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Using TightVNC with Windows

Use TightVNC to remotely control your server or PC in session…

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Microsoft Security Updates

I’ve been asked by many after a recent post about MS security updates how they could find out what products are affected. You can view the security updates and narrow down particular products by visiting the TechNet Security Bulletin Search site at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx.

For instance, choose to view all of the security bulletins for the past 2 weeks. If TechNet recently made a security posting, you will see quite a few. Then, narrow down your particular products to ensure you are secure and up to date.

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AntiVirus and Security Website

I almost forgot to mention a website I came across awhile back that focuses on antivirus and security topics. It’s called AntiSource.com. If you like to stay on top of security, you can subscribe to their RSS feed here: http://www.antisource.com/backend/sitenews.xml

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Visit the DevAdvice Network

The DevAdvice network seems to be getting more and more beneficial each day. The network now features five websites dedicated to specific advice areas including aSP, SQL, XML, RegEx, and Windows advice. Click the appropriate link below to visit the sites:

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Windows and Other Technical Event Listings

The .NET Valley website has a listing of Windows and other technical events…

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Patch Day Tuesday April 12th

According to TechNet, Microsoft will hold a “patch day” on April 12th. The patches will include:

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Administrator Account on Your Domain

Many times I here administrators complain about outside attempts to hack their systems. In most of these cases, these same administrators continue to use Administrator as their domain admin account. I’d recommend setting up another user account and giving that account the full admin privileges. Then, disable the Administrator account. This is just one step to a more secure network.

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