June 2003 - Posts
From the comments to my last post on Windows 2003:
I agree that the guide was good.
Theres still one hiccup i have. and that is virus protection. Yes yes, with all the security 2003 brings its close to unnecesary, but if you are using at as a workstation then you are open to attacks that wouldnt normally be applicable to servers, e.g. email-viruses etc.
I'm actually stumped here, the usual vendors Mcafee, Symmantec still do not a product for 2003. Best bets would be CAI or PandaSoftware which at the moment I am not sure whether to trust or not.
Virus protection. Yeah, no one technically has a product for 2003.
Update: Check out eTrust (thanks, Dan!)
But I use Norton's (Symantec's) Internet Security. So far it has worked perfectly for me. I've not yet had to use the compatibility mode for anything, but from what I hear it has solved all of my friends' problems.
Here's another article with a few tips and a review about it as a workstation.
Phil Scott just gave Lorenzo Barbieri some awesome tips on exam 70-310.
Having never taken an exam myself, I should probably shut up now. But I hear tell around the office and other developer gatherings (whether real or imagined) that Transcender is really a huge help in gauging your knowledge before and during studying for the exam.
Good luck, Lorenzo!
Perusing over Roy's blog today, I noticed one of the most useful links I've ever found (well, this week):
How to convert your Windows Server 2003... into a workstation!
I know this will quite likely start off a debate, but yes, I've been using Windows 2003 for about a month and a half now. Yes, as my desktop.
I want the kind of security that it can give me (that XP can't), as well as better resource management. Some of us, for no good reason, really, still haven't upgraded from 128Mb of RAM. 2003 almost never tells me I have too little virtual memory, XP would tell me two to six times a week.
It's been only moderately annoying to get everything set up, once I realized that everything I needed was on the CD, and that it was good that it wasn't installed by default. (How many servers really need a calculator and sound anyway?)
I also read yesterday that Windows 2003 is as safe as Linux. Maybe that'll help some of you convince your SysAdmins that it really is time to upgrade.
Paschal is totally right. Technorati rocks.
It is totally cool to see what other people have said about you. And what other people have said about still other people, too. It's like spying on your neighbors to see if they have more expensive furniture than you, and then sneaking in one night and spray-painting it, and... Uh, well, maybe it's not quite like that. ;)
As a side note, has anyone yet not been funky?
I'm sure that someone here has blogged about this, but I just found out about it a couple days ago.
FREE ViewSonic Pocket PC Offer with Visual Studio .NET 2003!
(Or, with a Universal MSDN Subscription. )
Has anyone sent in their info and actually gotten one? I sent in all my forms this morning, so I've just got 8-12 weeks to go. :)