Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 20 Oct. 2001, Vol 4 No. 42

In this issue:

w   Microsoft wants to spread it's gospel
w   Office XP & IE Error Reporting Security Warning
w   Featured Software: Keep Our Kids Out
w   Microsoft Security
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

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  Microsoft wants to spread it's gospel

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

* Microsoft this week announced that it has created a new division called the "Developer and Platform Evangelism Division", which will integrate developer tools and evangelism efforts across Microsoft and enhance the tools and technologies available to developers, partners, information technology professionals and end users.

The new division, which will be led by Senior Vice President Eric Rudder, combines elements from several divisions at Microsoft and will be a part of Microsoft's Platforms Group. The Platforms Group, which also includes the Microsoft® Windows®, .NET Enterprise Servers and New Media Platforms (formerly Windows Digital Media) divisions, is managed by Group Vice President Jim Allchin.

"With Eric Rudder's leadership, the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division will create and deliver focused support to the millions of software developers around the globe who share a commitment to providing customers with high-performance, affordable and cutting-edge technologies -- any time, any where and on any device," Allchin said. "Eric's technical expertise, leadership ability and experience working with developers and independent software vendors will ensure that the new division will play a fundamental role in advancing Microsoft's XML-based Web services strategy."

The Developer and Platform Evangelism Division will coordinate the overall programming model for the PC and server, create tools for the Microsoft .NET Platform, and foster synergies between Windows and the .NET Enterprise Server offerings. In addition, the division will be chartered with evangelizing the extended Microsoft platform through a variety of content offerings, such as books, online learning, courseware and exams, for developers, IT managers, business decision-makers and consumers. This division also will run Microsoft's corporate Web site.

"The goal of this new organization is to bring together the right people, resources and experience from across Microsoft to provide developers with the rich tools and services they need to create new opportunities within the industry and for customers," Rudder said.

  Office XP & IE Error Reporting Security Warning

Microsoft Office XP, Internet Explorer (version 5 and later), and Windows XP are configured to request you to send debugging information to Microsoft in the event of a program crash. The debugging information includes a memory dump which may contain all or part of the document being viewed or edited.

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Rose City Software

Keep Our Kids Out

Tired of finding important files missing or your system settings trashed? Do you feel uncomfortable when your children are exploring through your computer's files and controls? Do you want to be able to share your computer with others but not let them into the inner workings or have access to your files?

Keep Our Kids Out will allow you to have full control over who can touch what settings. Never worry about your children or employees making changes to your computer's system settings.

Microsoft Security

Invalid RDP Data can Cause Terminal Service Failure

Microsoft has released a patch for a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 terminal servers.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server


Recent Support BBS Postings

Want to buy a CD burner - Hardware
Fans that never wear out? - Hardware
OE Block Sender Option - Internet Explorer
View Desktop Icon - Windows 98
Invalid page faults & boot-up problems (WNAD.EXE) - Windows Me

Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Upgrading to a RAID, Part III
Added: Upgrading to a RAID, Part II
Updated: TweakMASTER v1.5 released - double your download speeds instantly!

Added: Office XP & Internet Explorer Error Reporting May Send Sensitive Information to Microsoft
Added: Microsoft Security: Invalid RDP Data can Cause Terminal Service Failure

Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Updates Messenger for Windows XP


Upgrading to a RAID II

You should never turn down extra space, added security or a boost in speed!

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Upgrading to a RAID III

Ways to upgrade to a Raid, avoid pitfalls! Choose a network connected RAID hardware solution.

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Microsoft Updates Messenger for Windows XP

Microsoft last week announced an update of Windows Messenger, to be available October 25. So the version of Windows Messenger shipping with Windows XP isn't the latest version. The new Windows Messenger includes numerous design enhancements and enables consumers to use their PCs to make voice calls to telephones virtually anywhere in the world via a choice of participating providers within local regulations.

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