Daily Archives: March 30, 2005

TechNet Radio broadcasts

I noticed that TechNet radio is delivering an audio broadcast of the Security features of XPSP2 delivered by security wiz Steve Riley.  You can listen to it anywhere.

Aha… That means it’s a podcast doesn’t it?

But there isn’t an RSS feed on the page, so now I agree with Mr Scoble about this… So how can I find out about the new stuff on this site without an RSS feed?  These buttons are my little orange pills that I subscribe to that make my life so much easier…

It’s a good broadcast though….

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MSN help with passwords and stuff

I’ve blogged a couple of times about MSN Messenger, when the beta came out for version 7.0, and I’ve also blogged about what to do if you lose your password or secret question.  These seem to be the posts that generate the most comments, and emails from people panicking about losing their passwords, or secret questions, or getting their account hacked.  Most of these comments seem to be from people who have found the entry in Google after searching for the how to get their password back.  so it seems to be a topic that the MSN Messenger, or Passport team may want to have a look at and make it more obvious on the site.  Maybe the help text on the site isn’t intuitive enough (maybe the readers are kids?), maybe the process isn’t that easy logical to change your details.  So I was pleased to find out about a new help service offered by MSN in the UK.  MSN Help gives answers to basic questions about things like hack proof passwords, and safety with passwords, and it’s written in a very simple way.  Even better is the link so that you can contact the MSN team directly whenever there’s a problem (a lot of the contact emails I get occur over the weekend strangely enough). 

Hopefully this site will be useful.  It’s not very clearly maked on the MSN home site, but it’s there in the corner all the same.  Maybe we need to put on a panic button “Help me!” for when things get scary…

Live Meeting Portal

If you use Live Meeting, then there is a new Live meeting portal available for download to allow you to manage Live meeting more effectively.  I use it all the time – its great for going through slide decks with the team when we’re all sitting at home working.  We upload the slide deck, dial in to the conference number and discuss and make amendments to the deck.  Saves time emailing the deck for everyone to review at ther leisure, and then collating all of the responses, and I don’t need to VPN in to get access to any sharepoint workspaces either. There is full documentation included with the download too.

So if you don’t have Live Meeting?  don’t stop reading… You can download Live meeting for a free 2 week trial so you can impress everyone with the functionality before deciding to order it.

And if you don’t know what Live meeting does?  Have a look at the product overview from the Live meeting site, or get some training (links from the Office site)

I just didn’t want to go into the office today.  It’s raining and cold here, and the office is 130 miles away. So I used this instead… J