Microsoft have posted the Windows Vista Product Guide on their Downloads Centre. At 61Mb and 316 pages this document is huge, but it’s go some great detail about what Windows Vista is all about. If you’re one of those people who thinks that Windows Vista is Windows XP Service Pack 3, then this document is for you, if you’re not, then this document is still for you too. This is the document to give to your sales team (you may have to read it to them - could take a while and you might need a little bell handy to let them know when to turn the page..). Here’s a break down of what the document covers:
I think that the attachment preview feature (see number 10) of Outlook 2007 is one of its best new features, however I’ve noticed that Outlook can’t preview calendar appointments sent as an attachment. So essentially, Outlook can’t preview it’s own files, do’h! Check out the screenshot:
Internally we have deployed SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as our intranet. To ensure that the Citrix Web Interface for SharePoint (WISP) web part works correctly, we need to ensure that there is only authenticated access to SharePoint (WISP fails if anonymous access is enabled). What I have found on Windows XP machines that have been upgraded to IE7, is that users are prompted for authentication when accessing SharePoint (IE presents the standard Windows authentication dialog) instead of the browser passing authentication through to IIS as it should.
Hotfix 5 (AAC420W005) is available for Advanced Access Control 4.2. The fix list is quite large - 50 fixes are listed in the readme file. One of the most important updates that you will need to be aware of, are changes to the Endpoint Analysis scans. This means that scans that you have installed into AAC will require updating to work with the new hotfix. From the Citrix readme:
Daemon Tools was giving me some grief after upgrading to Windows Vista RTM and I had to update to version 4.08 which includes an updated SPTD driver for the virtual CDROM drive. When running the 4.08 installer for the first time, I had to uninstall the old version and reboot. After the reboot, I ran the installer again and the following error message would be displayed: “You must reboot after a previous operation”
No, I haven’t written a step by step guide, but Microsoft has and they have released a document detailing 802.1X NAP enforcement for demonstration purposes. This is a very detailed resource that will require some time and effort to setup, but if you are interested in NAP and 801.2X then this document is for you. Here’s a view of the test lab configuration to give you an idea of what’s involved:
We are testing a private hotfix from Citrix that addresses a HTTP Error 500 on the Access Gateway Advanced Edition 4.2. You may have seen this error in your Access Gateway implementations where access to a Logon Point on the Access Gateway produces the error and a reboot of the appliance temporarily fixes the issue. The hotfix brings the Access Gateway version to Access Gateway 4.2.3 Build 81.31; Build Date: 2006-11-03. I’m unsure if this hotfix is generally available, but if you are experiencing the issue give the good looking guys at Citrix Support a call to obtain a copy of the fix, or wait until a general hotfix is available from the Citrix support web site.
Microsoft has made available a general beta for the Forefront Client Security product. Here’s a quote from the download to give you an idea of what Client Security is about:
Here’s a quick list of interesting NAP and Domain/Server Isolation related links for November:
ISAServer.org has an excellent four part tutorial on using LDAP to pre-authenticate Outlook Web Access. You can find them here: