Links for November 13, 2008

Where did all the spam go? ISP McColo was taken offline Tuesday. The graph below from McAfee Avert Labs Blog mirrors what we’re seeing in our IronPort boxes.


It seems that Brian Krebs had something to so with this. Good job!

PM Boot Camp: Up to speed with Project 2007 This six-part series covers the basic elements of project management and the Project 2007 interface, as well as how to start a new project, create relationships between tasks, use calendars, build a team, identify project costs, check project progress, and generate reports. I haven’t run through them yet but presumably the entire series can be viewed in less than an hour.

Auditing Anti-Virus Configurations and Installations excellent post by Ron Gula from Tenable Network Security describing enterprise customers can use the Nessus Scanner with the Tenable ProfessionalFeed or Security Center to audit anti-virus software.

25GB of Free Online Storage with Windows Live SkyDrive I used SkyDrive a couple times to backup some of my Quicken files but haven’t been back recently (not good from many perspectives). I looks like I need to check them out again. The Windows Live SkyDrive Team has posted a in-depth post offering a overview of what’s coming with their next update. First and foremost: Windows Live SkyDrive will be boosting everyone’s storage from 5GB to 25GB. Secondly, they want to give you more control over your files by offering you new features including the ability to download an entire folder in one compressed file.

Christophe has set up a public SharePoint site to showcase his customizations. This should be especially useful for dynamic behaviors, which are not easy to describe in a blog. He is using a free service offered by


Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project 2007, Nessus, Project Management, SharePoint, SkyDrive, Spam, Windows Live

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