Links for April 13, 2009

Microsoft Blogger Updates Emaill Thread Compressor for Outlook 2007 from The Road to Know Where

Microsoft TechNet blogger, Ewan Dalton, has updated his Email Thread Compressor Add-in for Outlook 2007.

Thread Compressor removes unnecessary emails, on the assumption that most people reply to mail and leave the original intact, so you could keep the last mail in each branch of a thread, and remove all the others.

–> Download Thread Compressor for Outlook

Road to Know Where: While I don’t recommend Thread Compressor to the average consumer, this is a must-have program for all Outlook Enterprise users who need to keep track of "conversations" not just their "emails".

Determining which VMWare Workstation VM is Using CPU Resources from Brian Desmond’s Blog

I have a dedicated machine which I use for running virtual machines on top of VMWare Workstation. I have about thirteen VMs going right now which is typically no problem. I have been having sluggish performance all week and finally decided to look in the host’s task manager and discovered the host was running at 100% CPU.

VMWare Workstation runs each VM inside a separate process so it’s easy to see which process was consuming all of the CPU. What’s not easy to do with Workstation (at least as far as I know) is figure out what VM a specific process maps to. Fortunately, Process Explorer makes this quite easy.

Microsoft’s Codeplex Releases "AdBlockIE" Ad-Blocker for Internet Explorer 8 from The Road to Know Where

AdblockIE is an ad blocker for Internet Explorer 8; inspired by Firefox’s Adblock and Noscript. AdblockIE blocks offsite JavaScript and filters images, Flash, and frames.

Get 770 free MP3s from Amazon from CNet News.com

These no-strings-attached downloads come from Amazon’s MP3 store, which is home to DRM-free tunes–many of them discounted. You can’t download all the freebies at once, but that’s the only real catch.

GFI To Announce Free Version Of LANguard Scanner from Liquidmatrix Security Digest by Dave Lewis

Budgets are a problem of late for a lot of people. They’re getting slashed and in many cases it’s just becoming too hard to make ends meet for security programs. One possible solution it GFI’s LANguard. The reason I bring this up is that I’ve gotten word that this Thursday GFI will be announcing a free version of their scanner. When you download the trial version, which gives you 10 days, it will switch to a full featured version after that for up to 5 IP addresses…

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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 Amazon, GFI, GFI LANguard, IE8, Internet Explorer8, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Nessus, Outlook 2007, VMWare

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