Windows 2000 moves into Extended Support after June 30th

Mmmm… noticia interesantísima. Se cambia la política para el soporte de Windows 2000, (solo W2000 SP4, SP3 debe hacer un upgrade urgente) hacia una política del tipo Extended Support. La principal diferencia de este tipo de licencia, es que Microsoft no aceptara reclamos sobre la garantía del SO, o sobre peticiones de nuevas características del SO. Se continuara con los updates de seguridad, hasta el año 2010 (ciclo de vida planeado de Windows 2000).

 

Si queremos conocer un poco mas sobre los ciclos de vida de los productos Microsoft, podemos navegar http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=fh;en-us;lifecycle, o en Español http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=es-es&scid=fh%3Ben-us%3Blifecycle&x=9&y=11.

 

La noticia interesante en este momento, es que parece que el futuro IE7, no estará disponible para Windows 2000. Es una pena que un navegador con la potencia y con las nuevas características quede fuera de este SO.

 

Más info. –> IEBlog http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/27/422721.aspx

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110 Useful Microsoft Tools

He encontrado un resumen de las cosas mas interesantes en www.microsoft.com/downloads para los desarrolladores.

Pueden verlo en –> http://www.flowruler.com/brunodocs/110_microsoft_tools/100_Useful_Programs.htm

Saludos

MSN PostMaster

Una noticia excelente !

Por fin una agrupacion (todos participamos) para eliminar el Spam entre otras cosas.

Creación del sitio de MSN Postmaster
Este sitio se ha desarrollado para proporcionar a los remitentes de correo electrónico masivo, los ISP, los proveedores de servicios de correo electrónico (ESP, E-mail Services Providers) y los administradores de correo y de dominio, una ubicación que les permitirá obtener más información sobre los problemas y soluciones relacionados con el envío de comunicaciones a los consumidores de MSN Hotmail. Este sitio incluye:

  1. Las últimas noticias y cuestiones de interés relativas a la comunicación con los usuarios de MSN Hotmail
  2. Nuestros esfuerzos para combatir el correo electrónico no deseado
  3. Herramientas e información para administradores de correo y de dominio relativas a usuarios que envían correo electrónico masivo
  4. Herramientas e información para ISP y ESP
  5. Directrices necesarias para enviar comunicaciones a los usuarios de MSN
  6. Ayuda para la solución de problemas de entrega

Este sitio se actualizará periódicamente. Vuelve a visitarnos con regularidad.

MSN ha incorporado algunas mejoras en el servicio Hotmail:
Desde hace poco, Hotmail ofrece la posibilidad de obtener bandejas de entrada de 250 MB para los nuevos usuarios de nueve mercados y ha lanzado una herramienta de carga de fotos para todos los usuarios que facilitará el uso compartido de imágenes en línea. Además, Hotmail funciona a la perfección con MSN Messenger y MSN Spaces, lo que proporciona un conjunto completo de servicios de comunicaciones a los usuarios de Internet de nuestro tiempo. Lee más información aquí (en inglés):
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/dec04/12-01MSNWave10PR.asp
Para obtener más información acerca de Hotmail, visita (en inglés):
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/msn/factsheet/hotmail.asp

 

Mas –> http://postmaster.msn.com/cgi-bin/dasp/postmaster.asp

Longhorn decoupled from .Net

Pues bien … ahora resulta que solo "parte" del nuevo Longhorn estara basado en .Net 2.0.

security architecture touted as one of the core benefits of Microsoft’s next major Windows upgrade look like being the next casualty of the Longhorn death march.

Mary Jo Foley reports that only some parts of Longhorn will be based on .NET 2.0, rather than the entire OS, as originally intended. If this latest bout of indigestion is true, developers gain compatibility at the expense of the superior developer environment of .NET.

mas –> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/26/dotnet_longhorn/

Linux at Microsoft

I follow an interesting thread in Channel 9 .. please read all the comments from Beer28 (a linux developer) … and the answers from everyone …

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=64981

 

Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf – Linux at Microsoft, Part I # Tuesday, May 3, 2005 10:14 PM

Charles Torre sits down with Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf and chats about Linux, Windows and Microsoft.

Martin Taylor is Microsoft’s General Manager of Competitive Strategy. He’s the guy that’s been known to wear bullet proof vests at Linux conferences and reaches out to the Linux/OSS community by throwing himself into the SlashDot fire. Remember that phone interview?

Bill Hilf is a Linux developer and Microsoft Technical Director of Platform Strategy. He runs a really nifty lab where his team of Linux hackers explore the world of distros and compare Windows technologies with Linux technologies. You’ll see the lab in the second part of the interview.

Also, Charles didn’t forget about your questions. Niners get some well-deserved love in Part II

Enjoy.

Running Time: 27:26

Download Size: 88 MB

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Nominations open for Team 99 — Longhorn Superuser and Superdeveloper blogger group #

I’m the video guy

MSN: robertscoble@hotmail.com

Nominations open for Team 99 — Longhorn Superuser and Superdeveloper blogger group # Sunday, May 1, 2005 7:20 PM

I’ve been asked to restart "Team 99." What was that? Well, Longhorn got its name from the bar that’s between Whistler and Blackcomb up in British Columbia. 99 is the road you drive from my house to get up to the Longhorn bar. So, Team 99 is the team that’ll take us to Longhorn’s launch.

Now, before today, Team 99 was secret. I’ve learned from my messups with Jim Allchin’s dinner not to do secret stuff anymore. Make everything transparent. Transparency is good.

The problem is, Microsoft can’t deal with millions of people all at once. It’s impossible to listen to that loud a crowd. So, let’s start small. 20 people to start with. Why 20? It’s how many can fit into an average conference room at Microsoft.

I want some developers there. Some "super users" like we were talking about last night.

All will need to sign NDAs cause there are things in Longhorn that we don’t want to leak out, but they’ll be your proxies. They’ll tell us where we’re screwing up, what we’re doing well, and will be world’s top authorities on Longhorn.

We’re in the early stages (I just got an email from Vic, who is on vacation, telling me to do it).

So, instead of me picking the Team 99 members (cause I’m bad at it and everytime I pick someone I piss off someone who wasn’t picked) why don’t pick the members?

How would you nominate members? How about leaving me a note over on Channel 9 on the Team 99 thread? Nominate someone you think would be a good proxy for you and who would tell you the truth about what Longhorn is all about. Tell us why they’d be good for us to invite to Team 99.

Some factors? Are they trusted by the community? Are they visible? Do you think they’d give good feedback on your behalf to Microsoft? Some requirements I have? All members must be bloggers.

I don’t have a formal process in my head yet, so I’m looking for help on how to pick a great group of people who’ll properly represent the community.

Now’s your chance to make sure there’s good diversity on such group, for instance, instead of just fat white guys like me.

Another requirement? Must be passionate and authoritative about computers.

 

More in http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=64036

PD: I nominate myself … and a couple of great guys.