Microsoft has released an anti-virus solution named Security Essentials it is available for free here.
In brief, the solution requires that you:
- Disable mirroring and set the mirror databases to read-only
- Route network and database traffic to the read-only databases
- Apply software updates to the offline servers
- Route network and database traffic to the updated servers
- Apply software updates to the secondary farm
- Re-enable mirroring and set the mirrored databases to read/write
To read the full solution, see Configure a server farm for minimal downtime during software updates
AT&T has introduced A-List allowing unlimited calls between your mobile and 5 domestic phone numbers ( mobile or land line). AT&T is finally following suit of other carriers such as T-mobile with MyFaves and Verizon with Friends & Family.
Rate plans priced at $59.99 and higher can select 5 A-List numbers and family plans of $89.99 and higher can select 10 A-List numbers, A-List will include rollover minutes.
Patterns and practices has released a new version of guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems. The guidance helps customers accelerate constructing advanced applications through examples and documentation. The guidance delivers a guide, a reusable library, and a reference implementation for a partner portal extranet.
Visit http://www.microsoft.com/spg to view the release.
The SharePoint ECB ( Edit Control Block ) is the contect menu that is displayed for items in a SharePoint list , Jan Tielen has an excellent 3 part post on his blog on customizing the ECB and adding aditional menu items. One idea Jan has applied is a url shorting menu item for sending links to list items documents etc…
Im interested to see what other Ideas people will come up with, what ideas do you have?