Author Archives: Woody Leonhard
That is the question.
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to…
Oooops, wait a sec. Wrong century.
The three changes Office 2003 SP2 makes to Outlook, which I describe in
part 1, operate quite independently. The overall effect is really weird, to me anyway.
No doubt you’ve read about Microsoft’s new Outlook antiphishing software, built into
the recent Office 2003 Service Pack 2. Some of the media coverage I’ve seen
sounds like it was copied, verbatim, from the company’s press releases.
Office service packs have a long, tortured history. The little letters at
the end of the release numbers — SR-1a, SR-2b — tell a sad
tale of botched patches and patches of patches.
Of all the Windows tricks I’ve encountered over the years, the following tip
has saved so many of my friends, so many times, that it deserves a
permanent spot in the Windows Secrets Hall of Fame.
Only an Apple employee would install iTunes and expect it to replace Windows Media
Sometimes, Microsoft's patches really turn my stomach.
This week? It’s the “Windows Task Scheduler” security patch that’s identified as
If you slog through Microsoft's miles and miles of technical discussion, you
might come to the conclusion that poor ol’ Microsoft had fallen victim to yet
another bunch of wily black-hat virus writers. These miscreants do their worst
to lure you to their wicked Web sites in order to infect your poor, unsuspecting
PC with a bogus Windows Task Scheduler job. (The problem afflicts Windows XP,
Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4 if Internet Explorer 6 is installed.)