Archive | January 14, 2004

January Boston FoxPro User Group Meeting: Guy Pardoe and DBI Controls

Boston Fox UG, Wednesday, January 28, Guy Pardoe and DBI Controls. Start time this month is 7pm. Guy Pardoe demonstrates the use of selected third party ActiveX controls
(from for calendaring and scheduling. Solutions::Schedule 7.0 is an excellent component for applications where
you need to handle scheduling of resources. We cover many of the different views and visual presentations of this control, the ability to work with XML data, and output to JPG images. We also take a look at Calendar Tools 3.0. Six easy to use, drop-in
calendar components for presenting, selecting and managing dates and times.

BONUS: Two door prize products provided by Microsoft.

Location: Microsoft tegional offices, 6th floor, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.

For more UG information and directions, tune into By Boston Area FoxPro User Group. [FoxCentral News]

Microsoft warns of three flaws

c|Net carries this article on three flaws Microsoft is documenting and patching:

  • An ISA 2000 flaw in their ITU H.323 protocol is a danger for ISA and Small Business Server users,
  • An MDAC flaw in Windows 2000 and XP is rated as “important” but not critical, explains the article, because the complex attack would require “successfully disguising the attacking computer as an SQL server” – anyone remember SQL Slammer? Hmmm.
  • The last vulnerability is yet another exploit of Outlook Web Access to an Exchange 2003 server. When is Microsoft going to realize the OWA is a constant source of problems and scrap the thing?

You can find details and links to the patches at

I report from the article, as I haven’t seen these in my inbox yet, although I was signed up for Microsoft security bulletins and I certainly got a lot of them last year. A link off the security site leads to this announcement which may mean they are no longer issuing the bulletins as MS04-01, MS04-02 and MS04-03 as they would have in previous years. It’s the third week of 2004.

MSNBC: Yahoo tests RSS for MyYahoo

This MSNBC article indicates that Yahoo is experimenting with allowing users to customize their “MyYahoo” site with RSS feeds. Those who remember the past will recall that Netscape developed the original RSS and RDF for just such a purpose at the MyNetscape site.

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