One of the recommendations from a recent MS WDRAP was to have a look at anti-virus configurations, in particular the exclusion settings. Microsoft publish a good overview of the various exclusions to configure depending on the services being run on a particular machine: Continue reading Sophos Anti-Virus and Microsoft Recommended Exclusions
We had an interesting call come through today with a user unable to configure a Microsoft Access System DSN in the ODBC Data Source Administrator on a Windows 7 x64 PC.
The crux of this issue is that as our Windows 7 SOE is 64bit, and by default the ODBC Data Source Administrator tool in the Control Panel only shows 64bit data source drivers. Continue reading 32 bit ODBC data sources on Windows 7 x64
Microsoft has released a few free e-books that might be of interest: Continue reading A bit of Light Reading