Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
CES 2006 Windows Community Event
Posted on 5-Jan-2006 15:39 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Blog


I was invited by Microsoft to visit Las Vegas for a series of events called the CES 2006 Windows Community Events, parallel to the 2006 International CES.

We all gathered at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas for the sessions. Lots of old and new faces around, always good to meet everyone!

The event was organised by the Microsoft community group and had the presence of product managers and specialists.
As part of the Hive.net group of community leaders our group had the opportunity to attend some sessions on Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 and other key products. Some of these presentations were under NDA, which means I canít post about the specific contents here.

John B. Williams, General Manager of Windows Communications, did a quick introduction to the sessions.




Chris Pirillo


Robert Scobble serving beer

Next we had Bill Flora, Design Manager for Windows eHome Division, responsible for Windows Media Center.

Then we had Chris Wilson, Group Platform Manager, IE Platform & Security, talking about Internet Explorer 7 and he personally told us his stuff is not under NDA!

So, how does IE7 Prevents Social Exploits, such as phishing? By warning the user of suspicious sites, blocking known phishing sites and preventing spoofing. Chris showed us a series of demos accessing a range of sites with suspicious content, different phishing styles and how Internet Explorer 7 reacts to these.

The Internet Explorer 7 also runs in a low-rights process that canít write directly to the disk or registry as a user. It does not prevent running Win32 code but it is safer since it wonít allow configuration changes.

After this session we heard from Nuls Pohlmann (Project Manager Lead) and Ed Harris (Dvelopment Lead) with the Windows Live services. We were presented to a DEMO of new community-based features (sorry, canít say more about it but will talk soon) and discussion on Windows Live products.

Now we are closing down this session to watch Bill Gates' CES 2006 keynote live!


A free Windows Vista jacket




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by MikeB4 on 21-Feb-2017 09:10 (3129 replies)
Pages... 207 208 209


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Feb-2017 07:02 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Upgrade Home Wifi Network
Created by Dulouz, last reply by michaelmurfy on 19-Feb-2017 13:36 (14 replies)

Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by nas on 20-Feb-2017 21:56 (13 replies)

Asta la Vista, baby (Dotcom extradiction)
Created by sen8or, last reply by MikeB4 on 21-Feb-2017 07:37 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Mortgage Rates - 2017 discussion
Created by lookout, last reply by joker97 on 20-Feb-2017 22:39 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Any server room guys here? We're moving into one of your old buildings. What are these cables?
Created by b0rg, last reply by chevrolux on 20-Feb-2017 19:20 (11 replies)