• Server and Domain Isolation Using IPsec and Group Policy

    Microsoft have just published a number of documents about using IPsec and Group Policy to only allow access to a domain by computers that are trusted and meet certain requirements (eg. up to date virus scanners and latest hotfixes etc) The documents may be downloaded from the Microsoft IPsec page.

  • Customising the default pages in Visual Studio.NET

    When you add a new Web Form or HTML page to a project in VS.NET, it uses templates stored on your computer to generate the new page. You can customise these templates so that they contain extra code/layout info to save you having to enter everything in again each time you add a new file. eg. For VB.NET projects:

    • the template for ASP.NET WebForm pages is located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Vb7\VBWizards\WebForm\Templates\1033
    • and the one for plain HTML pages is in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Vb7\VBWizards\HTMLPage\Templates\1033

    So an example of a revised HtmlPage.htm file could be:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>\[!output SAFE\_ITEM\_NAME\]</title>
    <meta name=vs\_defaultClientScript content="\[!output DEFAULT\_CLIENT\_SCRIPT\]">
     <meta name=vs\_targetSchema content="\[!output DEFAULT\_TARGET\_SCHEMA\]">
     <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1">
     <meta name=ProgId content=VisualStudio.HTML>
     <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1">
     <meta name="Keywords" content="">
     <meta name="Description" content="">
    </head>
    <body MS\_POSITIONING="\[!output DEFAULT\_HTML\_LAYOUT\]">
    
    </body>
    </html>
    

  • FoxyVoice

    A nifty Firefox extension: Mozilla Update :: Extensions – More Info: FoxyVoice: “Provides text-to-speech functionality by using Microsoft Speech API.”