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18 05, 2009

Microsoft to announce Beta 3 for Threat Management Gateway (the new ISA Server)

By | 2009-05-18T15:51:32+00:00 May 18th, 2009|Analyzer, Firewall Analysis, Live, Loaders, Log File Analysis, Microsoft ISA Server, Microsoft Threat Management Gateway, Software Updates, Uncategorized, Vantage, Web Browsing Analysis, WebSpy|0 Comments

It sounds like Threat Management Gateway (TMG), the new re-branded version of ISA Server, has been a popular topic at this years TechEd event in the US. According to the latest blog from TMG's Product Unit Manager, David B. Cross, Beta 3 will be released in the next couple of weeks. As for the full release, David says that they are still on track for Q4 this calendar year.

14 05, 2009

Migrating WebSpy Vantage to a different machine

By | 2009-05-14T15:39:45+00:00 May 14th, 2009|How To, Scheduled Tasks, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|0 Comments

Imagine you've just spent the last six months setting up storages, aliases, profiles, scheduled tasks and so on, and you need to migrate all this to another machine. Of course you could go to the Aliases screen and click 'Save Aliases', then go to the new machine and click 'Open Aliases', and repeat for every setting you want to move across. But there is an easier way.

20 04, 2009

Vantage now with multi-processing!

By | 2009-04-20T05:41:40+00:00 April 20th, 2009|Software Updates, Uncategorized, Vantage|5 Comments

We've been doing some work of late to make Vantage take advantage of multi-cpu and multi-core processors. It looks like we've improved the performance of importing more than one log file by around 50%, and the most common reporting scenarios by around 30%. Before we release this build into the wild, I'd like to give it as much field testing as possible. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this build...

17 04, 2009

Updates to Vantage, Analyzer & Live

By | 2009-04-17T05:55:58+00:00 April 17th, 2009|Analyzer, Live, Loaders, Software Updates, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|0 Comments

We’ve issued a bunch of auto updates for nearly all WebSpy products today Of particular note is a fix to the Vantage range: · Fix: Improved partition matching when filtering by a date range This will benefit you if you're running reports with a date range filter such as last week or yesterday (which is pretty much everyone), and are using the default storage partitioning scheme of "Date" (again... pretty much everyone).

25 03, 2009

Disabling time synchronization between guest and host in Microsoft Virtual PC

By | 2009-03-25T07:29:02+00:00 March 25th, 2009|How To, Third Party, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Microsoft Virtual PC synchronizes the time between the guest and host operating systems. This is great until you have the need to set the clock forward or backwards in your VM, as it snaps back to the current time after about 5 seconds. I went hunting through the options in the Virtual PC UI but didn't find anything related to disabling this option. A bit of googling later and I've got it disabled by adding a few lines of XML to the .vmc file.

11 03, 2009

Counting Emails with Microsoft Exchange 2007 Tracking Logs

By | 2009-03-11T05:45:01+00:00 March 11th, 2009|Email Analysis, How To, Log File Analysis, Microsoft Exchange, Uncategorized, Vantage, WebSpy|0 Comments

Today I've been poking at Microsoft Exchange 2007 tracking logs, asking them the very simple question of 'How many emails have I sent?'. Unforunately, Exchange 2007 tracking logs are not used to simple questions, and are likely to return a complicated and / or misleading answer. But the confusion it seems, all comes down to definitions. Once you understand these definintions, things start to make a bit more sense.