Development software for small startups

Microsoft has released BizSpark, produced for the new start up development businesses that need to get going with all the latests technology.  Providing the software, support and visibility required for a small business.

http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/Default/

What are you waiting for?

Another method for aquiring the latest technology is through the Microsoft Partner Programme, which provides all the software you need to start selling Microsoft products for just £199, it does not however include any development tools.

Tracking Server Logins

It’s nice to know who and when people are logging on to your servers, here is a very simple way of recording someone logging on and logging off the server

Create a file called:

logon.cmd

echo logon %username% %computername% %date% %time% >> “C:\logon.log”

logoff.cmd

echo logoff %username% %computername% %date% %time% >> “C:\logon.log”

Update ther Group Policy, via gpedit.msc  

User Configuration-> Windows Settings-> Scripts (Logon/Logoff)-> Logon
User Configuration-> Windows Settings-> Scripts (Logon/Logoff)-> Logoff

 

When the users log on and off a log file will be updated

Googles hidden gems

Chrome

In the Google Chrome’s address bar type:

about:internets (XP only)
about:stats
about:memory
about:network
about:histograms
about:dns
about:cache
about:plugins
about:version

Google Earth

Click [CTRL] + [ALT] + [A] in Google Earth to launch a Flight Simulator