Joe Webb Blog

Musing and observations about SQL Server, other technogies, and sometimes just life in general

PASSing the torch

As many of you may know, for the past six years I've volunteered my time and energy to an organization called PASS - the Professional Association for SQL Server. It's a wonderful organization of highly dedicated, talented, and personable SQL Server professionals from around the world. Read more →

SQLTeach in Toronto, May 12-16, 2008

If you've ever attended a DevTeach/SQLTeach event, you already know that it's a wonderful and intimate community-driven event designed to provide top-notch .NET and SQL Server developer education in an up close and personal environment. Read more →

Think holistically about securing your systems

A recent ZDNet article highlighted an event where two United Kingdom officials demonstrated just how vulnerable a new, but not updated, Microsoft Windows system can be. It took one official from the Serious Organized Crime Agency a mere 11 minutes to discover the target computer on a wireless network, crack into it using open source tools that are commonly available on the Internet, and steal password files. Read more →