Installing Squid Web Proxy for Windows

I’m running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 for file storage and system backups. While I’m doing lots of experimenting with Boxstarter, I wanted a caching web proxy that would keep local copies of the package files I’m installing over and over so that I wouldn’t have to wait for them to come from the Internet…

Introducing Boxstarter

Every year, Scott Hanselman publishes his Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows. I usually take a look through it, pat myself on the back when I see things I’ve been using for a while, and spend some time investigating some of the new ones. Sometimes a tool that I’ve looked at before…

IEBlog – Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Online

This morning in the United States, the White House announced a new “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of the effort to improve consumers’ online privacy. As I’ve mentioned before, Microsoft is actively participating in the industry initiative for Tracking Protection at the W3C to produce Web standards for online privacy. [continues on the…

IEBlog – This Week in Privacy

In the last ten years Microsoft has invested heavily in user privacy. Just like security, privacy considerations are baked into every Microsoft product. It is almost a year since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, accepted and published Microsoft’s member…

ASP.NET __doPostBack problems and IE10

Scott Hanselman describes the ASP.NET fix need to make the browser definition files work with IE10. In general we encourage developers to use feature detection when switching their mark-up but the ASP.NET infrastructure has been around for a long time. One thing to watch out for if you are doing custom browser detection is the…