For some it’s the ultimate goal to get in the MVP program, but as the reward is granted year after year again, based on your impact of last year, it’s never sure you’re in for the next round.
It’s not about the award, but about the drive and mindset to build community. You can’t simply keep up if you don’t have the drive.
But more important, you simply can’t keep up without support.
So I’m proud to receive this award.
And I’m utterly grateful that lots of people around support me in this, very close and very far.
Thank you, my dearest wife and kids to keep me alive.
Thank you, dearest Microsoft TechNet Wiki Geeks (TOO MANY to list here), you keep me going.
Thank you, Ed Price, the greatest Wiki Wizz Kid,
Thank you Tina for supporting the MVP BeNelux and Nordic Community manager.
And many many others, … without you I could not do this!
I dedicate this award to you.
Did you ever got a mail from yourself, but you’re sure you did not send it?
This week I got that mail from a mail alias I’m using, so it’s actually not a native mailbox, but a mail forwarder address, which makes the claim that “the mailbox is hacked” pretty silly…
But if you got this message from a native mailbox, it does sound scary, isn’t it?
I already had some similar symptoms on other mail addresses in the same domain.
You get a mail from your own mail address… which is called mail spoofing. And it looks like:
Spoofed mail message content
As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account. This means that I have full access to your account.
I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.
If you are not familiar with this, I will explain. Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device. This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.
I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.
Why your antivirus did not detect malware? Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.
I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched. With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.
If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $778 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”).
My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1GoWy5yMzh3XXBiYxLU9tKCBMgibpznGio
After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again. I give you 48 hours to pay. I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.
Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address. I do not make any mistakes.
If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.
The DNS setting of your domain is missing SPF records, that counter mail spoofing (an unauthorized mail server, user or hacker sending mail as “you”)…
When looking at the mail properties it’s pretty difficult (if not impossible) to find out who actually has sent the mail….
Basic domain settings
Add an SPF record to your domain DNS settings.
To get started, look up your mail provider or hosting provider’s name + SFP.
FYI, I’m hosting my domains at one.com, they’ve got some straight forward advise to configure the DNS. For any other domain, at any other provider it’s similar.
The International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015 aka TNWiki Summit15 will be a landmark in the TechNet Wiki history!
This Summit edition will be a unique conference to be held by Community members, based only on TechNet Wiki articles created to share problems and solutions, providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and strengthen contacts between IT Professionals and Developers, to improve their professional growth.
Let’s thank what has been accomplished on TechNet Wiki and encourage Attendees to share ideas and knowledge about different articles.
While the Microsoft Technet Forums have become the base for a very vibrant community, it’s not really THE platform to build, share and maintain documentation.
The Technet Wiki fans know that the TNWiki is a very interesting platform that perfectly complements the Technet Forums for that purpose.
Most of the people publishing on the Technet Wiki like to get an overview of their articles, once in a while.
Although the Wiki offers nice features, it’s very hard to get a concise, quick overview of your articles.
One of the tricks to achieve this, is using a personal tag. (eg. pgtag 😉
But as you can see, its not a condensed view.
Therefore I created a powershell script that does it for you.
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