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Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Office 2003 will be reaching its end of support milestone on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any further support updates for these products, including security patches, non-security hotfixes and incident support. By running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after April 2014, you may be exposing your organization to potential risks, including security and compliance risks and lack of support from independent software vendors and original equipment manufacturers.
Scott Guthrie gives some background to the security update Microsoft released on 29 December to resolve a publicly disclosed Denial of Service issue present in all versions of ASP.NET, encouraging customers to deploy the update as soon as possible. If you have responsibility for any ASP.NET application then apply the patch, re-test your application, get it signed off and deploy. The security update was released via Windows Update and the Windows Server Update Service, but you can also manually download and install it via the Microsoft Download Center.
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The new HTML5 canvas element gives you the power to create and manipulate images and animations on the fly. It's not just for complex projects like games. Brandon Satrom demonstrates how you can use it to do some pretty cool data visualization as well.