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  • Blog Post: Starter Group Policy Objects available to download

    A few weeks ago when I was presenting the Windows Server 2008 overview session at our launch event in Ghent I talked about the fact that with Windows Server 2008 and the new admx Group policy administrative templates we would be introducing something called "Starter Group Policy Objects". Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Winsec Usergroup event 25 Sept: Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007

    The Belgian Winsec Usergroup organizes their first Usergroup event about Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 . Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 First we will guide you around in ILM 2007 with a demo and real life examples. Winsec is proud to announce that Alex Weinert, Group Program Manager for the Identity...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} - Windows Server 2008 Security and Compliance

    In this third session my colleague Erik de Bondt talks about the Windows Server 2008 Security and Compliance Technologies. He is also doing a demo on Network Access Protection. Here is the TechNet Chopsticks Session: Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 , Security , Network Access Protection , NAP ,...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Forum: Windows Client Track - Top 5 Sessions

    Here are the top 5 sessions for the client track according to the client track owner: Windows Vista SP1 Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses key feedback received from our customers. It will include all previously released updates, including security updates. Windows Vista SP1...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection

    Harness the Combined Power of Microsoft Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection Many of your customers have deployed Forefront Client Security, the comprehensive anti-malware software that provides unified protection from viruses, spyware, and other current and emerging threats. But if...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Meeting - Forefront Threat Management Gateway - Technisch overzicht – Q & A

    I’m cleaning up my mailbox and I came across this Q&A from one of the TechNet livemeetings. (It’s in Dutch)   URL categorisatie ook voor Belgische (Europese) sites ? Ja, je kunt dit nagaan op http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/mrs/ Zijn er quota's mogelijk voor bandbreedte en/of voor data...
  • Blog Post: Want to play with Technology without installing?

    Back in November I wrote a blogpost about the VHD test program. Now we have added new products onto this program and we call it "Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk". If you want to play with some of our latest technology without spending the time to install all needed software than this exactly what you need...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Chopsticks latest Community updates

    Here are the latest TechNet Chopsticks additions: Import / export GPPE settings "office 2007 browserflags" In this session we will illustrate how you can use the new import export feature in group policy preferences, how you can use this to change the default behavior of office 2007 opening...
  • Blog Post: WinSec UG event Nov 27: Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 (IAG)

    WinSec UserGroup organizes their second event about IAG 2007 (Intelligent Application gateway). Intelligent Application gateway 2007 The session will exist of : Overview of IAG 2007, including the main differences with ISA Server 2006 Demo of IAG 2007 : Protecting SharePoint 2007 with IAG 2007 Product...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn Part 4: Server Hardening

    With Windows Vista we've improved the security of the platform dramatically, because Windows Vista and Longhorn server share the same code base they will also share some of the security features. If we look at server hardening we can talk about how we segmented the services, boot process and binary image...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Professional EMEA: Security Track Top 5

    I continue my series of Top 5 sessions at TechEd IT Professional with the Security track who is owned by Michael Anderberg and Michael Kalbe Do These Ten Things Now or Else Get 0wn3d! New to information security? Or been around so long that you feel your skills need lubricating? Well, then don't just...
  • Blog Post: Dev & IT Pro Days: Building End-to-End Infrastructure Security

    During the Dev & IT Pro days we had the opportunity to host the following sessions from John Craddock and Sally. Note that the recordings where not done during our event but the content was the same. Is Your IT Infrastructure Secure? John Craddock, Principle Infrastructure & Security Architect...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn: Part 10 Terminal Services

    This is the last post in my 10 reasons series, to conclude this series we will look at the improvements we've made in the Terminal Services. Due to my background this is by far my favorite topic. A question that we often receive when we announce or introduce new features in Terminal Services is "Will...
  • Blog Post: Share your story

    Last week I had the visit from Adam Carter and a camera crew (actually it was only one guy). They came over to Belgium to do an interview at the "Université Libre De Bruxelles" (ULB) which is a French speaking University in Brussels. Why did Adam come all the way from Redmond to Brussels? A few months...
  • Blog Post: Vista:: ActiveX installer service

    Spotted this on the UAC blog: The ActiveX Installer Service As many IT Pro's know the ActiveX controls in IE can be really hard to maintain. With Windows Vista we aim that most users are running as a normal user, which makes it even harder to maintain. As we listened to feedback we received from...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

    Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Forum: Security Track - Top 5 Sessions

    Here are the top 5 sessions for the Data Management track according to Michael Anderberg track owner. Internet Safety for Kids: Global Cases, Predator Tactics and Protection Methods Kimmy Sharpe is not alive today. She is a fictitious victim who was approached by 9 predators within her first 10 minutes...
  • Blog Post: September Edition of TechNet Magazine online

    ISA Server: A Guide to Securing ISA Server 2006 Many organizations rely on ISA Server 2006 to secure their environment, but few take the important step of securing ISA Server itself. Here’s a guide to using the Security Configuration Wizard and Administrative roles to limit its attack surface and secure...
  • Blog Post: Améliorations au plan de la sécurité dans Windows 7 et Windows Server 2008 R2

      Au cours de cette session, Paul Loonen, expert de la sécurité Windows, débattra des principales fonctions de sécurité de Windows 7 et expliquera comment les gérer à l’échelle d’une entreprise. Vous découvrirez notamment les changements au niveau de l’UAC, l’évolution des  Software Restriction...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Client Security TechCenter

    This week we announced the availability of the Forefront Client Security TechCenter . In this TechCenter you will find all kind of information about Forefront Client Security: Webcasts Virtual Labs Technical Documents, White Papers, etc Much more These are all valuable resources if you want to learn...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Spotlight: TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Videos

    TechEd IT Professionals 2008- Available Videos TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Event Page: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/event.aspx?id=104 Links to Session Videos: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM , Susan Sauls Intro to SQL Server Data Services , Soumitra Sengupta ...
  • Blog Post: Fine-Grained Password Policies

    Remember a previous blog post where I talked about the fact that with Windows Server 2008 you will now be able to define different password account lockout policies within the same domain. Previously this was not possible and this was also one of the reasons many of our customers implemented multiple...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Security Guide - Beta Release

    Help your customers securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries are attempting to invade your customers’ networks and access their servers—to bring them down, infect them with viruses, or steal information about customers or employees...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event: Identity & Access Management with Forefront

    During this half day event you will learn more about the Microsoft Identity and Access Management portfolio. We will kick off the event with a talk delivered by Kim Cameron, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect of Identity.   Kim will take us to a wider identity conversation. Henk Den Baes...
  • Blog Post: Forefront our new family of business security products

    Microsoft Forefront is a comprehensive line of business security products providing greater protection and control through integration with your existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. Roadmap: The Forefront product line consists of the following...