September, 2007

  • Issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535

    Yesterday we were alerted to an issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535. The Excel team would like to provide a description of the issue and explain what we're doing about it. Background Yesterday evening...
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0

    So, yesterday at the re-delivery of August's Longhorn Academy (and at lest weeks session) I mentioned that we'd be shipping Release Candidate Zero (RC0) of Windows Server 2008 soon. Well soon=today. You can all download RC0 from here. Enjoy, Dave.
  • My actions from yesterday's Longhorn Academy

    Firstly, thank you to all who attended - I really enjoyed the event (even the feedback)! I'm getting ALL the PowerPoints from ALL the sessions posted to one place (they're currently all over the place). I'll email a link to them (and post it here)...
  • IT Pro Security Training Event (Dublin)

    Microsoft Ireland is running a day of Security training for IT Professionals on October 11th. You can find out more and register for it here . We're also running a day or Security training for Developers on October 12th. You can find out more and register...
  • Windows Server Virtualisation (Public Technology Preview).

    I've been talking about and showing you Windows Server Virtualisation (WSV) for a good while now (it's our new Hypervisor based Virtualisation solution coming out with Windows Server 2008). Well, the cat's out of the bag now - you'll all be ably to 'play...
  • IT Pro Momentum

    I've had a few questions about the IT Pro Momentum offer I called out the other day. Send me an email if you're interested in learning about Windows Server 2008 and/or SQL Server 2008 (and you're based in Ireland). As long as you 'fit the bill' I'll get...
  • BSS events this Wednesday and Thursday

    There was a lot of interest in the video I showed yesterday in Dublin and on Wednesday in Belfast. You can find the video online here . If you're interested in 'playing' with some of the technologies shown, you can find PhotoSynth here (there's a little...
  • Friday's Security Nugget.

    So today I'm trying something a bit different. Working in the Developer and Platform Group, I'm surrounded by developers - and they really like Silverlight (a framework for developing high-quality, cross-platform, cross-browser, media-enabled rich interactive...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 is here

    OK, looks like I was just a bit premature. All the official sites are now up-to-date. SCVMM pages on Microsoft,com and the official Windows Virtualisation blog . We've announced four things: Public availability and general availability in October. Pricing...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager has shipped!

    Many of you will know that I've been talking about SCVMM for ages (I even mentioned it today at the presentation in the Guinness Storehouse). I've been running the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) code for the last week, but haven't been allowed to say...
  • Thursday's Security related nugget..

    Although not specifically about security, today's pointer is to a great Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 presentation. IIS has had some bad press over the years, but has been a rock solid web server since we shipped Windows Server 2003 - there has...
  • Wednesday's Security bit.

    Still looking for interesting, security related content to share. This one covers our server-side Forefront offerings (for both Exchange and SharePoint) - it's one hour long. Managing Messaging and Collaboration System Threat Protection: A Technical Deep...
  • Tuesday's Security Pointer

    So, this a a great (57 minute) session on Forefront Client Security (Microsoft's enterprise anti-virus and anti-malware product). Anti-Malware Protection: A Technical Deep-Dive into Forefront Client Security. Brendan Foley, Group Product Manager Anthony...
  • Global Security Week - doing my bit..

    As you may (or may not) know, this week is Global Security Week . I'm going to try and post this week just about security related stuff. So, today's security related message for you IT Professionals is to take some time and watch these presentations by...