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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0

    Looks like Microsoft have been listening to our customers (IIS wasn't planned to be a role on a Core installation): Microsoft Takes Web Hosting to a New Level with Internet Information Services 7.0 Q&A: What Microsoft’s decision to add Internet Information Services 7.0 to the Server Core Installation...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) Academy

    Yesterday Darren Dillon and I presented the first of Microsoft Ireland's 'Longhorn Academy'. The Longhorn Academy is a select group of 120 Irish IT Professionals attend (mostly certified Microsoft professionals in Enterprise/UMM accounts). Here's most of us:
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Code Name 'Longhorn' - Free e-Learning

    Get it whilst it's hot! Just stumbled across this . Dave.
  • Blog Post: 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 web applications). If you like this format...
  • Blog Post: Yesterday's Longhorn Academy - OK, I Lied!

    At the end of yesterday's session I promised to ring everyone and invite you all to IT Pro Momentum. Turns out I lied (there's not enough hours in a day to make that many phone calls). I only managed to get through around thirty calls. I will get around to the rest of you, just not today (or tommorow...
  • Blog Post: Yesterday's Longhorn Academy follow up

    My thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's Longhorn Academy - both James and I really enjoyed delivering it. I took away a couple of actions: The link to the video I showed at the break is: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129 Using the Install From Media option during a dcpromo...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: As promised - the answer to the GPO auditing question:

    So it turns out that you can already do some GPO auditing natively in Windows 2003 (very complicated & messy). See here . DesktopStandard and NetIQ offer GPOVault and Group Policy Guardian that enhance the change control/auditing experience - which presumably just sit ontop of the infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: My Windows Server Longhorn Presentation

    I've put my Windows Server Longhorn presentation here . Dave
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Academy follow up..

    Firstly, let me apologise for not posting for a while. I do have a good excuse - I've been on holiday (seven days in Sardinia - hot & sunny - makes a change from the rain)! I got back last last Tuesday and was delivering this months Longhorn Academy on Wednesday. Thursday I got on a plane again and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Code Name 'Longhorn' - Configuring Core

    I've just been building my demo machines for an event I have tomorrow. One of my demos is configuring a Core Server installation - so I figured I'd share the effort. When the Core installation is finished, you have a server with an unknown name, with a blank administrator's password in a workgroup. To...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Academy - Session VI (Web and Application Platform)

    As promised, the slides are now online here: http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/events/archived/default.mspx Sorry it took so long.. Dave.
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Academy - Slides

    We (finally) have ALL the slides from the last five Longhorn Academy events online (in one place). They’re all here: http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/events/archived/default.mspx See you on the 17 th for the next session.. Dave.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.com running Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) Beta 3

    Microsoft.com are running IIS7 on all of their servers! (except for a single box which they use to do comparative studies with). More details here . Dave.
  • Blog Post: MTUG event in Cork on the 18th June

    Just a reminder to everyone in Cork - I'll be down delivering a session on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) on Monday 18th June for MTUG ( Microsoft Technology Users Group ). I'll be in the Imperial Hotel on South Mall from 19:00 - 21:00. Everyone is welcome, but you should register here . See you on the...
  • Blog Post: Yesterday's Longhorn Academy - Web and Application Platform.

    For all those that attended yesterday's session - Thank you, both Bob and I really enjoyed it (even if this was the session that took the most preparation). The slides will get posted up as soon as possible - same place as last time . Bob mentioned two really good webcasts about microsoft.com moving...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 User Group - Ireland

    Now that the Longhorn Academy is over ( all slides are here ), what's next? Well, the consensus was that we couldn't just let it end there.  So, Aidan Finn (with a little bit of a push from all the attendees at the last session) has started a User Group. The new Windows Server 2008 User Group -...
  • Blog Post: 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) when I have it. All the Hands on Labs are here...