Dave Sayers' Blog

Infrastructure and Security - the Sonny and Cher of Microsoft.

Dave Sayers' Blog

  • A new addition to the family

    Haven't posted in a while - been snowed under learning about an exciting new addition which is coming to the Windows Server family. Later this year (subject to the usual Microsoft caveats abou release dates ;-)) we will be releasing Windows Server 2003...
  • Upcoming Security Event - with Special Guest!

    I wanted to let you know about an upcoming security event that's happening in London. It's on the 5th of July and hosted by the lovely people at Technet. We've got some great speakers lined up including Ed Gibson, Steve Lamb and Jason Langridge, and it...
  • EMC to buy RSA..

    Blimey... An interesting move from EMC - I think I can understand why they're doing it, so that they can offer additional capabilities for securing the storage which they supply. It'll be quite interesting to see what (if any - purely speculating!) impact...
  • Introducing Microsoft Forefront!

    Hot off the press, I wanted to let you know that we are branding our business security products as Microsoft Forefront. There are three main pillars to this - Comprehensive, Integrated and Simplified. You can get more detail on these here - http:/...
  • Security comes home

    Although security is my job, the importance of it really hits home sometimes in a truly personal experience, and unfortunately that happened to me at the end of last week. My car got broken into, and laptops stolen. They also stole my USB backup drive...
  • Virtualisation PTS-TV Clip

    We've just uploaded another PTS-TV clip - this time it's me talking about virtualisation. You can watch it from here - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/blog/pts-tv/ Virtualisation is becoming a key part of our infrastructure strategy, especially...
  • Viruses spread their wings :-(

    A really bad piece of news this, really. Kaspersky lab researchers have found what they believe to be the first virus for StarOffice and Open Office. It's called Stardust, and is macro based. You can find more information on it here - http://www.scmagazine...
  • InfoSec

    As usual, Microsoft will be having a stand at InfoSec at Olympia this year. The event runs from the 25th to the 27th of April, and you can get more information at http://www.infosec.co.uk/ . We will have some top people at the stand, and they're letting...
  • Welcome

    Welcome to my new Technet Blog. I am planning to use this to help Microsoft partners keep up to speed on the latest happenings in Windows and Security. Any comments or feedback is gratefully appreciated. Especially nice comments and feedback. First proper...
  • Great News

    Some good news if you fancy being an early adopter - and I'd recommend getting an early look at these definitely - you can now grab Beta 2 of Vista and Office 2007 from the Microsoft site. Also, there are more PTS-TV snippets available now. My colleague...
  • IE 7 Beta 3 now available

    In case you haven't seen this yet, Beta 3 of IE7 has become available - get it here.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx Haven't had a chance to download it yet myself, but that's what I'm off to do next. Once I've had a cup of coffee. ...
  • Proper First Entry!

    Hi all It's been a bit of a hectic time recently, and so I am only just getting round to posting my first 'proper' entry. First of all, let me introduce myself and the rest of our team. We work in Microsoft UK, in the Partner Technology Specialists...
  • Security Assesment Tool

    I wanted to draw your wandering attention to the wonderful (aka free) tool called the Microsoft Security Assesment Tool (MSAT). It basically walks you through a questionnaire that will result in and assess your business's general level of risk from a...
  • Quick updates

    Hi all (Hopefully 'all' isn't one person.) Just wanted to give you a few digestible chunks of information to while away the hours with over the weekend. The first is that this blog isn't supposed to be a definitive list of tools and resources, and...
  • Take away all my power!

    Interesting article here... http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/topnews/wpn-60-20060525MicrosoftMayLimitEmployeesAdminRights.html which talks about how with some of the security features in Vista us Microsofties might not be allowed to have Admin privileges...
  • Keep up!

    Well, so much happens in the fast-moving world of Security and Infrastructure that there are times when it is hard to keep up! So expect a few blog posts over the next week or so. First of all - just wanted to say what a good success I thought Infosec...
  • Security blogger joins MS

    Whether you're familiar with Adam or not, this is a really positive article about how Microsoft's attitude to security has really changed and why this member of the security community would now want to come and work with us... http://www.emergentchaos...