Ian Hameroff

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  • Blog Post: An IPsec is an IPSec is an IPSEC

    So, it's been a while since I've had the chance to post to my blog. One of the reasons is I've been heads down working on some new content for our IPsec and Server and Domain Isolation offerings. One thing that keeps catching my attention, is that IPsec can be found spelled a number of different ways...
  • Blog Post: WinServer "Longhorn" B3: This time it's "Ready, Set, (Download), and Evaluate!"

    That's right Windows Server "Longhorn" fans, Beta 3 is ready for your evaluation! Simply visit http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3 , and you're halfway there to trying out the first major public preview of our next generation of Windows Server. As our press release touts: "[With] Beta 3, customers...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying Client Security Without Sacrificing Protection

    Following on to my posting from yesterday , the fine folks over in TechNet have published a Security Viewpoint article I wrote about our new " security client " solution offering. Entitled Simplifying Client Security Without Sacrificing Protection , the article focuses on the three elements of the solution...
  • Blog Post: The buzz on the new Windows Firewall continues to heat up!

    One of my colleagues on the Windows client security team was featured in a great article about the new Windows Firewall coming in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server. Check it out here: Microsoft Readies Two-Way Firewall for Vista You may wonder why I think this is so darn exciting...well, I'm...
  • Blog Post: So, IPv6, Yeah Great, but is it Secure?

    Yesterday evening, just as I was leaving the office, one of my colleagues in WinServer shot me an email about an interesting blog posting by one of our security MVP s on the subject of IPv6 and network security: The (today) need for IPv6 by Alessandro Perilli First off, I'm psyched that more...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for Windows Vista? Checkout the new Firewall

    There's a lot of excitement brewing around the next release of Windows, and one area that has received a huge facelift (not just from a look and feel, but across the board) is the Windows Firewall. Not only was it built on the new Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), it adds support for inbound and outbound...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 4: TLC Fun! (Recap)

    Once more, I'm plagued by horrifically poor bandwidth on the hotel network. After having dinner with Sean (aka Sean v6 ) at the Bahama Breeze , and dodging some hardcore downpours with lots of loud thunder and nearby lightening to boot, I returned to my humble temporary abode to check email, surf for...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from the Future (Or, At Least GMT+8)

    It's the Saturday following my week here in Kuala Lumpur (aka KL) and TechEd 2007 SEA (aka South East Asia). The week was a good time, and it was great to connect with the local 'softies, MVPs, partners, and of course, the regional customers. I delivered two sessions, both basically repeats of my sessions...
  • Blog Post: Better Together Networking Scenarios w/ Vista and Longhorn Server

    Last week I delivered two webcasts for the Windows Vista TAP program members on a number of "better together" networking scenarios when you have Windows Vista on the client and Windows Server "Longhorn" on the back end. Here's a link to one of the webcasts we recorded: Better Together: Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Article Alert: Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008

    While it has been nearly three months since I moved from the role as product manager for Windows Server networking to the Exchange Server team , I still get the occasional opportunity to strut my old networking stuff. One such example is a recent article I co-authored with Amith Krishnan (product manager...
  • Blog Post: I Can See Clearly Now the Firewall is On...

    Thanks to a posting by my hall-mate and fellow S B TU'er Jeff Jones , I'm trying out the beta of Windows Live Writer for this blog entry. What's neat is it looks like Office OneNote (which I use to write most of my posts to begin with), but it can publish right to my blog. Moving on. We've just published...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Network Security Webcast

    The next few days in the US is Memorial Day weekend, also known as the unofficial start to summer. The means there will be plenty of barbeques, parties, and a Monday off. Well, if you find yourself without something to done during this extended weekend, why not checkout this 90 minute TechNet webcast...
  • Blog Post: A 3-D Solution for Client Security

    In case you haven't noticed, there's a lot of cool news coming out of this week's TechEd IT Forum (NOTE: I can never work out how to stick that '·' thingy between the "Tech" and "Ed") event in Barcelona, Spain. The one that's most relevant to your humble blogger is the announcement of a public beta...
  • Blog Post: WinServer 2003 SP2 Comes Alive!

    So. Yes. Okay. I'm a Peter Frampton fan. And, when I learned that our planned release of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) had, well, released today , it made me think of Frampton's " Frampton Comes Alive! " album from 1976. Why? I don't know. Seriously. I did happen to go to Plattsburgh State...