June, 2007

  • Microsoft's End-to-End Management Console for Security - codename “Stirling”

    Microsoft Forefront - codename "Stirling" has just been announced at TechEd in Orlando. Stirling is an all inclusive management console for security, encompassing everything from desktop AV to Firewall. This product will address a number of pain points...
  • Download Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Today

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (formerly code-named "Longhorn") helps you increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Download Beta 3 today.
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Beta 2 goes live!

    This release is available here: 32bit Version: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=205&DownloadID=6741 64bit Version: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=205&DownloadID=6740...
  • Cork - MTUG Longhorn Event

    The Microsoft Technology User Group in Cork is hosting an event on Windows Server 2008 (Previously known as code name "Longhorn" Server). In this session, Dave Northey will cover some of the scenarios which will make "Longhorn" server a must-have for...
  • Where we're headed with Virtualization

    More often I get asked what is Microsoft's virtualization strategy - I know Dave Northey covered it off very well in the Irish TechNet newsletter recently, but if you didn't get to read that I've just found this blog post from Mike Neil, GM for virtualization...
  • Windows Vista Beta/Linux IPsec Interop Testing

    This document provides an overview of Linux IPsec solutions as well as detailed discussions on configuring IPsec-Tools for interoperability scenarios between Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4 It describes the configuration and testing of IPsec interoperability...
  • VHD Test Drive Program

    Dave blogged about this earlier today and I wanted to put it up on the TechNet website. You can now download pre-configured, 30 day evaluation copies of Microsoft (and Partner) software from www.microsoft.com/vhd You can now download: • Windows Server...
  • Windows Home Server - RC1 Available Now

    I know a lot of you are itching to get your Home Server up and running. Windows Home Server edition will help you connect multiple PC's in your home. Everyone in your home will have a familiar way to store, access, share, automatically protect and back...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin - June 12th (Including 4 Critical Updates)

    Read the Microsoft bulletin summary for the updates released on June 12, 2007 Microsoft security bulletin for June 2007 Download the June security update, including updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer. The detail...
  • 4 Security Technologies Every IT Organization Must Have (TechNet Magazine)

    A short article in the TechNet magazine: 4 Security Technologies Every IT Organization Must Have
  • Register for TechEd IT Forum - Don't Wait Until it's a Sell Out

    TechEd IT Forum is Microsoft’s premier European conference designed to provide IT professionals with technical training, information and community resources to build, plan, deploy and manage the secure connected enterprise. Last year I had to disappoint...
  • Vista 6-Month Vulnerability Report

    In this week's TechNet newsletter I referenced Jeff Jones' security blog and his 'April year to date security vulnerability scorecard'. However, he has just emailed me to let me know that he's literally just published the Windows Vista - 6 Month Vulnerability...