Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

Jeff Alexander's Weblog

  • MEDC Comes to Melbourne!

    MEDC is coming to Melbourne in May 2006 and we have an impressive list of local and international speakers. Check out the list of speakers below and details of the event. The speakers involved in the event are: Dr Neil Roodyn Dr Peter Stanski...
  • New Security Resources on Technet

    Hi folks, We have just released some new security resources and they are available on the Technet website. Check out the links below for all the details How to Support Smart Card Logon for Remote Access VPN Connections Protecting a Network from Unmanaged...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2011 Release

    This month we are releasing 8 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities.  Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 has been Released!

    Check this out folks! Service Pack 2 has been released! The service pack is available now on Windows Update so check it out and see where it applies to your environment. Service Pack 2 is available for Windows Server 2003 RTM & SP1; Windows Server...
  • Upcoming TechNet Live! Meetings: Private Cloud Focused

    I would like to inform that starting later this month and continuing into November I’ll be doing a series of TechNet Live events.  We’ve done several of these in the past and wanted to continue them to keep you up-to-date with the latest Microsoft...
  • Windows 7: Setting up a USB bootable device for installs

    These days I install, re-install and install Windows 7 again and I wanted a quicker way of doing this without having to use a DVD all the time.  Plus I wanted to be able to install x64 and x86 for both server and client.  And I have a HP Mini...
  • TechEd Australia: Free Netbook on offer!

    Yes the secret squirrel is out!  As Nick and Long have already posted we are giving each paid delegates to TechEd Australia an HP 2140 Mini Notebook with Windows 7 pre-installed.  Pretty cool eh?  in my opinion this has to be the coolest...
  • Windows Live Messenger Beta: Invitations Available

    I’ve been running the Windows Live Messenger Beta for a few days now and I have some invitations to the new BETA available. If would like one then post a comment to this post with your passport email address and I’ll send you an invite. Sharing the...
  • Free Microsoft Press E-Book Offer!

    This has to be the best deal I’ve come across in awhile.  As you know I’m a big fan of Network Access Protection in Windows Server 2008.  Well Microsoft Press is celebrating 25 years with a Free E-Book offer.  The book on offer is Windows...
  • Tech.Ed Australia 2009: Windows Server Track Planning

    It’s that time again and as I did last year I’m going to be owning Windows Server content.  This year the way we are organising the tracks is going to be a bit different than it was last year.  This year’s Tech.Ed is going to have a heavy focus...
  • TechNet Magazine: October Edition Out Now!

    The latest super fantastic edition of TechNet Magazine is now live !  This month it’s all about System’s Management so go and check it out.  You never know you might learn something!  Here’s some highlights! Keep an Eye on System Center...
  • New User Group: Microsoft Security Interchange

    Hi Folks, One of our security guys in Melbourne; Jamie Sharp is starting a new user group focused on Security. They are having their inaugral meeting next Monday night after the Melbourne leg of the Security and Management Seminars. Should be a good night...
  • Windows Server 2008 as a workstation..

    This topic has been floating around a few blogs for awhile now and I decided to give it a go on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61P.  After all it’s 64-Bit; has 4GB of RAM and supports Hyper-V.  And as I begin to prepare my sessions  for TechEd Australia...
  • Australian Daylight Savings Changes - October 2008

    In October 2008 we will again be experiencing changes to Daylight Savings in Australia. I wanted to make you aware of these changes so you can plan for them in your environments. The changes to daylight savings can have significant business impact if...
  • Windows Live Messenger Beta: Great Response

    Wow! What a response! Over the weekend I received 9 responses to my invitation to the Windows Live Messenger Beta! For all of you that posted a response I’ve sent you the details of the Beta. Enjoy! I still have 5 invites left so if you want one; get...
  • Check out the New Nokia Windows Phones!

    Recently at Nokia World 2011 Stephen Elop announced the first Nokia Windows Phones as part of the Microsoft/Nokia partnership.  This is an exciting time as Nokia has always made great hardware and now they have hardware running Windows Phone! ...
  • MAP 6.5 Beta Now Available!

    As you all know nothing stays still in the IT Industry.  Earlier this year we released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 to help you with your Private and Public Cloud planning.  Now we have a beta available of the next release...
  • RSAT Tools for Windows 7 SP1 Released!

    If you manage Windows Servers then you are familiar with the Remote Server Administration Tools.  We have released the RSAT Tools for Windows 7 SP1 .  If you didn’t have them installed prior to upgrading to SP1 then you couldn’t install the...
  • TechNet Magazine: 3 Months worth of articles!

    It’s been awhile since I posted about the latest edition of TechNet Magazine .  I think I was busy with a little event called Tech.ed and have neglected my regular blogging duties.  Sorry about that!  Well in this post I wanted to draw...
  • Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals!

    For those of you that can’t get to the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas; we have the next best thing for you.  Starting the week after MMS the Microsoft Learning team will be hosting an exclusive 3-day Jump Start Class specifically...
  • TechNet Professional Subscription: with 3 bonus months!

    Starting on April 1st 2011 (no really) and going through to June 30th 2011 we are offering 3 extra months to the normal 12 month TechNet subscription.  It’s pretty good value and now includes 3 extra months free.  This for new subscriptions...
  • Another free MS Press Book!

    And this time it’s on the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and our own Greg Low wrote a chapter in the book. So if your looking for some good introductory information on our new database platform this book is a good place to start.  And of course it’s free...
  • I’m at the Whiteboard

    Yes as painful as it is to watch myself online; I’m up there presenting a new series in partnership with ZDNet Australia we are doing a series of “At the Whiteboard Videos featuring Windows Server 2008 ”.  The goal is to translate technology issues...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Component Poster Available Now!

    Are you looking for something cool to hang on your wall at home?  You might want to think about the Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster!   Well you might not get it pass the family so why not download and hang on the wall at work...
  • TechEd 2010 Australia Planning has begun!

    To me it seems like we just finished TechEd 2009!  We still have some of the Netbooks hanging around so the memory is fresh.  But like everything in life things have to move on.  So we are beginning our planning already for TechEd 2010...