Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

December, 2004

  • Has Blogging hit the mainstream?

    Well today is my last day in the office for about two and half weeks so I thought I would do one last post for 2004! I plan to spend some time at home with my family and try to do as little as possible. Hopefully I'll get to play some golf and just have...
  • Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Operations Guide - Now Available!

    Now that MOM 2005 has been released are publishing alot of documents that will help you deploy and plan for MOM 2005. Read below for the Operations Guide that is now available for download . The Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 Operations Guide includes...
  • Microsoft Operations Manager Deployment Planning Guide

    Please see below for the Deployment Planning Guide which is now available for download . This guide provides you with a roadmap for developing a deployment plan for your Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) monitoring solution. In addition, this guide...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC1 Released

    Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC1 has now been released for general download. This is an important release for Microsoft so please download and test where you can. We've been testing it internally now for some time and have found it very stable. Remember this...
  • Talking About Patterns & Practices

    Today I'm in a UNIX / Linux training course and one of my colleagues pointed me to this resource on the Microsoft website. It's called patterns and practices and it provides you with some great information and best practices on a range of topics. Check...
  • Sharpen Your Skills - Microsoft Security Summit 2005

    We will be running the Microsoft Security Summit 2005 in February 2005. The event will be held throughout February beginning in Sydney and finishing up in sunny Perth. Security continues to be a major area of concern and focus for IT shops these days...
  • MSN Desktop Search

    MSN has launched a Beta of MSN Desktop Search. I've only just installed it and so far it looks pretty cool. It has great integration with MSN Spaces and allows you to search the web you desktop or Outlook! I liked it. Check it out below! Find anything...
  • New IT Showcase Content Available

    Recently our in IT department has releases a whole bunch of new Content on how we do IT internally. Check out the great content below! Creating an Active Directory Site for Exchange Server Detailed discussion and procedures on how Microsoft IT created...
  • Improving Security at Microsoft through Deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2

    This is another great article from our folks inside Microsoft IT. Enjoy! Overview of why and how Microsoft IT proactively deployed Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP Service Pack 2 is a critical security release that addresses Internet-based security...
  • Microsoft Management Summit 2005!

    Hello folks, If you want to learn more about Windows Management Solutions then this is the conference for you. In April 2005 the Management Summit will be held in Las Vegas. Check out the details below for registration! Microsoft Management Summit (MMS...
  • IT Showcase - Deploying MOM 2005 at Microsoft

    Do you want to know how our Microsoft IT deployed MOM 2005? Then check out this new whitepaper below! Detailed discussion of how Microsoft IT upgraded its MOM 2000 SP1 infrastructure to MOM 2005. Microsoft IT uses MOM 2005 out-of-the-box to manage 5,600...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC1 Newsgroup

    We have just launched a Newsgroup for Windows Server 2003 SP1. This is a great place to share experiences on the RC1 release of SP1. Microsoft newsgroups are great places to exchange ideas with others and discuss common issues. This newsgroup is designed...
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 - User Groups Active in each state!

    Hi all, If you run a small business or sell to small business then you can't afford to miss out on the SBS User Groups that are now running in each capital city in Australia (except for Darwin & Hobart). The main topics tend to focus on getting the...
  • MSN Spaces BETA Launches Today

    Woo Hoo! MSN Spaces BETA has launched today and is way cool! So what is MSN Spaces? In a nutshell its a place where consumers can create a personal space and connect to others in a rich and dynamic way. You can get to my space at: http://spaces.msn.com...