Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

January, 2005

  • Fingerprint Reader Products

    Microsoft now has a number of fingerprint authentication devices so you can logon to your machines and web sites without using a password. While I'm in Seattle I'm going to pick up one of these devices. I plan on putting one on my Windows Media Centre...
  • Happy New Year 2005

    Hi folks, Well this is my first blog post for the new year. I had a good break over the Christmas New Year period and tried to stay away from technology but found it hard to do so. A colleague of mine in Redmond pointed me to this little bit of Anti-Spy...
  • Channel 9 Guy - My very own!

    Well here I am at Envision at my second Blogging session and Robert Scoble was at the session giving away Channel 9 guys! Way cool! I have my own personal Channel 9 guy. I also learned how to put a photo in my posts now so here is the Channel 9 Guy stealing...
  • SMS 2003 Documentation

    The SMS 2003 product documentation has been reorganised on the Microsoft download site so that you can find this information much more easily. Thanks to my colleague Eileen Brown in the UK for blogging about this information. She has been a great source...
  • MIIS 2003 Management Pack for MOM 2000 SP1– English - Released

    Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Management Pack for MOM 2000 SP1– English - Released Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 enables the integration and management of identity information across multiple repositories, systems...
  • Sleepless in Seattle

    As Michael mentioned we are both in Seattle attending a key internal technical event called Envision. This is a key event for us to get first hand technical content that we can then talk about with our user community in Australia. We are starting the...
  • Interoperability Month starts January 18th - Are You Tuned in?

    Interoperability Month Join us this January for a month-long series of webcasts and panel discussions around cross-platform interoperability. You will find introductory to expert level content across topics in development, architecture, deployment and...
  • Office Developer Live! Webcast Series

    Office Developer Live! Webcast Series Join the Microsoft Visual Studio product team for a whole month of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL 2005. Learn how to leverage both products for developing your database applications.
  • SMS 2003 Webcasts in February

    TechNet Webcast: Preparing a business case for Systems Management Server (SMS) (Level 200 ) Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time Ed Goad , Senior Systems Engineer , Microsoft Corporation You have determined from an IT perspective...
  • Got a slow server in your Enterprise?

    Got a slow server in your enterprise? Download this performance diagnostic tool for Windows Server 2003. Download details: Server Performance Advisor
  • Technet's Desktop Deployment Centre Expands!

    The Desktop Deployment Centre which provides you with resources to deploy Windows XP and Office 2003 in your organisation has recently expanded. Check out some of the new content in the areas of Solution Accelerators and Business Value information.
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft Operations Manager MOM 2005

    If you want to check out the the key features of MOM 2005 then check out the following free Virtual Lab on Technet. TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
  • Public November 2004 "Avalon" Community Technology Preview Including WinFX SDK

    While I’ve been here at Envision I’ve attended my first bloging session which was very interesting. I also had a chance to catch up on some recent downloads and I came across this really interesting one; the “Avalon” Technical Preview SDK. Avalon will...
  • Download details: Windows Terminal Server Management Pack for MOM 2000 SP1 version 2

    In case you haven’t seen this already but we have released the latest management pack for Terminal Server earlier in the month. This is designed for MOM 2000 SP1 so if you have this in your enterprise you may benefit from this download. Check...