Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

July, 2005

  • Sleepless in Seattle!

    Well it had to happen! I’m here in Seattle for the big techie conference called TechReady and you guessed can’t sleep! It’s 4:00AM Seattle time and I’m wide awake so what better thing to do then do a blog post. I had a decent...
  • Windows Vista Beta 1 Signoff

    Woo Hoo! Today the Windows team signed off Windows Vista Beta 1! How cool is that?! Check out the video interview of Chris Jones on the Channel 9 website! http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=92834#92834 – Once again the Scobleizer has...
  • Sydney SQL User Group Meeting

    Last night I had a chance to attend the Sydney SQL Server User Group meeting and I was most impressed. Grant Paisely did a dry run of his session he is doing at Teched 2005 this year on “Building Reports using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and...
  • Windows Vista!

    Today Microsoft announced the new name for “Longhorn”. The new Windows Client name is Windows Vista ! I kind of like the name but I’ve only known about for a few hours so I’m still getting used to it. Windows Vista website has...
  • Channel 9 Site - Cool Stuff

    Hi all, Today I found some cool stuff on the Channel 9 Website . The first 2 episodes of the PDC Road Trip have been posted and make for very funny viewing. Check them out! I also saw a post from a mate of mine; Tejas Patel about the Channel 9 guy...
  • The Shared Computer Toolkit

    Got a shared computer in a school a library or at home? Then the new Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit might just be the answer for you to lock down those computers you have in public places. It makes it easy to administer the protection of computers...
  • Sydney Biztalk User Group - Next Meeting

    Hi folks, If you’re in Sydney and into Biztalk then you can’t afford to miss the next Sydney Biztalk User Group Meeting ! For this upcoming session - check out the Agenda for full details. The session is on The Proposition of BizTalk...
  • Upcoming Webcasts

    This just came into my inbox. Some great webcasts coming up! TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (Level 200) Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Pacific Time John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation...
  • Again the stars align

    Hi folks, As you know I’m a mad golfer and yet again Tiger Woods has come through with the goods! Today he won his 10th major championship and his 2nd British Open title by defeating Colin Montgomerie by 5 shots. He finished on -14 under par...
  • July Security Bulletin

    This just came into my email! Details about July security updates New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Critical MS05-035 Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Critical...
  • Tablet PC Memory Leak

    Microsoft has released a fix to address a memory leak in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. This is goodness because I’ve had this issue with my Tablet PC even though I have 2GB of RAM. if you have a Tablet download the fix at: http://www.microsoft...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 Blocking Tool

    SP1 for Windows Server 2003 has been available for some time now but alot of organisations still need more time to plan for its deployment. If you have Automatic Updates enabled on your servers and you want to delay the deployment of SP1 then have...
  • Sydney SharePoint User Group Launch

    Sydney SharePoint Community The Sydney SharePoint User Group will be launching on Tuesday 19th July 2005 to give the Sydney SharePoint community, including both technical and business people alike, a chance to get to know each other over some beer and...