Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

February, 2006

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Upgrade Blogcast

    Hi folks, As promised here is Part 1 of my Windows Server 2003 R2 blogcast series. In this session I focus on what you need to think about when performing an upgrade to R2 from Windows Server 2003 SP1. Now there are a couple of things I left out that...
  • Canbera SharePoint User Group: Next Meeting

    Canberra SharePoint User Group Meeting - 15th February The Canberra SharePoint User Group will hold its first meeting for 2006 on Wednesday 15th February, from 5.30pm at Microsoft (Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave Barton). If you are interested in SharePoint...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcast: Part II: Installed Components

    Hello folks, As promised here is part 2 of my Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcast Series. In part 1 I went through an upgrade from SP1 to R2 and explained what that looks like. In this session I discuss what components get installed and go through what...
  • My Blog has been Updated!

    I bet you're wondering what this is all about? http://Blogs.technet.com has just been upgraded to Community Server 2.0 and one of the cool new features we have now is the ability to create a photo gallery and link to photos very easily without going to...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcasts Coming!

    Hi folks, We'll I'm finally getting some time to do some blogcasts and I've decided to do a series of blogcasts focusing on Windows Server 2003 R2 release. Last November I ran a series of TechNet sessions on R2 and I thought it would be good to share...
  • The Uber Tablet PC Guy

    This is one of those funny occurrences that just seem to happen as we make are way through this life. In my job I meet a lot of customers; partners and general uber geeks that are passionate about technology. Most of the time they chat to me about what...
  • SQL Podcast Downunder: Show 12 Available Now!

    Hi Folks, I'm pleased to announce that SQL Down Under show 12 featuring guest SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson discussing his top ten database design issues is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Enjoy!
  • Managing Internal Documents Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

    Managing Internal Documents by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Published: 01/30/06 Audience: Technical Decision Maker Detailed discussion on how Microsoft IT used the full-text search feature of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to significantly increase...
  • Podcasts of Technet Webcasts - What the?...

    With the popularity of Podcasts growing all the time the US TechNet Team is trialling podcasts of some of there webcast sessions so you can take them on the road with you! How cool is that? You can either download or stream individual webcasts, or...
  • Webcast Calendar

    Hi folks, Check our webcast calendar . Its pretty cool because you can see at a glance what webcasts are coming up and it allows you to filter by audience, product or topic, series or presenter. It allows you to find those on-demand webcasts so you...
  • IE 7 Beta 2 is now available!

    I’ve been running this for awhile now in the early betas and it was a bit flaky in the early beta’s but this release is way cool. The tabbed browsing and in particular quick tabs is awesome! If you haven’t had a chance to look at this...
  • New IT Showcase document using Excel and Visual Studio 2005

    Building an Excel Solution by Using the VSTO Add-in for Visual Studio 2005 Published: 02/01/06 Audience: Technical Decision Maker Overview on the creation of an Excel application for accountants and business analysts at Microsoft to create and submit...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2: Will you be my Valentine?

    How’s that for a title? it’s not exactly original in that it’s the title of this month’s invite to the Canberra Windows User Group . My good friend David Mackie seems to have a way with words when inviting people to his user group...
  • Building an MCE 2005 PC

    A while back I posted an article on a new Media Centre PC that I built. Now with renovations getting to the AV install point there are some changes to some of the components. For one I need to change the TV card to a digital card and maybe add some noise...
  • Exchange "12" Webcast Series

    Hi folks, This just came into my inbox. In Mid march we are running a series of Exchange 12 webcasts and if you attend all 4 of them there are prizes! The webcasts series will run from March 14th through the 17th, and will include 4 webcasts: ...
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2: Tab Groups

    Hi folks, I've been running IE 7.0 Beta 2 for a little while now and one of the most useful features to me is the ability to save a group of web pages as a tabbed group. Tab browsing is really cool and its been around for awhile but I really like the...