Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

March, 2006

  • Security Seminar - Canberra Session

    Hi folks, Well today I did my session on "Managing a Resilient Active Directory with SMS and MOM" and things went pretty well. One thing I forgot to mention is that the Canberra Windows User Group will be having their next meeting on Tuesday March...
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 TAP Program

    We will be having a TAP program for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. Th is TAP program has two goals: 1) Product Validation 2) Help customers deploy this product in production scenarios and get case studies. The production scenarios that...
  • One man's XBOX 360 story...

    Well it's about time I told my XBOX 360 story and shared with you the journey I've had to the next generation of gaming. It all started a few months ago when excitement began to build of the upcoming release. I was anticipating the release just like everyone...
  • Ultra-Mobile PC's Released

    Hi folks, Sometimes I just love my job! In partnership with Intel and hardware manufacturers we have just announced the availability of the Ultra-Mobile PC or UMPC. This is way cool and I have to have one of these. I've always wanted to get a device...
  • Security Seminar - Sydney Session

    Hi folks, Well today I did my "Managining a Resilient AD infrastructure with SMS and MOM " session at the Sydney event and it all went pretty well. Although some of the demo's didn't behave the way they should have but you get that sometimes when you...
  • New Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series

    Hi folks, If you can’t get enough of Windows Server 2003 R2 (and I know plenty of you) then check out the new 300 level Webcasts coming up in March. The focus is “Extend Connectivity and Control in your Environment”. The dates are...
  • Technet Content: New for March!

    Hi folks, Check out the new content thats available on Technet in March! Featured Content: Exchange “12” Community Technology Preview (CTP) The next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange "12", is designed to reduce...
  • Firewall! - The Movie

    Last night my wife and I decided to go to a movie during our visit to Canberra to see her family. I'm in the middle of the Security Seminar and we decided to have a visit with my wife's family during the Canberra leg. Well, my wife's Mum said go and...
  • SAGE-AU - NSW Chapter Meeting

    Hi folks On February 22nd I presented my Windows Server 2003 R2 technical overview to the NSW chapter of SAGE-AU. So what is SAGE-AU I hear you ask? Well it stands for Systems Administrators Guild of Australia which is a group that focuses on the issues...
  • Microsoft Dynamics Case Study and Video: XBOX 360

    Check out this case study on how the Microsft Home and Entertainment used Microsoft Dynamics to reduce cost of manufacturing the GPU’s on the XBOX 360. Managing Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturing by Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Discussion and video...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2006

    Howdy Folks, Below is the March Security Bulletin Summary: This advisory contains information about all security updates released this month. It is broken down by security bulletin severity. Critical Security Bulletins MS06-012 - Vulnerabilities...
  • Microsoft IT Showcase: ASP.NET 2.0 CareerCompass Case Study

    Hi folks, Check out the details below of this new case study featuring ASP.NET 2.0. ASP.NET 2.0 CareerCompass Case study and Presentation is released. Description of the case study The architecture team in Microsoft Human Resources IT ...
  • Security Seminar - eForum Chats

    Hi guys, The Security eForum online chats are now live and we'll be running these regularly during the Security Seminar roadshow. I just did my session earlier today and it was pretty cool; although we didn't get that many people online it was still...
  • Brisbane SharePoint User Group: March Meeting

    If you are in Brisbane then check out the March meeting of the Brisbane SharePoint User Group . Adam Clark runs the group so get along this month for some interesting topics! This month the first session will be run by Mike Fitzsimon and he’ll...
  • Microsoft IT SQL Server 2005 Video Released

    Using SQL Server 2005 at Microsoft IT Video is released. This video highlights two mission-critical applications within Microsoft that take advantage of SQL Server 2005: MS Sales, a worldwide revenue reporting system, and SAP R/3, an enterprise resource...
  • Business Intelligence - 2 Day Workshops!

    Please see the details below for some upcoming workshops being run by Peter Myers on Business Intelligence. I'll have to have a chat to Dave and Peter as to why Sydney was not included in the tour! If you caught Peter Myers on the SQL Server/Visual...
  • Security Seminar - Auckland, New Zealand

    Last week I did my session "Managing a Resilient Active Directory with SMS and MOM" in Auckland and I found the session went well and attendance was really good. In fact this was the largest audience of all the cities we did on the tour. I had lots...
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 TAP Program

    Hi folks, In a previous post I asked for nominations for the Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 TAP program. Unfortunately I have missed the deadline for this TAP and we are not accepting any more requests. I'm sorry for any confusion caused and thank you...
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Case Study!

    Check out the case study below on Windows Mobile 5.0! Developing Line of Business Applications on Windows Mobile 5.0 Overview describing how Microsoft IT created a Windows Mobile device application on the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform that decreases...
  • Security Seminar - Brisbane Session

    Well I'm sitting her in Brisbane after I did my first city for the Security Seminar. The session went okay although I didn't have time do all the demo's but all and all everything went pretty well. We had good attendance at this session with lots of interest...
  • Canberra Windows User Group: March Meeting

    Hi folks, If you’re in Canberra then check out this month’s meeting of the Canberra Windows Infrastructure User Group. Canberra Windows User Group Monthly Meeting— Tuesday, 14th March 2006 It’s Security Month!!!! So this meeting will be about...
  • Thumbing your way to Vegas dirty...

    Well how's that for a title?! The title is a bit cryptic in that it's a line from a new INXS song called Pretty Vegas but its not the subject of this post. The post is about The Code Room: Breaking into Vegas So What is "The Code Room" exactly and...
  • Exhange "12" 64 Bit Podcast

    Recently we have made announcements about the version of Exhcange; version 12 which will only support 64 bit platforms. Alot of customers have asked why we decide to go down this road. Well head over to the Exhcange team's blog to get the details on...
  • Why Windows Vista Won't Suck

    I came across this article on ExtremeTech’s website about some of the “real” changes we are planning for Windows Vista . The good thing about this article is it gets into the nuts and bolts about what is really going on with Vista. ...
  • Security Seminar - Perth Event!

    Today I did my session "Managing a Resilient Active Directory with SMS and MOM" in Perth and I found the session went well and attendance was really good. I had lots of interaction from the audience and alot of questions. If I didn't get to your question...