Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

August, 2006

  • The Case of the missing hard drive...Lost at Teched 2006

    Part of my job here at Teched 2006 in Sydney is to manage the server rack that we have here for all the speakers to host their Virtual Machine hard drives. So what's been happening is speakers leave there external hard drives so that I can copy up there...
  • Teched 2006 - Ask the Experts Evening

    Well last night was the "Ask the Experts" evening where delegates had the opportunity to ask specific questions of speakers at Teched. I was in charge of the Security experts sessions which took place in Cabana B. We had a good cross section of speakers...
  • Teched 2006 - Day 2 - Opening Day

    Well today was the opening day for Teched 2006 in Sydney and everything seems to be running along fine. I started the day with the opening keynote which my manager Frank kicked off! It was cool to see Frank getting this involved and up talking to such...
  • Teched 2006 - Day 1 - Student Day

    Well Day 1 of Teched 2006 is almost finished. Today was Student Day where we invited 500 or so University students to come and here about careers in IT, Windows Vista and Office 2007 . It was a fun day and myself and Scott Savage did the Windows Vista...
  • Teched 2006 Sydney - Day 0 Update

    Hi folks, Well Teched 2006 in Sydney starts this week. Today is what I call Day 0 because its the day before everything gets going. I'm going to be spending the day finalizing preparations with my speakers in the Security track and getting a rack of HP...
  • Teched 2006 - Student Day

    Hi folks, This year at Teched 2006 in Sydney we are having a Student Day on the 22nd of August. This year's agenda is looking really great and it's all about accelerating your career in ICT. I'll be presenting a session on Windows Vista along with...
  • New Technet Search Engine

    Hi folks, We have just launched a new search engine on Technet called Technet Search This is a really useful tool which allows you to search across the Technet site and find the technical information you are looking for. I did a quick search on Windows...
  • CardSpace Hands on Lab

    As Anna discussed in her post Nigel Watling is conducting a hands on lab at Dimension Data in Sydney on Monday August 28th 2006 . So if you want to learn more about Cardspace then get along to this lab. Should be interesting. More information can be found...
  • Windows Live! Writer Available now!

    Well I've been using this for awhile now and I finally get to blog about it! Windows Live Writer Beta is available for download now! I find this tool a very useful and easy tool to use compared to some other blog tools that I've used. I found it very...
  • Problems with leaving Comments

    My good buddy Dugie pointed out he couldn't leave a comment on any of my posts. Well I found I had some bogus code on my blog that was causing posts to fail. This should be fine now. I parcticularly want feedback on my Anti-Malware Post to help with my...
  • Interesting Blogs I've come across

    As I get more and more into Windows Vista I'm coming across more more of the products teams blogs. In a previous post I listed some of the Windows Vista sites I have come across but since then I wanted to share with you some new blogs I've come across...
  • August 2006 Security Bulletin

    Hi folks, This month there are quite a few security bulletins so please make sure your systems are up to date. ================================================ New Security Bulletins for August 2006 ====================================...
  • Malware, Spyware, Adware and Teched 2006

    Hi folks, At Teched 2006 in Sydney in a couple of weeks time I will be delivering a session on "AntiMalware Technologies in Windows Vista" and as part of that I will be talking about some Malware trends that were recently released in the MSRT Report...
  • Infrastructure Optimization at Microsoft

    Hi folks, Microsoft IT Showcase has just published the following brief on how we have use the Infrastructure Optimization model internally at Microsoft. Infrastructure Optimization at Microsoft • Published: 07/28/06 How do you get your IT shop out of...