Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

September, 2006

  • It's all about the hardware...

    Awhile back Michael did a post about the hardware we use for our demos. In particular he talked about this new Shuttle form factor PC that he got. Well he wasn't the only one who got a shiny new toy to play with. Thanks to our friends at AMD who sponsored...
  • Data Protection Manager 2.0 Now in Beta!

    Hi folks, This just came across my desk. Data Protection Manager 2.0 is now in Beta so if you want to learn more check out the details below: Announcing Data Protection Manager v2 Beta This week Storage Decisions in New York, Microsoft announced the public...
  • Another Windows Vista Presentation

    Hi folks, Tonight I'm presenting Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the Mount Druitt College of TAFE as part of the ongoing work we are doing with the ACS . This is a special event put on by the college and the ACS. You can register here . So I thought...
  • Windows Vista Beta Testers

    Today Dugie pinged me about an interesting post on the Windows Vista Team Blog about where are our Windows Vista Beta testers. I had a look and there are some interesting facts to reiterate here: We have approximately 30,000 Vista Beta testers in this...
  • Windows Vista Beta Testers - Australian Drill Down

    Hi folks, The other day I posted details on where our Windows Vista Beta testers currently are geographically. Well it turns out that Australia is doing quite well in this area. So I thought why not post a bit more details of the breakdown for Australia...
  • Windows Vista RC1 Refresh Released

    Hi folks, Just saw this over the weekend. We have released build 5728 as a refresh to RC1 over the weekend. We as in Microsoft are looking for as many volunteers to test this interim release (also known as an EDW) on as many machines as possible and have...
  • A BIG Invite - October Meeting

    Hi folks, The next meeting of the Brisbane Infrastructure Group will be on Thursday October 5th 2006 . This month the topics include Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 from a deployment experience point of view inside Education Queensland and Indentity...
  • Shiver Me Timbers

    Aye! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day ! So Arrrr!! Go on talk like a Pirate! Frank will be running around the office today with lots of pirate talk! Go on laddies! Arrrr, Jeffa
  • September Security Bulletin

    Hi folks, Well another patch Tuesday is upon us so see below for the September security bulletins. The purpose of this update is to provide you with a summary of the Microsoft September 2006 Security Bulletin release. New Security Bulletins for September...
  • New Security Bulletins for September

    This just came across my desk. The purpose of this alert is to provide you with a summary of the Microsoft September 26 2006 Security Bulletin release. New Security Bulletins for September 26 2006 Microsoft is releasing the following security bulletins...
  • Windows Vista RC1 now Available

    Windows Vista RC1 is now available for public download. This marks the final major release of Windows Vista and RC1 is being made available in both x86 and x64 versions. Alot of people that I've been presneting to or talking with have been asking about...
  • Where's Jeff been and...the case of the missing hard drive..

    Well folks it's been awhile since I posted on my blog and I thought it was high time I got something new posted. So where have I been since Teched 2006 finished in Sydney. Well I took a week off directly after Teched and looked after my 2 kiddies all...
  • Live baby LIVE!

    We now have taken the beta tags off another great Windows Live Service and launched Live.com and Live Search. So this also marks the day when we migrate users who now use MSN search over to the new Live Search engine. See What’s New and Try it Now · Live...
  • Updated Windows Vista Slide Deck

    Hi folks, In a previous post I talked about my presentation out at Mt. Druitt College of TAFE. I have to say this was a really good session. There were about 65 people in attendance and I had lots and lots of great questions throughout. I like these types...
  • User Groups Activity this week

    Hi folks, This week we have alot of activity out in User Group land so below is a quick update: Sydney Sydney SBS User Group - Tonight in Sydney I'll be hosting the event which is on at Microsoft in North Ryde and I will presenting a session on the Windows...
  • A little trip to Brisbane

    Well this week I had my quarterly visit to sunny Brisbane . I like going to Brisbane. It's a nice place. Anyway the primary reason for my trip was to attend and present at the Brisbane SBS User Group. They were having there Annual General Meeting on Tuesday...
  • Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh now Available

    Howdy folks, Well its a busy day for downloads! Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh is now available for public download. I've been running this build for quite some time now and I find it very stable. The biggest change of course with office is the...
  • SQL Down Under Show 19

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 19 with guest Solid Quality Learning mentor Peter Myers is available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Peter provides an intro to Analysis Services for developers and DBA's. Cheers, Jeffa
  • Coming Zune..Microsoft player details emerge

    All I have to say is Wow! And Yeah baby! Details of the Microsoft Zune Digital Media Player have been made public. The player is going to be made available in the US around Christmas so holiday shoppers will be having a good time with this one. So what...
  • Windows Vista Step Step Guides Updated!

    Hi folks, The Windows Vista Step by Step Guides for IT Pro's have been update and are now available for download. If you haven't looked at these in the past then take a look. The guides are very useful to get up to speed on specific Windows Vista features...
  • Microsoft Corp looking for top Australian Graduates

    Hi folks, I've been meaning to post this for awhile. Microsoft Corp will be in Australia looking for top technology graduates. This is pretty cool that they are making a special visit to the land down under! Check out the blog for all the details and...
  • Good Luck Kleefy

    Hi folks, My mate Kleefy is presenting as we speak in the keynote at Teched 2006 in Hong Kong! Lets wish him luck! Cheers, Jeffa