Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

November, 2006

  • Windows Vista and Office 2007 Packaging

    Yes I know this has been blogged about before but sometimes you just gotta get pretty pictures on your blog. We've announced the packaging for Windows Vista and Office 2007. Who keeps a box? Not me but if the images are anything to go by then I might...
  • Sydney BizTalk User Group - **Special November Meeting**

    Hi folks, Do you like BizTalk? Do you live in the Sydney area? Well this month at the Sydney Biztalk User Group there is a special event on with folks from the BizTalk product team presenting to the user group. This is your chance to catch with folks...
  • I've got 2 word's for you..

    VISTA RTM!! Well a word and an acronym to be exact. The time has finally arrived! We have reached our R elease T o M anufacturing goal for Windows Vista . It has taken 2 years and 3 months to reach this final destination. There has been 2 public Betas...
  • November Security Bulletin

    Hi folks, Well it's that time again. Another patch Tuesday is yet upon us. Check out the details What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of Security Bulletins released on 14 November 2006 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft is...
  • Quarterly TechNet Briefings - Slides Available

    Hi folks, Recently Michael and myself did some TechNet Briefings for our our Premier customers and covered off Network Access Protection in Windows Longhorn Server and an Exchange Server 2007 Technical Overview. I've had a lot of requests for the slides...
  • Western Australia Daylight Savings Trial

    Western Australia is introducing a 3 year trial for daylight savings starting on December 3rd 2006. If you live in WA then click here for all the information on what you need to do to update your systems. We have a whitepaper and a patch available to...
  • Another BIG Meeting in Brisbane Coming up...

    Hi folks, If you live in the Brisbane area and want to find out all about things infrastructure then get along to BIG! Details are below of the December meeting coming up soon.. December BIG: System Center Operations Manager 2007 The next BIG Session...
  • Partner Technical Readiness Event - Slides Available

    Hi folks, Recently I presented a session Windows Vista Deployment Technologies to some Mid-Market Partners who were doing a course on Windows XP Deployment. The idea was to give these folks some exposure to all the goodness that is coming in Windows Vista...
  • IT Pro Content on Technet - November Update

    Well updates are coming thick and fast. Please see below for updated content on our TechNet website for November. This month there is some new Windows Server "Longhorn" content there. Windows Vista Content Documentation TechNet Articles Microsoft Solution...
  • Ready Summit 06 - Sydney Event Done

    Hi folks, Well we kicked off the Ready Summit last week in Sydney and the event seemed to go very smoothly. I did 2 sessions back to back on Optimising Vista and Office 2007 Deployments. It was a good turnout with lots of questions after the session....
  • LOVE the Content!

    Hi folks, This came into my inbox awhile ago and I've been meaning to post it but haven't had the time. We have a bunch of new content available on Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on our Technet website. This content is being refreshed regularly...
  • Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP Released

    Hi folks, Windows Media Player 11 is now available for download. This is the same version that is shipped in Windows Vista but is now fully available for Windows XP. I've been using Windows Media Player for a long time and as a consequence of that I have...
  • Vista and Office 2007 Available on Technet Plus!

    I've been meaning to post this for awhile but travelling around on the Ready Summit has kept me flat-out. If you don't already subscribe to Technet Plus then now is a perfect time to get a subscription! Windows Vista and Office 2007 are now available...
  • BIG Tomorrow Night

    A quick message from my mate Dugie ! BIG is on tomorrow night in the Microsoft office in Brisbane. Please see the details below. This is a quick reminder that the usergroup session “ Microsoft Forefront Business Security Suite ” is on tomorrow night!...
  • Ready Summit 06 - Brisbane Event Done

    Hi folks, Well we have finished city 2 of our Ready Summit 06 Tour and things went fine except for some unusual hardware problems things seem to go very well. So what happened in Brisbane. Well 10 minutes before I went on my Virtual PC images started...
  • Technet Magazine Online

    Starting this month Technet Magazine is now online in 7 languages and will be released each month simultaneously with the print version. This month is all about Windows Vista . So click here for all the details Cheers, Jeffa
  • VHD Test Drive Program - A New Paradigm in Software Evaluation

    Howdy folks, Would you like to evaluate Enterprise Software but don't have the hardware to run it on? Well we now have a program to address this issue. Starting on November 6th 2006 you can now do quick evaluations of key Microsoft Enterprise software...
  • Windows Vista Security Guide - Now Available!

    Hi folks, The Security and Compliance team has made available the release version of the Windows Vista Security Guide . This is great resource to deploy Vista in a secure manner. Windows Vista is more secure than Windows XP out of the box but this guide...
  • Listen on the go...

    Hi folks, I just found this on the Microsoft Events and Webcasts website. You can now download podcasts of our popular webcast series in either WMA or MP3 format. There are a variety of topics for IT pros's including Active Directory , Exchange Server...
  • IT Manager Content on Technet

    We now have updated IT Manager content available on Technet. Check it out below! Optimize Platform Value IT Showcase Infrastructure Optimization at Microsoft Implementing Visual Studio Team System in the Microsoft OEM Division's IT Center of Excellence...