Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

February, 2007

  • Going large with Nick..

    Yes today is finally the day! Today I'm being interviewed by Nick Hodge who is our new Enthusiast Evangelist in our team. Sounds like a fun job right? Well, I'm still not sure what Nick does but it sounds cool when he tells me about it. Today Nick is...
  • Student Hero Pilot: It's not Cheating!

    We have just launched a new program for University students that is a fantastic offer to get into using Office Ultimate 2007. So check out the details below! Approx. 1 million Australian students in 43 Australian universities will be able to purchase...
  • BizTalk User Groups - February Meetings

    Hi there folks, Well it's a busy month for BizTalk Server as the Sydney and Brisbane BizTalk User groups are having there monthly meetings tomorrow night; the 28th of February. In Sydney Mick Badran is going to be Examining BAM and BAM API's. So check...
  • Windows Vista Migration - My Top 10

    Now that Windows Vista is out I wanted to point you to some resources that I've come across that might help you with your migration planning. So what I thought I would do is list the ones I've found so far so you can bookmark this as a handy list. I'll...
  • New Security MVP Blog

    Just thought I would let you know that one of our MVP's; Slav Pidgorny has started a blog. He's a good guy and knows all about Windows Security! Cheers, Jeffa
  • Security Bulletin: February Update

    Here is an overview of these new February 2007 security bulletins: MAXIMUM SEVERITY BULLETIN NUMBER AFFECTED PRODUCTS or COMPONENTS IMPACT Important MS07-005 Step-by-Step Interactive Training Remote Code Execution Important MS07-006 Windows Shell Elevation...
  • Windows Sysinternals: Updated Tools

    As you probably know we acquired Sysinternals last year because they just have awesome tools. When I was recently in Seattle I got a chance to go to a session on User Account Control and Mark Russinovich did a great job talking about what UAC is and what...
  • Virtual PC 2007 Now Available!

    I've been a bit remiss here! I meant to blog about this awhile ago but have been head down preparing for presentations. We have released Virtual PC 2007 as a free download so grab your copy today! This version is a great upgrade and provides some key...
  • SQL DownUnder Show 21

    Hi folks, SQL Down Under show 21 with guest SQL industry legend Joe Celko discussing SQL coding and multiprocessing futures is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Cheers, Jeffa
  • Take Control Management Seminar

    Do you have issues with Desktop and Server management? Well if you do then you can't afford to miss the Take Control Management Seminar. Full details are below: The Take Control seminars are an opportunity to learn about the potential for major efficiencies...
  • Microsoft Research: Celebrating 15 years

    As a lot of you know; I will be celebrating 20 years at Microsoft this August and for the last 15 of those Microsoft Research has been driving innovation in basic and applied research. In 1991 Bill gates decided to make a bold investment for our long...
  • ISV Virtualization Summit

    Hello folks, At the end of this month the APAC leg of the Microsoft ISV Virtualization Executive Summit will be coming to town. The tour hits Sydney on March 5th and promises to be a great event for technical decision makers interested in our Virtualization...
  • Brisbane SharePoint User Group: February Meeting

    Well Adam Sharp and the boys will be kicking off their first meeting of the year for the Brisbane SharePoint User Group on Wednesday February 14th 2007 at 12:00PM . Location details are below: The Details: Wednesday 14 th February 12:00pm – 1:30pm Microsoft...
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 Now Available

    One of the most important tools to help with deployment is the Application Compatibility toolkit 5.0 is now available for free download. If you've used it before then make sure you download the new bits. And if you want more technical information then...
  • Thumbing my way to Vegas dirty..

    Well I'm not actually thumbing but catching a plane to Las Vegas today to see my niece and my brother. I haven't seen my niece for about 13 years so it will be great to catch up. I've been up in Seattle for the last week and a bit sipping the latest kool...
  • Upcoming Security and Management Seminar

    We will be running a Security and Management Seminar soon and to help us plan the content that best meets your needs we need your help! We invite you to help shape the Security & Management Seminar agenda so we can tailor the content to suit your...
  • Brisbane Infrastructure Group: February Meeting

    The Brisbane Infrastructure Group is having there February Meeting this week. Please see the details below from Dugie! Rick Mack from Commander will be presenting ‘Windows Terminal Services Application Debugging tools’ . Rick presented a similar session...
  • Lost in Seattle...

    Well I made it to Seattle on Thursday last week and it's been non stop training for the last 3 days. It's Sunday over here now and we are finishing up our pre training before the main technical conference starts. We are here for the annual geek conference...
  • It's time to say "WOW"!

    Yes I couldn't resist! A couple of days ago we launched Windows Vista and 2007 Office System into the Australian marketplace. I was at the launch demoing Telstra's new Bigpond Movie Service which was one of the partnerships we announced with the launch...