Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

July, 2007

  • RODC questions from last weeks SWIG Meeting..

    Last week I presented my Top 10 things you need to know when it comes to Windows Server 2008 at the monthly SWIG meeting . SWIG stands for Sydney Windows Infrastructure Group. Derrick Buckley who runs the group was sick with the flu so I had to cover...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Release - July 2007

    Below are new Security Bulletins and re-released ones as well... What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletins being released on 10 July 2007 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following...
  • Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Server Core Installation

    Hello again, In my previous Screencast I showed you the setup of the Enterprise version of Windows Server 2008. The setup took approximately 30 minutes or so. In this Screencast I take you through a new minimal install option called Server Core . Now...
  • Windows Vista at 6 months...

    It's been around 6 months now since Windows Vista was released and to coincide with that milestone Jeff Jones has released the 6 Month Vulnerability Report which goes into detail on how Windows Vista is doing in regards to vulnerabilities and how it compares...
  • A New Case has cometh...

    As a lot of you know Kleefy and I get pretty good hardware to demo with. In a post awhile back I talked about our new AMD shuttle machines we built to help have better performing demo machines. Mine's been going fine but Kleefy had a problem with his...
  • BIG goes Virtual...

    As Andrew would say a BIG hello to everyone! For the August meeting of the Brisbane Infrastructure Group ; Virtualization is going to take center stage. Check out all the details below: This month we have Ben Armstrong over from Microsoft Seattle presenting...
  • Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Setup Overview

    Welcome to my first screencast on Windows Server 2008 . What better place to start than with the setup itself. Now I've done a bunch of installs of Windows Server 2008 and really its dead easy to get a server up and running now. When you compare it to...
  • At the company kickoff...

    Today we are at our annual kickoff meeting where everyone gets together to talk about the financial year just passed and to plan for the upcoming year and what we are planning on doing. I just got off the stage which was a first for me at a company meeting...
  • Is this a good use of funds?

    The other day I went to my little mail pigeon hole in the office and found this! And here is the back... This was a thank you for completing all my training in FY07. Apparently it's an Egg that turns into a bean with a secret message.. Makes me wonder...
  • SAGE-AU 2007 Conference: Resources

    Well it's Friday afternoon and this morning I presented my Windows Server 2008 Top 10 presentation at the SAGE-AU 2007 Conference . The SAGE guys and gals are a mixture of Unix and Windows administrators so a very lively crowd. I promised a few of the...
  • Teched 2007: Australia tickets all sold..

    Wow! Tickets for Teched 2007 on the Gold Coast have been sold out. So if you were looking to attend this event then unfortunately you are too late. I've been busy rebuilding all my virtual machines with the June CTP of Windows Server 2008 in preparation...
  • The Malware Removal Starter Kit

    Another Solution Accelerator is in the house. Check out the details! The Malware Removal Starter Kit The Malware Removal Starter Kit , the newest Solution Accelerator from Microsoft, provides IT professionals with free, tested guidance and tool recommendations...
  • Answer the Call..Live Earth 7 Point Pledge

    As the Live Earth concerts have been going on Al Gore has announced the 7 Point Pledge . It is: Demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by...
  • ForeFront Client Security Techcenter

    If you are thinking about evaluating Microsoft Forefront Client Security then check out the new Techcenter . It provides a lot of good technical information around planning, deployment and troubleshooting. I for one use Forefront Client Security for all...
  • VRMCPlus Now Available!

    So if you use Microsoft Virtual Server then I have a really cool tool called VRMCPlus . It's a new VM client display and management tool that allows you to manage your virtual machines running on Virtual Server without having to use the web interface...
  • New Security Resources Available

    This came across my desk awhile back and I forgot to post. Project Title Segment Audience Developer Highway: The Drive for Safer Coding Enterprise Developer Network Security Features in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise IT Pro PowerShell: Developer Security...
  • Windows Live OneCare Beta 2 Begins Today

    The Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2.0) Begins Today! You are invited to the Windows Live OneCare Beta! Please follow the instructions below to install the Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2.0) today. Click here to install and use Windows Live OneCare Beta (v2...
  • Microsoft IT Showcase New Content

    It's been awhile since I've posted some information about how our own Microsoft IT department deploys technology. I've always believed this to be a great resource for customers looking to deploy our technology. So check out the list below for some updated...
  • Sydney SharePoint User Group

    Hi folks, Please see details below for this month's Sydney Sharepoint User Group Meeting. Sydney SharePoint User Group – Tuesday 17 th July SharePoint and Compliance, how do they go together? You already own Microsoft Office, already know Microsoft software...
  • Speaking of SAGE...

    Tomorrow I'm speaking at the 15th SAGE-AU Conference and I'm going to be doing my "Top 10 Session" on Windows Server 2008. But these guys are mostly Unix Administrators so in preparing I've been trying to get together some really compelling demo's around...
  • New Microsoft IT Showcase Content

    Our IT Showcase team has just released some new content on how Microsoft is taking advantage of our own technology. Check out the details below! Managing Information Exchange Agreements based on Microsoft Office System Technologies To help the Microsoft...
  • SQL Down Under Code Camp

    For those of you that attended SQL Down Under Code Camp last year; the event is on again this year from October 13-14 2007 at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Many great local speakers have already indicated they are speaking at the event but...
  • Live Earth 7.7.07 Kicks Off!!

    The Live Earth Concerts just kicked off in Sydney with a great introduction by Al Gore via live satellite from the US. I was originally going to go to the concert in Sydney as I ended up getting a free ticket but I just arrived back from Singapore this...
  • TechNet Magazine - July 2007

    Technet Magazine Online has just published their July 2007 edition and it's online and ready to view. In this month's edition it's all about Communications and Windows Administration. Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/ Technorati...
  • Frank is everywhere...

    For the last week or so it's been very quiet in the office because many people have been away including Frank . But for those of us that miss Frank we get to see him everyday on the various monitors around the building. The video they have been playing...