Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

October, 2007

  • Living on the Edge..

    Shhh..We are going to be launching a new program called "Edge"  At this stage we have a logo but I can't say anything else until next month.  The only thing I can say at this point is it's going to be really cool! Watch this space...
  • TechNet Magazine - November 2007

    The November Edition of TechNet Magazine is now available online.  This month it's all about keeping users happy which in turn keeps Administrators happy.  Below is a quick list of the featured articles: Changes to Offline Files in Windows Vista...
  • Windows Server 2008 Password Policies

    In Windows Server 2003 SP1 or R2 one of the major limitations was the ability to only have one password policy per domain.  Pain right?  The product team realized this was a major pain point for many customers, so they added some new password...
  • TechNet Magazine - October 2007

    As they say better late than never!  I meant to post this   at the beginning of the month but never mind.  The October edition of the Technet Magazine is out and focuses on "Going Green" in the datacenter. So check out the...
  • Windows Server 2008 - AD Snapshots

      David Tesar is one of Evangelist at corp and has done a great article on a new feature in Windows Server 2008 called Database Mounting or AD Snapshot's.  Below is a quick synopsis...  DMT allows you to quickly take snapshots of your AD...
  • Getting Unified...

    November 2007 marks the launch of our Unified Communications platform and Kleefy and myself will be presenting at both the business launch events in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the TechNet Update Events that will be going to other cities around Australia...
  • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

    The third volume of the Security Intelligence Report has been released.  If you want to find out about the latest threat landscape then check it out.  You can get more details at the Malware Protection Center and download the report directly...
  • BIG November Meeting

    The November Meeting of the BIG User Group is going to be all about High Performance Computing in Windows or HPC.  Check out the details below from Dugie! Here is the invitation for our next BIG November Session.  This month we have local Microsoft...
  • SQL Downunder Show 24

    Hi Folks,   SQL Down Under show 24 with guest Paul Randal is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Paul discusses DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2005 and improvements in SQL Server 2008 for database mirroring and partitioned...
  • Security Bulletin: October 2007

    It's that time again. Time for another round of security updates. Please see details below. What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletin being released on 09 October 2007 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft...
  • October TechNet Update: Slides and More Resources

    I'm two thirds of the way through our October Technet Update and it's been great to talk to those of you that have attended the events in Brisbane and Canberra. Hopefully you have gotten something out of these sessions and taken away something valuable...
  • Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008..Looking for early adopters..yes I have prizes too...

    As Kleefy said in his post we are keen to see who is doing interesting things with Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 in Australia. Are you doing something cool with these 2 products? Well if you are then please contact me and guess what you'll get...
  • Listening to Podcasts on your Zune and Zune 2?

    I've had a Zune for awhile now and to be honest I haven't used it that much because it lacked Podcast support and support for different video formats like DivX. Well I've come across a couple of good programs that help me get around these limitations...
  • Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Server Manager

    Hello again! Time for another Screencast! In my previous Screencasts on Windows Server 2008 I went through the full installation of the Enterprise version and a Server Core Installation . In this Screencast I wanted to go through Server Manager and Initial...
  • Live! Search has been Improved..

    Hey Check this out! In case you didn't notice Live Search has been dramatically improved with over a 4x increase in index size. Sweet! Maybe Kleefy will start to use it more! Check out the press articles for more. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press...