Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

May, 2008

  • TechEd Australia: Update on track Planning

    Well I'm starting to get into the track planning for TechEd.  Thanks to those of you that gave me feedback on my previous post .  Please keep it coming.  When I originally post the sessions I thought there was a specific track on Virtualization...
  • New IT Showcase Content: Physical Security

    How Microsoft IT Manages Physical Security through Strategic IT Convergence The purpose of World Wide Security Operations is to protect Microsoft's assets in a manner consistent with corporate culture. Through the strategic deployment of security systems...
  • UGTV (User Group Television) Debuts..

    User Group Television or UGTV has debuted on http://Edge.technet.com .  So what's it all about?  Well it's a monthly webcast designed for user group communities worldwide.  So if you run a user group or are involved in one I think ...
  • New User Group in Newcastle

      Yesterday we kicked off a new user group in Newcastle which is about 2 hours north of Sydney.  One of our partners; Forsythes IT is going to be running the group and they asked me to come and help kick the group off.  the turnout was...
  • Help Aussie Kids Learn

    We have a great Microsoft Office Charity program running in which Microsoft Australia is aiming to raise $100,000 for The Smith Family's learning for life program .  The idea is every time someone watches the Office 2007 Charity demo $1 will be donated...
  • New Look TechNet Landing Page

    We have a new look Australian TechNet Landing Page . I think you'll find the page a much cleaner interface with things easier to find.  One of things I like is the featured TechNet blogs are right on the home page so you can see right away what the...
  • Teched Australia: Windows Server Track Planning

    This year I'm owning the Windows Server track at Teched Australia and as part of the planning process I would like to get the community's thoughts on the sessions we are planning.  This year we are having 23 sessions in the Windows Server track. ...
  • Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Available Now!

    Virtual PC 2007 SP1 is available for download now.  With this release we now support additional operating  systems for both guest and hosts. Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Host Guest (32 bit only) Windows Vista SP1 (32 and 64 bit) (Business, Ultimate Enterprise...
  • New IT Showcase Content: Improving Network Security with Windows Server 2008

    We've just published some new content on how we are improving security with some of the new features in Windows Server 2008.  The paper discusses how Microsoft is utilizing NAP, Windows Firewall, and IPSEC to provide a secure and compliant network...
  • Off to Auscert 2008 next week..

    Ok so next week (Sunday in fact) I'm off to AusCERT 2008 .  I go to this conference every year and this year I have a speaking slot instead of just sitting on the stand answering questions.  We are also going to be having much more activity...
  • An XBOX 360 Chopper

    So this morning after the gym I went to the bistro to get some breakfast and I notice this XBOX 360 Chopper sitting in the foyer. Check it out! I know Kleefy would like to get his hands on this baby since he is such a motorbike fan.  Apparently it...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2008

      Below are details of this month's Security Bulletin. New Security Bulletins: Bulletin ID KB Article Severity Rating Product Affected Software MS08-026 951207 Critical Word Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office System, Office 2004 for...
  • Technet Magazine: May 08 Edition

    The May Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online.  Some of the highlights this month include: Windows Administration - Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008 Windows Administration - Designing OU Structures that work Windows...
  • My new phone...?

    Oh man I want one of these!  HTC have just announced their long awaited HTC Touch Diamond and it looks very sweet.  Check out the video below to wet your appetite! Now I have to talk to the Windows Mobile guys to see when it's coming to Australia...
  • Teched Australia 2008: Registration Site Live!

    Well it's that time of the year again.  Time to start preparing for another TechEd.  To get you started the registration site is now live and you begin registering now.  Just click the button on the left to be taken there.  The dates...
  • Canberra Security Interchange: NAP in Windows Server 2008

    Well I'm here in Canberra today presenting at the Canberra Security Interchange user group.  My good mate Rocky   normally runs the group and does all the presenting but he is away at the moment so I'm stepping in.  So I decided to be really...
  • MOF 4.0 Available for Download!

    The Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 is now available for download! MOF 4.0 applies service management concepts to the tasks and challenges that you the IT Pro face each and every day.  The guidance it provides put IT Pro's in the spotlight-it...
  • Sydney SharePoint User Group: May Meeting

    This month the Sydney SharePoint User Group is meeting at the Microsoft North Ryde offices instead of in the city and this month they have a special guest; Mike Fitzmaurice from the US doing a special "Open Mike" session on all things about...
  • New Solution Accelerator: Security and Compliance Management

    The Security Compliance Management toolkit provides customers with best practices from Microsoft about how to plan, set, get and remediate a security baseline, along with tools that you can use to verify the implementation of recommended security baselines...
  • Windows Vista SP1: Technet Update Events Done!

      This week we finished off the Windows Vista SP1 Technet updates and for those of you that attended we hope you  found the information useful and informative.  John and I both wished we had more time but hopefully we sparked some interest...