Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

June, 2008

  • I’m on RTM Hyper-V..Are you?

    Just upgraded my main demo server with the RTM of Hyper-V.  It was just a matter of applying the update package and then the Hyper-V Management tool on my Vista SP1 client and I was done.  All good!  So this is what I’ve got now. Technorati...
  • The Server is Unleashed..Hyper-V is here!!

    Today is a good day!  We have officially announced the availability of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.  This is a huge milestone in releasing a hypervisor based virtualization technology as a key role in Windows Server 2008.  We believe that...
  • TechEd 2008: Windows Server track progress

    With TechEd Australia 2008 getting closer and closer we’ve been busy with track planning to make sure you have the best possible experience at this year’s event.  Right now I’ve locked in about 80% of my sessions with speakers so things are moving...
  • Bill Gates: The Road Ahead..

    This week marks the last week that Bill Gates is a full time Microsoft employee and begins focusing his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation .  To me this marks and end of an era and a time of significant change.  This past year I passed...
  • New Windows Mobile blog for Australia

    Hey check this out!  The local Windows Mobile guys have a blog now.  Check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/wmoz Good to see them up with all the blogging goodness. Technorati Tags: Windows Mobile , New Blogs Jeffa
  • Microsoft Security Advisory Alert: SQL Injection Attacks

    Microsoft is aware of a recent escalation in a class of attacks targeting Web sites that use Microsoft ASP and ASP.NET technologies but do not follow best practices for secure Web application development. These SQL injection attacks do not exploit a specific...
  • Wanna speed up Vista? Get Windows Search 4.0!

    One of the great features of Windows Vista is it’s integrated search engine which allows you to find all those bits and bytes on your computer.  But in the last week I found this interesting little tidbit.  Windows Search 4.0 was quietly released...
  • New IT Showcase Content: SCCM and NAP

    I’ve been waiting for this one for some time.  Microsoft IT has finally released details of how we are using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Network Access Protection in Windows Server 2008 to extend network health of client machines...
  • New IT Showcase Content on Visual Studio 2008

      Never thought I would be doing a post that included Visual Studio 2008.  But here I am posting about how our own Microsoft IT team is using Visual Studio to improve software development.  Check out the details below. Using Visual Studio...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2008

      Please see below for details of the June Security bulletin release Bulletin Number Severity Level Affected Products Impact MS08-030 Critical Windows XP and Windows Vista Remote Code Execution MS08-031 Critical Internet Explorer on Windows 2000...
  • TechNet Magazine: July 2008 Edition

    This time I didn’t forget!  The July edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and features some great articles this   month on a range of topics.  Below are the highlights. Going Live with IIS 7.0 – IIS 7.0 is one of the most significant...
  • TechNet Magazine: June 2008 Issue

    Don’t know how I missed this one but the June issue of TechNet magazine is available and obviously has been  available for a little while now! So if you’re like me and you missed the June issue you can still check it out by going though the back...
  • TechEd 2008: Early Bird ends soon..

      Are you coming to Teched Australia 2008?  Do you want to save $250 off the normal registration price?  Well if you do then you better hurry and register soon because early bird registrations end on June 27th.  Don’t miss this opportunity...
  • Auscert 2008: Interesting excerpt?

    This was too good not to share.. AUSCERT DELEGATES GET MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR A few red faces were to be seen at last month’s AusCERT security conference held on the Gold Coast in Australia, and not through over exposure to the sun. Infected USB...
  • NAP Integration Kit for Microsoft Forefront

    The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection is now available for download.  I’ve been using the beta of this for quite some time so it’s good to see the final release is now available. So what does it do? The Microsoft Forefront...
  • Today is World Environment Day

    Today, June 5th 2008 is World Environment Day .  This year's theme is C02 Kick the Habit towards a lower carbon economy.  So check out the website and in particular the 12 steps you can take to kick the C02 habit. So today at Microsoft Australia...