Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

August, 2008

  • TechEd Vodcast: Interview with Rocky Heckman

    Hi Everyone! Yes it’s that time again. Time for another Vodcast on Teched Australia 2008 . In this Vodcast I’m talking with Rocky Heckman who is owning the Security track this year. Rocky’s a good guy and we’ve worked on a few events in the past so I...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is here!

    Today is a good day!  I always love it when new versions of our major products come out.  Today we released Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 to the masses!  Beta 1 was more of a developer and web designer release so I didn’t play around with...
  • Technet Magazine: September 2008 Edition

    In the September edition of Technet Magazine we have some top tips to harden ISA Server 2006.  Here are some  highlights. ISA Server:  A Guide to Securing ISA Server 2006 ISA Server:  Enhance TS Gateway Security with ISA Server 2006...
  • Windows Server 2008: an IIS and PowerShell Story

    In December last year I did a post about one of our early adopters to the Windows Server 2008 platform.  Propensity International was part of our IT Pro Momentum program last year and benefited by getting resources and direct contact with us at Microsoft...
  • The Ultimate Expert

    This year at TechEd Australia we are having a competition at Ask the Experts to find The Ultimate Expert with the winner getting their hands on the super cool HP TouchSmart IQ 505a PC .  There will also be HP IPAQ Companions given away as well which...
  • Photosynth is here..

    Yet another great tool has made it’s way to final release.  It’s called Photosynth and it’s now available for free download.  We all have lot’s and lot’s of digital photographs hanging around.  Now imagine creating a canvas that uses cinematic...
  • Map of TechEd Delegates

    Are you going to TechEd Australia 2008 this year?  Check out the new mapping service we have up on the main Teched site.  It’s leveraging Virtual Earth and gives you a map of where delegates are from.  Very Cool! Click this link or the...
  • TechEd Vodcast: Interview with Rosemary Stark

      It’s that time again!  Another vodcast.  This time I’m talking with Rosemary Stark who is our product manager for Windows Server products in Australia.  Rosemary talks about TechEd and her involvement plus some of the areas she will...
  • Screencast: Network Access Protection with 802.1x Part 1

    One of the most important features of Windows Server 2008 is Network Access Protection .  In it’s simplest terms NAP is a platform built into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista for implementing client health requirements on your network. We all...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Release: August 2008

    This month we have 11 security updates so make sure you have a look at these and see where they apply to your environments. Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact MS08-041 Critical Snapshot Viewer for Access, Office Access 2000, Office...
  • Be careful what you wish for..

    Now many people would think I’m sharing this with you to have a dig at VMware but I’m not I can assure you.  Yesterday there was a serious bug reported in VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 on the VMware forums.  As of August 12th you could run into a...
  • TechEd Australia 2008: Update on Track Planning

    Apologies for the radio silence over the last week but I was in the US at our big geek get together and then took some time to go back east to catch up with some family.  So as you know TechEd Australia 2008 is just around the corner and my track...