Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

October, 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 announced!

    Today at PDC 2008 we announced Windows Server 2008 R2   This release is part of our roadmap strategy just like the R2 release of Windows Server 2003 and will have some great new features to consider. First of all 32-Bit is all done!  Windows...
  • Security Bulletin: Out of Band Release!

       We have released a critical security bulletin today.  This is not a drill.  Please make sure you patch your systems today.  You will see the update on Windows Update so make sure you apply it.  A reboot is required. ...
  • Screencast: Hyper-V Server 2008

    As I said in my previous post ;  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 has now been released for free download.  The other day I decided to have a look at it on my shuttle machine and I’ve done a quick screencast on what it looks like and has to offer...
  • BitLocker Deployment Planning

    One of the most compelling security features of Windows Vista is BitLocker Drive Encryption .  It enables users of Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate to fully encrypt the system partition and protect the data that resides on that...
  • The Value of TechNet

    I thought I would leave you with this one for the weekend.  Deeps put together this really good video about the value of TechNet and TechNet Plus. It was filmed at TechEd Australia 2008.  Check it out below and click the button on the right...
  • Great local IT Showcase article

    Our internal IT Showcase team has released a great article on how we use Microsoft Roundtable devices and Office Live Meeting to save money on regular quarterly meetings that happen around the business.  It’s a great local example of how we are using...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2008

      It’s that time again and this month we have 11 updates this month so make sure you check out the technical details below and apply these updates as needed in your environments. Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact MS08-056...
  • Talking about UNIX and Linux

    Recently I got a chance to speak at Melbourne Novell User Group October meeting.  The topic was Unix Interoperability in Windows Server 2008 which has been greatly improved; making it easier for administrators to  manage both platforms. ...
  • Web Platform Installer Beta

    Sometimes deploying an IIS website can be a daunting task because there are so many pieces you need to get it all working.  IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista takes a much more modular approach so that you can install only the pieces you need...
  • TechNet Magazine: October 2008 Issue

    This month in TechNet Magazine it’s all about Virtualization and how you can consolidate your exiting infrastructure using some of the new technologies in Windows Server 2008.  Now is a good time to start looking at some of these technologies as...
  • Windows Server 2008 Security

    Windows Server 2008 has a big focus on security and last night I got a chance to talk with some security folks at the Canberra Security Interchange .  There was a lot to cover and I hope to break this session down into a series of screencasts because...
  • Bare metal Hyper-V Server is here!

    Yesterday we announced the availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 for free download .  This is our bare metal Hyper-V only version.  It’s not the Server Core option in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V as it only has the Hyper-V component...