Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

December, 2008

  • Taking a break…

    It’s that time of year again.  Time to take a break after a long and busy year.  I’m going to be on annual leave from December 22nd through to January 16th trying to stay away from computers and enjoy the Sydney summer.  I plan to go to...
  • Windows Live Essentials Beta Available Now!

    We have now released an update to the Windows Live Essentials beta.  You can get all the bits at http://download.live.com/ .  The new installer lets you install all the live bits with the one install program.  So what do you get in this...
  • Security Bulletin Release: Out of Band!

      We are schedule released a security bulletin (out-of-band) to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer on all currently supported versions of Windows. The bulletin is scheduled for release at approximately 10 A.M. Pacific Time on Wednesday...
  • Screencast: File Services in Windows Server 2008 Part 2

    In a previous blog post I showed you some changes we have made to the SMB protocol in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.  To continue this series I wanted to share with you some more changes we have made in the area of file services.  In...
  • The data centre of the future?

    As we move into a world of Software+Services Microsoft is looking at the data centre of the future that will support it.  The key concept is modular with a heavy emphasis on reducing power consumption.  Checkout Mike Manos’ blog post about this...
  • TechNet Live! Event on Vista..more resources

    Thanks to those of you that attended the session on Deploying Windows Vista into your Enterprise.  As always we value your feedback for these types of events so that we can shape upcoming events according to your needs.  In the new year we are...
  • Security Bulletin: December 2008 Update

    Just in time for Christmas we have 8 new security bulletins being released today.  Please see details of these below and make sure to apply these where it makes sense in your environments. Bulletin Identifier Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Affected...
  • TechNet Magazine: January 2009 Issue Available

    The January 2009 Issue of Technet Magazine is now online.  There seems to be a continuing theme from the  December issue around identity an interoperability with an emphasis on the upcoming release of Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2. ...
  • Another free MS Press Book!

    And this time it’s on the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and our own Greg Low wrote a chapter in the book. So if your looking for some good introductory information on our new database platform this book is a good place to start.  And of course it’s free...
  • TechNet Live! Event: Windows Vista Deployment

    Hot on the heels of our first event we are squeezing in another before the silly season kicks in and nobody’s paying attention.  This time I'm going to cover Windows Vista deployment.  With the beta release of Windows 7 coming soon customers...
  • Free Microsoft Press E-Book Offer!

    This has to be the best deal I’ve come across in awhile.  As you know I’m a big fan of Network Access Protection in Windows Server 2008.  Well Microsoft Press is celebrating 25 years with a Free E-Book offer.  The book on offer is Windows...
  • TechNet Live! Feedback Needed

    Well last week we ran our first ever TechNet Live! event in Australia.  For those of you that did attend I hope this format works for you and you got something gout of the event.  The first thing I wanted to do however was to apologise for not...
  • I’m at the Whiteboard

    Yes as painful as it is to watch myself online; I’m up there presenting a new series in partnership with ZDNet Australia we are doing a series of “At the Whiteboard Videos featuring Windows Server 2008 ”.  The goal is to translate technology issues...