Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

February, 2009

  • TechNet User Group Tour – Windows 7 Cometh!

    During February and March I’m going to be going around Australia talking about all the goodness in Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Windows 7 Client to the User Group community.  There has been a lot of buzz around Windows 7 in particular and I know...
  • Free Microsoft Press E-Book: Windows Vista Resource Kit

    If you are looking for some in-depth technical information on Windows Vista then the Windows Vista Resource Kit is  for you!  And even better its a free download.  This book has been fully updated to include SP1 and includes all the information...
  • New IT Showcase Content: Green Initiatives

    In these tough economic times everyone has to find ways to conduct business more efficiently and of course do more with less.  Our own internal IT department has been working for some time with different technologies to explore ways we can be more...
  • Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2: TechNet Live Events

    As you might have read in my previous post I’m travelling around the country talking about Windows Server 2008 R2   and Windows 7 .  Well I know some of you may not be able to make it to one of the user group meetings so we want to do the next...
  • TechNet Magazine: March 2009 Edition Online

    The March 2009 edition of Technet Magazine is now online and this issue is all about coming together with the latest release of Office Communications Server R2.  Below are just some of the highlights. What’s New in Office Communications Server 2007...
  • Windows 7: Calling Early Adopters!

    In my previous post about the TechNet User Group tour I forgot to mention one thing.  If you are interested in  testing new technologies like Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 please let me know by sending me an email or posting a comment...
  • Time to Thrive?

    Here is something to start thinking about in these tough economic times.  In previous posts I’ve talked about what  you can do to reduced your carbon footprint and how some of Microsoft’s technology can save you money.  But what about you...
  • TechNet User Group Tour: Brisbane was BIG..

    I just wanted to thank all the folks that turned up to the first stop on my TechNet User Group Tour.  I was in  Brisbane for 3 days and the first user group meeting was with the BIG boys!  That’s Brisbane Infrastructure Group for those...
  • IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Now Available

    Today we released a reliability update for Internet Explorer 8 running on the Windows 7 beta. I noticed that it came down via Windows Update but it can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update or by going directly to the Microsoft Help and Support site...
  • Security Bulletin: February 2009 Updates

    We have released the 4 security updates for February 2009.  A Summary of these bulletins is below with links to further technical details in each bulletin ID link.  We are also releasing Security Advisory (960715) – Update Rollup for ActiveX...
  • SP2 Release Candidate for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

    Yesterday we announced the availability of the Release Candidate of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  You can get the download via TechNet and MSDN .  SP2 is an update that addresses feedback we have received from customers along...
  • Free E-book: Virtualization Solutions

    We have another free E-Book available for download and this time it’s on Understanding Microsoft’s Virtualization  Solutions.  The book is a 15MB download and is over 400 pages long so it’s quite a comprehensive.  It covers all current...