Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

March, 2009

  • Microsoft IT Showcase: New Content Available!

    We have some great new content available from our IT Showcase team outlining how we deploy Virtual Machines using Hyper-V and how designed the corporate extranet to collaborate with partners without compromising security.  Check out the content below...
  • TechEd Australia 2009: Pre Registration Now Open!

    Hi all,  Yes it’s that time of year again.  Time to register for TechEd.  It only seems like we just powered down all the servers from last year’s event!  My how times flies.  This year I’m going to be managing the server track...
  • Earth Hour 2009: Saturday March 28th 2009

    Earth Hour is in it’s 3rd year this year and promises to bigger and better for 2008.  What started as an Aussie idea  has turned into a global movement.  It doesn’t take much to participate.  Just turn off your lights for 1 hour @...
  • Windows 7 Migration from Windows XP

    Windows 7 has some great tools for migration from previous operating systems.  Some that come to mind are Deployment Imaging and Service Management (DISM), mounting VHD’s natively in the operating system and User State Migration.  But one of...
  • How Microsoft Does IT: New SQL Consolidation Content Available!

    We have some great new content available that discusses how we consolidated our SQL Server instances to save on costs and improve environmental sustainability.  Check out the content below. SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft With more than 4,700...
  • Sixth Sense Technology: Too good not to share

    I listten to Ted Talks all the time on my Zune and recently Pattie Maes showed what she and her researchers are working on in her lab at MIT.  Absolutely mid blowing!  Take the time to check this out! Technorati Tags: TEd Talks , Cool , Geek...
  • Security Bulletin: March 2009 Update

      Please see details below of this month’s security bulletin.  Only 3 this month so relatively quiet this time around. Bulletin Identifier Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Affected Software Impact MS09-006 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could...
  • Next TechNet Live! Event: The Windows 7 Security Story

    Hot on the heels of our previous TechNet Live! event on Windows 7 we are running another event focused specifically  on the security features in Windows 7.  Rocky is going to help me with questions that you might have.  And judging from...
  • Windows 7 Live Meeting Today: Update on Demo’s

    Thanks to those of you that showed up today for the Live Meeting on Windows 7!  It was great to see so much   interest in the event and we hope this style of event is a good way to get content to you.  We plan on doing these every 2 weeks...
  • New IT Showcase Article: Securing the Microsoft Desktop Environment

    Keeping our desktops and laptops secure is something that is important to all customers.  And at Microsoft we are no different in that we have to keep a large fleet of machines up to date with the latest security patches and software.  Check...
  • How far will you take Virtual?

    We’ve just update out main Virtualization page at http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization .  The site takes advantage of Microsoft Silverlight Ô technology which creates a virtual room to allow visitors to navigate through all parts of our virtualization...