Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

September, 2009

  • Microsoft Security Essentials: Free Download Available Now!

    Today we are making Microsoft Security Essentials available as a free download!   I’ve been using Security Essentials at home and find it works very well, runs very thin and takes up very little system resources.  Consumers have been demanding...
  • Windows PowerShell: 10 Minute Concepts

    Windows PowerShell is something I’ve talked about and emphasized in many of my presentations on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 .  Windows PowerShell is a management technology designed for ease of use by both system administrators and developers...
  • Running Server Core as a .NET Application Host

    The Server Core option in Windows Server has been available since Windows Server 2008 and provides smaller install option with a reduced attack surface.  Now with Windows Server 2008 R2 the Server Core option has gotten much better and is a great...
  • TechNet Magazine: September 2009 Issue Out Now!

    Yes I know I’m a bit late this month and you’ve probably read all the articles but for those who haven’t; the September issue of TechNet Magazine is now online.  This month it’s all about System Centre products and how to make your datacenter hum...
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Now Released!

      Now that Tech.Ed Australia is over it’s time to start to think about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment. MDT 2010 is now available for download and is a critical tool for Lite Touch deployments of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...
  • Australian Daylight Savings: Important Updates!

    I wanted to updated you all on some important information regarding Daylight Savings in Australia; and in particular changes that are occurring in Western Australia.  In May of this year Western Australian rejected by referendum a proposal to extend...
  • TechNet Virtual Conference: Coming in September!

    Following on from the TechNet Live! events we ran throughout the last financial year; we are kicking off our first TechNet Virtual Conference on a range of technologies.  Instead of running one session we are running a “virtual conference” with 4...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2009

    Please see details below of the September Security Bulletin release. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-045 Vulnerability in JScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution...