Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

October, 2010

  • Automating Windows 7 Deployments: Free E-Book Resource!

        I don’t normally plug third party websites but I had to share this resource with you that I found out about on Twitter.  The website is Realtime Nexus and they publish digital e-books for free!  Yes I know for free.  It kind...
  • SP1 RC for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Available Now!

          Today we announced the Release Candidate of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is now available for general download.  I’ve been running this for awhile now on a couple of my servers and it runs great. ...
  • New Content from Microsoft IT Showcase: Intellimirror

          A lot of us at Microsoft have large amounts of data and we use more than one machine.  In order for users to get easy access to their data both inside and outside the office our Microsoft IT team has been improving the Intellimirror...
  • Upcoming Windows 7 App Compat Workshops

        In November myself and John Pritchard will be running Windows 7 Application Compatibility workshops around the country.  Below is the official invite we will be sending to customers but I wanted to make this available to you on this...
  • New Articles from Microsoft IT Showcase: System Centre Focus

      Internally at Microsoft we are rapidly moving to a more virtualized datacentre infrastructure and providing and supporting our own private cloud.  The folks over at Microsoft IT Showcase have released some new articles on how we use System...
  • Windows Phone 7 Announced in Australia!

    Yesterday we announced Windows Phone 7 in Australia.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get there as I was travelling to Brisbane but from what I heard it was a great event with lot’s of positive buzz.  So check out the devices that will be available...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin–October 2010 Release

    It’s busy month in the patching space as we have 16 new security bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities which I believe is a record.  Even though we have a lot of updates this month it’s actually a good thing because it demonstrates our commitment...
  • Windows Live Essentials 20ll is Released!

    Great News!  If you run Windows 7 or Windows Vista then you need to download Windows Live Essentials 2011 .  I’ve been running it in beta for quite some time now and it’s an essential add-on for Windows that connects you to the essential services...