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Jeff Alexander's Weblog
TechNet Live!: Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview Recording!
Every couple of weeks myself and Andrew run a TechNet Live! event on a key Windows Server, System Centre or Windows 8 topic. We’ve been getting asked by a lot of those folks that attended and for those that could not make it where the recordings will be located. I have now found out that all videos...
10 Oct 2013
Download the MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta!
Are you looking to move to Windows Server 2012? Then accelerate this move with MAP Toolkit 8.5 beta which is available now for download . There is a bunch of new stuff in this release so make sure you check it out. What’s New? Newly designed user interface The MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta features...
22 May 2013
What a Year! 12 Milestone Moments of 2012
As we come to the end of 2012 it’s time to reflect on the year that was. It was definitely a busy year and probably Microsoft’s most significant in many years. The video below gives you a good summary. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Year in Review
14 Dec 2012
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Series Online Now!
If your like me and your getting excited about Windows Server 2012 then make sure you set some time aside to attend the Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart Series. It’s a great way to get an overview of Windows Server 2012 in a short period of time. Plus it’s done by a couple of mates of mine so...
22 Aug 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview is Here!
Get the Windows 8 Release Preview! Jeffa
1 Jun 2012
Please Register for upcoming IT Camps!
Myself and Andrew will be touring around the country delivering IT Camps and we would love to see many of you there. Please see all the details below and make sure you get along. For those folks in Brisbane and Melbourne we have IT Camps coming up next week so make sure you register! ...
6 Mar 2012
Software Deployment with Windows Intune
The guys over at the Windows Intune team blog have released a video on how to do software deployment using the Windows Intune July beta. Check it out. Software deployment with Windows Intune Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Intune , Cloud Computing
22 Jul 2011
Check out the MMS Day 1 Keynote
Lots of cool stuff shown at the MMS 2011 Day 1 keynote . The keynote was all about private cloud and showed some previews of some of our new products in the System Center family. Check it out! Go to the 17 minute mark to start the video. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Private Cloud , MMS 2011 , Hyper...
23 Mar 2011
SCVMM 2012 Beta Available Now!
If you use Hyper-V then you probably use the current version of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager. The journey to the Private Cloud is getting better with this release! You can head over to the Connect website to get the download. Make sure you don’t use it in a production environment...
23 Mar 2011
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. This will be the last general beta before got...
27 Oct 2010
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 CTP Now Available!
In the recent deployment sessions on Windows 7 you might remember me discussing the importance of planning when deploying a new operating system. Well the Solution Accelerator team would like to announce that the MAP Toolkit 5.0 CTP is now available for download. The MAP 5.0 CTP includes the following...
10 Nov 2009
TechNet Live Meeting: Windows 7 Deployment
The next Windows 7 TechNet Live event with be on Windows 7 Deployment. More details below. Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements Date: Friday, July 3rd 2009 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST) Event Overview This session will focus on Windows 7 enhanced deployment capabilities...
21 Jun 2009
Community Event – Hyper-V and Backup using DPM!
I should have blogged about this before now but better late than never I guess. Tonight we have one of our MVP’s; Edvaldo Allessandro conducting a free presentation on the changes to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2. Edvaldo is from Brazil and is an MVP in Virtualization so please be kind...
26 May 2009
Tech Ed Registration Site is Live and has buttons!
For those of you planning on attending Tech Ed Australia 2009 , the registration site is now live so you can begin the process of convincing the boss that you absolutely need (emphasize need!) to go to this year’s Tech Ed conference. But in all seriousness this year is going to be a bumper year...
14 May 2009
Windows 7: Setting up a USB bootable device for installs
These days I install, re-install and install Windows 7 again and I wanted a quicker way of doing this without having to use a DVD all the time. Plus I wanted to be able to install x64 and x86 for both server and client. And I have a HP Mini 2140 on loan which of course does not have a DVD...
22 Apr 2009
Windows 7 Update: Newcastle Infrastructure User Group
Tomorrow afternoon I’m heading about 2 hours north of Sydney to Newcastle to present on Windows 7 and a bit on Windows Server 2008 R2. This is the second time I’ve presented to the group so it should be fun. So if you live in the Newcastle area then make sure you get along tomorrow night...
7 Apr 2009
Windows 7 Shortcut Keys
As I’ve been travelling around spreading the love on Windows 7 I get asked a lot about some of the new shortcut keys that are now available. So I thought I would create a list of the most popular shortcut keys and the ones I use the most. I’m sure there are others out there but what...
7 Apr 2009
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 so watch the TechNet Flash for details of upcoming...
6 Mar 2009
New Solution Accelerator: Security and Compliance Management
The Security Compliance Management toolkit provides customers with best practices from Microsoft about how to plan, set, get and remediate a security baseline, along with tools that you can use to verify the implementation of recommended security baselines from Microsoft for Windows Vista, Windows XP...
2 May 2008
Windows Server 2008 - IIS 7.0 Early Adopter Story
Windows Server 2008 is now at RC1. This means we are getting down to the wire when it comes to releasing the product. We've talked to many of you about the product and what it can do and the many new features that are now on offer. With the launch of the product being in February next year I get a lot...
18 Dec 2007
Windows Server 2008 RC0 Available!
Yesterday we announced the availability of RC0 of Windows Server 2008! We are now getting really close to the product being finished. Check out the download here! This milestone is important for many reasons but perhaps the most significant is we are making a Community Technology Preview of Windows Server...
26 Sep 2007
IT Pro Momentum: The Video
The IT Pro Momentum Program is all about early adoption of Microsoft technologies and many of you have expressed or signed up to the program. For those of you wanting to sign up we ask that you wait until September this year as we are re-launching the program and will have much more information at that...
1 Aug 2007
Windows Server Virtualization: Public Demo Video
Hi folks, One of our program managers in the Windows Virtualization team has posted a really cool video on the new technologies coming with Windows Server Virtualization coming in Longhorn Server. The demo consists of the following: Windows Server Virtualization on a Server Core instance being managed...
13 Mar 2007
Beta Release: BDD 2007 for Windows Vista
Well I've hit my first technical session here at TechReady and it was all about Zero Touch Deployment. One of the cool things I found out is there is now an open beta of BDD 2007 available now on connect.microsoft.com The tool allows Lite Touch Deployments of Windows Vista and Office 2007 and it has...
25 Jul 2006
Windows Live Messenger Beta: Invites all out
Thanks for the great response everyone! I sent my last invitation that I have to this beta out today. Hope you all enjoy the new Beta. Since there was such a good response I was thinking about how I could give something back to my readers in the format of a contest. Some of the ideas I had were as...
27 Jan 2006
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