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  • Blog Post: Screencast: Hyper-V Server 2008

    As I said in my previous post ;  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 has now been released for free download.  The other day I decided to have a look at it on my shuttle machine and I’ve done a quick screencast on what it looks like and has to offer.  You can view the video below or view it...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: File Services in Windows Server 2008 Part 2

    In a previous blog post I showed you some changes we have made to the SMB protocol in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.  To continue this series I wanted to share with you some more changes we have made in the area of file services.  In this screencast I’m going to talk to you about the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Down Under - Show 14

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 14 with guest Adam Cogan (MSDN Regional Director) is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Adam discusses his "rules" for better SQL Server Reporting Services. Enjoy! Cheers, Jeff
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 9

    Hi folks, Thanks to Greg Low SQL Down Under Show 9 is now live featuring Dr. Jim Gray . Check it out folks! Cheers jeffa
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Down Under Show 7

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 7 with guest Roger Wolter discussing SQL Server Express is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Enjoy! jeffa
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Reliability

    Well it's time for another Screencast on Windows Vista. In this Screencast I'm going to talk about "Reliability" and the improvements Windows Vista makes in this area. Now Reliability is one of those topics that is very much open to interpretation by the end user. I've done many presentations to customers...
  • Blog Post: SQL Podcast Downunder: Show 12 Available Now!

    Hi Folks, I'm pleased to announce that SQL Down Under show 12 featuring guest SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson discussing his top ten database design issues is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: SQL Downunder Show 13 - Now Available

    Hi all, SQL Down Under podcast 13 with guest SQL Server MVP Bill Graziano is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Enjoy! Cheers, Jeff
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Server Core Installation

    Hello again, In my previous Screencast I showed you the setup of the Enterprise version of Windows Server 2008. The setup took approximately 30 minutes or so. In this Screencast I take you through a new minimal install option called Server Core . Now what is Server Core you might ask? Well it's a new...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Using Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell in my opinion is the most important tool for administrators that we have released in many  years.  It helps to automate the tasks that administrators are faced with every day.  I’ve been talking with customers for awhile now about Windows Server 2008 and PowerShell is...
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 25

    Hey Everyone, SQL Down Under show 25 with guest Matthew Roche is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In the show, Matthew provides tips and tricks for SQL Server Integration Services. Technorati Tags: Podcasts , SQL Server Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Podcasts of Technet Webcasts - What the?...

    With the popularity of Podcasts growing all the time the US TechNet Team is trialling podcasts of some of there webcast sessions so you can take them on the road with you! How cool is that? You can either download or stream individual webcasts, or download them all at once using a podcast reader....
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 16

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 16 with guest SQL Server MVP Paul Nielsen is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this episode, Paul discusses object relational vs relational databases and his upcoming Nordic framework. Cheers, Jeff
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 19

    Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 19 with guest Solid Quality Learning mentor Peter Myers is available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Peter provides an intro to Analysis Services for developers and DBA's. Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012–Server Manager

    Over the last few months myself  and Macca have been travelling around talking about Windows Server 2012 through our IT Camps.  Now we run through quite a lot of demo’s and wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see these demo’s even if you didn’t get along to the IT Camps.  So...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Aero Interface

    Hi there folks, Well it's time again for another Screencast on Windows Vista! My last Screencast was on Search which judging by the views was quite popular! In this Screencast I'm going to give you a bit of introduction on the new Windows Vista Aero interface that is available for Windows Vista Premium...
  • Blog Post: Exhange "12" 64 Bit Podcast

    Recently we have made announcements about the version of Exhcange; version 12 which will only support 64 bit platforms. Alot of customers have asked why we decide to go down this road. Well head over to the Exhcange team's blog to get the details on this first hand. Terry Myerson does a podcast on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2 Upgrade Blogcast

    Hi folks, As promised here is Part 1 of my Windows Server 2003 R2 blogcast series. In this session I focus on what you need to think about when performing an upgrade to R2 from Windows Server 2003 SP1. Now there are a couple of things I left out that I wanted to mention here. Server Preparation...
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 15

    SQL Down Under show 15 with guest SQL Server MVP and MSDN Regional Director Kimberly Tripp is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Kim discusses two of her passions: SQL Server indexing and scuba diving. Enjoy! Cheers, Jeff
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Search

    Hi folks, Well it time to do some of these screencast's on Windows Vista! My plan is to do a series of Windows Vista screencasts on various technologies that are new to Windows Vista. So I thought I would start off with Search. The main reason for this is this will fundamentally affect everyone that...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts: Tools of the Trade

    Well as a lot of you know I've been doing a fair few Screencasts on Windows Vista lately. So I thought it was time to give you some guidance about how I have been producing these and what tools I've been using. First of all thanks to Chuck for providing a great document to get us all started! So what...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-NIC Teaming

    I wanted to share with you a new feature in Windows Server 2012 called NIC Teaming .  It’s one of my favourites and an essential part of building a Private Cloud.  Having high availability at the network layer is critical functionality that is now built into Windows Server 2012.  You no...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Server 2003: Podcast

    Check this out folks! Vlad runs the South Florida SBS IT Pro Group http://www.vladville.com/2005/10/sbs-show-podcast-1-is-live.html Download: http://www.vladville.com/sbsshow/sbsshow-episode1.mp3 Blog RSS: http://www.vladville.com/sbsshow/blog.xml Podcast RSS: http://www.vladville.com/sbsshow/podcast...
  • Blog Post: SQL Down Under Show 11

    Hi folks, I'm pleased to announce that show 11 of SQL Down Under featuring guest Dr Tom Moreau is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Tom discusses his experiences when starting to work with SQL Server Service Broker, how DMV's (Distributed Management Views) have helped...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-New User Interface Options

    Welcome to another Screencast!  I wanted to share with you some of the new user interface options with Windows Server 2012.  In particular I’ll be covering Server Core and the Minimal Server Interface option and how easy it is to switch between each option.  As you know Server Core was...