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Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013
It’s that time again! More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with a link for more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
12 Nov 2013
MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!
Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP. MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing. If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool...
11 Nov 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting. I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
10 Sep 2013
‘Secret Sauce’: The Tech Behind TechEd!
Setting up the technology for Microsoft’s flagship event in Australia is similar to running a small city. It takes five days to physically set up the systems in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we’ve got five technicians constantly monitoring the network to ensure its smooth running...
4 Sep 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2013 Release!
Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year! Start the year off right and make sure you get patching and consider the updates below where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart...
9 Jul 2013
MAP Toolkit 8.5 Now Released!
As my first post of the new financial year I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 is now available for download . If you haven’t used MAP before then I encourage you to have a look. MAP Toolkit 8.5 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments...
8 Jul 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2013 Release!
Welcome to another round of security updates. This is the last one for the financial year of you talk in that language. The following tables outlined the bulletins being released this month. Make sure you prioritize these updates where appropriate in your environment. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
11 Jun 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...
21 May 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This month we have 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface RT and Surface Pro . The great thing about the new Surface Pro firmware update is we now support PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter. This will...
16 May 2013
Windows Azure Active Directory Cartoon!
I found this really cool animation the other day that is great at explaining exactly what Windows Azure AD is and how it’s different to on premise Active Directory that we have all been familiar with for years. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Azure , Cloud , Azure AD
6 May 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: April 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin update! This month we have 9 bulletins and I have posted the details below. Make sure you consider these in your environments and update where appropriate. And if you have a Surface RT device there is another update available to improve Wi-Fi reliability...
9 Apr 2013
MMS 2013: Opening Keynote Video
Below is the opening video that was shown at MMS 2013 in case you missed it! Pretty cool… And if you want to watch the opening keynote and other sessions you can watch them on Channel 9’s MMS page . Jeffa Technorati Tags: MMS2013 , Management
8 Apr 2013
The Surface Pro Datacenter Video!
This video was way too good not to share. Four geeks over at the Building Clouds blog took 4 Surface Pro devices and created a table top datacentre running Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. And they live migrated a few VM’s over Wi-Fi between the 4 Surface Pro devices. Awesome way to...
13 Mar 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2013 Release
This month is pretty busy in the updates arena so make sure you check out the details below. Plus this month there is an update for IE 10 to fully support flash as reported on the IE blog earlier this week. And if you have a Surface RT device there is another firmware update as well. MS13...
12 Mar 2013
IT Camps: Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
Myself and Andrew have been travelling around the country running IT Camps in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The response has been overwhelming in every city so far with packed out events. We still have a few cities left to go and we have seats available in these cities. Details...
19 Feb 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2013 Release!
Welcome to the February 2013 security bulletin release! This month we have quite a few updates to consider in your environments so make sure you pay close attention to these updates this month. Bulletin Information Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating...
14 Feb 2013
Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Storage Spaces
Welcome to another Screencast on Windows Server 2012. This time I’m discussing what I think to be one of the biggest area’s of improvement and change in Windows Server 2012 namely Storage infrastructure. In Windows Server 2012 we are addressing the need to provide resiliency and cost-effective...
6 Feb 2013
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...
9 Jan 2013
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...
17 Dec 2012
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available!
In a previous post I talked about the Beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0. Well the beta program has closed and the final version is now available for download. More details and download link below. Download MAP 8.0: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=275384...
16 Dec 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2012 Release
Hi Everyone! This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates. We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well. Bulletin Information Executive Summaries The following table...
11 Dec 2012
Enter to Win a Halo 4 Collector’s Edition XBOX 360!
We have a competition running until the end of December 2012 where we will give you TWO chances to win a Collector’s Edition Xbox 360 Console! All you have to do is download either the Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 trial to enter the competition. Windows Server 2012 has...
2 Dec 2012
Windows Server 2012 Infographic!
I’m a big fan of Infographics and I just found a good one on Windows Server 2012. Thought I would share. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2012
20 Nov 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012
This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance. Below are details of updates available. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
18 Nov 2012
Now Open: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Beta!
I’ve been a big fan of the MAP Toolkit for a long time now. It’s great way to easily asses your environment for readiness and migration information for new releases such as Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Office 2013. Because it doesn’t use an agent to gather data on your network it’s...
6 Nov 2012
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