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Jeff Alexander's Weblog
Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2014 Release!
Hi folks and welcome to another round of security updates. This months updates mainly focus on Windows so make sure you apply them where appropriate in your environment's . Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected...
12 Mar 2014
Microsoft’s 2014 Tech Wishlist Survey for Asia Pacific!
Recently I came across this interesting study on the Microsoft Asia Pacific News Center that talks about the gadgets that consumers hope they will be able to buy or get as a gift in 2014. The survey is clear that consumers own multiple devices (53%) and a large part of them (67%) would like a more unified...
4 Mar 2014
Microsoft MVP Community Camp 2014!
I wanted to alert you to some upcoming events that are happening around Australia this month being run by our Microsoft MVP community . These events will be run simultaneously on Saturday March 22nd in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland New Zealand. I’ll be opening the Sydney event...
2 Mar 2014
OneDrive for Everything in your life!
Today over on the OneDrive blog we have announced a new name for Skydrive! If you already use SkyDrive then you don’t have to do anything. Just head over to www.onedrive.com and sign-in. However it’s not just a name change. We are also announcing some nice new features with this update as well. I’ve...
20 Feb 2014
Please Welcome our new CEO Satya Nadella!
Today is a momentous day for Microsoft and worth taking the time to have a look at all the news around our new CEO, Satya Nadella! Below are some videos to introduce you to him. His first Interview as CEO Bill welcomes the new CEO! Steve welcomes the new CEO! Enjoy! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Microsoft ...
5 Feb 2014
Infographic: Successful Tech-Savvy SMEs!
Nice Infographic below about how using technology will help small to medium enterprises succeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Infographic , SME
8 Oct 2013
TechEd Australia 2013: Session Catalogue is live!
We’ve reached another milestone in our TechEd planning cycle with the session catalogue going live! A whole bunch of folks have worked really hard to get the catalogue up so well done everyone! Also this is one of the big asks we get from customers thinking of attending TechEd as having...
11 Jul 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...
10 Apr 2013
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Poster Available for Download!
We gave a bunch of these at TechEd this year but if you weren’t there you can download a PDF version. Below is the link to the download. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , Windows Server 2012
18 Sep 2012
Meet the New Nokia Lumia Phones!
Today I got distracted by shiny new things! It happens a lot around here and especially at the moment with what’s going on with all the new announcements. Today in New York Nokia announced 2 new phones to the Lumia line and the first of their Windows Phone 8 devices. Both the Nokia...
6 Sep 2012
New Windows Server 2012 IT Camps Coming!
Yes it’s the season of IT Camps again and I’m really excited to announce our next round of IT Camps based on the recently released Windows Server 2012 . With the release of Windows Server 2012 there is simply too much content to fit it all in for a 1 day camp. So this time around myself and...
4 Sep 2012
TechEd Australia 2012: Time to get Packing!
We are only a couple of weeks away from TechEd Australia 2012 which means many of you are thinking about what you need to pack for the event. Sure you have to pack clothes and stuff for the event which I hope most of you can manage. I tend to pack light and make sure I have room for the swag I...
30 Aug 2012
A New Logo and Celebrating 25 Years at Microsoft!
I think now is a good time to write this post. On Monday the 26th of August 2012 I celebrate my 25th Anniversary at Microsoft! Yes 25 years! Oh my freaking god! For those of you that read this blog you may recall a blog post I did 5 years ago celebrating my 20th year at Microsoft...
24 Aug 2012
Microsoft Security Advisory: Level 1 Alert!
Please see details below for a Level 1 Security Advisory being released today. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2641690 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing – on November 10, 2011. Summary Microsoft is aware...
10 Nov 2011
Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2011 Release
This month we are releasing 8 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities. Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on October 11, 2011. Security bulletins are released...
11 Oct 2011
New offers from Microsoft Learning for Virtualization Certification!
I talk to a lot of you about virtualization, Private cloud and System Center products and know how much information there is and how hard it can be to keep up. Well if you’ve been thinking of getting certified on Microsoft Virtualization or just want to learn more then check out what’s on...
23 Sep 2011
Microsoft a leader in x86 Virtualization Infrastructure: Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
Hello and welcome to a brand new shiny new financial year. I don’t normally post this kind of stuff but it’s kind of a big deal so I thought I would share. Gartner has recently published their 2011 Magic Quadrant for the x86 Server Virtualization infrastructure and Microsoft is listed...
4 Jul 2011
Dynamic Memory: Resources from some recent Presentations
Over the last few weeks I’ve been travelling around talking about Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The sessions were great and as always I got lots of great questions and feedback. One of the most common ones of course is can you share the scripts and the slides. Well of...
12 May 2011
Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals!
For those of you that can’t get to the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas; we have the next best thing for you. Starting the week after MMS the Microsoft Learning team will be hosting an exclusive 3-day Jump Start Class specifically designed for VMware and Microsoft Virtualization...
9 Mar 2011
New “Cloud Power” Campaign Announced
Yesterday we announced a new “Cloud Power” global campaign to help IT pro’s better understand this fundamental shift going on right now in our industry. The campaign is going to focus on 3 key business scenarios including private cloud, public cloud and cloud productivity...
1 Nov 2010
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2010 Release
This month it’s a pretty busy month with 14 new security being released for newly discovered vulnerabilities. Please see the details below and apply these updates where needed in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected...
11 Aug 2010
New Content from Microsoft IT Showcase
We have some great new content that has recently been released by our Microsoft IT Showcase Team . And since this month we are focusing on Virtualization the content on Hyper-V R2 is quite timely. Enhancing and Simplifying Identity Management How Microsoft Upgraded to Forefront Identity Manager...
14 May 2010
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. It’s often thought of as something only...
17 Sep 2009
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
Security Bulletin Release: November 2007
What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletin being released on 13 November 2007 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following two new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Bulletin Number Maximum Severity...
14 Nov 2007
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