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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2011 Release

    What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on June 14, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 16 new security...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: March 2009 Update

      Please see details below of this month’s security bulletin.  Only 3 this month so relatively quiet this time around. Bulletin Identifier Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Affected Software Impact MS09-006 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code execution Critical Windows 2000...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: Out of Band Release for September 2010!

    Tomorrow we will be releasing an out of band security bulletin.  The new security bulletin addresses a security vulnerability in all versions of Windows so make sure you apply it to your systems when it comes out.  The bulletin addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET and affects...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP1 Blocking Tool

    SP1 for Windows Server 2003 has been available for some time now but alot of organisations still need more time to plan for its deployment. If you have Automatic Updates enabled on your servers and you want to delay the deployment of SP1 then have a look at the SP Blocker Tool. This will temporarily...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Windows User Group: March 2007 Meeting

    Hi folks, I was just chatting with my good mate David Mackie and he reminded me that the Canberra Windows User Group meeting is on next week. So I thought a blog post was in order to help drum up some numbers. So this month Mitch Denny is going to be talking about all the goodness that is "Windows Powershell...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series

    Hi folks, We have just released a series of webcasts focused around the upcoming Windows Server 2003 R2 Release. I’ve been playing with R2 for awhile now and have just installed RC0 on my x64 laptop and its running very well. I’ll do some more testing and post back the results. In the meantime check...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Brisbane Infrastructure Group: February Meeting

    The Brisbane Infrastructure Group is having there February Meeting this week. Please see the details below from Dugie! Rick Mack from Commander will be presenting ‘Windows Terminal Services Application Debugging tools’ . Rick presented a similar session at BriForum and has kindly to agreed to represent...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2008

      Below are details of this month's Security Bulletin. New Security Bulletins: Bulletin ID KB Article Severity Rating Product Affected Software MS08-026 951207 Critical Word Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office System, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, Word Viewer, Word Viewer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release: February 2010

    Today we have released 13 new security bulletins.  Please see the details below for more details of the updates and make sure you apply them to your environments where necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS10-003 Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: Out of Band Release!

       We have released a critical security bulletin today.  This is not a drill.  Please make sure you patch your systems today.  You will see the update on Windows Update so make sure you apply it.  A reboot is required.  More details below. This alert is to provide you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release: July 2008

      Please see details of this months Security Bulletin Release. Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact MS08-037 Important Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008. Spoofing MS08-038 Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Remote Code Execution...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training coming in October

    Hi folks, Hope you all had a great long weekend! This month there is some great SharePoint courses running with one of our partners Dimension Data. Please see below for all the details. DDLS is partnering with Mindsharp from Minnesota, USA to deliver A dvanced SharePoint training in Australia. The Mindsharp...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP2 has been Released!

    Check this out folks! Service Pack 2 has been released! The service pack is available now on Windows Update so check it out and see where it applies to your environment. Service Pack 2 is available for Windows Server 2003 RTM & SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2; Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition...
  • Blog Post: Security Seminar - Perth Event!

    Today I did my session "Managing a Resilient Active Directory with SMS and MOM" in Perth and I found the session went well and attendance was really good. I had lots of interaction from the audience and alot of questions. If I didn't get to your question then please post your question against this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2011 Release

    It’s that time again.  Time to think about security updates.  Please see details below for this months security bulletin. This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on September 13, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical...
  • Blog Post: Deployment Updates for Windows 7 Now Available!

    Now I know many of you are either in the middle of deploying Windows 7 or are about to start.  Well this week we have released two updates to what I believe are key tools in helping you deploy Windows 7 efficiently.  These are the MAP Toolkit 5.0 and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2: Will you be my Valentine?

    How’s that for a title? it’s not exactly original in that it’s the title of this month’s invite to the Canberra Windows User Group . My good friend David Mackie seems to have a way with words when inviting people to his user group meetings. He’ll try anything to get people...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - My Story

    I thought it was time to share with you my Windows Home Server setup. As Christmas is almost upon us it's seems to be the hot topic of discussion at User Groups right now. I presented at the Sydney SBS User Group last week and the other I was in Brisbane for the Brisbane Infrastructure Group and you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2012 Release

    Please see details below of the security bulletin being released today and make sure you apply these updates where it makes sense in your environment. 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 February 14, 2012....
  • Blog Post: Security Resources Updated

    As I recently posted we had an out of band security update released last week which means security right now is more top of mind than ever.  So with that I wanted to refresh your memory of some great security resources and some new ones that you might not have heard about. First of all we have revamped...
  • Blog Post: BIG November Meeting

    The November Meeting of the BIG User Group is going to be all about High Performance Computing in Windows or HPC.  Check out the details below from Dugie! Here is the invitation for our next BIG November Session.  This month we have local Microsoft all round good guy, Peter Fitzsimons presenting...