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Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2014 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin and the final bulletin for the financial year. This time around we have 7 updates that you need to consider for your environments. Check out the details below and apply these where needed. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and...
11 Jun 2014
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
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
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...
10 Jul 2013
Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Cluster Aware Updating!
I wanted to share with you another Screencast on Windows Server 2012. This time I’m covering Cluster Aware Updating which is one of my favourite new features in Windows Server 2012. Essentially what Cluster Aware Updating does is automate the update process on failover cluster servers while...
23 Jan 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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 Certification and Career Paths Infographic
Check out this great Infographic on getting certified on Windows Server 2012. This is part of a series of Infographics that the folks over at Born to Learn have come up with to help you on your certification and career paths with Microsoft Technologies. If you click on the picture this will...
19 Dec 2012
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
Upcoming Windows Azure Conference Event
Want to learn more about Windows Azure? Then check out the details of a community event being run next week. You’re Invited! Please join us for the Windows AzureConf community conference, which will be an event put on for the Windows Azure development community, by the Windows Azure developer community...
7 Nov 2012
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
New Server PosterPedia Windows 8 App Now Available!
Many of you know I’m a big fan of the various component architecture posters that have been going around for some time now. We gave a bunch of these out at TechEd Australia this year and I recently did a blog post on the latest one. To give you some background these posters were originally...
23 Sep 2012
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...
12 Jun 2013
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...
12 Dec 2012
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...
18 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
21 Nov 2012
Windows Server 2012 Infographic: Australian Version!
Recently I did a post sharing a new Infographic that details some key savings customers are already realising around the world with Windows Server 2012 . Well below is our local Australian version that I thought I would share. It shows how Australian customers are already seeing savings from...
6 Dec 2012
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
9 Apr 2013
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...
17 Dec 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2013 Release!
I’m a little late with this one but here it is anyway. Check out this months updates and apply where needed in your environments. You can also check out the Security bulletin webcast if you need more specifics about these patches. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity...
20 Aug 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Posters!
My good mate Martin has been a busy boy and has been doing some updated Component Architecture posters. I’m a big fan of these as a way to get a good conceptual overview of a given technology. There are a number of new posters available right now that you can download that cover all aspects...
20 Oct 2013
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