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Jeff Alexander's Weblog
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
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...
11 Mar 2009
Life at the Coalface
As IT Pro’s we are at the frontlines everyday. Well it’s good to hear from some real IT Pro’s that have decided to trial a Podcast Series called “Coalface Tech” and it’s hosted by James Bannan from APC and Mark Wilson in the UK . Both are IT Pro’s by day and write by night and play with technology...
6 Nov 2008
Great local IT Showcase article
Our internal IT Showcase team has released a great article on how we use Microsoft Roundtable devices and Office Live Meeting to save money on regular quarterly meetings that happen around the business. It’s a great local example of how we are using this technology to save money and reduce our...
17 Oct 2008
The New Windows Ads are cool..
You've probably seen the first Windows ad with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld floating around the net. The new ads are out now and are even funnier. Check them out.. A family affair Part 1 A family affair part 2 You can see the whole Video at http://www.microsoft.com/windows Technorati Tags: Videos ,...
12 Sep 2008
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...
2 May 2008
Microsoft Security Bulletin Release - August 2007
Haven't blogged for a few days due to TechEd stuff. Promise I'll do a wrap-up soon! Meanwhile lots of security updates today! New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact...
15 Aug 2007
The signs are talking...
In the spirit of Frank's post about bad signs I couldn't resist doing one of my very own. This morning I decided to grab some breakfast in the bistro at work and this is what I stumbled onto.... Hmmmm..What is going on here? Maybe the fact we lost a bunch of LOB developers from our internal IT department...
8 May 2007
Windows Vista: Beta 2, RC1 and RC2 set to expire
For those of you out there still running a beta version of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1 and RC2) they will be expiring on May 31st 2007. So if you are on one of these versions then you will need to upgrade to the final release. For more information check out the website for what you need to do in this...
7 May 2007
Virtual Earth Seminars: Sydney & Melbourne
Hi folks, At the beginning of April we have some folks from Redmond coming out to conduct some Virtual Earth Seminars in Sydney and Melbourne. The agenda looks really good and we are also getting a local company; Map Data Sciences to talk about a couple of local case studies. I use Virtual Earth and...
28 Mar 2007
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...
15 Mar 2007
Take Control Management Seminar
Do you have issues with Desktop and Server management? Well if you do then you can't afford to miss the Take Control Management Seminar. Full details are below: The Take Control seminars are an opportunity to learn about the potential for major efficiencies in your desktop and server management operations...
23 Feb 2007
It's time to say "WOW"!
Yes I couldn't resist! A couple of days ago we launched Windows Vista and 2007 Office System into the Australian marketplace. I was at the launch demoing Telstra's new Bigpond Movie Service which was one of the partnerships we announced with the launch. This service is tightly integrated into Windows...
1 Feb 2007
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...
19 Jan 2007
Windows Vista Security Guide: v1.2 Released
In case you haven't seen this; the Windows Vista Security Guide v1.2 has been released. To get and overview of the guide click here and for the full download click here . Cheers, Jeffa
18 Jan 2007
Western Australia Daylight Savings Trial
Western Australia is introducing a 3 year trial for daylight savings starting on December 3rd 2006. If you live in WA then click here for all the information on what you need to do to update your systems. We have a whitepaper and a patch available to help ensure your systems correctly upgrade their clocks...
27 Nov 2006
Windows Vista RC2 Now Available!
Hi Folks, This is a bit late because I've been installing this on as many machines as possible. Windows Vista RC2 was made available over the weekend to our many beta testers. For a limted time you can download from the following locations. Download: Windows Vista RC2 (x86 and x64) English Download:...
10 Oct 2006
Updated Windows Vista Slide Deck
Hi folks, In a previous post I talked about my presentation out at Mt. Druitt College of TAFE. I have to say this was a really good session. There were about 65 people in attendance and I had lots and lots of great questions throughout. I like these types of sessions where I get lots of interaction from...
21 Sep 2006
Windows Vista Step Step Guides Updated!
Hi folks, The Windows Vista Step by Step Guides for IT Pro's have been update and are now available for download. If you haven't looked at these in the past then take a look. The guides are very useful to get up to speed on specific Windows Vista features. So what's available? Below is a comprehensive...
12 Sep 2006
User Groups Activity this week
Hi folks, This week we have alot of activity out in User Group land so below is a quick update: Sydney Sydney SBS User Group - Tonight in Sydney I'll be hosting the event which is on at Microsoft in North Ryde and I will presenting a session on the Windows Vista Firewall . Check out the website for more...
12 Sep 2006
Teched 2006 - Student Day
Hi folks, This year at Teched 2006 in Sydney we are having a Student Day on the 22nd of August. This year's agenda is looking really great and it's all about accelerating your career in ICT. I'll be presenting a session on Windows Vista along with my student ambassador; Scott Savage . I've asked Scott...
17 Aug 2006
Beta Release: BDD 2007 for Windows Vista
Well I've hit my first technical session here at TechReady and it was all about Zero Touch Deployment. One of the cool things I found out is there is now an open beta of BDD 2007 available now on connect.microsoft.com The tool allows Lite Touch Deployments of Windows Vista and Office 2007 and it has...
25 Jul 2006
Windows Vista Deployment
Hi folks, One of the most important questions on IT Pro's minds when it comes to new operating systems is deployment. What are the new deployment features? How to deploy the OS with minimal user disruption? How do I reduce the number of images that I have to manage in my enterprise? Well these are...
27 Jun 2006
Innovation 2006 - Melbourne
Well I'm sitting in Melbourne at the Melbourne Infrastructure Administrators Group and myself and John Pritchard are doing a community event of the content we are delivering at Innovation 2006 . We are doing this in Adelaide and Brisbane because we are not going to those cities for the Innovation tour...
13 Jun 2006
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