Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

Jeff Alexander's Weblog

  • Windows Server 2003 Migration Resources!

    It’s hard to believe that it's been 12 years since we released Windows Server 2003! On March 28th 2003 I received a ship-it award for the role I played in helping to make Windows Server 2003 ready for enterprise customers. We did a lot of work around...
  • New User Group: System Center Infrastructure!

    I wanted to let you all know there is a new user group starting up this week focusing on all things Microsoft System Center. Check out the details below and hope to see you there! Register at the SIGAU mailing list to find out more and make sure you join...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: April 2015 Release!

    That time is upon us again when it’s time to review our servers and apply updates where needed. Please see the details below for the list of security bulletins for this month. This month we have 11 bulletins to consider. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
  • Microsoft TechNet Update coming in April!

    As you may or may not know we at Microsoft are releasing products faster than ever before. And to keep you up to date with pace of innovation we are starting a new quarterly event series called TechNet Update! The goal is to hear the absolute latest on...
  • New Free eBooks Available for Microsoft Azure!

    The good folks over at Microsoft Press have released some new and free eBooks focusing on Microsoft Azure . Check them out below and download your copy today! Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals for Azure If you are new to Microsoft Azure then this...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2015 Release!

    Welcome to another round of security updates! Please see the table for this month's list of updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact...
  • Sign up for MVA and win a trip to Microsoft Ignite!

    IT heroes never stop learning. And great technology never stops evolving. That's why the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers hundreds of training courses… all of them free. With hundreds of courses hosted by dozens of experts, the MVA is a phenomenal...
  • Cortana in Windows 10 is cool!

    I've been using Cortana for a while on my Lumia 930 Windows Phone and it's pretty cool to have my own personal digital assistant on my phone. Later this year we will bring Cortana to PC's and tablets running Windows 10 and if you are on the...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2014 Release!

    Welcome to yet another month of updates! It’s pretty busy with quite a few updates this time around to keep you cracking up until the holiday break. As things tend to wind down over the holiday break it’s a good time to make sure your servers and devices...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another month of updates! This month there are quite a number of updates to consider so check out the table below and apply these where needed. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact...
  • Microsoft Azure Open for Business in Australia!

    Today has been a very exciting day for us at Microsoft Australia! Today at TechEd Sydney we announced the general availability of the Australian GEO which includes the Australia East Region in NSW and the Australia Southeast Region in Victoria. I’m writing...
  • Introducing The Microsoft Cloud Platform System!

    This was significant enough to warrant a blog post. In fact out of the recent announcements we made this week is the one that stands out to me. A cloud in a box system powered by Dell and using the Microsoft software stack to get you up and running with...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another set of updates for you to consider in your environments. Sorry I’m a bit late with this one but here it is anyway. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement...
  • My Surface Pro 3 Setup and an Infographic!

    I’ve been using a Surface Pro 3 now for a couple of months. Myself and Andrew both got given one when we were in the US at the end of July at a Microsoft technical conference. So I wanted to give you my impressions of the device and whether you can actually...
  • TechEd Australia 2014: Tickets on Sale Now!

    Hi Everyone! For over two decades, TechEd has secured its spot as Australia's leading tech event. And in 2014, TechEd remains the very best place to preview the next wave of industry-shaping innovations, network with experts and peers and future-proof...
  • TechEd Australia 2014: Call for Topics is coming soon!

    By now, I'm sure you know that TechEd Australia is a different format this year. We're running essentially the same show twice in October – in Melbourne on October 7th & 8th, and in Sydney on October 27th & 28th. Being only 2 days, we've...
  • TechNet Live! Recording: System Center 2012 R2: Infrastructure Provisioning and Management

    To continue this series this is the first of the System Center 2012 R2 sessions in our series. This session will cover the following: Windows Server has introduced many new benefits, and System Center can take advantage of these. Gaining operational efficiencies...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2014 Release

    Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year! The table below list the updates in order of severity. Please make sure you check them out and apply to your environments as necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
  • Infographic: The continuing fight against Malware!

    Recently on the official Microsoft blog there was a really good article how Microsoft is taking the offensive against cybercrime and helping users protect their PC’s against malware. For most of you who read this blog I’m sure you are on top of patching...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.1 Available Now!

    As you have probably guessed based on previous posts that I’m a big fan of the MAP Toolkit as a planning and deployment tool for enterprise deployments. Below are details of the latest release for you to download and use. This release of the MAP Toolkit...
  • Jump Start: Migrating Legacy Windows Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure!

    Our very own Andrew McMurray is running a jump start on migrating off old versions on Windows Server. If you have older versions on Windows Server then you won’t want to miss this event. Check out all the details below and how to register. Migrating Legacy...
  • Jump Start: Windows Azure Pack Infrastructure as a Service!

    Learn how Windows Azure Pack brings the benefit of the cloud to your data center Enterprises today desire the flexibility and affordability that cloud environments offer, while service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Windows...
  • TechNet Live! Series: Slides from all 12 events!

    Now that Andrew and myself have finished this round of TechNet Live! webinars I wanted to provide you with one location to get all the slides. I’m posting the video’s in separate posts but this post will just be for the slide decks. Enjoy! Transform the...
  • Windows 8.1: Windows 8.1 Deployment and Creating a bootable USB device for installs!

    Back in 2009 I wrote a blog post on setting up a USB bootable device for installs. The goal of this post was to have a ready guide to build a bootable USB disk to rebuild machines without having to use the DVD. At the time Windows 7 was the current product...
  • Behind the Scenes: Surface Pro 3 Commercial!

    Awesome behind the scenes video of the making of the Surface Pro 3 video! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface Pro 3