Jeff Alexander's Weblog

Technical Evangelist - Windows Infrastructure

Jeff Alexander's Weblog

  • Goodbye Windows XP..thank you for the memories!

    As you may or may have not heard Windows XP reaches it’s end of extended support on April 8th 2014 or the 9th for those of us in Australia. It’s hard to believe this day has finally arrived and that Windows XP is a 12 year old operating system! A lot...
  • TechNet Live Series–Transform the Datacentre!

    Starting in April myself and Andrew will be running a 12 part series of TechNet Live events centred around Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and how you can transform your datacentre and rethink the way you currently run your datacentre...
  • Download an Evaluation for your chance to Win!

    Myself and Macca have been travelling around the country recently on the latest round of IT Camps and the response has been great. We’ve been of course talking about Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and all the new features in both of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Upcoming MVA Jumpstart: Virtualizing your Datacenter!

    Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19 th from 9am – 5pm PST If you're new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another patch Tuesday or Wednesday as it is here in Australia. There are quite a list of updates this month so make sure you have a look at the details and apply them where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2014 Release

    Hello everyone and welcome to 2014 and the first security bulletin for the new year! This month is a bit of a quiet month with only 4 major bulletins to consider for your environments. Details are below so make sure you look at these and apply where necessary...
  • Check out Windows Azure Week!

    Windows Azure week is coming next week and is your opportunity to get a week long deep dive from the folks that created Windows Azure! It is going to be in the middle of the night for us here in Australia but don’t worry as it’s being recorded for offline...
  • MAP Toolkit 9.0 Now Available for Download!

    Awhile back I blogged about the beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 being available. Well the product has finished beta testing and is now available to download . This release of the MAP Toolkit helps with deploying the very latest...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

    It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT , Surface...
  • Free eBooks: Plenty of reading for the holidays!

    I haven’t posted about eBooks for awhile and during that time the folks over at Microsoft Press have been pretty busy.  To coincide with the release of a bunch of new products we have a ton of free eBooks just in time for the holiday season. ...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013

    It’s that time again!  More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with...
  • MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!

    Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP.  MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing.  If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have...
  • Attention VMware Experts: Future Proof your Career with Hyper-V!

    Over the last couple of weeks myself and Andrew have been out talking to IT Pro’s about Windows Server and Microsoft Virtualization platform.  It’s clear to us that many of you have not had much experience with Hyper-V or are struggling to keep up...
  • New Windows 8.1 Ad!

    I’m running Windows 8.1 on about 8 machines which includes all my home machines and work machines and it truly is such a big difference from Windows 8 and a joy to use. We’ve also come out with this new ad which is pretty good and shows just...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More Surface 2 Videos!

    Can you tell that I’m loving the new Surface 2 videos? Well here’s two more! Enjoy! Jeffa
  • The Making of Surface 2: Behind the Scenes Video!

    This video is short but offers a nice behind the scenes look at how Surface 2 was made and some of the key changes they made. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface , Surface 2
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2013 Release!

    This month is the 10th anniversary of security bulletins or as they are more commonly known as “Patch Tuesday’s!   This month we have 8 bulletins you need to consider for your environment.  Check out the table below for all the details. Bulletin...
  • Infographic: Successful Tech-Savvy SMEs!

    Nice Infographic below about how using technology will help small to medium enterprises succeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Infographic , SME