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  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Architecture Design Questions

    This is very interesting and fairly comprehensive list of basic operational questions to ask when building the infrastructure on your web facing project - from the Microsoft.com operations team . I love the breakdown of availability, this is something I've had lots of discussions with people in the past...
  • Blog Post: Down and Dirty with tech•ed backstage

    Sign up for the dirt and all view of what happens with the production of tech•ed 09 Australia. Subscribe to http://techedbackstage.net/ – to get the low down on what is going on. Here is the first post… Welcome to the start of tech•ed Backstage. This blog is designed to give the world the view of what...
  • Blog Post: DST changes for Australia in 2008!

    Does that mean Queensland will have daylight savings time? NOOOO - fades the curtains apparently... Anyway the REST of Australia is making some changes in October - that's 1 month away! - so we all need to update our servers/machines/robots to cope with the time differences. Key Action: Download the...
  • Blog Post: MSExperts.org - a blog for.. er.. MS Experts

    Cam told me about this blog a little ago and I've been following it so see what they're up to. I quite like the slogan - memoirs of a goldfish - make sure you blog it before you forget it forever.. although according to wikipedia - the myth of a goldfish having a 3 second memory is false.. There is really...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2009 Windows 7 Experience – Netbooks for you!

    So FINALLY we can talk about a project that’s been happening for a while now. I’ve picked up a job for Tech.Ed 2009 as overall infrastructure guy so i’ve been working on ensuring that we have the best technology to deliver and awesome event. Aside from that we had a question earlier in the year which...
  • Blog Post: mstsc.exe /console != console where OS = 2008 || ver > 6.0 -- WHAT THE?

    (ok, that's pseudo code above and is never intended to run - just illustrate concept :) ) If you're a like me and prefer typing your commands into the run box or start bar, in Windows 2003 to connect to the console of a server using remote administration with Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) you would...
  • Blog Post: Installing FTP with IIS7 on 2008 Server Core

    I had a few questions from an old colleague, Virgil , who had just built a 2008 server core machine and was having issues configuring FTP. Without asking I knew Virgil would be chasing an FTP server that would have some method of secure transport such as FTPS and pluggable authentication methods, I know...