Maria Green

  • How did MS deploy Windows 7 internally?

    I’ve been running Windows 7 since Beta stages and as soon as the product was finished most people in Microsoft moved from Vista. Are you interested in understanding how Microsoft deployed Windows 7 to around 100.000 people worldwide? On Microsoft IT Showcase...
  • TechEd Australia WIT Lunch

    Once again, Catherine Eibner organized a WIT Lunch at TechEd. The focus of the lunch was to recognize and award women that are supporting other women in their community. The award was called Women in IT Community Contributor of the Year 2010 and we had...
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta available for download

    Later this year we will release the first Service Pack to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Already now you can try out the first public Beta to see what the Service Pack will bring. Remember that this Beta is not supported by Microsoft so don’t install...
  • Work Life Balance Conference 2010

    On July 14th and 15th, Gorgeous Geeks will participate in a conference in Kuala Lumpur focusing on Work Life Balance . The keynote will be made by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development and speakers also include Alecia from Gorgeous Geeks...
  • Want to know how it is to be a woman and working for Microsoft?

    Are you a woman? Are you technical? Do you want to know what it’s really like to work for Microsoft? Then you should tune in to our web cast on May 25th where women from our Services organization talks about three of the different roles we offer for those...
  • Online events on Cloud for IT Pros

    Starting June 4th, our evangelism team in Australia will do a series of online events around IT Pro and Cloud and what it all means. It’s at 1 pm Australia time and if you can’t attend live they will be available for download afterwards. Windows Azure...
  • Office 2010 is ready!

    On Friday we announced that Office 2010 has been Released To Manufacturing (RTM), which means it’s ready and you will be able to get your hands on it soon! You can learn more about Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010 and the other products in this suite at the...
  • Get up to date on “the Cloud”

    I found a great resource on Cloud Services, explaining all the different choices you have around Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Iaas etc. Make sure you’re up to speed on all this by downloading this brochure . You can also watch videos, web casts...
  • Ayala Corporation goes with Hyper-V instead of VMware

    Ayala Corporation is one of the most renowned holding companies in the Philippines and they recently finished off a project consolidating physical servers by 60% by implementing Hyper-V and System Center. In 2008 they had issues with too many servers...
  • Microsoft IT – how do we run our own infrastructure?

    Have you heard of Microsoft IT Showcase ? This is a set of content (articles, videos and web casts) that shows how we internally plan , deploys and manages our infrastructure. Some of the latest ones that could be of interest are: Security Monitoring...
  • Exchange 2010 helps Malaysian company with email problems

    While on the topic of Exchange Server 2010 in my previous post , I came across a case study from Malaysia that I recommend you to have a look at. The Plastic Centre Group provides packaging solutions for everything from soap and personal care, to cooking...
  • Exchange 2010 web cast series

    Last month a series of webcasts covering Exchange Server 2010 was kicked off. Some of them, like “ Introducing Exchange Server 2010 ” is now available on demand and some is still scheduled to happen throughout February and March. Check out the full list...
  • Still running the Windows 7 RC? Expiration is getting closer…

    On March 1st, the Release Candidate of Windows 7 will start to shut down every two hours until the expiration date June 1st. If you’re still not ready to move to a released version of Windows 7 you can install the 90-day trial . We recommend a clean install...
  • Security Bulletin for IE6 vulnerability is released

    Referring to my blog post a few days ago, a Security update for this vulnerability in IE6 is now released. More information about Bulletin MS10-002 here and you can also watch a on-demand web cast here
  • Running IE6? Upgrade today to prevent attacks!

    If you’re still running IE6 it’s definitely time to upgrade. Last week some exploits targeting Internet Explorer 6 were made public and we also released a Security Advisor describing this; Microsoft Security Advisor 979352 . Later versions of IE are not...
  • Videos on Deploying Windows 7 from Windows XP

    I just found out about a great resource for all of you planning Deployment projects; Jay Paloma ’s “ Video Series: Deploying Windows 7 from Windows XP ”. Jay has recorded 7 videos covering WinPE, WAIK, MDT and other tools that you should use for your...
  • How to chose a good anti-virus?

    I came across a new Security blog from Malaysia, Cyber Defend , that covers security on the web (at least in the posts so far). I especially liked the post called “ How to chose a good anti-virus ?” where the blogger lists a few points to consider, both...
  • Windows 7 Application Compatibility list for IT Pros

    Do you want to know what applications are compatible with Windows 7, which ones are not and which ones you need updates for? You can now download a list with the products that have met the Windows 7 Logo Program testing. Since this changes constantly...
  • Outlook Social Connector

    Are you, like me, also hooked on Social networks like Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter etc? With Outlook Social Connector in Office 2010 you have the possibility to get data from social networks displayed in Outlook. You can just click on the name of any...
  • Why Philippines Loves Windows 7!

    Check out more videos from Asia on my new I Love Windows 7 blog
  • Enhancing Security and Control with Windows 7 – two Live Meetings next week

    On Monday and Thursday next week, my colleague from Australia, Jeff Alexander , will do two Live Meetings covering Windows 7’s core platform security improvements, securing anywhere access, data protection, and protecting desktop users. He describes it...
  • Office 2010 Beta

    The Beta of Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010 will become publicly available tomorrow but if you have a TechNet Plus Subscription you can download it now!
  • Exchange Server 2010

    Yesterday at TechEd Berlin we announced that Exchange Server 2010 has reached RTM status! Learn more about Exchange 2010 at the Exchange website , here you can also download a Trial version , watch a Web Cast or do a Virtual Lab . Exchange Server is also...
  • Get Windows 7 now!

    Now you can finally get your hand on your own copy of Windows 7 . There has been Launch activities going on around the world and soon they will come to you. Until then, you can download a 90-Day Trial version , attend the Virtual Launch Events or check...
  • IE8 Security web cast

    Are you keen on learning more about the Security Enhancements in IE8? My colleague, Ed Quek, will do a live web cast tomorrow (October 21st) 12 pm Singapore time, talking about what we have done to make our latest browser more secure. To attend you can...