Michael Kleef ::: MSFT

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August, 2004

  • Thanks Chuck :)

    TechEd is always a bundle of joy! Friday afternoon last, happily preparing for my Windows Server presentation, Chuck calls me and tells me he has a speaker cancellation and do I know anything about the Office 2003 Local Installation Source . Nup...dont...
  • XPSP2 and my TechEd session

    So XPSP2 has released. Finally. Its interesting that even though we have told everyone about it, gave them betas and RC's and all the deployment whitepaper stuff, Im now getting lots of questions about, “Look we're really concerned about this service...
  • Nick Randolph presents at UWA

    Nick Randolph , MVP Mobile Devices and Imagine Cup Judge just did a fantastic presentation on the .NET message and "why webservices" to a room full of faculty and students at the University of Western Australia. He did some deep comparitive stuff between...
  • SIG Events in AU

    Im now working on getting the Special Interest Group (SIG) events calendar worked out for FY05 with the rest of the team. We intend to post the complete list to the TechNet Lounge website once we're happy with it. I have a view that many IT Pros and Applications...
  • Sydney Company Meeting

    Had a company meeting this week in Sydney. Always good to get together and meet your peers face to face. The unfortunate bit is the time away from your family and when you have small children like I do, it means your wife has no-one else to take the load...
  • DSI and the SDM

    Last time I made a fleeting reference to the DSI initiative. I think this is really, really cool. As IT Pros, we need to on a daily basis understand how the environment and applications are running. If any one component is not working correctly then the...
  • TechEd 2004 - nearly done

    TechEd 2004 is nearly over. I did the Windows Sharepoint Services and Office 2003 one that Chuck wanted me to do. It actually went quite well. I had USB memory sticks to give away and prompt lots of questions. Funny how that turns the session into something...