Michael Kleef ::: MSFT

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October, 2006

  • Wanna deploy BitLocker machines with WDS?

    I presented on this at TechEd Hong Kong. You can with Windows Deployment Services , deploy a BitLocker partitioned machine. The key is to create two partitions. One is for the un-encrypted boot (or as we call it the "System") portion and the rest is for...
  • Mid-market solutions - new product coming - wanna sneak peek?

    We have had SBS for years now and its been hugely successful but as you know its only for small businesses. A lot of these small businesses get bigger (surprise!) and as they grow so should their infrastructure. Unfortunately though the jump from SBS...
  • WAIK Script for BitLocker Deployments

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language...
  • Ducati 748 - Part 2

    OK OK - so Ive had several comments that I just need to buy this Ducati. And frankly I agree! So I took it for a test ride (again) this morning and tried it in traffic aswell as a few....ahem...back street blasts.... Dugie asked for photos so here...
  • WA finally gets Daylight Savings (hooray!)

    Finally its happened. The government has put in place a three year trial thats likely to begin the 1st of December . Rob Farley hates it and laments the developer issues associated with it. Microsoft is no different. Already theres an internal discussion...
  • Server hardware protection - for on the airlines!

    As blogged previously my wonderful hardware is getting destroyed by the airlines . Im concerned that they are going to force me shortly to check it in plus its a huge hassle taking a server and two laptops through airport security screens. For some reason...
  • An Electric Performance Car? Surely you jest...

    A colleague sent this to me today . Take a look! Its a totally electric car that is a performance car. It looks hot. It does zero to 100Km/h in 4 secs...thats like Ferrari performance. Full torque right from the word go. A range of nearly...
  • The joys of Ducati!

    On the way home Friday after work I had to pick up my son from where my wife was working. As I parked I noticed a fantastic bright red Ducati 748 . Now anyone who knows me will know what a bike fan I am - and Ducati to me represents the Ferrari of the...
  • Vista RC2 quick thoughts

    Upgraded to Vista RC2 (build 5744) a few days ago while I was waiting at the airport. Boy what a difference! Speed is improving all the time and the sleep state now actually works on my laptop! Try it out for yourself! Before it would crash trying to...
  • Go Ms Dewey! - making search interesting!

    All round super hero, Frank Arrigo sent me this today. It makes search a whole lot interesting dont you think? Check out Ms Dewey! http://www.msdewey.com/
  • Business Reinvention - the winds of change

    Im reading this article on Ford posting a huge loss. Ford Posts Loss of $5.8 Billion, Worst Since ’92 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/24/business/24ford.html DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23 — The Ford Motor Company reported its worst financial results in more...
  • Ready Launch Tour Australia in November!

    For those of you wanting to know more about desktop deployment, security and messaging in Windows Vista, Windows Longhorn Server and Exchange 2007 then register for the Ready Launch tour. Its going to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide...
  • West Coast wins the AFL Grand Final

    I realized after the Grand Final that I never posted a followup on who won! For those of you outside of Australia - the West Coast Eagles won by a point. Thats the smallest margin in something like 110 years of the game I believe. Yes Sydney continued...
  • Sad News - Dan Weinstein

    For those of you that may not know yet, Melbourne based Dan Weinstein tragically passed away last week in a cycling accident in California while on holiday. Dan was a passionate SQL Server guy and lead many training courses such as the Zero to BI workshops...
  • Ultra Mobile PC Demo

    From the pen of Hugo Ortega : "...I’ve completed my latest video which offers a “virtual” look at Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC). It is targeted at the “out of the box” experience and focused predominantly on software, i.e. Microsoft Touch Pack, Snipping Tool...
  • NAP gone in Vista?

    I dont think so Jim... What had me totally laughing even more was this article on it. Parts of the article say essentially that the problem space has not been defined to warrant the solution. Hello? What the...? Lets be clear folks. NAP is not about security...
  • Nasty Volcano messing up DFS-R

    Imagine this as a support issue! "Im sorry sir the link has gone down because the volcano nearby has messed it up!" Dugie told me and linked to Paul's post on it.