Michael Kleef ::: MSFT

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January, 2007

  • BDD 2007 (Incl WAIK) Releases to the web!!

    Finally!!! I've blogged about these tools so many times now and have done screencasts about them too . Finally you too can play with them and download them . Heres what the email I got says: "...Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 has undergone...
  • Crazy Yamaha R1 Turbo Video

    I was having a blog cruise yesterday and came across this totally crazy Yamaha R1 video on Krudler's Blog . What has me amazed is this bike pulling wheelstands at 200km/h as the turbo kicks in! - definately makes my Duke look slow :) Wow!
  • Product Review: Active Webcam by Pysoft

    I've been looking for awhile for a good piece of software for home (and work desk for that matter!) security monitoring. You know the sort - it takes in webcam feeds and as it detects motion in the field of view it either starts snapping away with photos...
  • Web Browser support message - What the?

    I was paying some license/registration bills online today and came across this strange browser support message. "...Please Note: Some customers using browsers other than Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer (versions 4 or more) have reported experiencing...
  • WA DST Issue Part 53!

    Ive had stacks of emailed questions recently on strange behaviour for external appointments from Outlook through Exchange. At present, because there is still no Exchange CDO patch, appointments sent outside your organisation and accepted by the external...
  • Tag - youre it!

    Whats with this tagging thing spreading round? I've been tagged twice. Once by Nick Randolph and now by Andrew "Dugie" Dugdell so I better play the game before someone elses dobs me in. 5 things you didnt know about me. 1. I recently bought a Ducati 748...
  • The WAIK screencasts

    Ive promised these for quite awhile now but never really got round to doing them. I wanted to show a few of the things we have been talking about on the Ready Summit tour that I did in my session as theres quite a few questions on how to actually do them...
  • Vista Media Centre - first experiences

    Last night I bit the bullet and decided to try out Vista Media Center as part of the Vista Ultimate SKU. Jeff was warning me against it with claims of slowness and driver support and given the wife acceptance factor has to be high in any decision around...
  • 2000 Bloggers??

    I got told today that Im on "2000 bloggers". Ive still yet to find out what that is or where I am on it but Ive already recogised our own Chuck Sterling and Perth's Linux UG VP Leon Brooks from the list. Any more of you out there on it??
  • MAK Activation in Vista

    Heres a hyperthetical scenario that some of you are maybe asking. A customer was having some problems - he installed Vista on a machine with a MAK key good for 20 activations. This is a key which supports multiple activations for a business environment...
  • WADST: Exchange Patch Coming

    A concerned IT Professional contacted me today. He expressed concern that WA customers were feeling the pain of our lack of WA DST (CDO) patches for Exchange Server. For those of you that arent aware, though for those in WA Im sure you are, Exchange...
  • Active Directory Component Jigsaw - released to the web

    A little known resource, the Active Directory Component Jigsaw has finally released to the web as a PDF. Its about 8MB in size but should blow up to print out very nicely on A3 or right up to A1 posters. Its a poster that diagrams all the pieces of Active...
  • Readify does journalism!

    I got this in my email yesterday. Not sure that I actually subscribed to this but anyway...a local Australian company Readify is getting its employees to write some articles on various topics. Some famous faces here in the list including Aaron and Mitch...
  • SQL DownUnder Podcast 20

    SQL Down Under podcast show 20 with guest Microsoft Program Architect Richard Waymire discussing the released version of DataDude, SQL Server development and fishing is available now for download from www.sqldownunder.com . Richard is very well known...
  • BitLocker and Key Escrow in Active Directory

    For those of you wondering - where are the schema changes for key escrow into Active Directory for BitLocker - the guidance is ready for download!! This is for all you who have been seeing references to "Active Directory for BitLocker and TPM Backup Setup...
  • Hotfix Injection into an Offline Image

    I raised this at the Ready Tour when I presented on Windows Deployment Services but I just wanted to discuss it again. Theres been conflicting information presented around whether hotfixes and service packs can be inserted into a WIM image thats been...
  • Exchange 2007 Webcast Series

    Got asked to blog this Exchange Webcast series.... TechNet Webcast Series: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 Get a comprehensive look at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with the new "24 hours of Exchange" series. Our Exchange experts cover in-depth topics...
  • Web Hosters workshop coming to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

    Check this out! If youre working for an ISP or an ASP then see if you can plan on coming to this! Dates to come shortly. http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/resource...
  • SQL Code Camp Dates Set

    The effervescent Greg Low has let me know about the dates for the SQL Code Camp . BTW - We're planning on a similar thing for Perth and potentially Adelaide if anyone's interested in that...