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  • Blog Post: IIS 7.0 Webcasts live on the web

    A whole bunch of IIS 7 webcasts just released. Yeah I know it all says 9:30am Pacific time - which means about midnight Perth time, much of Asia and worse about 2am in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc Im sure they will be recorded though for later viewing. Though it would be nice, if for just one time...
  • Blog Post: Podcasts! Podcasts! AD, Exchange and SQL.

    Well they look like overviews to me...but see if you like them!! Active Directory Fundamentals http://casting.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/0/f/9/0f9e3c0b-f640-42a8-a6f6-f837cee913ab/Active_Directory_Fundamentals.mp3 http://casting.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/0/f/9/0f9e3c0b-f640-42a8...
  • Blog Post: DST: Here we go again with more changes...

    So heres the official word from us with regard to DST in Australia. Not sure if this again affects WA....by the below it sounds like WA is again different. Were always different. Why cant WA just be part of the rest of the country? <sigh> In October this year, we will again be experiencing Daylight...
  • Blog Post: AMD Phenom Quad Core review - oh the power!

    Finally its released! I've been waiting for this for a long time now to try in my server and AMD has kindly provided one for me to review :) For now I'm leaving the discussion of the "who's got a true Quad core" aside as I'm sure you already know that one (hint: Its AMD...:) ). Power wise its fantastic...
  • Blog Post: Melbourne TechNet Update Resources

    If you attended my presentations today - here are the links to the presentation decks: Windows Futures TDM deck DFS-R Deck - as per the TechEd 2005 one I did. Security Deck - this one is slightly different from what I presented as otherwise its quite large - this one is 1.5MB
  • Blog Post: Setting up Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Server 2008

    In my last post I talked about Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Servers as part of the screencast I did on configuring Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server . Actually I only just slightly touched on it at the end so I thought for this screencast that Id show Softgrid a little more. This is a cool product...
  • Blog Post: 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. WinPE Driver Addition In this screencast...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Introducing RODC's into a Windows Server 2003 Forest

    Ive had a few people interested in the process of introducing this concept of an RODC into a Windows Server 2003 Forest. In this blogcast I'm showing how you can use the Windows Server 2008 installation option of Server Core in combination with RODC to provide a really secure branch appliance. Firstly...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: SC Virtual Machine Manager RTM

    Finally its released! SCVMM is a management tool that allows you to manage multiple Virtual Server R2 hosts and the images running on them. Keith Combs has done a few "screencasts" of these (that's what he calls them - sounds like a Hollywood movie thing...:) ) Check them out! http://blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: Setting an SPN manually

    From time to time I see errors occur when services fail to register SPN's properly. What is an SPN? Its a Service Principal Name and represents a service account's way of logging on to the domain through Kerberos. Users normally have a UPN or a User Principal Name typically in the form of yourname@yourdomain...
  • Blog Post: Cisco CVD completed with Hyper-V and XenDesktop!

    I love Friday news. Its even better when I get to announce something that others havent done yet! Cisco has recently wrapped up testing with their UCS platform using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop 4 on top of NetApp SANs. I love how thorough these CVD guides are! And for...
  • Blog Post: New whitepaper released: Achieving Business Value with Microsoft VDI and Session Virtualization

    A new whitepaper has released that discusses the pro's and cons of VDI vs Session Virtualization along with when to use what. Its something that reinforces the discussion points I raised in a previous post about session virtualization being cheaper for essentially the same value proposition as VDI. Brian...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server R2 webcasts

    Hey more webcasts just got released! Unfortunately they are all level 200 though...will have to do something about that and make some depth ones.... • Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2 Take a tour of the new Windows Server 2003 R2 software, covering the Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Why does Wireless Security need to cost much?

    I was reading the Australian Reseller News article today on wireless security . It had me intrigued that people seem to equate wireless security with a costly deployment. "...Three quarters of respondents said that security spending was going to rise because of wireless and mobile technology, with...
  • Blog Post: ITRadio podcast with Jeff Alexander and Peter Watson

    My direct colleague Jeff Alexander and our chief security officer here in Australia, Peter Watson together did a podcast with ITRadio's Patrick Gray while at AusCERT recently. Jeff talked all about one of my favourite technologies, Network Access Protection (NAP) and how it helps with network policy...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Federation Services

    Day 1: As mentioned before Im in Redmond at an internal conference….saw some interesting stuff on Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to be included in Windows Server 2003 R2 that I thought was really hot and will really solve many of the Identity integration problems that businesses face...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 AU and NZ Server Track: Changes

    Ive just done a bit more work on the TechEd Server track for AU and NZ. The tough call is going to be which 7 sessions to drop for NZ! If youre in NZ and are coming help me to help you. Tell me the most important ones you'd like to see. Also in the new cabana session on IIS - Id like to see this include...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, SharePoint Training Galore - its free!!

    This came across my email today - we have released a lot of new training courses all totally free and much of it using Virtual machines. Theres SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint, Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange 2007 UM, Developer, Web, Visual Studio and even BizTalk! I didnt...
  • Blog Post: Man in the Middle Attacks

    So Im writing the TechNet Flash for Australia editorial today and I end up talking about TCP/IP protocol hardening and man-in-the-middle attacks then I realise...not everyone knows about this stuff! Lets explain it then - even from the point of view of an attack. I talked about this stuff in my TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualisation - Live Demo

    I got the privilege of seeing this recently - Im very impressed with it and like Ive blogged previously, Jeff and I will be spending the rest of this year just talking about Longhorn Server including WSV. Arlindo Alves blogged about the video of a live demo of WSV - he pipped me to get it up on Soapbox...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server

    I was talking with a friend on mine, Ian, a few weeks ago - he was talking to me about security and approaches he was looking at. Without telling all the details, I talked to him about Terminal Services Gateway and how you can reverse proxy it with ISA Server. Personally I do this all the time on my...
  • Blog Post: VPN Quarantine Blogcast

    Ive had a few questions in my mind about VPN Quarantine and how the process works. Rather than spend stacks of time writing about it, I did my usual thing and blogcasted it! But as a precursor: Whats wrong with VPN today? It doesnt check the validity of the client to connect and that the client...
  • Blog Post: What am I working on now?

    So now that Im here and nearly finished my first week of being a Program Manager Im slowly coming to grips with the plans we have coming up. As I promised if youre using any of the products Im working on youre more than welcome to send me email about it. What am I working on? Theres two main areas at...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 05 Planning AU and NZ: Server and Management Track

    Ok. Starting planning for TechEd 2005 now. If you ever wanted to influence the content track for TechEd and see the session ideas here they are for the Server and Management Track. I have to severely prune these down so if youre up to it, I would like you to stack rank the top ten from this list that...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V SP1 increases support for VMs/core for Windows 7

    Awesome news, hot off the press. We have just completed a new round of testing for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory. What showed was that Hyper-V SP1 could scale a lot more with Windows 7 SP1 than we were actually supporting previously with 8 VMs/core. I should be clear here...