SG IT Pro *Mania*

  • What a find from the Windows Server 2008 Insiders group

    Run by MS Singapore's very own WS08 enthusiastic evangelist, Dennis Chung (whose blog is featured in my sidebar on the right), the WS08 Insider group provides exclusive, deep-level trainings to a selected group of passionate IT Pros. As a result, Dennis...
  • Free E-learning on Windows Server 2008

    Do you want to learn more about Windows Server 2008? For a limited time we have four free E-learning clinics available online. The clinics cover server virtualization, security and policy management, branch office management, centralized application access...
  • The beginning of something new

    Hi All, There needs to be a support group of some kind, to help people like me keep blogs up to date. So here we go again, however this time from a new point of view. Many of you may have known that I used to travel around the Asia Pacific region quite...
  • 2nd shot program from the Microsoft Certification team

    This program gives you 2 chances to pass your exams! For a limited time, you can get an extra chance to pass any Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics ä Certification exam – FREE. Check this out for the offer , and also to find out...
  • Microsoft Protocols (MCPP, WSPP) to help developers build interoperability.

    Morning all, Just wanted to point you all in the direction of this new program we are offering at Microsoft, "Microsoft Protocol Program". As stated in the introduction it will help to "foster innovation and interoperability by offering licensees access...
  • Innovation in the everyday

    This afternoon about 5pm my air conditioner decided that outputting cold air was not enough, but that it should start spitting out massive amounts of water. Great that's all I need!!! After calling at least twenty different service men, I finally got...
  • Technet Singapore Security Briefing - Friday 28th of September

    Last Friday I had the pleasure of opening the Security Briefings my esteemed colleague Yasmeen Hameed-Chan organized. It was a half day session targeted at IT Pros who want to learn more about security in the IT enterprise, and how they can apply it for...
  • Unified Communications launch event in SG

    Microsoft will be launching the next wave of Unified Communications products and services worldwide on Oct 16 and in Singapore, on Oct 23rd. The launch event at Suntec sees speakers from Gartner and customers who will share their views in the UC arena...
  • Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries - ScottGu's Blog

    Hi All, Don't know how many of you picked up on this awesome piece of news, but with the release of Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft will be releasing the source code for the .NET Framework Libraries. I wont delve in to too much detail here, replicating...
  • Making Search Better

    Not sure how many of you have seen the recent changes in the search functions of Windows Live of late. It's seems inevitable for people to draw comparisons between the search capabilities of Windows Live, Google and that of Yahoo, but I must admit I was...
  • Events home - Windows Live Spaces

    Wanted to point you all to this new service that we have released as a part of the Windows Live Services. Events home - Windows Live Spaces Located at ( http://events.live.com ), Events, gives you the functions to do everything regarding events, be they...
  • George Lucas planning 'Star Wars' TV series - Los Angeles Times

    Dammit, I am stereotyping myself in a bad way here, but this is just so damn cool. George Lucas has said he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series based in the Star Wars Universe. George Lucas planning 'Star Wars' TV series...
  • Microsoft Popfly - Open for Business!!

    Awesome news over the weekend, Popfly is now open in public beta for all users. Previously by invite only, Popfly enables users to rapidly build mash-ups, from data sources all over the world in to a visual experience. Some of them these can be as simple...
  • Security Bytes Episode 1: Managing the services on workstations in your office network.

    As promised we would be addressing Singaporean customers questions regarding security. Check out the video below... Would love to get your feedback on this as to whether you enjoy this format or not and if you find it useful. P.S. We had a lot of fun...
  • Security Bytes 01 in Silverlight

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight. Security Bytes , Security Silverlight Streaming One of the pieces of advice I got from some people that had seen the video was to try out using Silverlight streaming. So after installing Expression Encoder I encoded the file...
  • Singapore Community Technology Update 2007

    The Singapore Windows User Group and SGDOTNET User Group are organising the Community Technology Update 2007 on Nov 3 at Microsoft Auditorium. Come meet the Influencer army of internal and external Microsoft experts who will share the latest on...
  • Security Bytes 02 - Automated Patch Management... FREE!!!

    As our IT environments continually grow in size both on the client and server side, patch management becomes a more complex task. While at Microsoft we try to ensure that we release patches on a predictable schedule so you can test for compatibility,...
  • TechNet EDGE is here!

    What is TechNet Edge ? It’s a community site for IT Pros, similar to Channel 8 , 9 and 10 that we have for students, developers and enthusiasts. The site went live this week so sign in now to meet with fellow IT Pros and find content like screen casts...
  • Couple of big announcements

    These last two weeks have been busy with announcements, and I have not had a chance to talk about any of them. So Ill be brief... For Enterprise Search we just announced two new products, Search Server 2008 and Server Server 2008 Express . Search Server...
  • Sneak Peak - How to use Windows Server 2008 Core for PHP, MySQL

    I challenged Dennis Chung (my counterpart in the security bytes video, and one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to IT) recently to see what kind of usage scenarios we could use Windows Server 2008 Core . For those of you who are unaware of what...
  • Top 5 security-menace predictions for 2008 - Network World

    Interesting article from Network World on the Top 5 security menace predictions of for 2008. In order Bot Evolution Web Threats (Aimed not only at unsuspecting visitors to social networking sites, such as MySpace, but any type of site or corporate web...
  • Running PHP and MySQL on Windows Server 2008 Core

    Dennis has done it, he has finished his technical opus... If you want to learn how to get this up and running his article is awesome, its step by step and really easy to follow. Check it out here, http://windowsmvp.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!80195647FE07388F...
  • Heroes Happen Here week at Microsoft

    Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 , SQL Server 2008 , Visual Studio 2008 , TechNet , MSDN Just to round the year up for IT pros and Developers in Singapore, i thought we needed some fun and some sneak peeks into the slew of Windows Server 2008 wave...
  • Windows Server 2008 RC1 is here!

    Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download on the web. You can either choose to not register and get a 30 day trial or to register and then you get a product key that lasts until June 30h 2008. More information about it here
  • Springboard Series: all the Vista content you could ask for

    Thinking about deploying Vista or in the middle of it? Or maybe you want to find a reason for deploying? Then the Springboard Series is a great resource for you. This is a newly launched site on TechNet where you can find content and fact depending on...