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Last chance to sign up for the UK System Center launch event
Click here to register for the event titled "Manage your core infrastructure from Desktop to Data centre" The event takes place on the 15 January 2008 from 9am until 5pm in London. The details of the event are as follows: A new style of launch event from Microsoft – multiple presenters demonstrating...
27 Nov 2007
I'm NOT a Girl!
...but I have been to a Girl Geek Dinner and plan to go to more. As the name suggests they focus on the female perspective of technology. Of course I have no idea how many of you are Girl Geeks - if you are one then you can add your name to the WIKI and join the Geeky Girls @ their next gathering in...
7 Apr 2006
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Technical Roadshow
Hundreds of you joined the TechNet team at our first roadshow of the year in Edinburgh earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions and look forward to meeting more of you at the next session which takes place in Birmingham on 24th and 25th May. Full details of the Roadshow can be found...
15 Apr 2005
Join us tomorrow (Tues 18th Oct) to find out all about Privacy and Dispell some Myths
I'm presentating two sessions from TechEd (written by Steve Riley, Jesper Johansson and Byron Hynes) tomorrow night (Tuesday 18th October) in our office on Thames Valley Park near Reading - the event's free to attend. If you'd like to join us then browse here to book your place . The details are listed...
17 Oct 2005
News from the consumer awareness campaign - GetSafeOnline
We've been evangelising to the good people of Birmingham today - local radio, the main library, the BullRing shopping centre, the University and the Town Hall. We met the Major and showed in the demonstrations and material we're using around the City. It's been a very busy day but a great deal of...
2 Nov 2005
Teaching Security to Developers
Thanks to everyone @ VBUG Birmingham last night for making me so welcome. I was greated with lots of Halloooween pumpkins - one of which was carved with a semi-colon in it rather than a face - a C# joke apparently! I delved into how Malware gets onto machines, how it works and how to avoid it....
1 Nov 2005
I'm looking forward to debating LINUX and OpenSource Security with the community at LUGRadio this weekend
If you're into Open Source and or LINUX and plan to be in the UK this weekend perhaps you'd enjoy LURadio Live 2006 . There's sure to be plenty of lively debate and if last year's event is anything to go by there are likely to be in excess of six hundred delegates. It's a "no suits" tough talking techie...
18 Jul 2006
Fancy a Beer (or Coffee)? If you're in Seattle this I'd like to invite you to join me for a GeekBeer
I'm working in Seattle this week and would like to meet any Geeks who'd like to talk tech. If you're interested then please drop me an email .
4 Feb 2007
Marketing Soiree / Geek Dinner tomorrow night in London
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's Marketing Soiree which is taking place in London. Full details of the event can be found here . Hugh MacLeod and Seth Godin organised the event and set up the wiki - over 150 people are expected :-). Hugh and Seth recently organised a very successful Geek Dinner...
10 Jul 2005
Get Safe Online's back on the road in the UK
Get Safe Online is an ongoing government initiative that's supported by commercial organisations including Microsoft - I've written about our engagements several times over the last two years. This November the team will be back on the road as they have done for the previous couple of years. The aim...
5 Oct 2007
Ed Gibson's On The Road speaking at five locations around the UK - he's a really interesting Security Speaker
I'm proud to announce the 'Ed Gibson "On The Road"' Events which will take place mid-September to mid-October 2006 at 5 venues around the country. The aim of the events are to raise awareness of the issues surrounding computer security, specifically Organised Crime and Hacking and also to raise the awareness...
20 Sep 2006
The audio from Robert Scoble's talk at the GeekDinner's available for download
I'm finding word of mouth networks / social networks incredibly interesting - the Geek Dinner being a classic case in point. Robert spoke about his experience as a blogger and the impact that such networks have had on him and the world at large. It was amazing that two hundred people met up for lively...
10 Jun 2005
Microsoft enjoyed LINUX User Group LUGRadio
Thanks to everyone who made me so welcome at last weekend's LUGRadio Live - it's the UK's largest LINUX User Group get together with hundreds of enthusiastic geeks spending the weekend sharing their technical expertise. There are some excellent write ups including... a great description of what...
11 Jul 2007
Free 40 minute webcast explaining how PKI works in plain English - this will enable you to understand how to secure messages, files and network traffic
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) was once touted as the answer to all security evils. Of course there's no such “Silver Bullet” as effective security requires people, processes and technology to work in union based on a meaningful security policy. When implemented in the appropriate manner PKI can...
27 Feb 2006
Don't rely upon 802.1X to secure your wired networks!
Steve Riley gave a fasinating session @ IT Forum where he commented that 802.1X for wired networks would not solve as many security problems as people perceive. 802.1X does NOT authenticate each packet (unlike IPSEC ESP-null) and hence WITH PHYSICAL ACCESS to the wires it's possible for a hacker to place...
20 Nov 2004
Accept the Geek in you - join a Geek Dinner!
Browse here to find out more about the most recent London Geek dinner. There's another one coming up on Tuesday 16th of May - it's a Girl Geek Dinner so you'll either have to be a Girl or pursuade one to take you along! Full details of the upcoming Girl Geek Dinner featuring Celia Francis of WeeWorld...
30 Apr 2006
Thanks to everyone that took part in LUGRadio Live 2006 - a huge LINUX User Group event
It was brilliant to see over four hundred people taking part in the UK's largest LINUX User Group get together. As you'd imaging there was plenty of debating the finer points of all areas of Open Source development and applications. LUGRadio was billed to me as being the community version of LINUX...
28 Jul 2006
What is Project Endurance? - the National High Tech Crime Unit's Tony Neate explains
A number of Bloggers(including Thomas Lee and Mark Osbourn ) have been discussing both Project Endurance and the recent posting of the UK Government's Security Awareness site . As early as last Autumn The Register posted a good summary of the project . Tony Neate(Head of Industry Liasion for the National...
1 Mar 2005
User Group meeting covering SCCM Operating System Deployment and SCVMM integration with SCOM
The Windows Management User Group (WMUG) are meeting in a couple of weeks time with the following details as copied from their site : 15th of July 2008 at the Microsoft Cardinal Place London office @ 6:30pm 6.30pm - 6.45pm WMUG Introduction 6.45pm – 7.30pm Rob Marshall Using Microsoft...
2 Jul 2008
When is Kim Cameron speaking in London about Identity Management?
Following Rafal's excellent Identity Management event in Reading today many people asked when they could hear from Kim Cameron in person - as I mentioned Kim's kindly agreed to speak at our Security Summit in London on the 5th July . As is the norm with TechNet events it's free to attend (assuming you...
17 May 2006
Here are my pictures from TechEd EMEA
Just click here if you'd like to see my photographs from TechEd EMEA
19 Jul 2005
Where can I find recordings of key sessions from Microsoft Management Summit(MMS)
Right here! There are several interesting recordings including discussion of System Center Operations Manager, an update on the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI). Note: click on the name of the speaker to hear/watch the associated session recording: The keynotes from both Bob Muglia (Senior Vice President...
23 Aug 2007
Where can I find the presentations from the Technical roadshow?
Thanks to those of you who joined us at the Technical roadshow yesterday in London. I enjoyed meeting members of the community and listening to the challenges many of you face. It's very easy to sit down in a room and pontificate about how to design a highly security infrastructure but it's much more...
9 Jun 2005
The VistaSquad are meeting again in London on the 19th - they have the General Manager of Visual Studio joining them
If you'd like to join the user group meeting then simply browse to the VistaSquad's website to sign up - it's free and will be a great opportunity for you to ask questions and learn from your peers. The following talks will take place during the user group meeting and there will be plenty of time...
7 Nov 2008
Want to hear the best content from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008?
The Windows Management User Group are meeting up on Tuesday 13th May at Microsofts office in Reading from 18:30 onwards. Its free to attend. Two of the leaders to MMS and will share their highlights with you. Full details are available on the WMUG website as listed in this post In addition, Paul Collins...
8 May 2008
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