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Thanks to everyone who joined us @ today's Server Launch event in Cardiff
It was great to see so many enthusiastic people @ today's HeroesHappenHere Launch tour event in Cardiff. We received great questions and I was really amused by the wonderful spoof film titles the audience came up with for the IT Pros Film Club! I have posted the slides I presented on my Skydrive...
23 Apr 2008
What are the dates and locations for the UK Windows & SQL Server 2008 launch tour?
Many of you have asked me both by posting comments to my NAP post and also at the main launch event last week in Birmingham If you'd like to register and find out the exact details for the locations then browse to the Launch tour area of the HeroesHappenHere website . Note: The Keynote will not...
28 Mar 2008
Could someone with a non-computing degree get a geek job @ your company?
A friend of mine has a good degree in a non-technical subject and is considering taking a post-grad computing degree and wondering which on to go for. I'm wondering whether they actually need to do so - my gut feeling is that they'd be better off getting experience by offering to shadow someone for free...
25 Feb 2008
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
All dates are now confirmed for our TechNet On The Road Q2 tour
Thank you to those of you who spread the word about places being available on our Q2 TechNet On The Road tour - there are still some places available but we now have enough people to make the shows viable. We really didn't want to disappoint anyone by cancelling any of the sessions so it's good news...
19 Nov 2007
Thanks to everyone who joined me at the University of Glamorgan yesterday
It was wonderful to receive such an enthusiastic welcome at the University of Glamorgan yesterday. It's VERY rare that I get chance to speak at Universities. I thoroughly enjoyed lecturing students on the wonders of information security. The room was packed and questions abounded. The audience didn...
24 Oct 2007
Thanks to the good people of Newcastle for hosting us yesterday @ our TechNet On The Road show
I really enjoyed the interaction from the audience and the overwhealming enthusiasm everyone showed towards both the technologies and each of us. It's the first time in many many years that a Microsoft TechNet show has visited the North East. It's always a risk running an event in a location that...
26 Sep 2007
If you're in Newcastle (England) today and would like to talk about security then come and meet the GetSafeOnline team
GetSafeOnline is a partnership between Government, Law Enforcement and Commerce - in excess of fifty people have volunteered our time to get out on the road for a week. Our focus is to raise the security awareness of the UK consumers so if you have a friend / relative who would like practical advice...
12 Oct 2006
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
Where can I download the Microsoft Security Academy slides for InfoSec 2006?
Click here to download all presentations as used for InfoSec 2006's Microsoft Security Academy. The content includes the following: Secure Messaging (PowerPoint document - 2.1 Mb) Secure against Malware (PowerPoint document - 4.0 Mb) Securing the Branch (PowerPoint document - 3.8 Mb) Securing Tomorrow...
4 May 2006
Free Hands on lab for Rights Management - try it for yourself
The following resources make it easy for you to get to grips with Rights Management - enabling you to share more with less risk. General business and technical information - www.microsoft.com/rms - RMS 2-min flash demo – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/demos/rms.html RMS...
30 Nov 2005
Here are some great free webcasts covering security and many other topics including Threat Modelling
There's a wealth of webcasts available from TechEd Orlando - I know it's a while since the event but the shear breadth of content makes this a handy source of knowledge. Many of the topics remain highly relavent including the following: Michael Howard's "Advances in Threat Modelling" How Microsoft...
29 Nov 2005
Fill a few more braincells with security knowledge at these events
Tuesday 29th Nov- Public Key Infrastructure – tell me in plain English AND THEN deep technical how PKI works - deep technical session taking place in Reading (England) - it's free to join us - just follow the link to register Wednesday 30th Nov - British Computer Society Microsoft Security Day The...
28 Nov 2005
Join us on 29th Nov to find out in Plain English AND deep technical HOW PKI works
Many of you have asked me questions about Public Key Infrastructure with regard to it's use for securing web transactions (SSL), wireless (PEAP & EAL-TLS), email (S/MIME) and Rights Management. Prior to joining Microsoft I was a security consultant for many years during which time I designed and...
1 Nov 2005
Halloween Spooktacular - I'm speaking @ VBUG on Monday
Halloween Spooktacular Date: Monday 31 October 2005 Topic: Understanding and Fighting Malware: Viruses, Spyware and Rootkits Overview: On this Halloween night, join Microsofts very own Van Helsing in how to Exorcise your PC. Todays internet is fraught with peril in the form of undesirable and malicious...
28 Oct 2005
The GetSafeOnline tour is coming to a City near you very if you're in the UK
Tony Blair kicked off the Get Safe Online campaign at a press launch in London this morning. Microsoft in partnership with the UK Government and a many large companies are evangelising the importance of information security to the entire UK population - at least those who watch TV, read the major newspapers...
27 Oct 2005
Learn about rootkits malware and network isolation from subject matter experts, testers and editors who create security guidance solutions namely the Microsoft Solutions for Security(MSS) team
I'm a huge fan of getting the most value from the software I already have - I always talk about this at events and in papers I write. The Microsoft Solutions for Security(MSS) team produce prescriptive guidance to show you exactly HOW to get the most from the security features built into Windows and...
21 May 2005
IT's Showtime - webcasts from Steve Riley, Jesper and Rafal
Follow this link to access free webcasts from technical experts showing you how to get the maximum value from a range of Microsoft technologies including Security of course. Please give feedback to this post if there are topics you'd like us to cover or if you have suggestions how we can make this even...
19 May 2005
Recommended security sessions from our free TechNet Virtual Labs
IMHO many of the most interesting security labs are actually listed under "Microsoft Windows Server 2003" in the labs - these include IPSec, Group Policy and Rights Management. I've listed the available sessions for both below - just incase my earlier post didn't get your attention these labs are your...
19 May 2005
When are TechNet heading to a town near you?
People often ask me when TechNet plan to host security events North of London. I was born in Yorkshire and hence am well aware that we should head outside of the South East when we can. Well as you may be aware the Technical roadshow has already visited Edinburgh, next stop is Birmingham on 24th &...
19 May 2005
Free TechNet Virtual Labs - learn how to use just about every windows security feature on our test servers via your browser!
TechNet Virtual Labs Ever wanted to test Microsoft's newest software in a totally secure sandbox environment? Wouldn't it be great to be able to test new servers immediately, without formatting hard drives or dedicating one or more computers to the project? Now you can, with the TechNet Virtual Labs...
18 May 2005
There are only three days left for you to qualify for a discounted TechEd Europe ticket
There's a discount of Three Hundred Euros if you register for this year's TechEd Europe in the next three days. The event includes a pre-conference day on Monday 4th July, the main conference runs from Tuesday 5th to Friday the 8th July in Amsterdam. If you book your flights early too then you're likely...
17 May 2005
TechEd Europe is just around the corner
It seems like no time since ITForum and yet it's almost time for TechEd Europe which will take place in Amsterdam, there's a pre-conference day on 4th July, the main conference runs from 5 - 8th July. The pre-conference day offers a wide range of subjects including a Defence in Depth session by Steve...
4 May 2005
Come and join us at the Security Track of the Technical(TechNet & MSDN) Roadshow in Edinburgh, Harrogate, Birmingham and London
The event is free of charge for you to attend. We'll be touring the UK (well four major cities at least) presenting in depth security session covering ways to mitigate the treats that all of our organisations face every day. The TechNet Security track will dive into practical application of Windows XP...
2 Mar 2005
Free Webcasts detailing how to protect your network from the latest attacks using Internet Security & Acceleration Server (ISA) 2004
Join us for a week of webcasts to learn how ISA Server 2004 is uniquely optimized to protect your network environment against the latest forms of attacks - specifically those at the application later. You will receive a technical view of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 covering in...
20 Dec 2004
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