Browse with Confidence and help Kids be safe online.

I don’t often do this, but I have an ask of everyone… If you have a Facebook account, here is a way you can help support a good friend of mine (Paul Gillespie) achieve something REALLY important. The deal is this: the Kids Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) and the Internet Explorer 8 team have set…

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Ottawa Area Security Klatch Meeting – May 18th 2010: Mariposa ‘The Life Story’

Join the Ottawa Area Security Klatch (OASK.ca) on Tuesday May 18th for our discussion on Mariposa ‘The Life Story’. Talk #1: Mariposa ‘The Life Story’ Speaker: Matt Thompson and Matt Sully from Defence Intelligence The Mariposa botnet compromised millions of computer systems across the globe, resulting in the mass theft of online credentials and the…

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HTCIA Ottawa Training: Comprehensive Risk Management, Education and Awareness Through “The Harmonized Threat Risk Assessment Methodology”

Hi Folks… if you are in Ottawa on the 27th May and looking for training on Risk Management / Threat Risk Assessments, this is one I would encourage you to take a look at! Join the High Tech Crime and Investigation Association (HTCIA) Ottawa Chapter, Thursday, May 27, 2010, for a one day training event…

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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 – Now in Beta Release!

Ever wondered how you can patch your off-line VM’s? A while ago we released a free tool called the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST). We have just released the beta for the new version (3.0). VMST 3.0 helps you more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating your offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 3.0, you can…

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Hyper-V R2 videos

While presenting at the HP, Teramach and Microsoft Business Continuity event yesterday I was asked a number of questions about demonstrations of Hyper-V and SCVMM. I have a couple of suggestions for you… If you want to get some hands on experience, you can do so by trying out the SCVMM Virtual Hands on Lab: …

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MSRC on Twitter

I do tweet on occasion but if you have met me, you will know that I am verbose and so I find working with 140 chars a challenge… however the MSRC folks in Redmond now have a twitter account: Feel free to follow them @MSFTSecResponse. Or you can follow my feed and get dead air…..

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Moving Virtual Machines from one host to another on Hyper-V

As you all know, without SCVMM, moving VMs manually (for example when doing an upgrade of a server or rebuilding a cluster etc) is not just a copy and paste scenario. A good friend of mine; John Kadianos from Hyper Technologies (www.hypert.com) shared the steps he uses the other day with me… I thought I…

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Student Deals – Office Ultimate 2007 for $64?

Okay now I have your attention… I wanted to share some resources with you for students.. We have launched a new Student Portal that provides a whole whack of info,  program links, discounts, jobs and many other opportunities for students across Canada and worldwide For example: Office Ultimate 2007 for $64 (plus applicable taxes): (See…

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Virtualization Performance Resources

Note: I have to confess up front that I cannot take credit for this list, but it was recently forwarded to me and I wanted to share… As a follow on from my post on performance, here is a set of resources that are Microsoft and 3rd party that might be of interest. They are…

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