Thoughts from the field on Windows Server 2008

I’ve been doing a lot of work locally with IT Professionals around their evaluations of Windows Server 2008.  Apart from the odd grumble due to it still being at a release candidate stage, all the feedback has been positive. I’m going to start posting some of my IT Pro’s feedback – just so you can…


2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

I’m still stumbling across useful stuff in my inbox.  This Solution Accelerator provides you with best practices and automated tools to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Office release on Windows Vista and XP SP2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide consists of the following components: Executive Overview. Security Guide. Threats and…


Springboard – Windows Vista TechCenter

I came across this today (Springboard). Looks like it’s pretty much everything you’ll ever need to get your Windows Vista deployment project kick-started.  Everything from why you’d want to move to Windows Vista in the first place, through overcoming your application compatibility issues, all the way to exactly how to deploy it. Enjoy, Dave.


Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center

I’ve been out of the office for the last couple of weeks – and haven’t had the time to either keep up to date or blog.  Now I have time to do both. I just stumbled across this great resource and had to share it (purely because I didn’t know it existed and it will…


One of these words is not like the other..

The ‘normal’ behavior inside Microsoft is for a product to start with a really cool code name (e.g. Longhorn), that gets replaced with a pretty boring, mundane product name (e.g. Windows Server 2008).  Last week all that went out of the Windows (no pun intended) – Viridian, which became Windows Server Virtualisation became Hyper-V. It…


IIS7 in Galway tomorrow..

I’m going to be giving a short talk on IIS7 in Windows Server 2008 tomorrow (Friday 2nd November) afternoon (14:00 for an hour) in the Radisson hotel in Galway for the Galway Area Microsoft Technology Users Group. Event details here.  Come along if your able to. Dave