How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw?

I had an interesting question posed to me the other day: How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw? My first answer was: Hmm.. It is very possible that you won’t know. Then I did some digging..  The answers I found were: Desktop firewall program alerting that a foreign application…


Configuring Server Core

This post describes the best/easiest method to configure and manage Server Core. There are numerous posts and articles explaining how to enable a particular feature on Server Core and there are even more on how to configure Server Core so that it can be managed remotely.  Well, this is the best method I have come…


Dave’s back!

Please excuse the lack of posts (I have too many excuses to list here). I’m now back on line and will be posting regularly again. Dave


Free training – Deployment of Vista & Office 2007

TechNet Deployment Event This technical level 300 event is well worth attending if you are considering deploying Windows Vista or Office 2007 in the near future. Attend this event and some of Microsoft Ireland’s top consultants will walk you through a real life customer deployment project from beginning to end – what they did, when…


3 Free Exam Vouchers

Microsoft is testing a new exam format and needs your help. The New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring tests candidate’s abilities to actually perform tasks and solve problems in virtual lab environment like they would do it normally in a real world. Upon completion of this pilot exam,…


Windows Vista Performance (the sequel)

Windows Vista with SP1 (and some tweaks) is faster than Windows Server 2008. Since my last post on this topic, I’ve been doing my homework. On my laptop Vista was always quicker than Server, but I have found some very useful information (most of which has already been or will be covered on the Springboard…


A few places have come up at the SQL Academy

The second session, in our invite only SQL Server 2008 training series is happening in Dublin next Tuesday (14th October 2008 from 14.00-17.00 *Registration from 1pm).  We have a few spare seats available – so if you’re interested in some free training on SQL Server 2008, click here and express your interest (you must be…


SQL Server User Group Meeting in Cork

Niall Flanagan (Ireland’s SQL Server MVP) is doing a talk down in Cork next week in the Imperial Hotel. Niall will be going into depth on SQL Server Indexes (Internals and Performance). The event is on next Monday 13th October and runs from 19:00 – 21:00 Click here to register. Dave Share this post :…


Today’s ISACA talk.

Today I had a go at dispelling the myth that the words Microsoft and Security don’t go together.  I certainly had "fun" with the projector!  Turns out it was a pin in the VGA cable – my Vista laptop was getting well and truly confused as to whether it was connected to a projector or…


Anyone want to see ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ (for FREE)?

What are you doing this Thursday evening? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Blade Runner, TechNet Ireland are running a special COMPLIMENTARY screening of ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’.  Spectacularly restored and re-mastered from original elements and scanned at 4K resolution, it contains never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special…