Windows Server 2008 User Group – Ireland

Now that the Longhorn Academy is over (all slides are here), what’s next? Well, the consensus was that we couldn’t just let it end there.  So, Aidan Finn (with a little bit of a push from all the attendees at the last session) has started a User Group. The new Windows Server 2008 User Group…


Yesterday’s Longhorn Academy – OK, I Lied!

At the end of yesterday’s session I promised to ring everyone and invite you all to IT Pro Momentum.  Turns out I lied (there’s not enough hours in a day to make that many phone calls).  I only managed to get through around thirty calls. I will get around to the rest of you, just…


Yesterday’s Longhorn Academy – Web and Application Platform.

For all those that attended yesterday’s session – Thank you, both Bob and I really enjoyed it (even if this was the session that took the most preparation). The slides will get posted up as soon as possible – same place as last time. Bob mentioned two really good webcasts about moving to Windows…


Longhorn Academy – Slides

We (finally) have ALL the slides from the last five Longhorn Academy events online (in one place). They’re all here: See you on the 17th for the next session.. Dave.


Windows Server 2008 RC0

So, yesterday at the re-delivery of August’s Longhorn Academy (and at lest weeks session) I mentioned that we’d be shipping Release Candidate Zero (RC0) of Windows Server 2008 soon.  Well soon=today. You can all download RC0 from here. Enjoy, Dave.


My actions from yesterday’s Longhorn Academy

Firstly, thank you to all who attended – I really enjoyed the event (even the feedback)! I’m getting ALL the PowerPoints from ALL the sessions posted to one place (they’re currently all over the place).  I’ll email a link to them (and post it here) when I have it. All the Hands on Labs are…


Friday’s Security Nugget.

So today I’m trying something a bit different.  Working in the Developer and Platform Group, I’m surrounded by developers – and they really like Silverlight (a framework for developing high-quality, cross-platform, cross-browser, media-enabled rich interactive web applications). If you like this format, I’ll do a lot more (it was actually good fun putting this together)….


As promised – the answer to the GPO auditing question:

So it turns out that you can already do some GPO auditing natively in Windows 2003 (very complicated & messy).  See here. DesktopStandard and NetIQ offer GPOVault and Group Policy Guardian that enhance the change control/auditing experience – which presumably just sit ontop of the infrastructure mentioned above. We now own DesktopStandard, and have transformed…


Yesterday’s Longhorn Academy follow up

My thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s Longhorn Academy – both James and I really enjoyed delivering it. I took away a couple of actions: The link to the video I showed at the break is: Using the Install From Media option during a dcpromo would require the complete directory database to be on…