Has Blogging hit the mainstream?

Well today is my last day in the office for about two and half weeks so I thought I would do one last post for 2004!  I plan to spend some time at home with my family and try to do as little as possible. Hopefully I’ll get to play some golf and just have some…


Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Operations Guide – Now Available!

Now that MOM 2005 has been released are publishing alot of documents that will help you deploy and plan for MOM 2005.  Read below for the Operations Guide that is now available for download. The Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 Operations Guide includes guidance and recommended best practices for backing up and restoring, maintaining, optimizing and…


Microsoft Operations Manager Deployment Planning Guide

Please see below for the Deployment Planning Guide which is now available for download. This guide provides you with a roadmap for developing a deployment plan for your Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) monitoring solution. In addition, this guide directs you to the relevant conceptual, security, and planning resources you might need to help you…


Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC1 Released

Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC1 has now been released for general download.  This is an important release for Microsoft so please download and test where you can. We’ve been testing it internally now for some time and have found it very stable.  Remember this should only be installed on test systems and not production boxes….


Talking About Patterns & Practices

Today I’m in a UNIX / Linux training course and one of my colleagues pointed me to this resource on the Microsoft website.  It’s called patterns and practices and it provides you with some great information and best practices on a range of topics. Check it out! Microsoft patterns & practices Now playing: Dido – Here…


Sharpen Your Skills – Microsoft Security Summit 2005

We will be running the Microsoft Security Summit 2005 in February 2005.  The event will be held throughout February beginning in Sydney and finishing up in sunny Perth. Security continues to be a major area of concern and focus for IT shops these days so this summit is designed to give you practical guidance that…


MSN Desktop Search

MSN has launched a Beta of MSN Desktop Search.  I’ve only just installed it and so far it looks pretty cool.  It has great integration with MSN Spaces and allows you to search the web you desktop or Outlook!  I liked it. Check it out below! Find anything, anywhere fast with MSN Toolbar Suite Beta…


New IT Showcase Content Available

Recently our in IT department has releases a whole bunch of new Content on how we do IT internally. Check out the great content below! Creating an Active Directory Site for Exchange ServerDetailed discussion and procedures on how Microsoft IT created a dedicated Active Directory services site to optimise the performance of Exchange Server 2003….


Improving Security at Microsoft through Deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2

 This is another great article from our folks inside Microsoft IT.  Enjoy! Overview of why and how Microsoft IT proactively deployed Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP Service Pack 2 is a critical security release that addresses Internet-based security threats. [Recent Downloads@Microsoft] [Now Playing: Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly (03:55)]


Microsoft Management Summit 2005!

Hello folks, If you want to learn more about Windows Management Solutions then this is the conference for you.  In April 2005 the Management Summit will be held in Las Vegas.  Check out the details below for registration! Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 Registration is now open! On-line registration for MMS 2005 is now open,…