Movember is a upon us…

This post has nothing to do with technology.  This month is Movember Month and I’m going to grow a mo or a goatee to be exact.  Why? Depression affects 1 in 6 men…Most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide. Last year in Australia 18,700 men were diagnosed with prostate…


Living on the Edge..

Shhh..We are going to be launching a new program called "Edge"  At this stage we have a logo but I can’t say anything else until next month.  The only thing I can say at this point is it’s going to be really cool! Watch this space!  Anyone wanna guess what it is? Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Technet


TechNet Magazine – November 2007

The November Edition of TechNet Magazine is now available online.  This month it’s all about keeping users happy which in turn keeps Administrators happy.  Below is a quick list of the featured articles: Changes to Offline Files in Windows Vista Simple Scalable deployment with BDD 2007 Exchange Edge Transport Servers at Microsoft: Part 2 Configure…


Windows Server 2008 Password Policies

In Windows Server 2003 SP1 or R2 one of the major limitations was the ability to only have one password policy per domain.  Pain right?  The product team realized this was a major pain point for many customers, so they added some new password policy functionality to Windows Server 2008 which was made available as…


TechNet Magazine – October 2007

As they say better late than never!  I meant to post this   at the beginning of the month but never mind.  The October edition of the Technet Magazine is out and focuses on "Going Green" in the datacenter. So check out the October Edition if you haven’t already. Technorati Tags: Technet,Technet Magazine,Green Computing Cheers, Jeffa


Windows Server 2008 – AD Snapshots

  David Tesar is one of Evangelist at corp and has done a great article on a new feature in Windows Server 2008 called Database Mounting or AD Snapshot’s.  Below is a quick synopsis…  DMT allows you to quickly take snapshots of your AD database at any point in time and view those snapshots using…


Getting Unified…

November 2007 marks the launch of our Unified Communications platform and Kleefy and myself will be presenting at both the business launch events in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the TechNet Update Events that will be going to other cities around Australia.  So what are we going to be talking about? Mobile and Anywhere…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

The third volume of the Security Intelligence Report has been released.  If you want to find out about the latest threat landscape then check it out.  You can get more details at the Malware Protection Center and download the report directly here. Technorati Tags: Security,threats Cheers, Jeffa


BIG November Meeting

The November Meeting of the BIG User Group is going to be all about High Performance Computing in Windows or HPC.  Check out the details below from Dugie! Here is the invitation for our next BIG November Session.  This month we have local Microsoft all round good guy, Peter Fitzsimons presenting High Performance Computing with…


SQL Downunder Show 24

Hi Folks,   SQL Down Under show 24 with guest Paul Randal is now available for download from In this show, Paul discusses DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2005 and improvements in SQL Server 2008 for database mirroring and partitioned tables.   Enjoy! Cheers, Jeffa Technorati Tags: SQL Server , Podcast