Windows Server 2008 R2 announced!

Today at PDC 2008 we announced Windows Server 2008 R2  This release is part of our roadmap strategy just like the R2 release of Windows Server 2003 and will have some great new features to consider. First of all 32-Bit is all done!  Windows Server 2008 R2 will mark the first release of Windows that…

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Security Bulletin: Out of Band Release!

   We have released a critical security bulletin today.  This is not a drill.  Please make sure you patch your systems today.  You will see the update on Windows Update so make sure you apply it.  A reboot is required.  More details below. This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new…

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Screencast: Hyper-V Server 2008

As I said in my previous post;  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 has now been released for free download.  The other day I decided to have a look at it on my shuttle machine and I’ve done a quick screencast on what it looks like and has to offer.  You can view the video below or…

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BitLocker Deployment Planning

One of the most compelling security features of Windows Vista is BitLocker Drive Encryption.  It enables users of Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate to fully encrypt the system partition and protect the data that resides on that partition; should the machine fall into the wrong hands.  I use it on both of my…

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The Value of TechNet

I thought I would leave you with this one for the weekend.  Deeps put together this really good video about the value of TechNet and TechNet Plus. It was filmed at TechEd Australia 2008.  Check it out below and click the button on the right to find out more about the program. Technorati Tags: TechNet…

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Great local IT Showcase article

Our internal IT Showcase team has released a great article on how we use Microsoft Roundtable devices and Office Live Meeting to save money on regular quarterly meetings that happen around the business.  It’s a great local example of how we are using this technology to save money and reduce our carbon footprint. Microsoft Australia…

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Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2008

  It’s that time again and this month we have 11 updates this month so make sure you check out the technical details below and apply these updates as needed in your environments. Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact MS08-056 Moderate Microsoft Office XP.  For more information click the link to the left. Information…

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Talking about UNIX and Linux

Recently I got a chance to speak at Melbourne Novell User Group October meeting.  The topic was Unix Interoperability in Windows Server 2008 which has been greatly improved; making it easier for administrators to  manage both platforms.  It’s common for enterprises to have both Unix/Linux and Windows in their environments so making these work together…

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Web Platform Installer Beta

Sometimes deploying an IIS website can be a daunting task because there are so many pieces you need to get it all working.  IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista takes a much more modular approach so that you can install only the pieces you need.  But there are still pieces that you might…

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TechNet Magazine: October 2008 Issue

This month in TechNet Magazine it’s all about Virtualization and how you can consolidate your exiting infrastructure using some of the new technologies in Windows Server 2008.  Now is a good time to start looking at some of these technologies as you think about your consolidation projects.  Below are some of the highlights: Introduction to…

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