Screencast: Windows Server 2012-New User Interface Options

Welcome to another Screencast!  I wanted to share with you some of the new user interface options with Windows Server 2012.  In particular I’ll be covering Server Core and the Minimal Server Interface option and how easy it is to switch between each option.  As you know Server Core was introduced with Windows Server 2008…


Screencast: Windows Server 2012-NIC Teaming

I wanted to share with you a new feature in Windows Server 2012 called NIC Teaming.  It’s one of my favourites and an essential part of building a Private Cloud.  Having high availability at the network layer is critical functionality that is now built into Windows Server 2012.  You no longer need to rely on…


Screencast: Windows Server 2012–Server Manager

Over the last few months myself  and Macca have been travelling around talking about Windows Server 2012 through our IT Camps.  Now we run through quite a lot of demo’s and wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see these demo’s even if you didn’t get along to the IT Camps.  So with…


Screencast: File Services in Windows Server 2008 Part 2

In a previous blog post I showed you some changes we have made to the SMB protocol in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.  To continue this series I wanted to share with you some more changes we have made in the area of file services.  In this screencast I’m going to talk to you…


Screencast: SMB Protocol Comparisons

One of the biggest improvements in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista is in the area of file services.  Everyone needs to copy files and get access to file shares.  But in older versions of Windows such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003; SMB 1.0 is the file copying protocol that is used for…


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…


Screencast: Network Access Protection with 802.1x (Part 2)

In my previous post on NAP with 802.1x authentication I talked about setting up the server environment along with a switch that is compatible with 802.1x authentication.  In this screencast I’m going to talk about how to configure a client running Windows Vista SP1 and show NAP working.  Then I will show you some of…


TechEd Vodcast: Interview with Rocky Heckman

Hi Everyone!  Yes it’s that time again.  Time for another Vodcast on Teched Australia 2008.  In this Vodcast I’m talking with Rocky Heckman who is owning the Security track this year.  Rocky’s a good guy and we’ve worked on a few events in the past so I know you’ll find good content in his track….


Screencast: Using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell in my opinion is the most important tool for administrators that we have released in many  years.  It helps to automate the tasks that administrators are faced with every day.  I’ve been talking with customers for awhile now about Windows Server 2008 and PowerShell is always apart of sessions and demo’s.  So I…


SQL Down Under Show 25

Hey Everyone, SQL Down Under show 25 with guest Matthew Roche is now available for download from In the show, Matthew provides tips and tricks for SQL Server Integration Services. Technorati Tags: Podcasts,SQL Server Cheers, Jeffa