Free Ebook: Microsoft Intune Step by Step!

If you have or are about to deploy Microsoft Intune make sure you check out this free Ebook from one of our MVP’s in the System Center space.  Mai Ali demystifies the implementation and configuration process for Microsoft Intune.  Here is an outline of what’s covered in the book: Chapter 1 – Definition of Microsoft…

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TechNet Live! Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Manageability and Automation!

This is the last of the Windows Server 2012 R2 events in this series this time focusing on Manageability and Automation.  Enjoy! Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Management and Automation If you want to download a copy of the presentation for this event and an offline copy of the recording please go here. Jeffa Technorati…

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MAP Toolkit 9.0 Now Available for Download!

Awhile back I blogged about the beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 being available.  Well the product has finished beta testing and is now available to download.  This release of the MAP Toolkit helps with deploying the very latest Microsoft technologies.  It also enhances usage tracking including RDS deployments as well as…

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Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT, Surface Pro, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.  If you have one of those then you get…

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Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013

It’s that time again!  More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with a link for more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary…

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MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!

Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP.  MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing.  If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool.  This version has been…

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Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!

Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting.  I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact…

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‘Secret Sauce’: The Tech Behind TechEd!

Setting up the technology for Microsoft’s flagship event in Australia is similar to running a small city. It takes five days to physically set up the systems in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we’ve got five technicians constantly monitoring the network to ensure its smooth running. As part of this we track…

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Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2013 Release!

Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year!  Start the year off right and make sure you get patching and consider the updates below where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS13-052 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and…

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MAP Toolkit 8.5 Now Released!

As my first post of the new financial year I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 is now available for download.  If you haven’t used MAP before then I encourage you to have a look.  MAP Toolkit 8.5 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to help organizations plan their…

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