How Microsoft manages Group Policies internally

If you want to find out how, take an hour out online on Tuesday 17th May at 4PM UK time. Learn how Microsoft’s own IT organization manages Group Policies across Microsoft Corporation’s own internal Active Directory Forest. In this webcast IT professionals from Microsoft will give a brief overview of its Managed Active Directory environment, discuss…


Virtual Server 2005 comparison with Virtual PC 2004

I am currently updating my slidedeck for the webcast I’m doing this Friday on Virtual Server bringing it up to date in terms of the recent MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) announcements. I got to the slides comparing the differences between the Virtual Server and PC products. Unfortunately, there is precious little documentation on microsoft.com about this, but…

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Listen to what Steve Ballmer had to say about Virtualisation first hand

Following the HUGE Virtual Server announcements made by Steve Ballmer a couple of days ago at the MMS conference, if you want to here what Steve had to say first hand, click here to hear his keynote speech streamed directly over the Internet. On that page you can additionally download both a written transcript and a copy of the…

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Windows Server 2003 SP1 for x86 and Itanium is now available

Just released to the web is the a significant release for the Windows Server 2003 platform in the shape of Service Pack 1 for x86 and Itanium. SP1 adds many new features and enhancements primarily in the area of security. If you haven’t had a chance to play with the release candidates in a lab…

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Remote access solution deployed at Microsoft

A webcast coming up on 29th March at 9AM PST (5PM GMT) caught my eye as remote access is something I quite often get asked about, and also recently setup for my home network (although probably not as securely as the Microsoft internal solution). Being able to VPN back into home when on the road is…

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Installing a Two-Node Virtual Machine Cluster under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

If you’re interested in clustering under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, then this forthcoming webcast on Thursday 10th February 2005 at 19:30-21:00 UK Time (11:30AM – 1:00PM PST) by an expert in Virtual Server, Robert Larson, is a must. Abstract:Looking for an easy way to build a cluster of virtual machines to avoid the cost and…

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New Features of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

There is a forthcoming Webcast on Wednesday 9th Feb 16:00-17:30 UK Time (8AM-9:30AM PST) on the New Features of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. For those of you who attended my TechNet session last night on the same subject, this should be a good follow up. The webcast is a level 200. Abstract:Active Directory has…

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Blogcast how-to: Recorder Settings for Windows Media Encoder

Numerous people have asked me what exact settings I used to recently record the series of VSMT blogcasts. The software I used to record the demonstrations was Windows Media Encoder, which is freely downloadable on Microsoft.com. (Note that this also works correctly under Windows Server 2003. You may need to perform the download from a…

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Windows Server Administrative Scripting

Having a developer background, I’m one of those people who isn’t scared off by scripting, . However, many IT Pro’s shy away from it as one of those things best left to developers. However, a healthy appreciation of some of the scripting capabilities of Windows will assist you in numerous situations. Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11th…


Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Find out more from Peter Meister

Learn more about Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from Peter Meister, the Lead Product Manager for Windows Server 2003.Peter is a man who definitely knows what he’s talking about, so don’t miss the chance to miss out on this opportunity. On Thursday 13th January, there is a level 100 webcast lasting 90 minutes…