Farewell! Kai Axford is Leaving Microsoft

Friends, After 10 years of working for the greatest software company in the world, I will be leaving Microsoft. I strongly believe that God directs our paths and His plan for me has been confirmed by the amazing opportunities He has provided for my family here in Texas. My wife and I moved around a…

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ALERT: $250,000 Reward

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2009 — Today, Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and operators within the Domain Name System, Microsoft coordinated a response designed…

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Hyper-V Security Guide goes Beta

Well, I told everyone last year on my Virtualization Security Tour that this thing was coming out soon! Well, we released a Beta of the document on our Beta site, which you should join if you haven’t already. One of my jobs is to help do technical review of documents/slides internally for our Security Content…

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Hello Baby!

Frantic in Dallas I’m back…after a long absence. The last 3 months or so have been crazy in my life. After my trip to London and Edinburgh in mid-September, I returned home patiently awaiting the delivery of our son in late-October. We went to the doctor on Monday, September 29th and the sonogram looked great….

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The Last Episode on Physical Security!

This wraps up the 4-part series where I discuss physical security at Microsoft with one of the guys who keeps you safe when you visit Redmond or any other of the many Microsoft campuses around the world. Thanks Johnny for making us all feel safe when we step onto the campus and thanks for sharing…

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Part Three of Four as We Chat About Physical Security

UPDATE: I got your emails about there being a problem with this Silverlight video (thanks Doug!), so I re-rendered and have re-posted the video. Nothing stinks worse than having the movie go out in mid-series! OH YES! I actually had the privilege yesterday of getting an hour long Capabilities Tour of the Microsoft Global Security…

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The Security Show: Episode 3 “Gates, Guards and Guns”

More of my sitdown with Johnny Walker who helps run our Microsoft Global Security Operations Center. When we talk about physical security, as IT Pros, we’re typically talking about securing the datacenters and the boxes themselves. Johnny also has to consider things like Loss Prevention, Executive Protection, and Life Safety (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) Why…

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You got to love convergence! The Security Show: Episode 3 – Gates, Guards, and Guns

In Episode 3 of the popular Security Show, we sit down with Johnny Walker who is a Group Program Manager with Microsoft Global Security Operations Center (GSOC). We’ve done a podcast on TechNet Radio with Johnny in the past, but this time we get into a little more detail as he explains the methods by…

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NEWS: ISA Server and Forefront TMG will be supported on hardware virtualization!

Supported Virtualized Security Solutions? Yeah….We Got That! We’ve gotten many requests for this and today we’re announcing that ISA Server and Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) will now be supported on hardware virtualization. This means that as long as a virtualization platform has been validated under the Microsoft’s Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), then we…

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The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part IV)

This is the last of Episode Two and I hope everyone has been enjoying this interesting session with the FBI. In this final session, we wrapup and get a few comments from the audience. Good stuff.   Next time, I’ll be posting Episode 3 titled “Gate, Guards, and Guns” where we’ll spend some time talking…

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