Sami Laiho, TechEd Superstar coming to an Aussie Webinar!

Hi Everyone! If you want to check out an awesome webinar by Sami Laiho, who SMASHED the Windows Client track at this year’s TechEd Australia, check out the below:   NOVEMBER 2013 8 WAYS TO SECURE WINDOWS 8 A FREE 90-minute webinar Full 90 minutes – Show only, no hidden costs “I’m doing this to…


Some new reading material…

Hi All, I’ve just been asked to review the System Center 2012:  Orchestrator Cookbook from Packt Publishing.   I’ll be reading this over the next couple of weeks and posting a review once this is done, so stay tuned.   Looks like a good set of authors on this one, so I am looking forward to it.   Should…


Patch Tuesday!

Here ya go: ******************************************************************** Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: July 9, 2013 ******************************************************************** Security Advisories Updated or Released Today ============================================== * Microsoft Security Advisory (2755801) – Title: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer – – Revision Note: V14.0 (July 9, 2013): Added the 2857645 update to the Current Update…


MAP 8.5 Released!

Love this tool, go download it here and see below for more info: Usage tracking for Windows Server 2012 and the 2013 versions of Microsoft’s productivity servers! We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.5. This release adds new scenarios to help organizations assess their environments with greater…


ConfigMgr Dogs!

Yeah, I know a blog article advertising a blog is lame, but this local PFE ConfigMgr Blog is just too cool"”


Patch Tuesday cometh

Here’s the notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday… don’t forget to sign up to these newsletters if you want them each week! ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 2013 Issued: July 4, 2013 ******************************************************************** This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on July 9, 2013. The…


Security Advisory, July 3

First for the FY! ******************************************************************** Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: July 3, 2013 ******************************************************************** Security Advisories Updated or Released Today ============================================== * Microsoft Security Advisory (2719662) – Title: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution – – Revision Note: V1.1 (July 3, 2013): Clarified that disabling Windows Sidebar and Gadgets can help…


Adventures in Demoland Part 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

When Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 preview hit us last week, I decided to start looking at my demo builds for things like our IT Camps, TechNet Live and TechEd events.   I found a really interesting article entitled: Solution Guide: Join to Workplace from Any Device for SSO and Seamless Second Factor Authentication…


SAP, HP and Microsoft–Smashing records with Hyper-V!

Wow, check out Brad Anderson’s post this morning at “SAP, HP and Microsoft Set New SAP World Record Using Hyper-V”. This is some serious power and the ENTIRE architecture was done on Hyper-V!   There’s even some data on the VMWare system that held the previous record… I guess times have to change, huh?