DFS-N and DFS-R in Windows Server 2003 – for Philipp!

So Philipp asked. Now its here. DFS-N is DFS Namespaces. It’s available in Windows Server 2003 Standard SP1 and up to Datacenter. Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard through the Datacenter adds a new and much better management UI to it but essentially the underlying functionality was provided Windows Server 2003 SP1. This is the failover/failback…


If ever there was a funnier set of Christmas lights…!

Take a look at this – its the best Christmas lights display Ive every seen! 🙂 Over at Mike Hall’s blog… http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2005/11/22/495906.aspx  


SQL Podcast #9: Microsoft Distinguished Engineer presents….

Really excited to announce show 9 with A.C.M. Turing Award winner and Microsoft Distinguished engineer Dr Jim Gray . In this show, Jim discusses the future directions of SQL Server, LINQ, T-SQL and his interests in spatial data. Now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com.


Orange County Choppers runs on Microsoft

For those of you that are fans of the Foxtel show American Chopper (like myself), heres a short clip of their move to Microsoft featuring Paul Sr, Paul Jr and Mikey. Enjoy!!    


New Exchange Messaging Talk Website and Forums

Shaji Firoz, an Exchange guy in Singapore, emailed me recently to ask me what I thought of his new community website http://www.MessagingTalk.org. In short….IT ROCKS SHAJI!!! WELL DONE!! This is a great resource for anyone in the AsiaPac region and provides some essential Exchange resources and help. Take the time to register and have a…


TechNet Update – Perth – Presentation Deck

For those of you that attended the TechNet Update in Perth earlier this month and wanted the Windows Futures deck that Joshua MacLennan presented you can download it here. Its 5MB to download. Cheers.  


Memory Management in Windows Server

I had a question today around how the memory management works in Windows Server 2003 and whats supported. So  hopefully this clarifies. Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) and Physical Address Extensions (PAE) only work with Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter. The “/3Gb” switch works with all versions of Windows Server. First up though, a little education…


Invite: TechNet Update for Adelaide

Hey everyone! Next week I am doing a TechNet Update in Adelaide next Monday 21st November covering: Title: Windows Server 2003 R2 – DFS-R Implementation and Guidance Windows Server 2003 R2 provides an improved DFS service with a new block mode replicator designed for branch office environments. This session covers how this technology works under…


Feel like coming to a VS2005/SQL2005 launch party?

Hey! Come join us in our celebration of the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL 2005 launch festivities! Each state is holding a community launch event and you’re invited! Theres food and drink and an opportunity to speak with the event presenters and ask the questions you need to get answers to. More details and registration…


Free Hands on Labs Training!!

Wahoo! This has me well pleased. You know how it is….you wanna try out and learn something and you run up a Virtual machine but cant quite work out how to do it. TechNet have just released the Virtual Labs at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx. You can learn about Windows Server, ISA, Exchange and more and all the…