Common Criteria for Windows Server 2003, XP, Exch 2k3 and ISA 2004

Hey now this is really great news…Windows 2000 had it with EAL4+Flaw remediation but now we have it with newer products too! Microsoft is pleased to announce that a wide range of Microsoft Windows platform products have been awarded Common Criteria (CC) certification — an independent, globally-endorsed standard for evaluating the security features and capabilities…

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Open Standards in the Web Services World: Im published! :)

I originally wrote this article on the use of Webservices as open standards and interfaces towards the goal of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) as a submission to a conference. In it I had a whole bunch of diagrams and for this publication I re-edited it as I thought of a whole bunch of other stuff…..but they…

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DFSR Management Pack for Operations Manager 2005

The R2 DFSR Management Pack for Operations Manager 2005 has released… The Distributed File System Replication management pack monitors the DFS Replication service shipping in Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Code Name R2 operating system. It provides health states for all replication folders, and servers participating in replication. Use the management pack to proactively monitor the…

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Melbourne TechNet Update Resources

If you attended my presentations today – here are the links to the presentation decks: Windows Futures TDM deck DFS-R Deck – as per the TechEd 2005 one I did. Security Deck – this one is slightly different from what I presented as otherwise its quite large – this one is 1.5MB

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Crack up of the day: Jesper’s Out of Office Message!

Just had to blog this one….Jesper clearly has too much time on his hands 🙂 Direct encouraging comments to his blog…! “…December is here, so I am not. There is snow on the ground, so traffic in Seattle has ground to a halt, just like every year. Guess they’ll never learn that just because it…

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TechNet Chat: File Server Resource Manager

The FSRM team in Redmond has asked me to let you all know about this upcoming chat…sorry its again at awful hours of the morning. TechNet Chat:  File Server Resource Manager Please join a session with members of the File Server Resource Manager team who will answer your questions on the new FSRM component in…

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Perth: David Lemphers speaks on DLINQ

Well I talked about David yabbering on about DLINQ in the Adelaide Launch post…now here he is talking about it! I bolted him to a chair for 5 mins to give you the scoop on just how cool DLINQ is. Watch the streaming Blogcast media here! Download it here if youre on slow broadband that…

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INETA Launch: Nick Randolph speaks on VS2005

For a great webcast on Test driven development and new functions in Visual Studio 2005, take the time to look at this one… Nick covers: Test Driven Development Object Bata Binding Debugging Running Code All in Visual Studio 2005! Click here!

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Perth: SQL and Visual Studio Community Launch Party

Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Community Launch Come and join us as we celebrate the launch of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Meet the Microsoft and community speakers from the main launch, ask questions, have a drink and some food. So what can you expect? The launch parties are for Microsoft…

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Melbourne event: TechNet Update! R2 and Security

Hey – Im running a TechNet Update in Melbourne like Ive done in Perth and Adelaide so far. We have a few places left, (around 60-70 actually) so if you want to come and listen to me speak on “DFS Replication and Setup in R2” aswell as “Windows Server 2003 SP1 Security Best Practises”…then register!!…

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