TechNet Update for October (NPS/NAP and WSUS) completed: Resources available

Jeff and I have finished the TechNet Update for October on Network Policy Server and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The resources I used in the session along with links to webcasts I’ve done are available below. The slide decks require PowerPoint 2007, the Office compatibility pack or the PowerPoint viewer. Network Policy Server (Implementing NAP)…

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Can I use a Private CA instead of a Public CA in Edge Services?

I got an email a couple of days ago from a concerned IT Pro: “…I read that public interface of edge server must have public certificate (this link in edge server document: http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidOCS?clid=1033&p1=SupportedCAs) I want to know whether I must use a Public CA or can I use the Private CA in my company?…”   That link doesn’t…

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WADST: Rebasing Calendar items for the extended DST period

I was contacted recently by a WA customer who had concern that calendar items weren’t rebasing correctly. He emailed me with the following: “…Can you please test and report on the recently released Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool (see KB931667) as my testing shows it does not work properly for the extended DST period…

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Windows Server Update Services 3.0 additional information

I’ve presented at two of the TechNet Updates now travelling the country. There’s a couple of things in the decks that people have been really interested in:   1. Peer caching capability – Picture a scenario of two PC’s on the same subnet that contact the same WSUS 3 server. The first one realises that…

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Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, SharePoint Training Galore – its free!!

This came across my email today – we have released a lot of new training courses all totally free and much of it using Virtual machines. Theres SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint, Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange 2007 UM, Developer, Web, Visual Studio and even BizTalk! I didnt want to flood my blog post…

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Stacks and Stacks of free training

Collection 5934: Introducing Microsoft Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” (Beta 3) https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=127516   In this online collection composed of four clinics, you are introduced to the new features and functionality in Windows Server “Longhorn”. This includes server virtualization, security and policy management, branch office management, centralized application access, and server management. This online collection is…

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Second TechNet Update session scheduled for Perth

UPDATE:  17/10/07 Second Perth TechNet Update session cancelled due to low numbers. Our apologies for the inconvenience.   Due to popular demand, we’ve put on a second session for the TechNet Perth Update. You can register here: <<Link Removed>> Topics?? Windows Network Policy Server and Wireless Security In this session we will look at Network…

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Right brain or Left brain, which one do you use?

Michael Kordahi, a developer evangelist in the team I’m in sends this picture around today of a spinning dancer. Its a test to see which side of your brain you predominantly think with. Right brain thinkers see her spin clockwise. Left brain thinkers see her spin anticlockwise. LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logicdetail…

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TechNet Magazine October Issue available online

The October 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2007/10/. This month go green. Learn how schools and nonprofits benefit from recycled PCs, see how to turn down the heat in your datacenter, and how to tune your data queries to save resources. Then check out our regular fabulous lineup of columns including…

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YourASP trials Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 and RC0 for Dev/test/staging environments

Today I was blogging and asking who is trying out Window Server 2008 in Australia? Within 2 hours I had a response (and there goes one of the 5 Halo 3 hooded jumpers I have). Here’s what Anthony from YourASP told me about their trials: “…I was running Beta3 in our datacentre previous to the release…

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