Steve Riley to present at Melbourne Security Interchange group in April

Orin Thomas (Windows IT Pro online writer, MS Press book author and Melbourne Security Interchange group lead) sent this to me today and asked me to talk about it. Apparently Steve Riley is due to present at the Melbourne Security Interchange Group (previously Melbourne Infrastructure Admins Group) on the 3rd April at 5:30pm. This will…

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Tons of Solution Accelerators ("How to" guides) released

Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Security Guide This guide shows you how to further harden your Windows Server 2008 infrastructure based on the role of the server. A must have for new deployments!   Infrastructure Planning Guides These are a series of guides in how to configure various functions in Windows Server 2008 and…

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Server 2008 Launch: Melbourne done – and Adelaide’s next!

Another city done! This time no catastophic failures in any sessions. Melbourne had a great buzz about it too – feedback again has been excellent across the event and shows the content is relevant and meeting the needs of what IT professionals are looking for. Thankyou to all that have attended so far and I…

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Server 2008 launch: Sydney down….onto Melbourne!

Yesterday marked the start of the Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 – Sydney was the beginning. The was plenty of buzz at the event with Deeps running around with a video camera interviewing people, there was a Twitter feed and a Flickr feed too. The Windows Server track rocked -…

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Windows Server 2008 FPP available at Australian launch

I’ve had a few questions on this now. “Is the copy of Windows Server to be given away at the Australian launch a full copy?” As part of the Australian Windows Server launch (you know the “Heroes Happen Here” thing – yeah I know the name is a bit crap…) we have been saying that…

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Vista SP1 releases to TechNet and MSDN Subscriber downloads

Finally some good news abut Vista SP1. Its released to TechNet and MSDN subscriber downloads right now. I’ve purposely held off blogging about this until I actually had something good to share about it – all I can say is that I’m sorry to you all that there has been this delay on getting it…


Clayko group to run Windows Server 2008 in new datacentre

With Windows Server 2008 RTM’ing overnight Id thought Id share a little bit of local news on its adoption. Perth based Clayko Group have recently announced the deployment of a Western Australia data centre to offer SharePoint as a hosted service. This is in line with Clayko’s stated business objective of ensuring that we offer…

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Windows Server 2008 Web Edition wont require CALs

Yes you heard right! The Web SKU of Windows Server 2008 does not require CALs but can be deployed only in internet facing scenarios. Additionally there’s no restriction on the number of users. Good news huh? That’s gotta mean cheaper Windows web hosting on IIS 7 coming soon to a web hoster near you!

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Exchange 2007 Poster goes wild!

As I blogged before, the ever useful Martin and Astrid McClean have done it again with another one of their very well designed posters. This one is on Exchange 2007. They keep getting emails from all over the world about where its being used. This one here shows it being blown up to wall sized…

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Fedora Core 6 install on Hyper-V

Recently I downloaded and installed a Fedora Core 6 installation on my Hyper-V machine. Actually I have two now. Theres my normal AMD superserver and now theres my Lenovo T61p running Hyper-V. Now I have to say – Im normally a SuSE Linux person. Yesterday though I tried to copy my SuSE 10.0 image over…

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