WA Daylight Savings Update - Its approved!

I wanted to post a quick update from our end to let you know whats happening. Ive had a flood of emails to ask how quickly we are going to respond in getting out the patches to affected products. Heres the official bit… “…Microsoft is aware of the legislation recently passed before the WA Parliament to initiate…

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WA Daylight Savings - Part 3

Good news – the patch for Windows has gone live to the Microsoft.com downloads site and can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6a2c8fe-abda-4051-a24f-3ec933089747&DisplayLang=en. Thanks to David and dogs for making me aware that it released. Theres more to come in December with an Exchange patch coming.   We are about to make the site live on Microsoft.com…

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I'm leaving....

I’ve not really kept this one much of a secret. Anyone who talks to me regularly will know this already – but I guess I better announce it officially. I’m leaving Microsoft Australia like so many others from Australia to join Microsoft Corporation in Redmond USA. I will be starting there (hopefully with visa pending)…

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Windows Vista less secure than Windows 2000??

I read this article from Angus today with much amusement. Apparently Vista is more insecure than Windows 2000. I found this really very funny. Why? The number of virus infections found by a virus vendor does not necessarily equal poor security. In many cases (though not all) it equals poor user behaviour. Why? If I,…

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TechEd 2006 AU and NZ: Preliminary Ideas

Hey – Jeff and I have just been doing our top 16 sessions (and maybe a couple more 🙂 ) for TechEd this year. We’re looking for your feedback again! Messaging and Mobility Telephony Integration and Voice Over IP with Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Exchange “12” Web Services: 42 APIs is Not the Answer Exchange…

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TechNet Plus Direct special offer for Australian customers

An extra special offer for readers of my blog…. Subscribe to a new TechNet Plus Direct subscription at http://www.microsoft.com.au/technetplus with the special subscription offer code of TLNW08 (valid only in Australia as far as I know) and receive a 40% discount off the marked price. Yes you heard it here first. Going once!…going twice! 🙂…

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WADST Exchange CDO Patch finally released!!

IT Pros in WA! Some good news for your day today! We have completed work on the Exchange 2003 CDO patch that will address the current WADST issues. You can call Microsoft Professional Support on 132058 and request the hotfix under KB article number 929895. At present, applying this patch primarily affects customers that send meeting requests outside their…

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Fragile baggage on an airline...do they really care?

Im on my way home from TechEd on Saturday morning. As usual I take my server and laptop bag as carry on luggage on the flight because I just dont trust them to keep it safe and un-damaged. Its not exactly big after all…. I proceed to check in for the flight like I have…

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Security Seminar: Last Day of the Australian tour and the vegetarian Lasagna

Well todays the last day! Whew! Im home in Perth about to present on Provisioning Identity Management Solutions in the IT Pro track. My session is right after lunch…which brings me to the next point. On tours you get to try all sorts of food. Much of it is the fancy hotel stuff that I…

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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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