DST: Here we go again with more changes…

So heres the official word from us with regard to DST in Australia. Not sure if this again affects WA….by the below it sounds like WA is again different. Were always different. Why cant WA just be part of the rest of the country? <sigh> In October this year, we will again be experiencing Daylight Savings…

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Come to the Security Interchange Event across Australia

Hey everyone – just wanted to let you all know that we have the Security Interchange event on in March. We wanted to change the event this year from the previous year’s Security Summit and provide a way of getting you more answers. Its going to be a like a chalktalk/panel discussion format – topics…

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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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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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Zero Touch: March Infrastructure SIG

Tamas and Simon did a brilliant job at the recent Special Interest Group event and spoke on Zero Touch provisioning, a process for automated deployment and application managment of desktops. If you were at the event and want the slide deck, here it is!

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TechEd 2005 Feedback

Thanks to Ken alerting me about this problem, Since the migration from the MSDN blog site to the new TechNet blogs, for some reason despite my best attempts to re-enable them, the commenting ability has disappeared on my old posts. So if you have feedback based on the past couple of posts on the “Server…

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TechEd Windows and Mgmt track: Updated

So heres some more thoughts on the Windows and Management track: Server and Domain Isolation: The Next Big Thing in Security and Infrastructure Integrity Assurance Active Directory Design and Deployment: Tales of the Unexpected Active Directory Federation Services Architecture Drilldown Terminal Server Performance:Tuning, Methodologies and Windows Server 2003 x64 Impact Security Configuration Wizard in Windows…

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TechEd AU and NZ Security Track

OK. We’re getting close to done on the Security track. Any comments on the below sessions? Ther’’s a few more to come but they depend on product release cycles….:)   How To Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps What Nobody Told You About Protecting SQL Server Is That App Really Safe? Debunking Security…

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Migrating from Windows Server POP3 Mail to Exchange 2003.

Michael Wood asked me today about migrating from the “free” POP3 mail in Windows Server to Exchange 2003.   Great question! Exchange 2003 provides a Migration Wizard to migrate from a variety of sources…unfortunately POP3 isn’t one of them! If Windows POP3 only had IMAP then it could be easy! J We provide Exmerge to do…

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TechEd 2005 Content Planning: Security track

As with previous posts, please provide your feedback to the TechEd 2005 planning process with your comments on the “Security” track. If you think theres anything missing here or would like to pick your top three sessions, please feel free to do so! I frankly think we need a stronger ISA session here…do you agree?…

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