Sao Paulo, here I come

I have a new TechEd destination this year: Brazil. It’ll be my first time to speak at our event there; indeed, even my first time to travel to South America. I’m looking forward to it. The event runs during 14-16 October 2008. I’m delivering the same four presentations I gave at TechEd US (and have…


TechEd 2009: Never too early to start planning

What’s on your mind? What do you want to learn more about? Tell me, tell me… Oh, and for 2009 I plan to stay at TechEd US for both weeks. I want to start spending more time with developers — they need some security love too 🙂


Directly connect to your corpnet with IPsec and IPv6

Contrary to popular belief, the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Well, ok, no actual rumors, but hey, one can dream, huh? My spring calendar was full of events in Asia and Australia, then TechEd US seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere! So I’ve been kinda swamped. I’ve missed writing here; it’s…


Videos of some of my presentations

TechNet Spotlight features videos of many presentations from our TechEd conferences. Here are some of mine. It’s 11:00 PM, do you know where your data is?IT Forum: TechEd Europe, November 2007 The fortified data center in your futureTechEd US, June 2007 Windows Mobile 6 security in depthTechEd US, June 2007 Making the tradeoff: be secure…


My presentations at TechEd 2007

Hello everyone! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve been pretty busy lately with a security roadshow in Southeast Asia. It’s become an annual thing, it’s a lot of fun, and I get to spend a good amount of time in what’s becoming my favorite area of the world. Anyway, the planning for…


Ah, the joys of speaking about pre-release software!

Two weeks ago I delivered my Windows Vista System Integrity presentation at the TechEds in New Zealand (Auckland) and Australia (Sydney). It was largely the same as the presention at TechEds in America and India, but updated to reflect changes made in the product between the time I wrote the presentation and now. Pre-release software is…


Mandatory integrity control in Windows Vista

One of my favorite new security features in Windows Vista is Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC). It’s a classical computer science concept from the 1970s that’s finally getting its first commercial implementation—and of this I’m quite proud. While discretionary access control lists (DACLs) are useful, they have some limitations. They do little to safeguard system stability…


Should your ISA Server be in your domain? Film at 11!

So it would seem that a statement I made during TechEd US last week in Boston has mildly stirred a bit of controversy — no surprise there, I guess, heh. One of my presentations gave an overview of what’s new in ISA Server 2006 (download your copy of the release candidate or try it out in some virtual…


My music

Those of you who’ve seen me speak at various events know that I like to play my own music before the presentations begin. In industry parlance, this is called “walk-in music.” My experience, though, is that many times the music they provide is better described as “walk-in, lie down, and go night-night music”! Think about…


Some videos of me

Microsoft UK has posted videos of various European events of the past year. Various speakers are featured, including Andreas Luther, Dennis Karlinsky, Eileen Brown, Graham Calladine, Jesper Johansson, John Craddock, Justin Alderson, Kalpit Jain, Kimberly Tripp, Mark Licata, Mark Cribben, Mat Young, Paul Cullimore, Rafal Lukawiecki, Ryan Burkhardt, Sally Storey, Scott Schnoll, Steve Riley, and…