It's not what you know, it's when can you talk about it that matters

I love working at Microsoft as I get to work on cool new technologies that can be used to help people be more effective. I am lucky to be able to work with fascinating people from all walks of life. I’ve been quieter than usual on my blog over the last few months as most…

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How can Public Key Infrastructure technologies improve your information security posture?

There’s a really good (free) TechNet webcast coming up on the 17th September which will be a great resource for those of you who’d like to learn how to take advantage of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in your organisation. The full details of the event are as follows “To register simply click on this hyperlink…

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What Virtual Private Networking software would I recommend for Windows and how to set it up?

I was recently asked this very question and I responded with “Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Windows Vista/XP” provide excellent built-in Virtual Private Networking features that are standards compliant and assuming they are correctly configured can be highly secure too. There’s no additional license cost required to use Microsoft Windows VPN. In addition Microsoft offer a…

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How to re-partition a hard disk under Vista or Server 2008 without having to re-install

Following my earlier post How to run Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 on a machie that’s already running Vista/XP I thought it worthwhile to explain a nice feature of Vista and Server 2008 which enables you to dynamically resize disk partitions without loosing data. All you need to do is to select “Disk Management” from…

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VistaSquad: The Fellowship of the Ring! Join them on the 16th July in London

I really like the way that the VistaSquad User Group comprises both IT Pros and Developers – it makes for a really interesting mix of people and conversations. Following last month’s excellent VistaSquad user group meeting they’ve already scheduled the next one with the following details: Hey Everyone The next Vista Squad meeting has been…

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Join us for technical dive into Microsoft Virtualisation Management technologies

For one day only we’ll be hosting an event at our Microsoft Campus near Reading titled Microsoft Virtualisation and Management technologies – if you would like to join us and are able to be in Reading for the day then all you have to do is visit the registration site and sign up – it’s…

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Thanks to everyone who joined us @ today's Server Launch event in Cardiff

It was great to see so many enthusiastic people @ today’s HeroesHappenHere Launch tour event in Cardiff. We received great questions and I was really amused by the wonderful spoof film titles the audience came up with for the IT Pros Film Club! I have posted the slides I presented on my Skydrive site for…

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My talk on Windows 2008 Security Technologies from the UK Launch is available for replay *updated with link to slides*

Chris Dalby kindly streamed my session from the Microsoft UK’s Heroes Happen Here Launch event. If you’d like to watch the recording then simply browse to YellowPark TV and you’ll see it listed on the right hand side. There are some other excellent recordings up there and Chris informed me that there will be plenty…

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