December 2006

And so ends 2006 …

December 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

Maybe I’m becoming an old fart but that year just absolutely flew for me.  I can’t believe that 12 months has just come and gone.  It’s been a hectic year for me.  I had a great two weeks on safari in Tanzania … I’ll never forget those sleepless nights, camping out [...]

Running Windows 2003 Adminpak on Vista

December 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

Bink just posted a link to a KB article that will get adminpak up and running on Windows Vista.  Even when you get it up and running there’s still a bunch of gotcha’s and exceptions.  My advice … run a Windows XP VM on your Vista machine and do all of your administration from [...]

TechNet Magazine: January 2007

December 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

The first of the 2007 editions of TechNet Magazine is available online for you to read.  This month’s emphasis is on Sharepoint 2007.  I like the concept of Sharepoint … I really like it.  I’ve used Sharepoint Portal 2003 on a limited basis and could really see how it makes [...]

Exchange 2007 Powershell Script Pack

December 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

As part of Microsofts strategy, Exchange 2007 includes extended support for the Powersheel scripting platform.  A set of sample scripts has been released by Mihai Jalobeanu and Vivek Sharma. Powershell is Microsofts new scripting platform.  The aim of it is to provide an object oriented and [...]

Exchange 2007 Available To Download

December 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

Exchange 2007 is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers to download.  It’s a single download for Standard and Enterprise editions.  It’s been available on MSVL for a few weeks now. Please follow and like [...]


December 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

I just finished my current contract a couple of hours ago.  I will be available for contracting work in the Dublin area from January 8th onwards.  So if you need someone to do Windows Server, Windows Vista, Active Directory, MOM 2005, SMS 2003, etc work then please do check out my [...]

New Windows Server “Longhorn” CTP

December 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

Beta testers and TAP customers have recieved access to a new Customer Technical Preview build of Windows Server "Longhorn".  The bad weather in Redmond has led to delays in the upload to MSDN and TechNet.  It should be available to those customers in about a week or so.  I’m [...]

What Is Longhorn?

December 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve been asked "What is Longhorn?" by a lot of people in recent weeks.  "Longhorn" is the codename of the next generation of Microsoft Windows Server.  It used to be the project name for the Server and Vista project.  It now refers to what will likely be called Windows [...]

New Vulnerability In Vista, et al.

December 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

It had to happen at some point.  Proof that no operating system is invulnerable to attack (this includes you, Penguin lovers), Microsoft’s security Response team announced a new vulnerability with a proof of concept has been discovered for the Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003 SP1, [...]

Windows Vista Security Guide

December 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released the Windows Vista Security Guide which can either be downloaded or viewed online.  This set of documentation describes best practices and guides for hardening your Windows Vista deployment.  Topics include disk encryption, defending against malware, application via Group [...]
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