Is your Active Directory ready for Office 365?

With Office 365 being available at the end of this month (28 June 2011), I have been looking at the impact it may have on an on-premises Active Directory and the issues that must be resolved in order for it to fully integrate with Office 365. Single Label Domains: Singles Label Domains (SLD’s) are not … Continue reading Is your Active Directory ready for Office 365?

Visio 2010 Add-in for Disk Space Monitoring

  Microsoft have provided a Visio 2010 Add-In to enable Disk Space Monitoring, it provides a graphical view of free space available on selected computers.  To populate the Visio diagram it can either be populated from an Excel spreadsheet or System Center Operations Manager.  Once all the desired computers have been contacted, the information is … Continue reading Visio 2010 Add-in for Disk Space Monitoring

Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 The document is covers the following categories in some … Continue reading Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The Channel Tunnel – French side, what a farce!

This weekend for the second time in less than a fortnight I used the Channel Tunnel; leaving the UK was relatively straightforward but once again the French side upon my return, what a farce! Where the French side used to be relatively simple process of; checking in, visiting the shops and then clearing immigration - … Continue reading The Channel Tunnel – French side, what a farce!

Teched – North America 2011 – Thoughts and Photographs.

A couple of weeks ago I was at Teched in Atlanta, where I was working the Active Directory booth, with Brian Desmond and a few of the Active Directory product group.  It was an interesting week with all kinds of interesting questions, but nothing that had not been asked before and a couple of questions … Continue reading Teched – North America 2011 – Thoughts and Photographs.

Teched Europe 2011 is not happening.

According to Microsoft:   “Based on your feedback, Microsoft is excited to announce we’re shifting Tech·Ed Europe back to the summer timeframe, resuming in 2012. Mark your calendars: the next Tech·Ed Europe will be held the week of June 25, 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the historical and picturesque city … Continue reading Teched Europe 2011 is not happening.