Windows 7 Springboard Series Tour – Hits the UK on 1st November.

Are you looking to plan, pilot or deploy Windows and Office? The Microsoft Springboard team from Redmond will be in the UK en route to TechEd Europe (Berlin) on Monday 1st November, they will be delivering a five hour workshop on: Office 2010 IT investments. Key deployment strategies for Windows 7 and the Microsoft Desktop … Continue reading Windows 7 Springboard Series Tour – Hits the UK on 1st November.

Windows Operating System Internals–Training in London.

Back in April as part of the UK TechDays week, I arranged an evening session with Dan Pearson of David Solomon Expert Seminars on Windows Crash Dump Analysis and Windows Performance Troubleshooting and Analysis, everyone who attended thought it was an excellent session and very worthwhile. Dan is back in London this October to teach … Continue reading Windows Operating System Internals–Training in London.

Active Directory Explorer v1.4 – Now Available

Microsoft have released version 1.4 of the Sysinternals tool "Active Directory Explorer ".  AD Explorer is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit permissions, view an object's schema, and … Continue reading Active Directory Explorer v1.4 – Now Available

Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.

Last week I was in New Orleans for TechED North America. I had the privilege of working on the Security and Identity Access stand answering Active Directory related questions. When I was not working on the stand, I managed to attend a few breakout sessions, one of these sessions was by Marcus Murray. If you … Continue reading Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.

Exchange 2010 – Offline Help Download.

Microsoft have made available an Exchange 2010 offline helpfile (CHM format), it makes interesting reading, discussing the steps that must be taken in a migration or transition project to Exchange 2010 from either Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007.  Contents: Download Note: The download file is a self extracting ZIP file, if after extracting the CHM file, you cannot … Continue reading Exchange 2010 – Offline Help Download.

Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design Solution Accelerators – Updated.

The Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are a series of documents that used to be known as the Windows Server System Reference Architecture.   The IPD guides help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, each guide addresses a specific infrastructure technology or scenario. All IPD guides share a common structure: 1. … Continue reading Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design Solution Accelerators – Updated.

Network port requirements for Active Directory and Windows Server.

In the companies that I work with, Active Directory and Firewalls are often said in the same sentence, this KB article discusses the essential network ports; protocols and services that are used by Windows client and server operating systems;  server-based programs and their subcomponents in the Windows server system. I have found this document to … Continue reading Network port requirements for Active Directory and Windows Server.