Articles by AFinn

Virgin Bans “Exploding” Laptops

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

ENN is reporting that  Virgin Airlines is taking steps to ban the inflight use of most Dell and Apple laptops after the recent spate of exploding batteries that was followed by a recall.  Quantas and Korean Air have already done this.  Virgin is allowing up to 2 individually wrapped batteries to [...]

Windows Vista Security Guide

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Windows Vista is coming.  You can live in denial all you want but change is on the way.  Vista features lots of changes: h/w requirements, user interface, deployment, but most of all, the biggest changes seem to be in the security features and functionality. My gut is telling me that most [...]

MOM 2005 Management Pack for ISA

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

A new (version 2.0) management pack for ISA 2000/2004/2006 is avaiable for download.  Microsoft’s comments are: "The ISA Server Management Pack monitors ISA Server events and alerts for all ISA Server versions (2000, 2004 and 2006). With detailed alert information you can quickly [...]

PubForum Amsterdam

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

If you are into or working with Microsoft Terminal Services or any of the Server Based Computing (SBC aka "thin client") solutions out there, I’d highly recommend that you attend PubFourm Amsterdam, starting on 2/11/2006.  The name correctly suggests that the the social side of [...]

Windows Time And The W32TM Service

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Nathan Winters, a MS infrastructure pro, has an article on the TechNet blogs site that goes into great detail on how time works and is synchronised in a Microsoft Active Directory network.  It’s a good read and goes into all sorts of detail.  I doubt you’ll have any questions after [...]

ISA 2006 – Better Than ISA 2000/2004?

September 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

ISA 2004 was a considerable improvement over ISA 2000.  It was more secure, feature rich and much easier to configure.  I find it funny now that I had trouble getting used to how easy it was to configure 2004 as opposed to 2000. ISAServer.org posted an article on why you should consider ISA 2006 [...]

Virtual Server 2005 Virtual Cluster

September 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

I was recently working on a customer site where they used Virtual Server 2005 for their test environment (excellent!).  They had a production Exchange cluster but had not simulated in test because they believed it was not possible to recreate in Virtual Server.  I remembered seeing some sessions [...]

Microsoft Updates: September 2006

September 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

The following updates were released by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday: MS06-052 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows MS06-053 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows MS06-054 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office They also re-released the following 2 [...]

Free SQL 2005 Training

September 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft Ireland is proving an afternoon of FREE level 300 SQL 2005 training in Belfast and Dublin at the end of this month.  More details are on the Microsoft Ireland Technet Blog.  I’ll be at the Dublin event if all goes to plan. Please follow and like [...]
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