HP Product Bulletin and ConfigureAider

Body: Amongst the software that I use are two little gems from HP.  HP Product Bulletin This is basically a full guide to the HP Product line, both present and past.  It contains all kinds of useful information including tech specs, memory option part numbers and the like.  Really handy for when you need to check certain configurations are valid and the like.  You can download it from here http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/productBulletin.html HP ConfigureAider The second cool tool that I use is the HP ConfigureAider.  This tool is for current systems only and is a wizard based tool that you can use … Continue reading HP Product Bulletin and ConfigureAider

Last Call for SBS 2003 SP1/ISA 2004 Media Kits

Body: Yup – that’s right.  This is the last call for anyone that has not yet picked up their SBS 2003 SP1/ISA 2004 Media Kits.  December 31, 2007 is the end date for Microsoft to supply these and if you have not yet ordered your kit then you need to do it NOW! For more details on how to get your copy of the media, see this link from the official SBS blog http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/05/25/upgrading-existing-microsoft-windows-small-business-server-2003-sbs-installations-to-sbs-2003-sp1.aspx  Don’t say you were not warned! Category: SBS 2003 Published: 1/12/2007 11:08 AM

Trend are getting close to a resolution

Body: You’ll recall from earlier posts here, here and here, that Trend are digging into a solution for two separate cases. I received communication from them overnight indicating that after looking at the case numbers that you’ve given me to pass on to them, that they may have a draft workaround / resolution in the next 24 hours.  They have identified potential sources for this issue and they hope to have a fuller resolution by next Tuesday.  They have asked that you ensure that you check out this KB from them as some of the people are getting similar issues.  … Continue reading Trend are getting close to a resolution

Trend CSM 3.6 Update

Body: Ok – following on from my blog post last week, on the issues that a few people have been having with Trend’s CSM for SMB 3.6 product, I have this update.  Thanks to all those that have sent me information from your investigations.  This is helping to understand more of the problem and overall leads to a faster resolution.  This is the power of the community at work now. The issue is clearly now to separate issues. Issue 1 – Out of Resources error message – this occurs on some clients due to a memory leak in the CSM … Continue reading Trend CSM 3.6 Update

CRN Award – the full story

Body: Recently I was awarded an award by CRN Magazine which was very unexpected.  Prior to the award, I was interviewed by CRN for what I thought was a profile piece they were doing on various members of the community.  The interview lasted around an hour and they put some of it up here. What I want to highlight is that with any interview things often do get missed.  I’m hoping that this post can help to amplify some of the things that I feel need to be said. 1. The fantastic support that I’ve had from my wife Joanne … Continue reading CRN Award – the full story

SharePoint Toolkit – now available for download

Body: This was released at the World Wide Partner Conference this year and now it’s available for download direct from Microsoft.  It’s a very cool toolkit that will help you understand, sell and implement Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) solutions.  You can download it direct from Microsoft – the files are now online here Category: Software Published: 27/11/2007 9:15 AM

Will she ever get paid for the hard work she does?

Body: I have a good friend of mine – Sandi Hardmeier who has spent many a day fighting some of the worst spyware out there in the wild.  A lot of her work goes unrecognised, and at times when it is recognised, it’s done without clearing naming "the MVP from Australia" who has yet again saved many a person from infection.  More often than not, she gets no recognition at all as the sites infected do not wish to even acknowledge that they had a problem. Many times, Sandi via her blog will alert the world to some pending threat … Continue reading Will she ever get paid for the hard work she does?

Microsoft Australia SBSC Updates

Body: Recently I was asked to be part of a panel discussion with Microsoft’s new SBSC Program Manager Wendy Smith.  These were a series of discussions held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in which Microsoft wanted to hear from the SBSC’s to understand what they could do better.  Personally I applaud Microsoft for doing this and I hope that this bodes well for the future as I believe we need far more consistent and clear communications with them so that we can all benefit.  As a result of this discussion, Microsoft committed to present to the community a summary of … Continue reading Microsoft Australia SBSC Updates

Update for Trenders

Body: Thank you to the people that have emailed me about the Trend issues I have mentioned.  It seems based on the feedback that I’ve gotten that what I see as ONE issue is to separate issues.  I’ve got some info on how to resolve one of them and I’ll aim to update the blog in the next 24hours with that.  I’ve been a little slow in the update of this as I’ve been busy preparing for the SMB Security Summit which is on now in Sydney. Category: TrendMicro Published: 23/11/2007 11:24 AM

Last call for two great community events

Body: This is the last call for two great community events we’re having here in Australia this week. The Sydney SBS Group meeting is on tonight and we have guest speakers Jeff Alexander, Dana Epp and Amy Babinchak along with Susan Bradley and Eriq Neale – you can register & find out more here And on Friday we have the SMB Security Summit, which has been fantastically supported by Trend Micro.  This event is a community focused event designed to help us all understand the needs and challenges the SMB IT Pro faces in selling security solutions.  It should be … Continue reading Last call for two great community events