Darien's Dialog..

Not so everyday professional doodles... from an Application Platform Solution Specialist, currently based in Microsoft Brisbane

May, 2005

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“Darien recently returned to Australia joining Microsoft Brisbane in December 2010, after being based in Microsoft Malaysia for 8 years, and generally being based in Asia for the last 20 years. He has been involved in IT since his school days and holds various Microsoft certifications in Core Infrastructure, Application Platform and Database Technology. Additionally, he holds an MSc in Software Engineering from Staffordshire University. His current areas of expertise are the Windows Server Application Platform, Security and Enterprise Application Integration including Mainframe Integration. Darien is currently the Application Platform Solution Specialist for all things Microsoft, and when he’s not producing or mixing albums in his Windows-based digital recording studio at home, he’s helping Australia’s largest customers realise business value and improve their customers’ lives through Microsoft-based solutions and software.”

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    Sneek Peek at IIS 7.0

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    I've always loved IIS (Internet Information Server), well, since version 4.0 anyway. ;-) I think IIS 6.0 is the most amazing web server we've ever built; I mean Application Pools , Web Gardens , the XML Metabase (new auditing features recently added with...
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    What’s New in Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta 2

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    Recently quite a number of people have been asking me, "So what's gonna be in R2?". Here's the list , at the official R2 Beta page. My favourite feature, without a doubt, is ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) . I think a lot of companies have...
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    Recent MIIS 2003 Partner Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

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    I recently delivered my first, super hands-on, one week workshop on MIIS (Microsoft Identity Integration Server) 2003 for internal staff (Microsoft Consulting Services) and a few local partners that are focussed on infrastructure work. I structured the...
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    The new Microsoft Update is pretty cool

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    I just moved all my machines over to the new Microsoft Update Beta. This includes my machine at work and both my home PC and laptop. A very painless experience, and so far a good experience all 'round. My first set of updates that got automatically downloaded...
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    Looking to shape the next version of Windows Server?

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    Often people ask me, "Why didn't Microsoft include this or that?", or "I'd like a feature that did this" and so on. Well, we are always gathering customer feedback for the next release, whether that's a service pack or a full release like Longhorn . ...
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