Month: October 2011

You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee

Got this via Arlindo Alves, all time favorite IT Pro Evangelist – Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft BeLux.
But can’t let this one go, so I shamelessly plug it in here.

We often hear the term “Death by PowerPoint” in many case this is so true, certainly for Technical presentations.

Have a look at and avoid designing a presentation that sucks.

Windows Security Master Class @Sparkles


This deep dive Windows Security Master Class teaches advanced Windows operating system security, based on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2, with comparison to older Microsoft operating systems.

During the Windows Security Master Classes you will learn how to:

  • Configure Windows Internals security (advanced)
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting
  • Configure efficient monitoring and what are the monitoring points
  • Establish an operating system protection
  • Get access to Windows in unauthorized way



The training is a mix of theory and practical implementation, based on best practices and personal experiences of the teacher. Attendees get the workbook and useful tools to use later on everyday tasks.


Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP, trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top speaker at many international conferences (incl. TechEd North America, TechEd Middle East and TechEd Europe and other) and writes articles on Windows Security. The trainings she conducts usually cover Security, Windows operating system topics and Virtualization. Paula is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. She conducted many IT security audits and penetration tests – these are her everyday tasks. She drives her own company CQURE. Paula is the leader of the Women in Technology group in Poland. In private, she enjoys researching new technologies and describes them on her blog She is also a co-author of the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 book

Date & Location

March 19-21, 2012 (Three days)
Belgium (TBD)

More details at :

Next Winsec event (27/10/2011): Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Reporting

Implementing your Identity & Access solution with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM 2010) is one thing.
Getting reports and audits of it, is another.

This  session discusses and demonstrates some options you’ll have to setup reporting and audit on FIM 2010.

After a general introduction we will discuss the  approaches.

Next we will shortly discuss the reporting features in FIM 2010 R2 (currently in CEP).

In the third part fellow MVP FIM Craig Martin will show and demonstrate a FIM 2010 reporting solution based
on powershell.
In the last part of the session, Richard Blackham from event  partner Metaconomy will demonstrate live their cloud-based solution built for  FIM.

This event will also be hosted via Live Meeting.
Details of the Live Meeting will be published a few days before the event.

18h00: Doors open
18h00-18h30:  Networking opportunity + food/drink
18h30: Start Event
18h30-19h00 Intro  + reporting FIM 2010 R2
19h00-19h45: FIM 2010 reporting with powershell (by Craig Martin)
19h45-20h00: break
20h00-20:45: FIM 2010 Reporting with  Metaconomy
20h45-21h00: Q&A
21h00-21h30: Networking
21h30: Close

Microsoft Belgium Offices
Leonardo Da
Vincilaan 3
1935 Zaventem

(Route description)

Carefully check your  time settings when you download the event agenda item.
Until 29/ok/2011  Brussels is on CEST (Central European Summertime, GMT+2)
The downloadable  event agenda file might not count summer time…

Register at:

Looking forward to meet you there!
Kind regards,
MVP Forefront Identity manager