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  • TechEd NZ 2011 Session Levels

    Most of this post has been shamelessly stolen from Mike Zeff’s blog …….most of which was shamelessly stolen from somewhere else…..so I don’t feel too bad…. TechEd New Zealand 2011 will run from Wednesday 24th August until Friday 26th August, once again...
  • Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployments

    As a lot of my customers are deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 I thought it timely to summarise some of the key tools and useful bits of information available. Microsoft has a variety of tools and resources to help in the upgrade to Windows 7, from...
  • Cool Stuff I Found This Week – That You Have to See to Believe

    In the course of preparing a presentation on the weekend that had a component of Microsoft Futures, I came across some very cool things that we are doing in the UI space. You’ve no doubt heard of Microsoft Surface ……the revolutionary multi-touch computer...
  • Future Proofed: Find Out How to Buy Office 2007 Today & Get Office 2010 When Available

    Buy Office 2007 today and download Office 2010 when available* Buy and activate a qualifying Office 2007 product (with or without a new PC) from a participating reseller between March 5 and September 30, 2010. Then download Office 2010 by October 31,...
  • Windows 7 RTM Availability - Dates

    As posted at Windows Team Blog , the dates Windows 7 RTM will be available for download have been announced. For Partners & OEMs: ISV (Independent software vendor) and IHV (Independent hardware vendor) Partners will be able to download Windows 7 RTM...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Goodness for IT Pros

    One of the changes to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Web Service. This is the Web Service that operations performed against AD using, amongst other things, the Active Directory PowerShell module actually makes calls...
  • Tech Ed 2009 – Register & Win!

    Sign up for Tech Ed before 31 July and be in to win! Don’t miss out on the IT Industry’s best technical training.  As you probably already know Tech Ed is New Zealand’s biggest (and we think best) technical training event for IT pros & developers...
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

    Today marks the official start of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. You can get ready for Windows 7 now with the Windows Upgrade Option through participating retailers and PC manufacturers. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option is available through participating...
  • More Bing for your Buck

    Why do you search? To find information. What do you do with the information you find? Make decisions. So, why only use a search engine? You need a decision engine. Enter Bing . Microsoft’s Bing is a new Decision Engine providing you with a first...
  • Tech Ed 09 – Registrations Now Open

    Registrations for Microsoft Tech Ed 09 are now open at www.microsoft.co.nz/teched This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet and will feature a great line-up of speakers from New Zealand and around the world. Tech Ed 09 will be held from Monday...
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements

    The guys over on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog have announced the preliminary system requirements for SharePoint Server 2010. Read their full post here , but in summary: “We’ve heard loud and clear that you want system requirements information as...
  • Office 2010 The Movie – Sign Up for the Technical Preview

    Check out www.office2010themovie.com From there, you can sign up for the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview  - a limited, invitation only program which will provide you with the opportunity to experience early, pre-release versions of Office...
  • Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Timeframes

    At TechEd 2009 in the US today, we announced that we expect Windows 7 to RTM in time for the holiday shopping season.  (RTM = Release To Manufacturing) According to the Windows Team Blog - “If the telemetry we receive from the Windows 7 RC meets...
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview – Available Now

    If you didn’t have access to TechNet or MSDN and couldn’t download the Windows 7 RC, you can now.  The Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is now open. You can access it here . This is the really fun part of the testing process: you help by simply...
  • Windows 7 RC – Available Now & Packed Full of Features

    The Release Candidate (RC) of the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system is now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers here . As per my last post , broader public availability will begin May 6 (NZ time) on the Microsoft Download...
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate Update

    As per the Windows Team Blog , the RC is on track for April 30th for  download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th – these are the US dates, so for NZ expect May 1 for MSDN/TechNet downloads and May...
  • Office 2007 SP2 – Download Now

    The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) is available now and provides customers with the latest updates to the 2007 Office suite.  This download includes two types of fixes: Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for...
  • Virtualisation - Never Been Easier

    Earlier this week I talked about System Center ( One Tool to Rule Them All ), and how you can manage both server and desktop resources, both virtual and physical assets, and both Microsoft and third-party hypervisors, all with the same platform; as well...
  • Exchange 2010 Public Beta

    Exchange 2010 is part of the next wave of Microsoft Office-related products and is the first server in a new generation of Microsoft server technology built from the ground up to work on-premises and as an online service. This release of Exchange 2010...
  • Your Imagine Cup 2009 National Finals Invitation

    You are invited to see the top teams compete in the Imagine Cup Finals in Auckland! Imagine Cup is a competition which encourages students to use technology to transform great ideas into real world solutions every year. Student teams from around New Zealand...
  • SQL Server 2008 SP1 Now Available

    Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 is now available for download here and is primarily a roll-up of previous cumulative updates, quick fix engineering updates and minor fixes made in response to requests reported through the SQL Server community. While...
  • One Tool to Rule Them All

    When it comes to your environment odds are you have a mix of physical and virtual machines.  And, in all likelihood moving forwards, a mix of hypervisors.  Which leaves you needing a tool to manage your physical environment, a tool to manage...
  • NZ Community SharePoint Conference 2009

    The first ever SharePoint Conference to be held in New Zealand is open for registrations. This will be the New Zealand conference to learn about SharePoint 2007 with expert local and international speakers presenting on topics that will help you understand...
  • Internet Explorer 8 – Out Now

    Internet Explorer 8 was made available for download on March 18. There are two key reasons why you should care. First - It’s a great browser and is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing...
  • Outlook 2007 – February Cumulative Update Now Available

    The February Cumulative Update for Outlook 2007 has been released – it contains a significant number of new performance-focused improvements.  The Outlook team say they especially focused on the areas of starting up and shutting down Outlook, switching...