Plumbing & Wiring in a Microsoft World

For those dedicated to working with our core infrastructure products and solutions...

Plumbing & Wiring in a Microsoft World

  • Remote Operations Manager - guidance notes

    Just a quick link pointing off to Dustin J's blog for the latest in guidance for Remote Operations Manager - ROM. ROM provides the ability for service providers to remotely monitor and manage clients' systems as part of a managed services offering (combining...
  • System Center Service Manager hits Beta1

    System Center Service Manager (SCSM) is now available for download from Microsoft Connect . Integrating tightly with existing Microsoft offerings from the System Center family as well as Windows, Office and Visual Studio, SCSM will deliver a full range...
  • System Center Essentials 2007

    Microsoft ® System Center Essentials 2007 (Essentials 2007) is a new management solution in the System Center family of IT systems management products. Essentials is specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face...
  • Microsoft for Partners Roadshow - 2007

    The Microsoft for Partners roadshow - Australia has been running for the month of May and will finalise in Hobart on 05 June 2007 Information on the roadshow is available at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/events/mfproadshowplus.aspx ...
  • Longhorn officially named Windows Server 2008

    OK, so I'm a bit late on posting on this one - my excuse is that I've been on holiday for the last month, and it's hardly earth-shattering news anyway, but there has been a little speculation on whether Longhorn would be Windows Server 2007 or 2008. Windows...
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 - Service Pack 1 now available

    Service Pack 1 is now available for download from the recently revamped Virtual Server site. The focus of SP1 is clearly to improve manageability of existing deployments of Virtual Server in the run up to Windows Server Virtualisation and the full release...
  • Forefront Online Training - Free!

    Interested in finding out more about Forefront Client and Server Security?? Three online training clinics have recently been made available, free of charge, for those interested in understanding how to deploy, manage and maintain Forefront. Running...
  • Understanding Exchange 2007 in 24 hours...

    Take the sting out of getting up to speed with Exchange 2007 by checking out Harold Wong's series of 1 hour Webcasts . Pitched at level 200, these 24 sessions can be viewed online, or downloaded individually in WMV format or as audio podcasts. Covering...
  • Forefront - online sales training (MS partners only)

    More in-depth Forefront training courses available to MS partners only via the Partner Learning Centre - you'll need to have tour MS Passport ID associated with your company's MS Partner ID to gain access to the following tech overview and sales courses...
  • Desktop Optimisation Videos

    Get the latest on optimising the desktop with Windows Vista and the Desktop Optimisation Pack in this series of streaming videos . Ranging in length from 6 to 63 minutes, and covering subjects as diverse as Bitlocker, Advanced Group Policy Management...
  • MS Partners: Increase sales with the Demo Showcase!

    Demo Showcase 2007 is ready for download from the Partner Portal, providing Microsoft partners (Certified and Gold) with a comprehensive virtual environment that's been lovingly crafted from no less than 27 pre-configured Microsoft products (ranging from...
  • Demos so simple....

    ...even a salesman could run these ;-) If the full Demo Showcase (see post below) is a bit too heavyweight for your needs, why not try their lightweight cousins the Simulations. Built using Microsoft Expressions, these scripted, self contained demo...
  • System Center Essentials 2007 - New Australian Case Study

    As part of the Rapid Deployment Program (RDP), Melbourne based partner TNS were involved in deploying System Center Essentials 2007 at Asian Pacific Building Corporation. Find out how Asian Pacific were able to gain control of their network and dramatically...
  • Essentials 2007 - online training videos

    10 short videos with demos of a range of System Center Essentials 2007's main capabilities - well worth checking out to ensure you get the most out of your Essentials deployment.... Working with Essentials is so simple that you can learn to distribute...
  • Are your computers Vista ready??

    Understanding how many of your network's systems are Vista and Office 2007 ready is vital before you can even think about taking the plunge and updating your SOE to the latest and greatest in desktop software. Typically, gathering this information would...
  • Blog replaces Distribution List!

    Welcome to our new blog - designed to replace the ageing and increasingly awkward to manage "Infrastructure News" email distribution list for Microsoft partners and mid-sized customers in Australia. We'll continue to maintain the DL for a litle while...
  • Windows Server Longhorn & Virtualisation - Video

    This 5 minute video provides a sneak preview of Windows Server Virtualisation - a hypervisor-based virtualisation platform being developed as an integrated part of Windows Server Longhorn and due for release within 180 days of Longhorn RTM. The video...
  • Partner Training - Forefront Client Security

    The month of April sees the release of Forefront Client Security Training to Microsoft Partners. See the list of sessions below and register your attendance. NOTE: The times are Pacific Time which makes these sessions start at about...
  • Tech.Ed 07 Early Bird Discounts

    Tech.Ed 07 is locked and loaded for the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Qld on the 7-10 August 2007. Early Bird registrations are available for those booking before the 21st May 2007, with savings of up to $400 per attendee. With only 110 days to go, book...
  • How Microsoft did Exchange 2007

    Interested in finding out how Microsoft deployed Exchange 2007?? We're running a series of 2 day workshops in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney throughout May and June to let you know how our deployment was planned and executed. Click here to register. ...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager hits Beta 2

    SCVMM Beta 2 has been released, offering IT administrators a fully featured and easy to use suite of management tools. Enhancements in Beta 2 package include: P2V and V2V conversions, 64-bit server support, remote installation options and a vastly improved...
  • Viridian (Windows Server Virtualisation) and Virtual Server Timing Updates

    The Windows Server team recently announced some updated timings for the forthcoming releases of Windows Server Virtualisation and Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 - get the details of what, where and when (RH)
  • SP3 for SMS2003 now available!

    Service Pack 3 for SMS2003 is now available for download , featuring additional support for Windows Vista clients (software distribution, updates and inventory), support for x64 architectures and Asset Intelligence integration. (RH)
  • Another Aussie case study for System Center Essentials 2007

    Check out this case study and find out how Perth-based Microsoft Gold Partner DSC-IT helped Westralia Airports to improve the efficiency and productivity of their IT environment through the implementation of System Center Essentials 2007 - great work...
  • Aussie Partner Training and Readiness Update

    Just a quick update on the partner-only training schedule for the next quarter - the following courses are running across a number of locations, including some or all of the following (varies by course): Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne...