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July, 2007

  • Halo 3 Hooded Jumpers at Tech Ed 2007

    We will have 50, thats right only 50 Halo 3 Hooded Jumpers (in Black) that TechNet will be giving away at TechEd 2007 on the Gold Coast! This is what they look like but they will be Black. What do you need to do to get one of these? You have to be registered...
  • Office Communications Server Released to Manufacturing

    Johann has all the goodness about Office Communications Server being released to manufacturing
  • Wave your hands to control your TV

    Two engineers from the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW), have developed a box that will replace your TV remote control. You’ll just have to wave your hands to control your electronic gadgets. Their box contains a camera that recognizes your hand...
  • Windows Server 2008 Component Posters

    These two posters, originally published in the July 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, provide a strong visual tool to aide in the understanding of various features and components of Windows Server 2008. One poster focuses exclusively on powerful new Active...
  • Worldwide PC shipments up 12% - IDC

    Worldwide PC shipments grew by 12.5% in the second quarter of 2007 (2Q07), according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) returned as the fastest growing region with volume increasing more than 20% from the same quarter...
  • Help us decide the sessions at the next Microsoft Australia Security Roadshow

    We have set up a online poll to see what you would like hear at our next Microsoft Australia Security Roadshow. Let us know, the top rated sessions will be delivered at the next Roadshow.
  • Office Communicator Beta 3 and the "Catalina" Device

    I got an email from our IT department informing me that Im on the Office Communications Server Unified Communications telephony platform (try saying that 5 times in a row). I picked up my device and noticed two things, no RJ11 and no keypad! After plugging...
  • Microsoft Office Roundtable

    At our company kickoff today the Unified Communications team had some devices on display which integrate with our Unified Communications Technology . The most exciting device was the Microsoft Office Roundtable . The Office Roundtable device Office Roundtable...
  • Live Earth, The Concert for a Climate in Crisis

    On Saturday, 7/07/07, MSN is sponsoring Live Earth, The Concert for a Climate in Crisis. This 24-hour global event will feature more than 150 of the world’s top bands performing on all seven continents, with concerts in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Istanbul...
  • New Forefront Client Security TechCenter

    We have just released the a new Forefront Client Security TechCenter on TechNet Online. There are some really good resources including: Virtual Labs Webcasts Technical Library Community Resources Forefront Client Security Forums Forefront...
  • TechNet Magazine Online - July 2007

    This month's edition covers two areas - Communications and Windows Administration. Communications IT is all about communicating information, and protecting that information as it is stored and transmitted is paramount. There are many ways data can be...
  • VMRCplus available for download

    A must have tool for Virtual Server 2005 fans out there... VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual Server and remote control of virtual machines. It allows for local and remote management of Virtual Server and supports simultaneous...