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October, 2008

  • Bling up your Blog/Website and get a TechNet Shirt

    We have created the following TechNet Blog Bling. Send us a link to your bling’ed up site with the Blog Bling you decided to use and we will send you a TechNet Polo Shirt (for Aussies only). Send it through to itproanz@microsoft.com
  • Ferrari will test-drive HPC Server 2008

    Being a huge fan of Ferrari, it was good to see Ferrari working with Microsoft in its automotive engineering, design, and development process with HPC Server 2008 . "Ferrari is always looking for the most advanced technical solutions, and of course...
  • Samsung i617T Windows Mobile 6.1 Phone, $0 on a $30 Plan

    New revamped design The first thing you will notice with the i617T is the glossy black body of the phone and the silver accent on the side, it looks good! It has a QWERTY keyboard which has various quick launch keys for camera, mail and browser. The D...
  • Hyper-V Server available as a Free Download

    Hyper-V Server is now available as a free download.   When to Use Hyper-V Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a great choice for customers who want a basic and simplified virtualization solution for consolidating servers as well as for development...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Announcement

    Another important announcement at PDC is Windows Server 2008 R2 which will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system.  Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows OS platform to go 64-bit only. I'm particularly excited about Live...
  • HTC Touch Diamond is Slick

    The HTC Touch Diamond is one of the first Windows Mobile 6.1 devices to hit Australia and its exclusive to Telstra. The first thing you notice is the nice size of the device, its really slim and light! As you start it up you will notice the 2.8” VGA 640x480...
  • A tour of Hyper-V in 10 minutes

    Jeffa has released a Screencast on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. A nice little tour all in 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Check it out below:
  • PacLib Group chooses Hyper-V over VMware

    Full story here http://www.itnews.com.au/News/85969,paclib-performs-vmware-analysis-but-chooses-microsoft.aspx The analysis involved monitoring PacLib’s servers for a month, according to IT manager David Furey. “They came back with a proposal of about...
  • Microsoft announces Windows Azure and Azure Services Platform

    The Azure Services Platform just got announced at PDC 2008. The Azure Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can...
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

    As announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog , Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be made available to a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers at the end of October. No final date has been set for release. In addition to previously released...