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    If you're interested in establishing cloud-style architecture in your datacenter then this Jump Start is great for you! Once again it's not at a great time to be online for us in Australia (we are working on that), however if you register you will be sent a link to the recording soon after...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technical Communities Program (MSTC)

    Calling all user group leaders and speakers! Have you registered on the new Microsoft Technical Communities site yet? If you are a User Group Leader looking for resources, this is the place to go. Register your group and get a range of benefits including skills-based training, special discounts...
  • Blog Post: Welcome back from TechEd and preparing for R2

    Welcome back from TechEd! It's been a couple of weeks since we returned to the office, equipped with loads of great information about the latest releases and deep-dive training. It doesn’t stop here though, and whether or not you attended TechEd, there's plenty of great content out there for...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Updates June - Register today

    TechNet Updates registrations are now live. Its free so make sure you register today. What is being covered? Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn Branch Office Technologies – Level 300 In this session, we will look at the Microsoft vision for branch offices and the new options available with Windows...
  • Blog Post: Photos from the Brissy Heroes Happen Launch Event

    Another sold out launch city! Brissy had a really good turn out as you can see from the pics below. Cant believe Batman turned up...
  • Blog Post: 2011 Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Customer Roundtable

    How IT Leaders are Empowering People with Technology March 11th, 2011 at 2 p.m. Sydney Time Join us for a customer roundtable event, featuring IT leaders from Kraft and LogIn Consultants. Hosted by Gartner analyst, Mike Silver, this online discussion will highlight real stories and insights of how IT...
  • Blog Post: 4 Microsoft Virtualization TechNet Live Meetings jam packed into May!

    Get in on some Microsoft Virtualization action in May with a selection of TechNet Live Meetings. Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V – Technical Overview and changes Friday, 7 May 2010 11:00 AM Australia (East) Speaker – Jeff Alexander Event Overview In this session we’ll begin by giving you a 360 degree...
  • Blog Post: Jumpstart Sessions for IT Professionals

    Our training team have set up the following 1 day jumpstart sessions in November in addition to the Sharepoint Sessions . Unified Communications (Exchange 2007 and Office Communication Server) The Jump-start is an interactive training session which provides you with the technical introduction and understanding...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting – Exchange 2010 The Future of Collaboration

    Event Overview The upcoming release of Exchange 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. Exchange 2010 delivers the best end-user experience, the widest range of deployment options, integrated information leakage protection...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 – The Security Story Live Meeting – Register today

    Registration for our next Live Meeting on Windows 7 is ready. Language(s):   English.  Product(s):   Other,Security.  Audience(s):   IT Manager,IT Professional.   Duration:   75 Minutes  Start Date:   Friday, 3 April 2009 11:00 AM Australia (East) ...
  • Blog Post: Get along to the first Girl Geek Dinner Sydney

    Maria Green (IT Pro Evangelist for Asia Pacific) will be down in Sydney for the Girl Geek Dinner. Make sure you get along, there should be a few people from Microsoft there as well as others from Industry. Where + When Date: Thursday 21st February Time: 6pm Where: Lindt Chocolate Cafe, Cockle Bay More...
  • Blog Post: Photos from the Heroes Happen Launch Perth

    We are over on the west coast in Sunny Perth (29.7°C) for the latest Heroes Happen Launch event. Its at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Windows Live Maps Link More pics at www.flickr.com/heroeshappen
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings – Office 2007 Deployment Series

    We have the following Office 2007 Deployment Live Meetings sessions happening in June. Office 2007 Deployment Series - Session 1: Get Started with your Office Deployment Event Overview With Service Pack 2 recently made available, it is a good time to update your desktop software to take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows 7 Release Candidate Loadfests around Australia

    Here are some of the upcoming Windows 7 RC Loadfests around Australia. Ill update the list when we have more happening in and around your city. Bring your PC or MAC :) 12th May Update : Added Wollongong and Perth 13th May Update : Added Gold Coast 20th May Update : Added REMIX09 24th May Update: Added...
  • Blog Post: How VMware Experts Can Get Certified on Hyper-V!

    As Brad Anderson explained on his blog last week, the IT industry never slows down, with the virtualization world going through a big inflection point. As result of this, as demand for Hyper-V grows, it is advantageous for virtualization professionals to be "bilingual" i.e. comfortable with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Insight Workshops

    Microsoft IT Showcase proudly presents Insight Workshops, delivered in collaboration between Microsoft Services and Microsoft IT. Offered world-wide and being offered in Australia, this fee-based offering provides IT professionals an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer technology sharing in a multiple...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Update Sessions coming to a city near you

    We are coming to a city near you, again. Kleefy and Jeffa are touring in the latest TechNet Update Sessions. Session Agenda: Part 1, 60 mins: Group Policy Deep Dive: Managing Policy Features, Troubleshooting, Settings in Enterprise Environments Lets face it, you’re not going to deploy Vista overnight...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting – Beyond the Compete Microsoft vs VMware

    Event Overview  This session will focus on the key technologies within the Microsoft Product Family that address very real needs that any organisations adopting VWWare Technology has.  We will focus on discussing how to manage VMWare and Hyper-V side by side. Technologies covered include System...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Deployment videos from Tech.Ed

    Our community Tech.Ed EyeForce team got some great videos from Tech.Ed last week.  Here are some of the videos focused on Windows 7 Deployment. Remember you can trial Windows 7 today for 90 days with the Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day trial .
  • Blog Post: October Virtualisation TechNet Live Meetings

    We will be running two TechNet Live Meetings in October focusing on Virtualisation.  Register today Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management Thursday 14 October 2:00 PM Australia (East) In this session we’ll start with a review of Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Application Compatibility Seminars across Australia

    After attending this seminar you should have a clear idea of where to start in the process of evaluating the impact of application compatibility in your Windows 7 and Office 2010 deployment project. You will develop an understanding of the tools and methodologies available to support your deployment...
  • Blog Post: Registration open for Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 Australia

    THE EVENT FOR IT PROFESSIONALS AND DEVELOPERS THAT WANT TO STAY AHEAD With more technical learning opportunities than any other event on the Australian IT calendar, Tech•Ed 2010 is a must for informed and ambitious IT Professionals. The rapid acceleration of cloud and mobile technologies promises to...
  • Blog Post: Sydney Heroes Happen 2008 Launch Event

    Last Thursday we had the Sydney Heroes Happen 2008 Launch Event for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. We had a great turnout and had some really positive comments about the event. We even had a good blog post from a Mac/Linux user who attended the event. The following are photos...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting - Windows 7 Release Candidate – The Road to RTM – Changes since the Beta

    Event Overview The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) features several changes and improvements since the Beta release in January. A lot of this was based on feedback we received directly from testers just like you! In this session, Jeff Alexander will take you through the changes in the Release Candidate...
  • Blog Post: Register today for your Earlybird Discount for TechEd 2007 Australia

    TechEd 2007 is on the Gold Coast this year during August 7th-10th. Save $400 on your Tech Ed 2007 registration! Pay only $1599. Who should attend? Anyone wanting to build on their skills to advance their career will benefit. From System Administrators to Web Developers, there's something for everyone...