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  • Blog Post: Cloud OS MVP Roadshow: Perth and Sydney dates!!

    Happy Friday everyone!! Our strong MVP community is taking the Microsoft Cloud OS story on the road in September!! Find out more information on the Sydney event and register here . Find out more information on the Perth event and register here .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    Sounds fancy doesn't it? Its the official name for our Microsoft server virtualization technology, previously known as "Viridian". This was just announced at the recent TechEd IT forum in Barcelona. Hyper-V technology will be included in Windows Server 2008 when it launches and there will be a stand...
  • Blog Post: TechNet VODcast - Virtualization

    Amit Pawar is a National Technology Specialist for Microsoft Australia and he chats to us about Virtualization on our comfy Silverlight beanbag. Virtualization Resources Webcasts Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300) Examining Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 (Level 300) Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: 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 $25,000 in installation costs and another $25,000...
  • Blog Post: Sydney and Melbourne Microsoft Virtualisation Unplugged Events - Telling it like it is

    We are pleased to invite you to hear from one of the founders of x86 virtualisation. Our keynote is Kenon Owens , Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. He has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an email and virtualisation specialist. During that time, Kenon was employed by other...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

    This is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop...
  • Blog Post: 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 Migration and DirectAccess features. The below is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta Now Available!

              The Microsoft Solution Accelerator team has recently announced the first public beta of the MAP 5.5 toolkit.   I’ve been a big fan of this tool for quite some time now and this latest version adds a host of new options--with assessment for easier migration to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Early Xmas Pressie - Hyper-V Beta

    This Beta version has more features and capabilities not available in the previous Community Technology Preview of Hyper-V: Quick Migration High Availability Server Core role Server Manager Integration Download it today or Learn more about it Yes, that is a Pac-man xmas tree...
  • Blog Post: Reminder - Desktop Virtualization : Microsoft and VDI TechNet Live Meeting this Friday

    We have the following TechNet Live Meeting on this Friday Desktop Virtualization : Microsoft and VDI Friday, 14 May 2010 11:00 AM Australia (East) Speaker – Daniel Bucherer Event Overview In this session we’ll discuss Desktop Virtualisation  and what it means for your business.  We’ll discuss...
  • Blog Post: A First Look at Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    Windows IT Pro have put up their first look at Hyper-V technology . "Microsoft’s Hyper-V is an evolutionary technology that can complement or go beyond the virtualization approach of Virtual Server 2005 R2. Hyper-V’s new microkernel, hypervisor-based solution delivers better performance, more features...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Hyper-V is available for Download

    Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing and ready for download here . It will also be available through Windows Update soon. I was also reading a good story about BMW Dealerships going Virtual across the world with upgrade plans to Windows Server 2008 64-bit and Hyper-V. Dont forget to check out our...
  • 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: Virtualisation Pre-Day TechEd 2008

    Virtualisation is one of the Pre-Days we are offering at TechEd 2008 this year. Designing Next Gen Infrastructure with Microsoft Virtualisation This one-day event is a rare, one-off opportunity to map out and see built several different Core Infrastructure architecture scenarios that leverage virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: Are you using Hyper-V? We want to know plus there are some Veek shirts up for grabs

    Are you using Hyper-V ? (preferably in production or business critical environments). We want to know because we have some great media opportunities for you at TechEd this year. We have some limited edition Veek shirts to giveaway for those of you using Hyper-V in a production environment. Send Rosemary...
  • 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: New TechNet Virtualisation Scenario Hub

    We have recently transformed our Virtualisation Tech Center into the Virtualisation Scenario Hub .  We have improved the content by creating dedicated pages (Scenarios) for specific ways of using the underline technology to address a business goal. The new scenarios are: Increase Server Availability...
  • 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: 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 and test environments. Hyper-V Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast - Virtualization and Windows Server 2008

    We are coming across a lot of people asking us about Virtualization and Windows Server 2008. There is a comprehensive technet webcast which you may want to watch. The new Windows Server virtualization infrastructure is a core feature in the Windows Server 2008 operating system. In this webcast, we provide...