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    We had our first Windows 7 RC Loadfest up in Brissy this morning.  Jeffa and Jorke hosted the Brisbane Infrastructure Group in the Microsoft Brisbane office. Check out the Flickr Group Pool for the latest photos. There were quite a few different installation options including Windows Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Win $5,000 for a Windows 7 Application idea!

    There is only four days left in this competition we launched at TechEd.  Got a great idea for a Windows 7 application? Well, this is your chance to win $5,000 to bring it to life. Come up with an idea for a Windows 7 application that answers the question: How Windows 7 can change...: the way I work...
  • Blog Post: Questions and Answers from today’s Windows 7 Live Meeting session

    Thanks for all of those who attended today, We had a great response to the session. We will post the recording of the session up some time next week so keep your eye out for that. I have put the questions and answers from the session below, If you had more questions please let us know. A big thank you...
  • Blog Post: Reminder – Windows 7 Beta Expiration

    If you still have Windows 7 Beta please install Windows 7 Release Candidate soon! Starting July 1st the Windows 7 Beta will shut down every two hours.  For Beta, bi-hourly shutdowns will begin July 1st, 2009. You will be alerted to install a released version of Windows and your PC will shut down...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial

    Many IT pros we talk to have been looking for a way to continue their work with the Release Candidate to test their applications, hardware and deployment strategies with final Windows 7 bits. In response, we have created the Windows 7 Enterprise 90 Day trial edition, available beginning today. This evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming April TechNet Live Meetings

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Live Meeting – Friday 16 April In this session, we will examine Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2008 R2. We will begin by discussing user experience improvements in RemoteApp and Remote Desktop. Then we will discuss remote application improvements...
  • Blog Post: Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC)

    Improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications with the new virtualization innovations provided in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC. Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX TM , to help businesses further optimize their datacenter and desktops. Dynamic Memory lets Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Happy Retirement Windows XP!

    Time to move off XP?  Little reminder for the upcoming end of support date. Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Tweetup in Sydney

    We are having a Windows 7 Tweetup in Sydney on March 30th at the Shelbourne Hotel.  We will have a bar tab, pizza and cool door prizes.  There is only room for 200 people so register today !
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Conference Session - Optimise Windows 7 with the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP)

    We will be running our next local Live Meeting session in March. Optimise Windows 7 with the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) The session will focus on the Microsoft Desktop Optimization pack for management and deployment. We will begin by discussing challenges that IT Professionals experience...
  • Blog Post: Get yourself a Windows 7 Hoodie or T-Shirt at TechEd this year

    The TechEd 2009 freebies don’t stop at a free netbook with Windows 7 RTM, we are also giving away some funky Windows 7 Hoodies and T-Shirts this year at TechEd 2009.  Our resident model Elaine was kind enough to show off the items for us! What do you need to do? Easy. You need to be attending TechEd...
  • Blog Post: South Australia Department of Health Windows 7 Case Study

    The South Australia Department of Health (SA Health) is responsible for delivering comprehensive healthcare options to the state’s 1.6 million residents. To support this work, the department’s ICT Services division adopted the Windows 7 operating system. SA Health tested several new features of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Release Candidate available to TechNet Plus and MSDN Subscribers

    If you are a TechNet Plus or MSDN subscriber you can get your hands on Windows 7 Release Candidate today.  If your not a subscriber then the Release Candidate will be made available to you on May 5th US time.  I'm running Windows 7 Release Candidate x64 and loving it. Please plan ahead for...
  • 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...
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    Deployment Tools, Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration
  • Blog Post: Download Windows 7 RC today

    Welcome to Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) testing. We’re on our way to Windows 7, and the RC is a great opportunity for IT professionals like you to take Windows 7 and begin testing it in your real environment. You get to see what’s coming, and we get to see if our changes and fixes from the Beta testing...
  • Blog Post: Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta

    Please Note: This early release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta is not available for home users. The SP1 Beta does not provide new end-user features, and installation is not supported by Microsoft. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest...
  • Blog Post: Reminder – Windows 7 Tech Update Live Meeting

    A reminder that we have the Windows 7 Tech Update Live Meeting tomorrow, it starts at 11.00am Sydney time.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Secrets

    Tim Sneath has a comprehensive list of 30 Windows 7 Secrets . If you have downloaded the Beta you should definitely check them out. Out of the 30 secrets, some of my favourites are: 1. Windows Management. By now, you’ve probably seen that Windows 7 does a lot to make window management easier: you can...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Windows 7 Blog

    Thanks to Johann for the heads up for this new Engineering Windows 7 blog . This new blog is hosted by two senior engineers Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky leading the efforts around Windows 7. So if you are interested in Windows 7 I strongly suggest you subscribe to the blog and take part in the 2 way...
  • Blog Post: Get Windows 7 RTM today with a 25% discount for TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions

    Windows 7 RTM is available now for TechNet Plus Subscribers. If you’re not already a subscriber we are offering a special 25% discount for new TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions. Normally TechNet Plus Direct would cost $512, but if you subscribe today you will only pay $384 inc GST. In addition...
  • 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: Some of the changes in Windows 7 Release Candidate

    The Engineering Windows 7 Blog has outlined some of the changes in Windows 7 Release Candidate. Here is the list, check out their blog for more information. Looks like there are some direct changes from what Beta testers have been requesting. Desktop Experience 1. Windows Flip (ALT + TAB) with Aero Peek...
  • Blog Post: Update on Windows 7 RTM

    Here is the latest update from the Windows Team Blog Posted by Brandon LeBlanc: I’d like to offer up a little insight into the “Release to Manufacturing” (RTM) for Windows 7. Over the past week, there have been many rumors surrounding RTM. We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7. When...