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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: MVA JUMPSTART: Migrating Legacy Windows Server to 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

    Our very own Andrew "Macca" McMurray will be hosting his first MVA Jumpstart on 24th July. It may be very VERY early in the morning for you to jump online in Aus, but you should definitely register anyway to get your hands on a recording in the following 1-2 weeks. Check out the abstract below...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Most Read: Your 2013 Wrap-Up

    With only a few days until the end of the year, what better time to sit and reflect on the year that was? 2013 was a big year for IT Pros, with the general availability of the R2 wave of releases , the rise of the mobile worker , the continuation of the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1 , more resources...
  • 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: Windows Server Update Services 3.0

    This is the number 1 download from TechNet. WSUS 3.0 delivers new features that enable administrators to more easily manage and deploy updates across the organization. This package installs both the WSUS 3.0 Server and WSUS 3.0 Administration Console components, for all Windows Server 2003 SP1 supported...
  • 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: 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: Download an R2 Evaluation and you could win big!

    We have a super easy competition running at the moment that could see you take home two fantastic prizes! There's only three days left to enter so you better get in quick though... All it takes it downloading one of the R2 previews – these are the latest Microsoft virtualisation and management...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidates ready for download

    Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums. Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: The Lone Server

    So what's life like for the last Windows Server 2003 left as microsoft.com? it could be better.. Learn his story here He's even got his own Facebook page , add him
  • Blog Post: Another thing to get your hands on – Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    I blogged about the actual announcement of this a while ago and now Windows Server 2008 R2 is ready for download . As mentioned before Windows Server 2008 R2 is the next version of the Windows Server OS. This includes all the cool new Hyper V features . Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes three...
  • Blog Post: Get Longhorn Beta 3 today

    Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 is ready. Get it today or learn more about it.
  • 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: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has been Released to Manufacturing

    Build 7600 is the official build for Windows 7 RTM and its ready!  Thanks to those of you who have been involved from the Beta testing period, its been quite a ride!! This RTM code will be delivered to partners in the next few days so they can start planning their product lines for the General Availability...
  • Blog Post: Coming up with the name Windows Server 2008

    View the video to see how we came up with the name Windows Server 2008. So innovative. Video: What's In a Name?
  • 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: Security Track at the heroes happen 2008 roadshow

    We have the Heroes Happen 2008 roadshow touring around the country soon. The roadshow will have technical training on Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. In addition to this we will also have a dedicated track for Security Professionals. The sessions for the Security track are...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta available end of July

    Announced at TechEd North America: “Public beta of service pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 coming by end of July. The new virtualization tools in SP1 will help Windows Server 2008 R2 users prepare for cloud computing, Remote FX provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users...
  • Blog Post: Server VS Client "Back Trekking"

    Check out the first strip in the Server vs Client series The second strip is up at the TechNet Windows Server 2008 Portal
  • Blog Post: Download Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM today

    Couple of ways to get your hands on Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or play around with it. 180 day Evaluation version Evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 free for 180 days.  Web, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter and Itanium images are available for English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish and Chinese...
  • Blog Post: TechNet LIVE is back in November!

    Hi everyone, Am happy to share that TechNet LIVE, our free online training for IT pros is back in November! While Jeff and Macca hit the road around the country, we’ve invited some guest speakers in to take over the mic for a little while. Coming up first next Friday morning from 11am...
  • Blog Post: 10 Cool Things to do with Windows PowerShell

    This demo shows some of the neat things you can do with PowerShell with regards to server administration. There are 10 demos you can run through ranging from simple queries for services to enumerating information in Active Directory. Some of the scripts use lists of computers, some prompt for a computername...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate ready for download

    If you haven’t used all your bandwidth downloading all Windows 7 RC , Hyper-V 2008 R2 RC and Office 2007 SP2 then you should definitely download the recently launched Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate . Here are the top 10 IT Pro tasks made easier by Windows Server 2008 R2 #1 Migrating VMs Without...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Longhorn" upgrade exam voucher

    Info from our MS Press team regarding Longhorn Certification: Windows Server 2003 credential holders will have the most efficient path to Windows Server "Longhorn" certifications. As a benefit to our customers who are certified on current Microsoft technology, we are offering a 40 percent saving voucher...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Australia Virtualisation Guru - Peter Fitzsimon

    With more and more interest in our Virtualisation Technologies I thought I would provide you with some information around our own local Virtualisation Expert Peter Fitzsimon. After nearly 10 years as a PTS/ATS in Brisbane, Peter now works for the Windows Server Product Group (his boss is in Redmond)...