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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...
27 Dec 2013
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...
11 May 2010
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...
19 Jun 2007
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...
30 Jun 2008
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...
16 May 2007
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...
27 Sep 2013
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...
9 Mar 2009
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
9 Jan 2008
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...
13 Jan 2009
Get Longhorn Beta 3 today
Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 is ready. Get it today or learn more about it.
26 Apr 2007
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...
4 Nov 2013
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...
23 Jul 2009
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?
6 Jun 2007
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...
25 May 2009
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...
17 Jan 2008
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...
8 Jun 2010
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
29 Nov 2007
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...
17 Aug 2009
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...
21 Oct 2013
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...
11 Nov 2008
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...
11 May 2009
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...
10 Apr 2007
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)...
28 May 2007
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...
25 Feb 2008
Windows 2000 Banner - Get your hands on the last one!
As I was walking past one of our corridors I noticed a Windows 2000 Banner: Now I know Windows 2000 (originally called Windows NT 5.0, then Windows NT 2000) was a good OS for its time so I assume we have kept this banner up to keep its memory in peoples minds (or we could have been lazy and forgotten...
14 Dec 2007
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