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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Search from Microsoft - Tafiti Search

    We have just released the Beta for Tafiti Search . It uses Silverlight and Live Search and it adds a interesting dynamic for Search by visualising, storing and sharing the result. Home Screen Search results for when I typed in Australia. You can drag...
  • 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...
  • TechNet Live Series - Transforming the Datacentre

    Hi everyone, Breaking the weekly rhythm here - just wanted to let you know about the upcoming TechNet Live Series we have dubbed 'Transforming the Datacentre'. Jeff Alexander and Andrew McMurray will be presenting weekly as of 11th April...
  • Spring into 2014 with the Springboard Series

    Morning everyone, Welcome back to 2014! We hope you had a wonderful, refreshing break. As you settle back into the office, I thought I'd let you know about some new and recommended resources for Windows desktop IT professionals that are available...
  • The Weekly Wrap - v1

    Hi all, This week I have been gathering info on some great events and training opportunities for everyone to jump in and get involved. Windows Azure Architect Summit (Sydney 10th-11th April) - This is a two-day training workshop covering 8 CORE...
  • 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...
  • Another free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

    Hi everyone, In case you missed it at the end of last year, there is a new free ebook out from Microsoft Press for IT Pros! Written by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team, the Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2...
  • Goodbye to 2013 - and some light reading!

    Hi everyone, Can you believe there’s less than two weeks left until we say goodbye to 2013? As Macca said in our final Flash newsletter for the year, it’s that time of the year “when our change freezes happen and we hope against hope...
  • Don't miss your chance to win an Xbox One and Nokia Lumia 1520!!

    Time is running out! Your chance to win an Xbox One and Nokia Lumia 1520 is coming to an end. If you download a qualifying TechNet Evaluation before 11:59pm on April 18th, you can go in the draw to win this awesome prize pack! Visit the website...
  • MVP Community Camp, March 17 - March 22

    Hi everyone! Very new to this....a good chance to say hi and share the details of the upcoming MVP Community Camp. The MVP Community Camp is a 6 day series of live webcasts and in-person events across the Asia Pacific region. These events are...
  • Happy Retirement Windows XP!

    Time to move off XP?  Little reminder for the upcoming end of support date. Jeffa
  • TechNet Live Session 2: Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Virtualization

    Hi all..... just a friendly reminder that the second session in the TechNet Live series will be held tomorrow at 11am. This session is around Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Virtualization. You can register for tomorrow and view the entire series...
  • The Weekly Wrap - v2

    Happy Friday everyone!! It has been a big week of releases and updates! On March 19, SQL Server 2014 was released to manufacturing. SQL Server 2014 is the foundation to the Microsoft cloud-first data platform and introduces a wealth of new features...
  • New dates announced for IT Camps: Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Microsoft IT CAMPS are back in 2013 and you’re invited!! Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no cost, training events for IT professionals, centred on the issues and workloads you’re tackling in your environment today. IT Camp: Windows...
  • 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...
  • A small demonstration of Windows 8...

    Windows 8 ... it is easy. Enjoy this video. Cheers, Katie Mac (Please visit the site to view this video)
  • 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...
  • The Weekly Wrap

    G'day everyone! What a week! The Microsoft Build 2014 conference in San Francisco has created a lot of hype. There are far too many to mention, however there were awesome announcements around Windows, Windows Phone, Azure! Check out Channel...
  • The Weekly Wrap - MVMC 2.0, Windows 8.1 Update and MORE....

    Howdy everyone! One of the main pieces of information I wanted to share this week is the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter team publishing version 2.0. This release is packed with new features, including; migration of VMs directly to Microsoft...
  • TechEd Australia 2013 - Registration Now Open

    Celebrating twenty years of TechEd Australia ! Registration is now open. 3-6 September 2013, Gold Coast Australia Can you believe it? TechEd Australia is turning twenty. It’s a big year to look back. More importantly, it’s a time...
  • The Weekly Wrap - v3

    Hey everyone!! A few things jumped out at me this week that I wanted to share... Office for iPad - This week the Office team announced that iPad users can now download Word, Excel and PowerPoint form the App Store. These Office apps have the...
  • Download an Evaluation to win a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch!

    We have a great opportunity for you in case you missed it on Jeffa's blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeffa36/archive/2013/05/20/download-an-evaluation-to-win-a-lenovo-x1-carbon-touch.aspx Test-drive the latest Microsoft virtualisation tools, servers...
  • An Overview of SQL Server 2014

    Hi everyone, Fancy some complimentary online training , delivered by expert guest speakers? Well you're in luck... there's another TechNet LIVE session coming up soon, this time focused on the topic of SQL Server 2014 . Dr Greg Low, a SQL Server...