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The Microsoft TechNet Australia Blog

  • TechNet Update hits Brisbane for the first time! Join us 24th September

    If you’re in Brisbane 24 th September, then this isn’t one to miss!! Join Microsoft Australia as we bring together local Microsoft experts and share the latest information around current and upcoming Microsoft technologies. Throughout the...
  • A bunch of Windows Server 2003 Migration Resources, brought to you by Jeff Alexander!

    If you missed it, or don’t follow Jeffa’s blog , Jeff Alexander posted some great resources for those who still have workloads in Windows Server 2003 (or 2003 R2) and are looking for migration support. Check out the blog post ! ...
  • Australian Windows 10 course hits MVA and register yourself for this not be missed Azure webinar

    Microsoft Australia Windows 10 MVA greatness! Jeff Alexander , Microsoft Australia Senior Technical Evangelist, has just released his first solo Microsoft Virtual Academy course… and its Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10. Watch this jumpstart...
  • PowerShell hits Singapore with force and DevOps tools supported by Azure!

    PowerShell Conference comes to Asia Pacific for the first time In September, Singapore will be hosting 2 days of awesome PowerShell content. 1 track, 2 conference days, several excellent speakers and just 100 available seats. Check out the full conference...
  • Vision quest

    Wow. Just... wow. What an amazing week. The scale and ambition of Ignite is impressive. Combining the big 4 North American conferences into a single big event resulted in having a greater cross section of the IT world in attendance, which is an excellent...
  • Launching the Sydney Infrastructure Group Australia: SIGAU

    This week will mark the launch of the newest Infrastructure User Group in Australia, the Sydney Infrastructure Group Australia (SIGAU). This initiative is led by Microsoft MVPs and has been started to help IT Administrators/Engineers and Managers understand...
  • TechNet Update goes to Melbourne - free event 25th June

    After a great TechNet Update in Sydney, we will be taking the event on the road and Melbourne will be the next cab off the rank. The tracks and themes in the agenda will remain somewhat the same, however by this time we can go going deeper in technical...
  • Duly (key)noted

    It's hard to describe the sense of scale at Ignite. When the chairs alone in the auditorium took two full days to set up and an overflow area is still required, you know you're not in Kansas anymore 1 . Satya Nadella won the toss and elected...
  • Chicagoing

    Prepping for your first trip to another continent has a touch of surrealism about it. When you've only ever seen a place on television and said place is literally on the other side of the planet, your brain tends to file it under Places That Only...
  • Ignition sequence

    My name's Grant Lockwood. I'm the Senior Server & Storage Engineer at Bendigo Health , located in central Victoria. As a result of the MVA Heroes competition, I'm also fortunate enough to be going to Microsoft Ignite next week. Pat has...
  • We are sending a mystery person over to Microsoft Ignite

    Microsoft Australia is sending a competition winner over to Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. This person will be giving us updates direct from the event on this very blog! Check back in tomorrow to see who we are sending, hear a little about them and the...
  • Announcing the Microsoft flagship store in Sydney

    If you haven’t already heard, today Microsoft Australia announced that Sydney has been chosen as the city to host the only Microsoft flagship store outside of North America. This is a very exciting announcement for techy consumers in Sydney...
  • Windows 10: resources and downloads to get you started

    Windows 10 general availability is looming and there is already a host of great resources to get you familiar with the new OS. You can download and evaluate the Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview and start learning to test your knowledge on Microsoft...
  • Azure webinar series: recordings are now available

    If you missed out on attending an Azure webinar of your interest, you can now view them on-demand. The following have been made available on the Azure website; DevOps: Puppet, Chef, Docker and Microsoft Azure!! Buzz or reality? Introduction...
  • FREE EVENT: Sydney siders, don't miss your spot!

    If you're in Sydney on Thursday 16th April, then come along to the TechNet Update. There are still seats to fill. You will have the chance to hear Microsoft experts talk around Windows 10, Microsoft Cloud OS and the Microsoft Internet of Things...
  • Microsoft TechNet Update - Sydney 16th April

    Join Microsoft Australia as we bring together local Microsoft experts and share the latest information around current and upcoming Microsoft technologies. The event will be held in Sydney, 16 th April 2015, with the hope of extending to additional...
  • Don't miss your chance to win a trip to Chicago for the inaugural Microsoft Ignite!!

    Throughout February and March, one lucky learner will earn themselves a trip to the Ignite conference , simply by taking courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy. If you think you have the skills, sign up and start earning points today! By signing up to...
  • Welcome to 2015: SQL Saturday, MVP Community Camp and more...

    Hi everyone - Happy New Year!! To kick off the year, I wanted to share some exciting upcoming events around the country. SQL Saturday is returning to Melbourne in February . After a hugely successful 2014 event, it will be back bigger and...
  • FREE TRAINING: Azure Discovery Days and Azure webinar series

    The local Microsoft Azure team are running a number of in-person and online training events throughout December. It doesn't stop there though, these will continue for quite some time! See your options below; Azure Discovery Day One-day Azure...
  • IT Camps: seats available in Adelaide and Brisbane next week!

    Microsoft IT Camps are being delivered in Adelaide and Brisbane next week. If you can spare the time, I highly suggest you attend! Register now for one of the following events; Modernising your Infrastructure with Microsoft’s Cloud OS ...
  • MVA Live Event: Azure IaaS for IT Pros

    Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer (Azure), is kicking off a week of Azure training for IT Professionals on December 1st. Mark will be joined by the likes of Rick Claus, Senior Technical Evangelist, and members of the Azure Engineering...
  • TechEd 2014, new MVA greatness and your Hero status awaits...

    With two TechEd's throughout October and the Microsoft Azure Australian Geo launch, it has definitely been a busy month for Microsoft Australia. If you didn't get the chance to make it to TechEd Sydney or Melbourne, all the sessions are now up...
  • IT CAMPS: Hobart 29th-30th September

    If you're in Hobart early next week and interested in either of the below IT Camps, then register NOW!! These events are free , hands-on and are run by our top tech evangelist. Extend your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure - 29th September. Register...
  • MVA Azure greatness... and from your local team!!

    Our very own Andrew McMurray has done it again. During July and August he was hard at work developing new Azure content for Microsoft Virtual Academy. These 5 courses are now live and ready to be checked out: Hybrid Cloud Workloads: Storage...
  • MVP Community Camp: Sep 22 - Sep 26

    Another awesome MVP initiative kicks off on September 22nd. This MVP Community Camp will be run over 5 days and be broadcasted to 8 countries, in 5 different languages. This quarter, the theme is Go Cloud! We will cover all the hot topics about...