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Free eBooks: Plenty of reading for the holidays!
I haven’t posted about eBooks for awhile and during that time the folks over at Microsoft Press have been pretty busy. To coincide with the release of a bunch of new products we have a ton of free eBooks just in time for the holiday season. We have a wide range of topics to choose from and...
2 Dec 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013
It’s that time again! More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with a link for more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
12 Nov 2013
MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!
Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP. MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing. If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool...
11 Nov 2013
Attention VMware Experts: Future Proof your Career with Hyper-V!
Over the last couple of weeks myself and Andrew have been out talking to IT Pro’s about Windows Server and Microsoft Virtualization platform. It’s clear to us that many of you have not had much experience with Hyper-V or are struggling to keep up with the pace of change that is going on in the...
3 Nov 2013
New Windows 8.1 Ad!
I’m running Windows 8.1 on about 8 machines which includes all my home machines and work machines and it truly is such a big difference from Windows 8 and a joy to use. We’ve also come out with this new ad which is pretty good and shows just how nice it is to have it running across all your...
21 Oct 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Posters!
My good mate Martin has been a busy boy and has been doing some updated Component Architecture posters. I’m a big fan of these as a way to get a good conceptual overview of a given technology. There are a number of new posters available right now that you can download that cover all aspects...
20 Oct 2013
TechNet Live!: Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview Recording!
Every couple of weeks myself and Andrew run a TechNet Live! event on a key Windows Server, System Centre or Windows 8 topic. We’ve been getting asked by a lot of those folks that attended and for those that could not make it where the recordings will be located. I have now found out that all videos...
9 Oct 2013
More Surface 2 Videos!
Can you tell that I’m loving the new Surface 2 videos? Well here’s two more! Enjoy! Jeffa
8 Oct 2013
The Making of Surface 2: Behind the Scenes Video!
This video is short but offers a nice behind the scenes look at how Surface 2 was made and some of the key changes they made. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface , Surface 2
8 Oct 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2013 Release!
This month is the 10th anniversary of security bulletins or as they are more commonly known as “Patch Tuesday’s! This month we have 8 bulletins you need to consider for your environment. Check out the table below for all the details. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum...
8 Oct 2013
Free eBook: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Pro’s!
Thanks to the folks over at Microsoft Press there is a new and free eBook on Windows Azure from Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Azure team designed specifically for the IT Professional. If you haven’t had a chance to try Windows Azure or your just looking to learn more then this book is a good place...
1 Oct 2013
Meet the New Surface!
Wow! what an exciting time! Over on the Surface Blog we just made some announcements overnight about the Surface 2 , Surface Pro 2 and a bunch of new accessories. I for one am looking forward to getting my hands on the new Surface Pro 2 with a 256GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM. This could really...
23 Sep 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting. I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
10 Sep 2013
Celebrating 20 years of TechEd!
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of TechEd! In that time we’ve held the Conference all across the country, from Melbourne to Cairns. In fact, did you know that if a delegate were to travel from each location to the next back to back they would have covered enough distance to travel around the world twice...
3 Sep 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2013 Release!
I’m a little late with this one but here it is anyway. Check out this months updates and apply where needed in your environments. You can also check out the Security bulletin webcast if you need more specifics about these patches. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity...
19 Aug 2013
Happy Retirement Windows XP!
Time to move off XP? Little reminder for the upcoming end of support date. Jeffa
24 Jul 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2013 Release!
Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year! Start the year off right and make sure you get patching and consider the updates below where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart...
9 Jul 2013
MAP Toolkit 8.5 Now Released!
As my first post of the new financial year I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 is now available for download . If you haven’t used MAP before then I encourage you to have a look. MAP Toolkit 8.5 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments...
8 Jul 2013
Windows 8.1 Preview
Check it out and download! Get it here! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows 8.1
26 Jun 2013
Another Windows 8 Ad..
The Windows Team on YouTube has been putting up some cheeky videos lately against the iPad. This one is particularly good. You can see more of the comparison at http://windows.com/compare Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows 8 , Tablets
13 Jun 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2013 Release!
Welcome to another round of security updates. This is the last one for the financial year of you talk in that language. The following tables outlined the bulletins being released this month. Make sure you prioritize these updates where appropriate in your environment. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
11 Jun 2013
Infographic: Evolution of the IT Pro!
Have you ever used a floppy disk ? How about a Macintosh Plus or Mac II ? When I first started at Microsoft in 1987 the Macintosh Plus was one of the first computers I used! When Windows 3.0 came out I started using an 80386 PC and my IT Pro life began! Fast forward 20 years or...
3 Jun 2013
Windows 8 End User Training Brochure!
We have just released a new Windows 8 End User Training brochure that you can download in PDF format . If you are new to Windows 8 or you are supporting someone that is then this brochure is a great idea. Below is a snapshot of what’s in the document. Very useful and probably should...
23 May 2013
Download the MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta!
Are you looking to move to Windows Server 2012? Then accelerate this move with MAP Toolkit 8.5 beta which is available now for download . There is a bunch of new stuff in this release so make sure you check it out. What’s New? Newly designed user interface The MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta features...
21 May 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This month we have 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface RT and Surface Pro . The great thing about the new Surface Pro firmware update is we now support PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter. This will...
16 May 2013
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