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  • Blog Post: Community Event – Hyper-V and Backup using DPM!

    I should have blogged about this before now but better late than never I guess.  Tonight we have one of our MVP’s; Edvaldo Allessandro conducting a free presentation on the changes to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2.  Edvaldo is from Brazil and is an MVP in Virtualization so please be kind...
  • Blog Post: Beta Release: BDD 2007 for Windows Vista

    Well I've hit my first technical session here at TechReady and it was all about Zero Touch Deployment. One of the cool things I found out is there is now an open beta of BDD 2007 available now on connect.microsoft.com The tool allows Lite Touch Deployments of Windows Vista and Office 2007 and it has...
  • Blog Post: New Solution Accelerator: Security and Compliance Management

    The Security Compliance Management toolkit provides customers with best practices from Microsoft about how to plan, set, get and remediate a security baseline, along with tools that you can use to verify the implementation of recommended security baselines from Microsoft for Windows Vista, Windows XP...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Update: Newcastle Infrastructure User Group

    Tomorrow afternoon I’m heading about 2 hours north of Sydney to Newcastle to present on Windows 7 and a bit on Windows Server 2008 R2.  This is the second time I’ve presented to the group so it should be fun.  So if you live in the Newcastle area then make sure you get along tomorrow night...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 RC0 Available!

    Yesterday we announced the availability of RC0 of Windows Server 2008! We are now getting really close to the product being finished. Check out the download here! This milestone is important for many reasons but perhaps the most significant is we are making a Community Technology Preview of Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

    As I’ve been travelling around spreading the love on Windows 7 I get asked a lot about some of the new shortcut  keys that are now available.  So I thought I would create a list of the most popular shortcut keys and the ones I use the most.  I’m sure there are others out there but what...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Messenger Beta: Invites all out

    Thanks for the great response everyone! I sent my last invitation that I have to this beta out today. Hope you all enjoy the new Beta. Since there was such a good response I was thinking about how I could give something back to my readers in the format of a contest. Some of the ideas I had were as...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Meeting: Windows 7 Deployment

    The next Windows 7 TechNet Live event with be on Windows 7 Deployment.  More details below. Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements   Date:  Friday, July 3rd 2009  Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST) Event Overview    This session will focus on Windows 7 enhanced deployment capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Live Meeting Today: Update on Demo’s

    Thanks to those of you that showed up today for the Live Meeting on Windows 7!  It was great to see so much   interest in the event and we hope this style of event is a good way to get content to you.  We plan on doing these every 2 weeks so watch the TechNet Flash for details of upcoming...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012 Beta Available Now!

    If you use Hyper-V then you probably use the current version of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager.  The journey to the Private Cloud is getting better with this release! You can head over to the Connect website to get the download.  Make sure you don’t use it in a production environment...
  • Blog Post: Check out the MMS Day 1 Keynote

    Lots of cool stuff shown at the MMS 2011 Day 1 keynote .  The keynote was all about private cloud and showed some previews of some of our new products in the System Center family.  Check it out! Go to the 17 minute mark to start the video. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Private Cloud , MMS 2011 , Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - IIS 7.0 Early Adopter Story

    Windows Server 2008 is now at RC1. This means we are getting down to the wire when it comes to releasing the product. We've talked to many of you about the product and what it can do and the many new features that are now on offer. With the launch of the product being in February next year I get a lot...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Series Online Now!

    If your like me and your getting excited about Windows Server 2012 then make sure you set some time aside to attend the Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart Series.  It’s a great way to get an overview of Windows Server 2012 in a short period of time.  Plus it’s done by a couple of mates of mine so...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization: Public Demo Video

    Hi folks, One of our program managers in the Windows Virtualization team has posted a really cool video on the new technologies coming with Windows Server Virtualization coming in Longhorn Server. The demo consists of the following: Windows Server Virtualization on a Server Core instance being managed...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Momentum: The Video

    The IT Pro Momentum Program is all about early adoption of Microsoft technologies and many of you have expressed or signed up to the program. For those of you wanting to sign up we ask that you wait until September this year as we are re-launching the program and will have much more information at that...
  • Blog Post: What a Year! 12 Milestone Moments of 2012

    As we come to the end of 2012 it’s time to reflect on the year that was.  It was definitely a busy year and probably Microsoft’s most significant in many years.  The video below gives you a good summary. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Year in Review
  • Blog Post: Please Register for upcoming IT Camps!

    Myself and Andrew will be touring around the country delivering IT Camps and we would love to see many of you there.  Please see all the details below and make sure you get along.  For those folks in Brisbane and Melbourne we have IT Camps coming up next week so make sure you register! ...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Registration Site is Live and has buttons!

    For those of you planning on attending Tech Ed Australia 2009 , the registration site is now live so you can begin the process of convincing the boss that you absolutely need (emphasize need!) to go to this year’s Tech Ed conference.  But in all seriousness this year is going to be a bumper year...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Software Deployment with Windows Intune

    The guys over at the Windows Intune team blog have released a video on how to do software deployment using the Windows Intune July beta.  Check it out. Software deployment with Windows Intune Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Intune , Cloud Computing
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 CTP Now Available!

    In the recent deployment sessions on Windows 7 you might remember me discussing the importance of planning when deploying a new operating system.  Well the Solution Accelerator team would like to announce that the MAP Toolkit 5.0 CTP is now available for download. The MAP 5.0 CTP includes the following...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7: Setting up a USB bootable device for installs

    These days I install, re-install and install Windows 7 again and I wanted a quicker way of doing this without having to use a DVD all the time.  Plus I wanted to be able to install x64 and x86 for both server and client.  And I have a HP Mini 2140 on loan which of course does not have a DVD...
  • Blog Post: SP1 RC for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Available Now!

          Today we announced the Release Candidate of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is now available for general download.  I’ve been running this for awhile now on a couple of my servers and it runs great.  This will be the last general beta before got...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Release Preview is Here!

    Get the Windows 8 Release Preview! Jeffa