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  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2014: Tickets on Sale Now!

    Hi Everyone! For over two decades, TechEd has secured its spot as Australia's leading tech event. And in 2014, TechEd remains the very best place to preview the next wave of industry-shaping innovations, network with experts and peers and future-proof your skills. This year, TechEd travels to Melbourne...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2014: Call for Topics is coming soon!

    By now, I'm sure you know that TechEd Australia is a different format this year. We're running essentially the same show twice in October – in Melbourne on October 7th & 8th, and in Sydney on October 27th & 28th. Being only 2 days, we've concentrated on delivering content focused...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live! Recording: System Center 2012 R2: Infrastructure Provisioning and Management

    To continue this series this is the first of the System Center 2012 R2 sessions in our series. This session will cover the following: Windows Server has introduced many new benefits, and System Center can take advantage of these. Gaining operational efficiencies and savings, you will be able to create...
  • Blog Post: Infographic: The continuing fight against Malware!

    Recently on the official Microsoft blog there was a really good article how Microsoft is taking the offensive against cybercrime and helping users protect their PC’s against malware. For most of you who read this blog I’m sure you are on top of patching your machines and keeping them safe from malware...
  • Blog Post: Jump Start: Windows Azure Pack Infrastructure as a Service!

    Learn how Windows Azure Pack brings the benefit of the cloud to your data center Enterprises today desire the flexibility and affordability that cloud environments offer, while service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Windows Azure Pack (WAP) builds on the power of Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Series–Transform the Datacentre!

    Starting in April myself and Andrew will be running a 12 part series of TechNet Live events centred around Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and how you can transform your datacentre and rethink the way you currently run your datacentre to integrate and take advantage of the cloud. The...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP Community Camp 2014!

    I wanted to alert you to some upcoming events that are happening around Australia this month being run by our Microsoft MVP community . These events will be run simultaneously on Saturday March 22nd in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland New Zealand. I’ll be opening the Sydney event...
  • Blog Post: Please Welcome our new CEO Satya Nadella!

    Today is a momentous day for Microsoft and worth taking the time to have a look at all the news around our new CEO, Satya Nadella! Below are some videos to introduce you to him. His first Interview as CEO Bill welcomes the new CEO! Steve welcomes the new CEO! Enjoy! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Microsoft ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals!

    For those of you that can’t get to the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas; we have the next best thing for you.  Starting the week after MMS the Microsoft Learning team will be hosting an exclusive 3-day Jump Start Class specifically designed for VMware and Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Windows User Group: March 2007 Meeting

    Hi folks, I was just chatting with my good mate David Mackie and he reminded me that the Canberra Windows User Group meeting is on next week. So I thought a blog post was in order to help drum up some numbers. So this month Mitch Denny is going to be talking about all the goodness that is "Windows Powershell...
  • Blog Post: Meet the New Nokia Lumia Phones!

    Today I got distracted by shiny new things!  It happens a lot around here and especially at the moment with what’s going on with all the new announcements.  Today in New York Nokia announced 2 new phones to the Lumia line and the first of their Windows Phone 8 devices.  Both the Nokia...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2012 IT Camps Coming!

    Yes it’s the season of IT Camps again and I’m really excited to announce our next round of IT Camps based on the recently released Windows Server 2012 .  With the release of Windows Server 2012 there is simply too much content to fit it all in for a 1 day camp.  So this time around myself and...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2013: Session Catalogue is live!

    We’ve reached another milestone in our TechEd planning cycle with the session catalogue going live!   A whole bunch of folks have worked really hard to get the catalogue up so well done everyone!  Also this is one of the big asks we get from customers thinking of attending TechEd as having...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Poster Available for Download!

    We gave a bunch of these at TechEd this year but if you weren’t there you can download a PDF version.  Below is the link to the download. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , Windows Server 2012
  • Blog Post: Brisbane Infrastructure Group: February Meeting

    The Brisbane Infrastructure Group is having there February Meeting this week. Please see the details below from Dugie! Rick Mack from Commander will be presenting ‘Windows Terminal Services Application Debugging tools’ . Rick presented a similar session at BriForum and has kindly to agreed to represent...
  • Blog Post: Teched Australia 2008: Vodcast with Martin Gregory

      Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been interviewing people from within Microsoft and out of Microsoft who have something to do with Teched Australia 2008 .  What I plan on doing is interviewing my speakers and those people that are working behind the scenes to bring this event to you. ...
  • Blog Post: A New Logo and Celebrating 25 Years at Microsoft!

    I think now is a good time to write this post.  On Monday the 26th of August 2012 I celebrate my 25th Anniversary at Microsoft!  Yes 25 years!  Oh my freaking god!  For those of you that read this blog you may recall a blog post I did 5 years ago celebrating my 20th year at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New offers from Microsoft Learning for Virtualization Certification!

    I talk to a lot of you about virtualization, Private cloud and System Center products and know how much information there is and how hard it can be to keep up.  Well if  you’ve been thinking of getting certified on Microsoft Virtualization or just want to learn more then check out what’s on...
  • Blog Post: A BIG Invite - October Meeting

    Hi folks, The next meeting of the Brisbane Infrastructure Group will be on Thursday October 5th 2006 . This month the topics include Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 from a deployment experience point of view inside Education Queensland and Indentity Management and provisioning with Microsoft Identity...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2012: Time to get Packing!

    We are only a couple of weeks away from TechEd Australia 2012 which means many of you are thinking about what you need to pack for the event. Sure you have to pack clothes and stuff for the event which I hope most of you can manage.  I tend to pack light and make sure I have room for the swag I...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 Day 0...

    Well I'm here on the sunny Gold Coast for Teched 2007 and what is the start of a busy 2 weeks. I'm presenting at TechEd Australia and New Zealand so busy times ahead. I'm also participating in Virtual TechEd, a media interview or two and spending time in the TechNet Lounge. So this time I decided to...
  • Blog Post: Meet the New Windows Phone!

    Wow!  What a week it’s been.  Hot off the heels of the Windows 8 launch last week; today we have announced the release of Windows Phone 8 .  This release is a major milestone for us in that it’s a perfect match for a Windows 8 PC.  I’ve loved Windows Phone for a long time and especially...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Windows User Group - Special Presentation

    Hi folks, The boys at the Canberra Windows User Group are running a special presentation that is open to all to hear about how InTACT have created an Standard Operating Environment based aon Windows XP. This is pretty cool stuff and is based on alot of desktop deployment tools. If you are in Canberra...
  • 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: BizTalk 2006: Business Process Integration and Workflow - Workshop

    Hi all, Do you want to know more about Biztalk 2006? If so then check the details of the workshop below that is running in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during October. BizTalk 2006: Business Process Integration amd Workflow - Workshop Dates: October 26 - 28th Brief Outline: Learn about the new...