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  • 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: XBOX One Revealed: #want

    In case you live under a rock or just didn’t hear the news;  the XBOX One was revealed overnight.  Watch the full reveal here and for more nitty gritty detail check out Wired magazine’s exclusive review . All I can say is #want!! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Want , XboxOne
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Live Meetings for April

    This month we have 2 TechNet Live events coming up and I think you will find the topics very interesting.  They are certainly a couple of my favourite topics and something I’ve heard is of great interest to a lot of customers.  Check out the details below. Date: Friday April 16th 2010 Time...
  • 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: TechEd 2010 Australia Planning has begun!

    To me it seems like we just finished TechEd 2009!  We still have some of the Netbooks hanging around so the memory is fresh.  But like everything in life things have to move on.  So we are beginning our planning already for TechEd 2010 and as usual we want to get feedback from the community...
  • Blog Post: It's time to say "WOW"!

    Yes I couldn't resist! A couple of days ago we launched Windows Vista and 2007 Office System into the Australian marketplace. I was at the launch demoing Telstra's new Bigpond Movie Service which was one of the partnerships we announced with the launch. This service is tightly integrated into Windows...
  • Blog Post: Sydney Windows Infrastructure Group: July Meeting

    This month at the Sydney Windows Infrastructure Group we have a great lineup of sessions.  So if your in the Sydney area and want to hear some great content on Windows Server 2008 then get along to the next meeting to be held on Tuesday July 15th at 6:00PM.  All the good bits below: Date: ...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready to Party: Launch 2005

    As alot of my colleagues have already blogged about it; we are getting ready to go on the road to Launch SQL 2005; Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk 2006. This is huge so if you can get along to the Community Launch parties and the business launches as well. Effectively what we are doing is a community...
  • Blog Post: ISV Innovation Days

    In February and March we are running ISV Innovation Days in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The dates for each event is below. Click the appropriate link to find out more and see a detailed agenda. Melbourne – Thursday 22 February 2007 Sydney - Tuesday 27 February 2007 Brisbane - Thursday 1 March 2007...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2013: Call for Topics is Live!

         Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2013!   This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions.  This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September. ...
  • Blog Post: Sydney SharePoint UserGroup - August Meeting

    Sydney SharePoint User Group – Tuesday 21st August Brad Saide from LivePoint will discuss… The Business Data Catalogue - Aligning the Planets Brad from LivePoint will discuss what the Business Data Catalogue is, how it works and give a couple of demos showing how it can resolve real business problems...