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  • 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: The signs are talking...

    In the spirit of Frank's post about bad signs I couldn't resist doing one of my very own. This morning I decided to grab some breakfast in the bistro at work and this is what I stumbled onto.... Hmmmm..What is going on here? Maybe the fact we lost a bunch of LOB developers from our internal IT department...
  • Blog Post: IT Masters here I come...

    Well I'm finally doing it! Today I sent in my application form to start an IT Masters degree in May of this year. So what is IT Masters exactly? Well essentially it's a masters degree for IT Professionals. It combines the best of University courses with the best of industry certification. Kleefy has...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to FY07!

    Hi folks, Well Frank did it so I thought I would as well. Welcome to the new financial year. For me it was a busy FY06 but I’m looking forward to what is planned for this year. So now I’m going to sit down and do my performance review which is out bi-annual process to check how we are doing against...
  • 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: 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: Rogue DHCP Server's are bad...

    Well today I did something I probably haven't done in about 10 or 15 years if at all. I put one of my Windows Server 2008 virtual machines on the corporate network. Problem is it's DC, DHCP Server and DNS Server! Doh! I had guys from the GTSC team looking for me including Daniel who was pinging me asking...
  • Blog Post: Taking some time off..

    Well we've come to the end of another calendar year and it's time to take a rest with the family, kick back and relax for awhile. It's been an incredibly busy year this year and you know what? I really need to have a break! So I'm taking over a month off and won't be back until the 28th of January 2008...
  • Blog Post: TechReady 3: Day 1 Summary

    Well day 1 of the big geekfest in Seattle is behind me. The first day of these events are usually a bit light on technical content and this year was no different. The reason for this is the first half of the day is filled with keynotes. I enjoyed these sessions as we got to hear from Steve Ballmer which...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Australian Imagine Cup Finals Happening in Sydney this week!

    I know this post is a bit off the beaten path.  Well it’s not really because it’s about technology and how it can be applied to better our lives.  The Imagine Cup has been going for a few years now and is a student technology competition focusing on solving real issues we face in today’s world...
  • Blog Post: Be careful what you wish for..

    Now many people would think I’m sharing this with you to have a dig at VMware but I’m not I can assure you.  Yesterday there was a serious bug reported in VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 on the VMware forums.  As of August 12th you could run into a problem with all your VM’s not starting due to some...
  • Blog Post: New Media PC Part 2

    Hi folks, Well my new shiny Media Centre PC arrived today and I have to say its impressive. It was supposed to arrive on Friday but alas the courier gods made me wait over the weekend. I’m just in the process of setting up the OS so I will post more details as I along As Frank said today...
  • Blog Post: Calling all user groups in Australia

    If you run a User Group around any Microsoft Technology in Australia, could you please email Dave Lemphers your: User Group Name Location (Suburb, State) Website Address (if you have one) He is trying to make sure he get’s everyone as part of our upcoming Launch Tour happening next...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007: Day 1...

    Well day1 of TechEd is coming to a close and I'm sure many delegates and others are out partying or blogging about the first day which is really a registration day and a time to meet up with everyone at the welcome reception. I spent the day walking around checking out the venue and catching up with...
  • 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: Infographic: Technology Groups at Microsoft

    I came across this Infographic from the Next at Microsoft Blog .  I thought I would share as it’s good at showing how the different technology divisions integrate.  You can get the full PDF here if you want that as well. Microsoft Technologies - An infographic by the team from Next at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Time to Thrive?

    Here is something to start thinking about in these tough economic times.  In previous posts I’ve talked about what  you can do to reduced your carbon footprint and how some of Microsoft’s technology can save you money.  But what about you and your career as an IT Pro? In tough times good...
  • Blog Post: Another XBOX 360 Contest

    Went downstairs the other day for lunch and this was sitting in the foyer. If you want the chance to race in one of these babies then enter the XBOX 360 Bathurst Challenge . I wonder if they'll give us a chance to take this for a spin around the carpark? Technorati Tags: Geek Stuff , XBOX 360 , Games...
  • Blog Post: It's all about the hardware...

    Awhile back Michael did a post about the hardware we use for our demos. In particular he talked about this new Shuttle form factor PC that he got. Well he wasn't the only one who got a shiny new toy to play with. Thanks to our friends at AMD who sponsored our team with 6 Gigabyte Micro ATX boards and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Beta Testers

    Today Dugie pinged me about an interesting post on the Windows Vista Team Blog about where are our Windows Vista Beta testers. I had a look and there are some interesting facts to reiterate here: We have approximately 30,000 Vista Beta testers in this program now. There are Windows Vista beta testers...
  • Blog Post: Live Earth 7.7.07 Kicks Off!!

    The Live Earth Concerts just kicked off in Sydney with a great introduction by Al Gore via live satellite from the US. I was originally going to go to the concert in Sydney as I ended up getting a free ticket but I just arrived back from Singapore this morning and I'm still very sick with the flu. Oh...
  • Blog Post: Comments are back on..

    I've been having an issues with my blog that was preventing people from leaving comments.  I had some code for a badge in the news section of my site that was causing a problem!  Doh!  Well it's gone now so you can leave comments now if you wish. Technorati Tags: Blog , General Ramblings...
  • Blog Post: Windows: Life Without Walls and I’m a PC

    Today is a big day for Microsoft.  Today we launch our Life without Walls campaign to reconnect with consumers     and remind them and us why Windows is so important in our everyday lives.  It’s about connection.  Connecting with your family and friends no matter where they...