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  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Overview!

    I’m slowly getting around to posting up the links to all the recordings and I’m hoping to have them all up by the end of this week. So expect to see a few posts this week with all the recordings. Hope you enjoy them! Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 TechNet Live Series - Virtualization with...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: February 2011 Edition Online Now!

    The February Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and features content related to Cloud services and Virtualization.  If you are thinking about moving down the path of cloud or virtualization this edition has some good information for you.  Even if you are an expert there is still some...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    I’ve finally had a chance to create a screencast on Dynamic Memory.  You can view through the TechNet Edge site.  Check out the link below. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/dynamic-memory-in-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Dynamic Memory , SP1 , Hyper-V
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Component Poster updated with SP1 Changes!

    At the recent Dynamic Datacenter Workshops we have been handing out Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 component posters.  These posters have been very popular over the years and the Hyper-V one has been updated to support Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX which are now available as part of SP1. ...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Cluster Aware Updating!

    I wanted to share with you another Screencast on Windows Server 2012.  This time I’m covering Cluster Aware Updating which is one of my favourite new features in Windows Server 2012.  Essentially what Cluster Aware Updating does is automate the update process on failover cluster servers while...
  • 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: 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: 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: Dynamic Memory: Resources from some recent Presentations

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been travelling around talking about Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  The sessions were great and as always I got lots of great questions and feedback.  One of the most common ones of course is can you share the scripts and the slides.  Well of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2011 Release

    This month we are releasing 8 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities.  Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on October 11, 2011. Security bulletins are released...
  • 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: Microsoft Security Advisory: Level 1 Alert!

    Please see details below for a Level 1 Security Advisory being released today. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2641690 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing – on November 10, 2011. Summary Microsoft is aware...
  • 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: New “Cloud Power” Campaign Announced

            Yesterday we announced a new “Cloud Power” global campaign to help IT pro’s better understand this fundamental shift going on right now in our industry.  The campaign is going to focus on 3 key business scenarios including private cloud, public cloud and cloud productivity...
  • 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: Microsoft a leader in x86 Virtualization Infrastructure: Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

    Hello and welcome to a brand new shiny new financial year.  I don’t normally post this kind of stuff but it’s kind of a big deal so I thought I would share.   Gartner has recently published their 2011 Magic Quadrant for the x86 Server Virtualization infrastructure and Microsoft is listed...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: November 2011 Edition is out Now!

    The November edition of TechNet Magazine is now out and focuses on Windows 7 deployment.  The day for Windows XP support is drawing closer so there is no better time than now to get user upgraded.  Check out some of the articles in this month’s issue. Windows 7:  The Time is Now for Windows...
  • 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: TechNet Magazine: December 2011 Edition Out Now!

    The December 2011 edition of TechNet Magazine is out now and features heavily on Windows 7.  This is becoming a theme with the last couple of issues of the magazine which is good to see because it can be a daunting task just understanding all the tools currently available for deploying Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Certification and Career Paths Infographic

    Check out this great Infographic on getting certified on Windows Server 2012.  This is part of a series of Infographics that the folks over at Born to Learn have come up with to help you on your certification and career paths with Microsoft Technologies.  If you click on the picture this will...
  • 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: New MS IT Showcase Content: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enhancements

          The Microsoft IT Showcase team has released some new content on how they are leverage new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 t o enhance security and provide a more safer computing environment for their users.  One of the biggest of these that I use is Direct Access...
  • 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: Upcoming Windows Azure Conference Event

    Want to learn more about Windows Azure?  Then check out the details of a community event being run next week. You’re Invited! Please join us for the Windows AzureConf community conference, which will be an event put on for the Windows Azure development community, by the Windows Azure developer community...