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Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2012 Release
Hi Everyone! This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates. We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well. Bulletin Information Executive Summaries The following table...
11 Dec 2012
Now Open: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Beta!
I’ve been a big fan of the MAP Toolkit for a long time now. It’s great way to easily asses your environment for readiness and migration information for new releases such as Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Office 2013. Because it doesn’t use an agent to gather data on your network it’s...
6 Nov 2012
A Day Made of Glass!
This is cool! A Day Made of Glass Jeffa
5 Mar 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2011 Release
This month we are releasing 13 security bulletins for new vulnerabilities. Please see the details below and make sure you apply these in your environments where applicable. I’ve provided more technical details below as well. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you...
13 Dec 2011
The Big Picture is Coming!
You’ve heard of our Tech.ed events that we hold annually around the world. Well get ready for an entirely different type of event. We’re calling it The Big Picture which is quite a change from what we’ve done in the past. Please see all the details below and how you can register. Experience...
31 Oct 2011
Microsoft Office Future Vision
We’ve released future vision videos in the past and below is another one from the Microsoft Office team . It looks at how we will potentially get things done at work; at home and on the go in 5-10 years time. These videos are always cool and give you a glimpse of what might be coming...
30 Oct 2011
Simplify Cloud Migration with MAP 6.0!
Great news! The Solution Accelerators team has recently released the final version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0. Here is a quick look at what’s new. Analyse application portfolios for a move to the Windows Azure Platform If you are considering a move to the public...
20 Jul 2011
Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2011 Release
It’s that time again for some security updates. Please see below for the July release of our security bulletin release. 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 July 12, 2011. Security bulletins are released...
13 Jul 2011
The MS IT Showcase Content keeps coming..
The Microsoft IT Showcase team keeps publishing new content. The below articles are very interesting. Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 A hybrid messaging deployment offers the possibility to have some mailboxes located on-premises while others reside in the cloud...
14 Jun 2011
Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2011 Release
This month we only have 2 newly discovered security bulletins that you need to consider for your environments. 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 bulletins being released on May 10, 2011. Security bulletins...
10 May 2011
Upcoming Event: Project and Visio 2010 Roadshow
This month some of my colleagues are running a series of tips and tricks events for 2 products that often get overlooked in the Office 2010 suite; Project and Visio. Both are very powerful programs but maybe not used as well as they could be. I have friends that are Project Managers and swear...
2 May 2011
Desktop Optimization Workshop coming your way!
I just wanted to let you know of an upcoming workshop on the new MDOP 2011 release. And for once it’s not me doing the travelling! My colleagues Andrew McMurray and Leon Booth will be going though all that is new with the updated MDOP 2011 release. Please see the details below along...
15 Apr 2011
New IT Showcase Content: Work Smarter Guides
Our MS IT Showcase team has recently released some new Work Smart guides that we make available to new employees but now these have been made available to customers so you can take advantage of some of these guides to help your users get productivity quickly when you deploy new technology. We all...
2 Dec 2010
Upcoming Windows 7 App Compat Workshops
In November myself and John Pritchard will be running Windows 7 Application Compatibility workshops around the country. Below is the official invite we will be sending to customers but I wanted to make this available to you on this blog as a reference. There is a link to registration...
25 Oct 2010
Microsoft Security Bulletin–October 2010 Release
It’s busy month in the patching space as we have 16 new security bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities which I believe is a record. Even though we have a lot of updates this month it’s actually a good thing because it demonstrates our commitment to providing a predictable system for updates and...
12 Oct 2010
Deployment Updates for Windows 7 Now Available!
Now I know many of you are either in the middle of deploying Windows 7 or are about to start. Well this week we have released two updates to what I believe are key tools in helping you deploy Windows 7 efficiently. These are the MAP Toolkit 5.0 and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010...
15 Jul 2010
Australian Daylight Savings: Important Updates!
I wanted to updated you all on some important information regarding Daylight Savings in Australia; and in particular changes that are occurring in Western Australia. In May of this year Western Australian rejected by referendum a proposal to extend their daylight savings trial. As a result...
29 Sep 2009
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2009 Update
Please see details below of the August 2009 security bulletin. The bulletins are being released on August 11th 2009 PST. Please click each bulletin ID for more details on the update Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09...
12 Aug 2009
Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2009 Release
Please see details below of the July Security bulletin release along with links to more detailed information. Bulletin ID Title Max Severity Rating Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-028 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution...
15 Jul 2009
Free E-Books Available: Office Communications Server 2007 R2
The good folks at Microsoft Press have another couple of free E-Books available for download. This time around they are on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 . If you are working on projects in this space then you might want to download these great resources. Programming for Unified...
18 Jun 2009
Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2009 Release
This month we have quite a few security bulletins for you to consider. Please see the details below for links and more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-018 Vulnerabilities in Active Directory Could Allow Remote Code...
10 Jun 2009
Office 2007 Deployment: Special Live Meetings in June!
In addition to our normal TechNet Live events that we’ll be running in June; we also have some sessions dedicated sessions focusing Office 2007 Deployment . This will be done in 3 parts throughout June so if you are interested in Office 2007 Deployment check them out.. Office 2007 Deployment Series...
27 May 2009
Upcoming TechNet Live Events in June!
During June we are running a bunch of TechNet Live! meetings on various technologies Check out all the details below. Windows 7 Release Candidate - The Road to RTM - Changes Since the Beta Date: Friday, June 12th 2009 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST) Event Overview The Windows...
27 May 2009
Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2009 Release
Please see details below of the May 2009 Security Bulletin. Only one ID this month so relatively quiet this time around. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-017 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office PowerPoint Could...
18 May 2009
Security Bulletin: April 09 Release
Please see below details of this months security bulletin release. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-009 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution May Require...
19 Apr 2009
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