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  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin Release: March 2008

    Please see below for details of this months security bulletin. This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on 11 March 2008 . Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. Bulletin Number Maximum Severity Affected Products...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

    Do you have email systems? Do you use desktop applications like Microsoft Office?  We all do right?  Collaboration tools are an essential part of our working life today.  Unfortunately the bad guys know this as well so they are regularly targeting organizations that use these collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1 Upgrade Now Available!

    Do you have a Windows Mobile Device?  Do you view or edit Office documents on you Windows Mobile device?  Well now you can view files created with the Office 2007 file format.  We have just released Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1.   This new version allows you to view and edit documents...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Vista Slide Deck

    Hi folks, In a previous post I talked about my presentation out at Mt. Druitt College of TAFE. I have to say this was a really good session. There were about 65 people in attendance and I had lots and lots of great questions throughout. I like these types of sessions where I get lots of interaction from...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2008

      Below are details of this month's Security Bulletin. New Security Bulletins: Bulletin ID KB Article Severity Rating Product Affected Software MS08-026 951207 Critical Word Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office System, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, Word Viewer, Word Viewer...
  • Blog Post: Great local IT Showcase article

    Our internal IT Showcase team has released a great article on how we use Microsoft Roundtable devices and Office Live Meeting to save money on regular quarterly meetings that happen around the business.  It’s a great local example of how we are using this technology to save money and reduce our...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: July 2008 Edition

    This time I didn’t forget!  The July edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and features some great articles this   month on a range of topics.  Below are the highlights. Going Live with IIS 7.0 – IIS 7.0 is one of the most significant updates to Windows Server 2008.  Jorke keeps...
  • Blog Post: LOVE the Content!

    Hi folks, This came into my inbox awhile ago and I've been meaning to post it but haven't had the time. We have a bunch of new content available on Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on our Technet website. This content is being refreshed regularly so check back often! This content will be...
  • Blog Post: Open XML - Show your Support!

    This year is an important year for Microsoft as ECMA Office Open XML , the document format in Office 2007, is currently being considered for ratification as an international standard for document formats before the ISO committee. Ratification of Ecma Office Open XML as an ISO standard is highly desirable...
  • Blog Post: Vista and Office 2007 Available on Technet Plus!

    I've been meaning to post this for awhile but travelling around on the Ready Summit has kept me flat-out. If you don't already subscribe to Technet Plus then now is a perfect time to get a subscription! Windows Vista and Office 2007 are now available for download through the Technet Plus Subscriber downloads...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Help Aussie Kids Learn

    We have a great Microsoft Office Charity program running in which Microsoft Australia is aiming to raise $100,000 for The Smith Family's learning for life program .  The idea is every time someone watches the Office 2007 Charity demo $1 will be donated to the learning for life program which aims...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training coming in October

    Hi folks, Hope you all had a great long weekend! This month there is some great SharePoint courses running with one of our partners Dimension Data. Please see below for all the details. DDLS is partnering with Mindsharp from Minnesota, USA to deliver A dvanced SharePoint training in Australia. The Mindsharp...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: February 2009 Updates

    We have released the 4 security updates for February 2009.  A Summary of these bulletins is below with links to further technical details in each bulletin ID link.  We are also releasing Security Advisory (960715) – Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits.  A summary of that is further down...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Content on Technet - December Update

    Hi folks, Last month I posted some new content that was available on Technet in the form of articles, webcasts and other documentation. Each month we are updating the Technet website with new content. So this month being no different I thought I would post the new content for December. Check it out below...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Student Hero Pilot: It's not Cheating!

    We have just launched a new program for University students that is a fantastic offer to get into using Office Ultimate 2007. So check out the details below! Approx. 1 million Australian students in 43 Australian universities will be able to purchase Office Ultimate 2007 online for AUD$75 outright or...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista and Office 2007 Packaging

    Yes I know this has been blogged about before but sometimes you just gotta get pretty pictures on your blog. We've announced the packaging for Windows Vista and Office 2007. Who keeps a box? Not me but if the images are anything to go by then I might be proudly displaying on my desk at home and in the...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 SP1 Released!

    Overnight we released SP1 for the 2007 Office System .  You will see this on Windows Update and we recommend this as the way to update.  And if you want to get to the nitty gritty details then click here. Technorati Tags: Office 2007 , SP1 Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...