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  • Blog Post: My Surface Pro 3 Setup and an Infographic!

    I’ve been using a Surface Pro 3 now for a couple of months. Myself and Andrew both got given one when we were in the US at the end of July at a Microsoft technical conference. So I wanted to give you my impressions of the device and whether you can actually use it as a laptop replacement. The Kit Bag...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Scenes: Surface Pro 3 Commercial!

    Awesome behind the scenes video of the making of the Surface Pro 3 video! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface Pro 3
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Microsoft Surface!

    I’m still patiently waiting for mine but check out the new ad for these as well.  It wouldn’t be a launch day if I didn’t mention Surface. Movement You can order these now in Australia but unfortunately they are out of stock.  Make sure you check out the local Surface site for all the details...
  • Blog Post: New Surface Pro Ad: “The Vibe”

    Pretty Cool Ad! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface , Surface Pro
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2013 Release

    This month is pretty busy in the updates arena so make sure you check out the details below.  Plus this month there is an update for IE 10 to fully support flash as reported on the IE blog earlier this week.  And if you have a Surface RT device there is another firmware update as well. MS13...
  • Blog Post: Sixth Sense Technology: Too good not to share

    I listten to Ted Talks all the time on my Zune and recently Pattie Maes showed what she and her researchers are working on in her lab at MIT.  Absolutely mid blowing!  Take the time to check this out! Technorati Tags: TEd Talks , Cool , Geek Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: April 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin update!  This month we have 9 bulletins and I have posted the details below.  Make sure you consider these in your environments and update where appropriate.  And if you have a Surface RT device there is another update available to improve Wi-Fi reliability...
  • 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: Surface Windows 8 Pro Overview!

    Can’t wait to get one of these! You can get more here on availability. Jeffa  
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2013 Release

    Happy New Year everyone!  What better way to start things off than with a bunch of new security updates.  Check out the details below of this months security bulletin.  Pretty busy one this time around so make sure you check them out.  One thing I did notice is another firmware update...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Resources for IT Pro’s

    Now that Windows 8 has been released you may be starting to think about how it’s going to fit into your business or enterprise.  Windows 8 is not your typical desktop refresh and is much more the a user interface change.  Built on the solid foundation of Windows 7; Windows 8 offers many new...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

    It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT , Surface Pro , Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 .  If you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012

      This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance.  Below are details of updates available.   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This month we have 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface RT and Surface Pro .  The great thing about the new Surface Pro firmware update is we now support PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter.  This will...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013

    It’s that time again!  More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with a link for more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Surface!

    What a week!  Checkout more below! More at and you can watch the On-Demand keynote here. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface
  • Blog Post: The Making of Surface 2: Behind the Scenes Video!

    This video is short but offers a nice behind the scenes look at how Surface 2 was made and some of the key changes they made. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Surface , Surface 2
  • Blog Post: A Glimpse of the future: Microsoft’s New Envisioning Center!

    As was reported over on the Next at Microsoft blog we recently opened up the new Envisioning Center on the Microsoft Redmond Campus which is essentially an immersive showcase about the possibilities that technology can bring to enrich our lives.  As part of the opening the team created a video of...
  • Blog Post: Meet the New Surface!

    Wow! what an exciting time!  Over on the Surface Blog we just made some announcements overnight about the Surface 2 , Surface Pro 2 and a bunch of new accessories. I for one am looking forward to getting my hands on the new Surface Pro 2 with a 256GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM.  This could really...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 8.1 Ad!

    I’m running Windows 8.1 on about 8 machines which includes all my home machines and work machines and it truly is such a big difference from Windows 8 and a joy to use. We’ve also come out with this new ad which is pretty good and shows just how nice it is to have it running across all your...
  • Blog Post: Yes We Can!

    Obama Wins!!  More at his blog .  It was great to also see Microsoft Surface being used by NBC’s Chuck Todd for predicting election results.  Frank blogged about so you can see more there. Technorati Tags: Politics , General Musings Jeffa
  • Blog Post: The Surface Pro Datacenter Video!

    This video was way too good not to share.  Four geeks over at the Building Clouds blog took 4 Surface Pro devices and created a table top datacentre running Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V.  And they live migrated a few VM’s over Wi-Fi between the 4 Surface Pro devices.  Awesome way to...