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New User Group: System Center Infrastructure!
I wanted to let you all know there is a new user group starting up this week focusing on all things Microsoft System Center. Check out the details below and hope to see you there! Register at the SIGAU mailing list to find out more and make sure you join their Facebook page! Join System Center Infrastructure...
6 Jul 2015
TechNet Live! Recording: System Center 2012 R2: Infrastructure Provisioning and Management
To continue this series this is the first of the System Center 2012 R2 sessions in our series. This session will cover the following: Windows Server has introduced many new benefits, and System Center can take advantage of these. Gaining operational efficiencies and savings, you will be able to create...
15 Jul 2014
Jump Start: Windows Azure Pack Infrastructure as a Service!
Learn how Windows Azure Pack brings the benefit of the cloud to your data center Enterprises today desire the flexibility and affordability that cloud environments offer, while service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Windows Azure Pack (WAP) builds on the power of Windows...
2 Jul 2014
TechNet Live! Series: Slides from all 12 events!
Now that Andrew and myself have finished this round of TechNet Live! webinars I wanted to provide you with one location to get all the slides. I’m posting the video’s in separate posts but this post will just be for the slide decks. Enjoy! Transform the Datacentre Windows Server 2012 R2 – Server Virtualization...
27 Jun 2014
TechNet Live! Recording: Transform the Datacenter
Over the last few weeks and up until the end of June myself and Andrew McMurray have been running a series of TechNet Live events focusing on the technologies that will help you transform the way you operate and manage your datacentres. All of these events are being recorded and if you attended you will...
16 May 2014
TechNet Live Series–Transform the Datacentre!
Starting in April myself and Andrew will be running a 12 part series of TechNet Live events centred around Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and how you can transform your datacentre and rethink the way you currently run your datacentre to integrate and take advantage of the cloud. The...
28 Mar 2014
New Solution Accelerators Available Now!
We have some new Solution Accelerators available that will help you with your Windows 7 deployment projects. But first what are Solution Accelerators? Well first of all they are free! You might be familiar with some of the popular accelerators such as MDT 2010 and MAP 4.0 . Essentially...
24 Feb 2010
Building a New Hyper-V Cluster System on a Budget!
About 4 years ago myself and Kleefy were frustrated at how slow it was to do all the demo’s we do on laptops computers. Sure laptops are fast enough these days and you can do some things to trick them out and make them faster. Back in 2006 though we decided to build our own shuttle PC’s and...
22 Aug 2010
Free Dynamic Datacenter Workshops Across Australia!
Yes they are on again! You may recall that in May of this year myself and a colleague ran a series of Virtualization workshops around Australia. Well they are on again with a slight name change to reflect some new content that we have added. So version 2.0 of this workshop is called...
16 Dec 2010
Technet Magazine: May 08 Edition
The May Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online. Some of the highlights this month include: Windows Administration - Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008 Windows Administration - Designing OU Structures that work Windows Administration - Extending the Active Directory Schema...
8 May 2008
Managing Windows Mobile Devices
The use of Windows Mobile Devices continues to increase and one of the questions I often get asked is "How do I manage these devices in the same way that manage my desktops and laptops"? It's a very good question and one that has really been around since Windows Mobile devices...
17 Dec 2007
New Microsoft IT Showcase Content: Branch Office Virtualization!
Our Microsoft IT Showcase team has published more good content related to Windows Server 2008 R2. This time focusing on our branch offices and Virtualization technologies. Please see below for more details. Improving Branch Office Service Through Virtualization To ensure that the services...
12 Feb 2010
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...
4 Mar 2011
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
22 Mar 2011
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...
23 Mar 2011
New Microsoft IT Showcase Content: Backup!
More great content has just been released from the Microsoft IT Showcase team . This time focusing on how we are using System Center Data Protection Manager to backup client PC’s. Backup? Nobody told me I had to backup?!… Protecting Client Data with System Center Data Protection Manager...
12 Jul 2011
Upcoming TechNet Live! Meetings: Private Cloud Focused
I would like to inform that starting later this month and continuing into November I’ll be doing a series of TechNet Live events. We’ve done several of these in the past and wanted to continue them to keep you up-to-date with the latest Microsoft technologies. As many of you know the System...
13 Oct 2011
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...
30 Sep 2009
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Now Released!
Now that Tech.Ed Australia is over it’s time to start to think about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment. MDT 2010 is now available for download and is a critical tool for Lite Touch deployments of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We used this tool extensively during the...
15 Sep 2009
Resources for the recent App Compat Workshops
Recently myself and John Pritchard toured around the country talking about Application Compatibility in Windows 7 and Office 2010. I would like to thank those of you that were able to attend and I hope you got some good information out of the event. Besides questions regarding application...
5 Dec 2010
Microsoft Security Bulletin Release: May 2010
This month Microsoft is releasing 2 security bulletins so a reasonably quiet month from a patching perspective. Please see the details below. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS10-030 Vulnerability in Outlook Express and...
14 May 2010
Upcoming IT Camps: Please Register Now!
Myself and Andrew will be running a number of IT Camps around the country in the coming weeks and the next round will focus on Consumerization of IT and Microsoft Private Cloud technologies. Check out all the details below and make sure you register for the event in your city. Join your peers for...
5 Apr 2012
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available!
In a previous post I talked about the Beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0. Well the beta program has closed and the final version is now available for download. More details and download link below. Download MAP 8.0: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=275384...
17 Dec 2012
New Solution Accelerators Available for Download!
We have a bunch of new Solution Accelerators available for download. Most of them are focusing on Windows Server 2012 and the Windows 8 Release Preview. Check out the details below. Get Ready for Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0 Download MAP 7.0 now. Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with...
11 Jul 2012
Off to Auscert 2008 next week..
Ok so next week (Sunday in fact) I'm off to AusCERT 2008 . I go to this conference every year and this year I have a speaking slot instead of just sitting on the stand answering questions. We are also going to be having much more activity going on this year on the stand and we have a cool...
16 May 2008
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