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  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2014: Tickets on Sale Now!

    Hi Everyone! For over two decades, TechEd has secured its spot as Australia's leading tech event. And in 2014, TechEd remains the very best place to preview the next wave of industry-shaping innovations, network with experts and peers and future-proof your skills. This year, TechEd travels to Melbourne...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2014: Call for Topics is coming soon!

    By now, I'm sure you know that TechEd Australia is a different format this year. We're running essentially the same show twice in October – in Melbourne on October 7th & 8th, and in Sydney on October 27th & 28th. Being only 2 days, we've concentrated on delivering content focused...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2013: Session Catalogue is live!

    We’ve reached another milestone in our TechEd planning cycle with the session catalogue going live!   A whole bunch of folks have worked really hard to get the catalogue up so well done everyone!  Also this is one of the big asks we get from customers thinking of attending TechEd as having...
  • Blog Post: Teched Australia 2008: Vodcast with Martin Gregory

      Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been interviewing people from within Microsoft and out of Microsoft who have something to do with Teched Australia 2008 .  What I plan on doing is interviewing my speakers and those people that are working behind the scenes to bring this event to you. ...
  • 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: TechEd 2010 Australia Planning has begun!

    To me it seems like we just finished TechEd 2009!  We still have some of the Netbooks hanging around so the memory is fresh.  But like everything in life things have to move on.  So we are beginning our planning already for TechEd 2010 and as usual we want to get feedback from the community...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2013: Call for Topics is Live!

         Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2013!   This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions.  This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September. ...
  • 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: TechEd Australia 2013: Registration is Now Live!

    This year TechEd Australia is turning 20!  Can you believe it?  It’s going to be a big year to look back on how the industry has changed and more importantly how it will change moving forward.  In this age of change TechEd remains the place for you to stay ahead and get the skills you...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Registration Site is Live and has buttons!

    For those of you planning on attending Tech Ed Australia 2009 , the registration site is now live so you can begin the process of convincing the boss that you absolutely need (emphasize need!) to go to this year’s Tech Ed conference.  But in all seriousness this year is going to be a bumper year...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2010 sessions are now online

    Another TechEd has come and gone and as part of the event we recorded many of the sessions and my session are now online at TechEd Online .  You can either check them out there or view each of them below in this post. Optimising the Branch Infrastructure with BranchCache Optimising the Branch Infrastructure...
  • 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: TechEd NorthAmerica 2012: Registration and What’s in the Bag!

    Today was registration day at TechEd North America 2012 so myself at Pete Calvert headed off to go through proceedings and pick up the bag.  From what I can see this was the first year they had a self registration process which allows you to register without any assistance from staff.  Mine...
  • Blog Post: Tech.ed NA Day 0: What’s in the bag?

    Today is Day 0 at Tech.ed North America or pre-conference day.  I’m still suffering from jetlag and had one of those morning were you wake up early and can’t get to sleep.  So I was ready to reasonably early and headed down to the Georgia World Congress Center where the event is being held...
  • Blog Post: Quick Poll: HPC 2008 Session at TechEd 2008

    A few of us internally have been discussing whether we should have a session at TechEd 2008 on High Performance  Computing 2008 or HPC 2008 for short.  So we wanted to throw this out to the community and get your thoughts.  So this is the session we are thinking about. Deep Dive: Windows...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Tech.ed North America Episode 8!

      If you are attending Tech·ed  North America in Atlanta it’s only just around the corner.  In fact only 18 days away as I write this post.  Check out the latest countdown video from my buddies over at Edge. Countdown #8 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Tech.ed , Evangelism
  • Blog Post: The Value of TechNet

    I thought I would leave you with this one for the weekend.  Deeps put together this really good video about the value of TechNet and TechNet Plus. It was filmed at TechEd Australia 2008.  Check it out below and click the button on the right to find out more about the program. Technorati Tags...
  • Blog Post: Map of TechEd Delegates

    Are you going to TechEd Australia 2008 this year?  Check out the new mapping service we have up on the main Teched site.  It’s leveraging Virtual Earth and gives you a map of where delegates are from.  Very Cool! Click this link or the map below.. Technorati Tags: TechEd Australia , Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM!!

    Yes I know I’m a day late but hey I had to get Windows 7 RTM installed on my primary machine before I headed off to the US.  At 1.40 PST on July 22nd 2009 we released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously to what we call RTM or Released to Manufacturing.  This means we declared...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed Australia 2009: Windows Server Track Planning

    It’s that time again and as I did last year I’m going to be owning Windows Server content.  This year the way we are organising the tracks is going to be a bit different than it was last year.  This year’s Tech.Ed is going to have a heavy focus on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008: Early Bird ends soon..

      Are you coming to Teched Australia 2008?  Do you want to save $250 off the normal registration price?  Well if you do then you better hurry and register soon because early bird registrations end on June 27th.  Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the premier technical training...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of TechEd North America 2012–An Aussie Perspective!

    As you know in my previous post I headed off the TechEd North America on a fact finding mission as content owner for TechEd Australia 2012 .  This is something we do every year to see how the US event is run, how they approach content and to recruit speakers for our local event.  This year...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Expert

    This year at TechEd Australia we are having a competition at Ask the Experts to find The Ultimate Expert with the winner getting their hands on the super cool HP TouchSmart IQ 505a PC .  There will also be HP IPAQ Companions given away as well which gives you that little bit extra of incentive....
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Tech.ed North America Episode 6

    If you’re going to Tech.ed North America make sure you check out the latest countdown video from the boys over at Edge. Countdown #6 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Teched North America , Events