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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Open for Business in Australia!

    Today has been a very exciting day for us at Microsoft Australia! Today at TechEd Sydney we announced the general availability of the Australian GEO which includes the Australia East Region in NSW and the Australia Southeast Region in Victoria. I’m writing this post from the TechEd Sydney show floor...
  • 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: TechEd Australia: Free Netbook on offer!

    Yes the secret squirrel is out!  As Nick and Long have already posted we are giving each paid delegates to TechEd Australia an HP 2140 Mini Notebook with Windows 7 pre-installed.  Pretty cool eh?  in my opinion this has to be the coolest and most useful thing we have ever done at TechEd...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Vodcast: Interview with Rocky Heckman

    Hi Everyone! Yes it’s that time again. Time for another Vodcast on Teched Australia 2008 . In this Vodcast I’m talking with Rocky Heckman who is owning the Security track this year. Rocky’s a good guy and we’ve worked on a few events in the past so I know you’ll find good content in his track. Rocky...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is here!

    Today is a good day!  I always love it when new versions of our major products come out.  Today we released Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 to the masses!  Beta 1 was more of a developer and web designer release so I didn’t play around with it that much.  But with Beta 2 we are targeting...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2009: Pre Registration Now Open!

    Hi all,  Yes it’s that time of year again.  Time to register for TechEd.  It only seems like we just powered down all the servers from last year’s event!  My how times flies.  This year I’m going to be managing the server track again and it looks like we will have about 20 sessions...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 as a workstation..

    This topic has been floating around a few blogs for awhile now and I decided to give it a go on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61P.  After all it’s 64-Bit; has 4GB of RAM and supports Hyper-V.  And as I begin to prepare my sessions  for TechEd Australia it’s much easier to use a laptop enabled with...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008: Windows Server track progress

    With TechEd Australia 2008 getting closer and closer we’ve been busy with track planning to make sure you have the best possible experience at this year’s event.  Right now I’ve locked in about 80% of my sessions with speakers so things are moving along quite well.  So in my previous post I...
  • Blog Post: Teched Australia: Windows Server Track Planning

    This year I'm owning the Windows Server track at Teched Australia and as part of the planning process I would like to get the community's thoughts on the sessions we are planning.  This year we are having 23 sessions in the Windows Server track.  The tricky part about this is at TechEd in the...
  • Blog Post: Apply Now to be a Technical Learning Guide at Tech.ed Australia!

    We are inviting applications from MCTs and MVPs to carry out the duties of a Technical Learning Guide (TLG). TLGs are required to provide technical assistance to attendees in the Hands-On Labs room. Successful TLG applicants will be offered the opportunity to present one or more Instructor Led Labs and...
  • 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