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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Download an Evaluation for your chance to Win!

    Myself and Macca have been travelling around the country recently on the latest round of IT Camps and the response has been great. We’ve been of course talking about Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and all the new features in both of those products. If you haven’t had a chance to look...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2014 Release!

    Hi folks and welcome to another round of security updates. This months updates mainly focus on Windows so make sure you apply them where appropriate in your environment's . Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP Community Camp 2014!

    I wanted to alert you to some upcoming events that are happening around Australia this month being run by our Microsoft MVP community . These events will be run simultaneously on Saturday March 22nd in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland New Zealand. I’ll be opening the Sydney event...
  • Blog Post: OneDrive for Everything in your life!

    Today over on the OneDrive blog we have announced a new name for Skydrive! If you already use SkyDrive then you don’t have to do anything. Just head over to www.onedrive.com and sign-in. However it’s not just a name change. We are also announcing some nice new features with this update as well. I’ve...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MVA Jumpstart: Virtualizing your Datacenter!

    Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19 th from 9am – 5pm PST If you're new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another patch Tuesday or Wednesday as it is here in Australia. There are quite a list of updates this month so make sure you have a look at the details and apply them where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2014 Release

    Hello everyone and welcome to 2014 and the first security bulletin for the new year! This month is a bit of a quiet month with only 4 major bulletins to consider for your environments. Details are below so make sure you look at these and apply where necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive...
  • Blog Post: Check out Windows Azure Week!

    Windows Azure week is coming next week and is your opportunity to get a week long deep dive from the folks that created Windows Azure! It is going to be in the middle of the night for us here in Australia but don’t worry as it’s being recorded for offline use. More details can be found at: http://aka...
  • Blog Post: Get up to 25% off Certification Exams until the end of the year!

    With the number of new products that have come out recently it’s a good time to re-visit your Microsoft certification status and get up to date. To help with this the folks over at Microsoft Learning are running a program until December 31st 2009 where you can get up to 25% certification exams . ...
  • Blog Post: A Day Made of Glass!

    This is cool! A Day Made of Glass Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Another Windows 8 Ad..

    The Windows Team on YouTube has been putting up some cheeky videos lately against the iPad.  This one is particularly good. You can see more of the comparison at http://windows.com/compare Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows 8 , Tablets
  • Blog Post: Introducing New Windows Phone 8 Devices from HTC!

    Well I got distracted again today with the announcement of some new Windows 8 Phone devices from HTC .  Today they announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices; the Windows Phone 8x and the Windows Phone 8S .  Both are gorgeous phones and come in a range of colours.  they have Gorilla Glass...
  • Blog Post: MAP 6.5 Beta Now Available!

    As you all know nothing stays still in the IT Industry.  Earlier this year we released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 to help you with your Private and Public Cloud planning.  Now we have a beta available of the next release of MAP, version 6.5.  Here are some details...
  • Blog Post: New Content from Microsoft IT Showcase: Intellimirror

          A lot of us at Microsoft have large amounts of data and we use more than one machine.  In order for users to get easy access to their data both inside and outside the office our Microsoft IT team has been improving the Intellimirror service to provide secure data backup to users...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: New Video Content Available Now!

    The folks over at Microsoft IT Showcase have been busy uploading videos to TechNet Edge on various topics about they are using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.  The two new videos below caught my eye and are worth a watch. How Microsoft IT Leverages Security Enhancements from Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2011 Release

    This month we only have 2 newly discovered security bulletins that you need to consider for your environments.  Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on May 10, 2011. Security bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: Out of Band for March 2010

    Today we are releasing a new security bulletin ( out of band) for a newly discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Full details of this bulletin can be found below. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS10-018 Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: January 2010 Issue Online

    I know I’m a bit late with this but I’ve been away for 6 weeks holiday so during this time I missed a bit and I’m just catching up.  Anyway the January Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and as usual has some great technical information.  This issue includes the following highlights...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting.  I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
  • Blog Post: MAP Toolkit 8.5 Now Released!

    As my first post of the new financial year I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 is now available for download .  If you haven’t used MAP before then I encourage you to have a look.  MAP Toolkit 8.5 includes hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Storage Spaces

    Welcome to another Screencast on Windows Server 2012.  This time I’m discussing what I think to be one of the biggest area’s of improvement and change in Windows Server 2012 namely Storage infrastructure.  In Windows Server 2012 we are addressing the need to provide resiliency and cost-effective...
  • Blog Post: Feedback Needed: Technet Subscription

    Hi folks, We are trying to gauge the value you get out of your Technet subscription. If you have a Technet subscription then we would love to hear any feedback you have; whether its good or bad. So drop a comment on this post and let us know. Cheers, Jeff
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360 Walkthrough

    If You haven’t had a chance to watch the entire E3 Keynote then check out this video walkthrough of Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360.  Pretty cool stuff.  Courtesy of the guys at The Verge. Enjoy! Jeffa    
  • Blog Post: New IT Showcase Content Available Now

    The IT Showcase team has released some new content covering a range of technology areas.  Check out the content below and links to more information. Supply Chain Management Platform Supports Seamless Partner Collaboration The Entertainment and Devices (EDD) division leverages a complex supply chain...