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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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Infographic: The continuing fight against Malware!

    Recently on the official Microsoft blog there was a really good article how Microsoft is taking the offensive against cybercrime and helping users protect their PC’s against malware. For most of you who read this blog I’m sure you are on top of patching your machines and keeping them safe from malware...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.1 Available Now!

    As you have probably guessed based on previous posts that I’m a big fan of the MAP Toolkit as a planning and deployment tool for enterprise deployments. Below are details of the latest release for you to download and use. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1: Windows 8.1 Deployment and Creating a bootable USB device for installs!

    Back in 2009 I wrote a blog post on setting up a USB bootable device for installs. The goal of this post was to have a ready guide to build a bootable USB disk to rebuild machines without having to use the DVD. At the time Windows 7 was the current product in market, Netbooks were popular and we were...
  • 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: TechNet Live! Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Manageability and Automation!

    This is the last of the Windows Server 2012 R2 events in this series this time focusing on Manageability and Automation. Enjoy! Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Management and Automation If you want to download a copy of the presentation for this event and an offline copy of the recording please go here...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live! Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Access and Information Protection!

    Here’s another recording for you in transforming the datacenter TechNet Live Series. This time around Access and Information Protection. Enjoy! Windows Server 2012 R2 Access and Information Protection TechNet Live Series - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Access and Information Protection If you want to download...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live! Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Rethink Networking!

    Welcome to another TechNet Live recording! Please see below for the session that Andrew did about the new networking technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 R2 – Rethink Networking TechNet Live Series - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Rethink Networking If you want to download a copy of...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Recording: Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Overview!

    I’m slowly getting around to posting up the links to all the recordings and I’m hoping to have them all up by the end of this week. So expect to see a few posts this week with all the recordings. Hope you enjoy them! Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 TechNet Live Series - Virtualization with...
  • 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...