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Cortana in Windows 10 is cool!
I've been using Cortana for a while on my Lumia 930 Windows Phone and it's pretty cool to have my own personal digital assistant on my phone. Later this year we will bring Cortana to PC's and tablets running Windows 10 and if you are on the Windows Insiders program you have most likely checked...
12 Feb 2015
My Surface Pro 3 Setup and an Infographic!
I’ve been using a Surface Pro 3 now for a couple of months. Myself and Andrew both got given one when we were in the US at the end of July at a Microsoft technical conference. So I wanted to give you my impressions of the device and whether you can actually use it as a laptop replacement. The Kit Bag...
26 Sep 2014
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
24 Jun 2014
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...
20 Mar 2014
A Sneak Peek at Windows Phone 8!
Looking forward to this! A first look at Windows Phone 8 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Phone 8 , Windows Phone
17 Jul 2012
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...
17 Oct 2008
The New Xbox TV Experience!
This was too good not to share. We have recently announced a new era of interactive entertainment through XBOX 360 . Check out the video below of what it looks like. The good news for Australian users? SBS On Demand and ABC iView will be part of the service! Sweet! Jeffa Technorati...
10 Oct 2011
The History of Computing: Microsoft vs. Apple
This is a cool graphic of the history of computing from a Microsoft vs. Apple perspective. Brings back memories of when I used a Mac Plus as my primary computer. This was in between the times smoke was coming out the top of it! Ah the memories… Jeffa Technorati Tags: History of Computing
27 Jun 2011
TechNet Magazine: August 2009 Edition Online Now!
The August 2009 Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online. Check out some of the highlights below. The theme this month is “connecting the dots” using Microsoft BI solutions. Plus as always there is lots of other good information in there. Business Intelligence: Planning your...
13 Aug 2009
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...
24 Jul 2009
Microsoft Office Future Vision
We’ve released future vision videos in the past and below is another one from the Microsoft Office team . It looks at how we will potentially get things done at work; at home and on the go in 5-10 years time. These videos are always cool and give you a glimpse of what might be coming...
31 Oct 2011
Windows 8: Less talking, more doing!
Absolute gold! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows 8
23 May 2013
Goodbye FY08…hello FY09..
Well another financial year has passed which means it’s a time to reflect on the achievements of the past year and begin to plan for the next financial year. Actually we’ve been planning for awhile now so it’s time to begin all the new and exciting plans we have for the new year. So FY08...
1 Jul 2008
Windows 7 Packaging Revealed!
We even have a tagline for the packaging of Windows 7. Simple, Clean and Easy to Open..And they are greener than the Windows Vista packaging and 37% lighter! And finally it’s easy to open. The box opens more like a standard DVD case which will make it easier to get to the DVD...
25 Jun 2009
Windows 7 Deployment Resources – Update
As we get close to the general availability of Windows 7 on October 22nd it’s a good time to think about deploying Windows 7. Well we have been very busy with making sure we remove as many deployment blockers as we can. We have worked hard to make sure we remove as many of these as...
5 Aug 2009
Microsoft IT Showcase: New Content Available!
We have some great new content available from our IT Showcase team outlining how we deploy Virtual Machines using Hyper-V and how designed the corporate extranet to collaborate with partners without compromising security. Check out the content below! Best Practices for Deploying Virtual Machines...
31 Mar 2009
Windows 7 in the Australian Outback?
Well maybe not completely the Outback but certainly in the country for sure. Over the last 6 months or so I’ve been talking with many an IT Pro throughout Australia about all the goodness that is Windows 7. The response of course has been overwhelming with many of you running it day...
29 Jun 2009
Windows 8 shown at Computex in Taipei!
Technorati Tags: Windows 8 , Beta's Jeffa
18 Jul 2011
Australia–Be What’s Next…
Check out this video made by my very clever team on how Australia is becoming a “digital economy”. Featuring narration by our own Catherine Eibner! Jeffa Technorati Tags: Digital Economy , Be What's Next
27 Mar 2011
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
A Glimpse of the future: Microsoft’s New Envisioning Center!
As was reported over on the Next at Microsoft blog we recently opened up the new Envisioning Center on the Microsoft Redmond Campus which is essentially an immersive showcase about the possibilities that technology can bring to enrich our lives. As part of the opening the team created a video of...
8 Mar 2013
Should you care about IPV6?
We all know that we are running out of IPV4 address and we have to get our head around IPV6 as we make the transition. We do have some time left but that window is rapidly shrinking. I’ve talked about the need for IPV6 in sessions I’ve done on Direct Access in Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
8 Feb 2011
Life at the Coalface featuring Kleefy
James Bannnan from APC has uploaded the second instalment of the Life at the Coalface podcast series and this time it features our own Kleefy talking about some of the new group policy stuff his team has been working on for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Check it out at: http://apcmagpro...
28 Jan 2009
Happy Retirement Windows XP!
Time to move off XP? Little reminder for the upcoming end of support date. Jeffa
24 Jul 2013
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