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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2014 Release

    Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year! The table below list the updates in order of severity. Please make sure you check them out and apply to your environments as necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart...
  • 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: Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin and the final bulletin for the financial year. This time around we have 7 updates that you need to consider for your environments. Check out the details below and apply these where needed. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2014 Release!

    It’s been a busy time lately with lots of updates coming out for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Well now it’s time to get back to the business of keeping up to date with patches. Please see below for details of this month’s security updates and make sure you apply these updates where it’s applicable...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Windows XP..thank you for the memories!

    As you may or may have not heard Windows XP reaches it’s end of extended support on April 8th 2014 or the 9th for those of us in Australia. It’s hard to believe this day has finally arrived and that Windows XP is a 12 year old operating system! A lot has changed since then and from a security perspective...
  • 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: 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’s 2014 Tech Wishlist Survey for Asia Pacific!

    Recently I came across this interesting study on the Microsoft Asia Pacific News Center that talks about the gadgets that consumers hope they will be able to buy or get as a gift in 2014. The survey is clear that consumers own multiple devices (53%) and a large part of them (67%) would like a more unified...
  • 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: 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: New Windows 8.1 Ad!

    I’m running Windows 8.1 on about 8 machines which includes all my home machines and work machines and it truly is such a big difference from Windows 8 and a joy to use. We’ve also come out with this new ad which is pretty good and shows just how nice it is to have it running across all your...
  • Blog Post: Meet the New Surface!

    Wow! what an exciting time!  Over on the Surface Blog we just made some announcements overnight about the Surface 2 , Surface Pro 2 and a bunch of new accessories. I for one am looking forward to getting my hands on the new Surface Pro 2 with a 256GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM.  This could really...
  • Blog Post: MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!

    Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP.  MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing.  If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2013 Release!

    This month is the 10th anniversary of security bulletins or as they are more commonly known as “Patch Tuesday’s!   This month we have 8 bulletins you need to consider for your environment.  Check out the table below for all the details. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum...
  • Blog Post: More Surface 2 Videos!

    Can you tell that I’m loving the new Surface 2 videos? Well here’s two more! Enjoy! Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

    It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT , Surface Pro , Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 .  If you...
  • Blog Post: Infographic: Successful Tech-Savvy SMEs!

    Nice Infographic below about how using technology will help small to medium enterprises succeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Infographic , SME
  • Blog Post: Free eBooks: Plenty of reading for the holidays!

    I haven’t posted about eBooks for awhile and during that time the folks over at Microsoft Press have been pretty busy.  To coincide with the release of a bunch of new products we have a ton of free eBooks just in time for the holiday season.  We have a wide range of topics to choose from and...