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  • Blog Post: Free Dynamic Datacenter Workshops Across Australia!

    Yes they are on again!   You may recall that in May of this year myself and a colleague ran a series of Virtualization workshops around Australia.  Well they are on again with a slight name change to reflect some new content that we have added.  So version 2.0 of this workshop is called...
  • Blog Post: New IT Showcase Content Available for Review

    We have a bunch of new IT Showcase Content Available.  Make sure you check out the details below. Microsoft IT Reduces Troubleshooting Challenges with Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset, commonly known as DaRT, is a core component of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2011 Release

    What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on June 14, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 16 new security...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: February 2011 Edition Online Now!

    The February Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and features content related to Cloud services and Virtualization.  If you are thinking about moving down the path of cloud or virtualization this edition has some good information for you.  Even if you are an expert there is still some...
  • Blog Post: What most schools don’t teach…

    Maybe I should start listening to Coatesy and learn to code!  Learn more at http://Code.org Jeffa Technorati Tags: Code , Coding
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2013 Release

    Happy New Year everyone!  What better way to start things off than with a bunch of new security updates.  Check out the details below of this months security bulletin.  Pretty busy one this time around so make sure you check them out.  One thing I did notice is another firmware update...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    I’ve finally had a chance to create a screencast on Dynamic Memory.  You can view through the TechNet Edge site.  Check out the link below. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/dynamic-memory-in-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Dynamic Memory , SP1 , Hyper-V
  • 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: Microsoft IT Showcase: The articles keep on coming..

    More great articles from the folks over at the Microsoft IT Showcase Team .  I think there is something in here for everyone.  Even you Linux boys! Using Windows 7 Professional on a Slate PC Getting Started Using Windows® 7 Professional on a slate PC keeps you productive, entertained, and connected...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012

      This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance.  Below are details of updates available.   Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Component Poster updated with SP1 Changes!

    At the recent Dynamic Datacenter Workshops we have been handing out Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 component posters.  These posters have been very popular over the years and the Hyper-V one has been updated to support Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX which are now available as part of SP1. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This month we have 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface RT and Surface Pro .  The great thing about the new Surface Pro firmware update is we now support PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter.  This will...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2013 Release!

    Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year!  Start the year off right and make sure you get patching and consider the updates below where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012 Beta Available Now!

    If you use Hyper-V then you probably use the current version of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager.  The journey to the Private Cloud is getting better with this release! You can head over to the Connect website to get the download.  Make sure you don’t use it in a production environment...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals!

    For those of you that can’t get to the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas; we have the next best thing for you.  Starting the week after MMS the Microsoft Learning team will be hosting an exclusive 3-day Jump Start Class specifically designed for VMware and Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Memory: Resources from some recent Presentations

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been travelling around talking about Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  The sessions were great and as always I got lots of great questions and feedback.  One of the most common ones of course is can you share the scripts and the slides.  Well of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2011 Release

    This month we are releasing 8 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities.  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 bulletin(s) being released on October 11, 2011. Security bulletins are released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory: Level 1 Alert!

    Please see details below for a Level 1 Security Advisory being released today. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2641690 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing – on November 10, 2011. Summary Microsoft is aware...
  • Blog Post: A New Logo and Celebrating 25 Years at Microsoft!

    I think now is a good time to write this post.  On Monday the 26th of August 2012 I celebrate my 25th Anniversary at Microsoft!  Yes 25 years!  Oh my freaking god!  For those of you that read this blog you may recall a blog post I did 5 years ago celebrating my 20th year at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New offers from Microsoft Learning for Virtualization Certification!

    I talk to a lot of you about virtualization, Private cloud and System Center products and know how much information there is and how hard it can be to keep up.  Well if  you’ve been thinking of getting certified on Microsoft Virtualization or just want to learn more then check out what’s on...
  • Blog Post: New “Cloud Power” Campaign Announced

            Yesterday we announced a new “Cloud Power” global campaign to help IT pro���s better understand this fundamental shift going on right now in our industry.  The campaign is going to focus on 3 key business scenarios including private cloud, public cloud and cloud productivity...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft a leader in x86 Virtualization Infrastructure: Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

    Hello and welcome to a brand new shiny new financial year.  I don’t normally post this kind of stuff but it’s kind of a big deal so I thought I would share.   Gartner has recently published their 2011 Magic Quadrant for the x86 Server Virtualization infrastructure and Microsoft is listed...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal Now Live!

    If you are looking to start your Windows 7 deployment project or you’ve already begun we have great resource that helps test your skills and determine any gaps you might have around Windows 7 Deployment.  The Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal is designed to take a structured approach by guiding...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: December 2011 Edition Out Now!

    The December 2011 edition of TechNet Magazine is out now and features heavily on Windows 7.  This is becoming a theme with the last couple of issues of the magazine which is good to see because it can be a daunting task just understanding all the tools currently available for deploying Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Please Register for upcoming IT Camps!

    Myself and Andrew will be touring around the country delivering IT Camps and we would love to see many of you there.  Please see all the details below and make sure you get along.  For those folks in Brisbane and Melbourne we have IT Camps coming up next week so make sure you register! ...