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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...
11 Nov 2013
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...
8 Oct 2013
Infographic: Successful Tech-Savvy SMEs!
Nice Infographic below about how using technology will help small to medium enterprises succeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Infographic , SME
8 Oct 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2013 Release!
I’m a little late with this one but here it is anyway. Check out this months updates and apply where needed in your environments. You can also check out the Security bulletin webcast if you need more specifics about these patches. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity...
19 Aug 2013
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...
9 Jul 2013
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...
8 Jul 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: June 2013 Release!
Welcome to another round of security updates. This is the last one for the financial year of you talk in that language. The following tables outlined the bulletins being released this month. Make sure you prioritize these updates where appropriate in your environment. Bulletin ID Bulletin...
11 Jun 2013
Infographic: Evolution of the IT Pro!
Have you ever used a floppy disk ? How about a Macintosh Plus or Mac II ? When I first started at Microsoft in 1987 the Macintosh Plus was one of the first computers I used! When Windows 3.0 came out I started using an 80386 PC and my IT Pro life began! Fast forward 20 years or...
3 Jun 2013
Download the MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta!
Are you looking to move to Windows Server 2012? Then accelerate this move with MAP Toolkit 8.5 beta which is available now for download . There is a bunch of new stuff in this release so make sure you check it out. What’s New? Newly designed user interface The MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta features...
21 May 2013
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...
16 May 2013
Windows Azure Active Directory Cartoon!
I found this really cool animation the other day that is great at explaining exactly what Windows Azure AD is and how it’s different to on premise Active Directory that we have all been familiar with for years. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Azure , Cloud , Azure AD
6 May 2013
MMS 2013: Opening Keynote Video
Below is the opening video that was shown at MMS 2013 in case you missed it! Pretty cool… And if you want to watch the opening keynote and other sessions you can watch them on Channel 9’s MMS page . Jeffa Technorati Tags: MMS2013 , Management
8 Apr 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2013 Release
This month is pretty busy in the updates arena so make sure you check out the details below. Plus this month there is an update for IE 10 to fully support flash as reported on the IE blog earlier this week. And if you have a Surface RT device there is another firmware update as well. MS13...
12 Mar 2013
Competition: Download an Evaluation and win a Nokia Lumia 920!
I’ve got a very simple competition for you. All you need to do is download an Evaluation for Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 SP1 and you could win a Nokia Lumia 920! All the details are below. To enter go to the following website. Win a Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone...
11 Mar 2013
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
27 Feb 2013
Comparing Cloud Storage: Infographic!
Recently I came across this Infographic on the state of cloud storage providers that was done by a company called Nasuni. Notice that Windows Azure was a winner! If you want to download a full copy of the report you can get it here. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Azure , Cloud Storage
21 Feb 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2013 Release!
Welcome to the February 2013 security bulletin release! This month we have quite a few updates to consider in your environments so make sure you pay close attention to these updates this month. Bulletin Information Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating...
14 Feb 2013
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...
6 Feb 2013
Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Cluster Aware Updating!
I wanted to share with you another Screencast on Windows Server 2012. This time I’m covering Cluster Aware Updating which is one of my favourite new features in Windows Server 2012. Essentially what Cluster Aware Updating does is automate the update process on failover cluster servers while...
22 Jan 2013
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...
8 Jan 2013
Screencast: Windows Server 2012-NIC Teaming
I wanted to share with you a new feature in Windows Server 2012 called NIC Teaming . It’s one of my favourites and an essential part of building a Private Cloud. Having high availability at the network layer is critical functionality that is now built into Windows Server 2012. You no...
18 Dec 2012
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available!
In a previous post I talked about the Beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0. Well the beta program has closed and the final version is now available for download. More details and download link below. Download MAP 8.0: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=275384...
16 Dec 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2012 Release
Hi Everyone! This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates. We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well. Bulletin Information Executive Summaries The following table...
11 Dec 2012
Windows Server 2012 Infographic: Australian Version!
Recently I did a post sharing a new Infographic that details some key savings customers are already realising around the world with Windows Server 2012 . Well below is our local Australian version that I thought I would share. It shows how Australian customers are already seeing savings from...
6 Dec 2012
Windows Server 2012 Infographic!
I’m a big fan of Infographics and I just found a good one on Windows Server 2012. Thought I would share. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2012
20 Nov 2012
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