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  • 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: Resources from some recent events

    Recently I've been out an about talking about all things System Center 2012 and wanted to provide you with all the slides for your reference.  You can download them all below or view the embed if you prefer that. Delivering the Private Cloud with Microsoft Technologies Datacenter and Private Cloud ...
  • Blog Post: MAP 7.0 Beta Available Now for Download!

    If you have been looking at the Microsoft Private Cloud then check out the new MAP 7.0 Beta! Accelerate your move to the Private Cloud with MAP 7.0 Beta The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows as well as Windows Server 2012 Beta. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server “8” Beta Available for Download!

    You guys probably already know this but I’m jumping on the bandwagon.  In addition to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview being available for download I wanted to let you know that the Windows “8” Server Beta is available as well.  Exciting day to be a geek! Be the first to experience all that Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Server PosterPedia Windows 8 App Now Available!

    Many of you know I’m a big fan of the various component architecture posters that have been going around for some time now.  We gave a bunch of these out at TechEd Australia this year and I recently did a blog post on the latest one.  To give you some background these posters were originally...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: 2 New articles for you..

    I wanted to share with some more updated content from the Microsoft IT Showcase team . Developing a Strategy to Simplify Planning and Improve Performance and Reliability MSIT developed a "Get Current" strategy to increase adherence to standards within MSIT production environments. By using...
  • Blog Post: APP-V 4.6 for RDS Whitepaper now available

    Thanks to Kleefy and the team we now have a new whitepaper that covers Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for RDS.  I covered App-V 4.6 last week in our TechNet Live event so it’s very timely that this paper is now released.  It covers the benefits, configurations and things you need...
  • Blog Post: How far will you take Virtual?

    We’ve just update out main Virtualization page at http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization .  The site takes advantage of Microsoft Silverlight Ô technology which creates a virtual room to allow visitors to navigate through all parts of our virtualization solutions.  This is the site to check...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Migration from Windows XP

    Windows 7 has some great tools for migration from previous operating systems.  Some that come to mind are Deployment Imaging and Service Management (DISM), mounting VHD’s natively in the operating system and User State Migration.  But one of the best features in my opinion and many of my mates...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Live Events for May 2010: Virtualization Month!

    Next month we have something special for you folks.  As you all know we have been running TechNet Live events to keep you up-to-date with the latest Microsoft technologies.  In May we are dedicating the entire month to Virtualization and have 4 sessions lined up to address what Microsoft is...
  • Blog Post: New IT Showcase Content: VDI Desktop to Contract Workers

    More great content from the Microsoft IT Showcase team and on a topic that a lot of folks are interested in. Providing Flexible, Security-Enhanced Network Access to Contractors with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Microsoft IT deployed a secure and cost-effective pilot solution called Virtual Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Tech.ed North America Episode 8!

      If you are attending Tech·ed  North America in Atlanta it’s only just around the corner.  In fact only 18 days away as I write this post.  Check out the latest countdown video from my buddies over at Edge. Countdown #8 Jeffa Technorati Tags: Tech.ed , Evangelism
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta Now Available

              The Microsoft Solution Accelerator team has recently announced the first public beta of the MAP 5.5 toolkit.   I’ve been a big fan of this tool for quite some time now and this latest version adds a host of new options--with assessment for easier migration to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Now Available MAP 6.0 Beta

    I just wanted to let you know that the MAP 6.0 Beta is now available for download via the Connect website .  If you are looking at Microsoft’s Private or Public Cloud solutions then this tool can help. MAP 6.0 Beta: Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms Planning...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Deployment: Special Live Meetings in June!

    In addition to our normal TechNet Live events that we’ll be running in June; we also have some sessions dedicated sessions focusing Office 2007 Deployment .  This will be done in 3 parts throughout June so if you are interested in Office 2007 Deployment check them out.. Office 2007 Deployment Series...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2009

    Please see details below of the September Security Bulletin release. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-045 Vulnerability in JScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution May Require...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase: New Content Available Now!

    Please see below for some more content from the Microsoft IT Showcase team .  It’s good to see the good work they have been doing to help our friends in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning in Action: Japan 2011 The Japan earthquake...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative: Ten Years On!

    It’s hard to believe that ten years ago today Bill Gates sent out a memo announcing the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative .  The goal of this initiative was to ensure that the technology we use every day is as reliable as the electricity that powers your home and business.  Around...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: The MS IT Showcase Content keeps coming..

    The Microsoft IT Showcase team keeps publishing new content.  The below articles are very interesting. Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 A hybrid messaging deployment offers the possibility to have some mailboxes located on-premises while others reside in the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Maintaining High Availability for Microsoft.com!

    The Microsoft IT Showcase team has released a really great article about how we achieve high availability on Microsoft.com .  It’s a great example of how we use technology, carefully planned infrastructure and change management to achieve high availability ratings.  And the article has one...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Live! Meetings: Private Cloud Focused

    I would like to inform that starting later this month and continuing into November I’ll be doing a series of TechNet Live events.  We’ve done several of these in the past and wanted to continue them to keep you up-to-date with the latest Microsoft technologies.  As many of you know the System...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of TechEd North America 2012–An Aussie Perspective!

    As you know in my previous post I headed off the TechEd North America on a fact finding mission as content owner for TechEd Australia 2012 .  This is something we do every year to see how the US event is run, how they approach content and to recruit speakers for our local event.  This year...