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  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 SP1 Virtualisation and Licensing Announcements

    Two big announcements for Exchange 2007 SP1: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running on Hyper-V or other hypervisors validated under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) . Microsoft is waiving its 90-day license reassignment policy to enable customers who virtualise...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2008... what a week!

    Tech.Ed 2008 has finally wrapped up... I was in Auckland for Tech.Ed NZ on Monday and Tuesday, and then in Sydney for Tech.Ed Australia from Wednesday to Friday. It was a hectic and somewhat exhausting week as I was the track/content owner for Unified Communications and Mobility, and I also presented...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed New Zealand

    I've just got back to Sydney after two days in Auckland for Tech.Ed New Zealand.  From tomorrow morning I'll be at Tech.Ed Australia.  Here are some photos.....     Rick Anderson and Mauricio Freitas after UNC117   Behind the lectern in UNC314 Brendan Carius setting up just before...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2008 - it begins......

    It seems like only yesterday that we were in Surfers Paradise for Tech.Ed 2007 but already we're beginning to plan Tech.Ed 2008, which will definitely be the biggest and best Tech.Ed ever!! Tech.Ed Australia will be held in Sydney and Tech.Ed NZ in Auckland, in early September 2008. Keep up-to-date and...
  • Blog Post: Is that an analog PABX in your pocket?

    Sure is!  (but I am also happy to see you)  This beast was recently purchased on eBay and is currently sitting in Microsoft's Melbourne office.   I love seeing the old 1950s phone next to the Communicator Phone Editions (aka Tanjay).  In UNC314 we will get these talking to each other...
  • Blog Post: Meet Colin Lee

    Last week I caught up with Colin Lee, one of this year's presenters in the Unified Comms track at TechEd Australia and New Zealand. Deeps was around and had his video camera handy so we recorded a quick interview.  Colin discusses some of the topics he'll be presenting this year, as well as his...
  • Blog Post: TE08NZ: UC interview

    I was interviewed yesterday at Tech.Ed New Zealand by Nic Romaniuk about my views on Unified Comms, and how it's changing the way people work. Check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/nz/teched08/office-unified-communications.aspx (click Johan Kruse (SIC) under Other Videos on the right). ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobility Smackdown at TechReady 6

    Every 6 months, Microsoft holds an internal-only conference called TechReady for our technical team in the field. It's an amazing convergence of people from all over the world coming together to learn about our technologies directly from the product teams as well as to give feedback about what customers...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V is here.. what about Exchange?

    In case you haven't heard the news, we have released Hyper-V into the wild. In fact did you know that 25% of microsoft.com is already running on Hyper-V VMs? So what about Exchange Server? As we recently announced at Tech.Ed USA, Microsoft will be publishing a support statement with respect to...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia - registration opens

    We've now opened registration for TechEd Australia. Register now and save $250 with the early-bird special! Check out the site for all the info... http://www.microsoft.com.au/teched/ And of course watch this space for developments in the Unified Communications & Mobility track!!!! ...
  • Blog Post: Update on Unified Comms and Mobility track (Australia)

    Here is an update to the draft I recently posted for the Unified Communications & Mobility track at Tech.Ed Australia. These sessions are still not 100% finalised - a few are missing and some names are subject to change - but this should provide a good idea of the kind of content we'll be delivering...
  • Blog Post: Talking Smack!

    Yesterday I caught up with Roger Lawrence and Rick Anderson and we recorded a video discussion about Mobility Smackdown! , one of the most popular sessions at TechEd Australia. Hear about the history of Smackdown! as well as what's planned for this year. It's going to be massive - demo-offs, competitions...
  • Blog Post: OFCCT201 - All-Up Unified Communications and Collaboration Demo

    At Tech.Ed Australia Ian Palangio and I did a 75 presentation that contained no PowerPoint slides. It was a complete demonstration of Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies available from Microsoft including: Office 2007 Office Groove 2007 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Office...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2008... less than a month to go!

    I've been very quiet on the blogging front recently due to a number of things: overseas travel, trying to organise a wedding (I'm getting married in October), illness, but most of all due to the amount of planning and work we're putting into Unified Comms and Mobility at Tech.Ed! We've now pretty much...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed 2008: T-Minus 4 (and a bit) Months

    It has already been 4 months since I first posted about Tech.Ed Australia/NZ 2008, and there are now just over 4 months left until the event officially kicks off in Sydney and Auckland. (EDIT: dates corrected :)) As previously mentioned, I’m the track owner for Unified Communications & Mobility...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Ed Australia.. the first morning

    Tech.Ed in Sydney has kicked off.  A great vibe, and everybody seems to be enjoying themselves so far.   Blurry photo of the keynote   Jonathan Lewis presenting UNC301 (How MSIT does Exchange) Share this post :
  • Blog Post: TechEd UC content (draft)

    I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front for the last few weeks, but it's not because I don't love you guys - it's because I'm currently in the middle of speaker recruitment and content development. Here is an early draft of some (not all) of the sessions that will be in the Unified Communications...