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  • Blog Post: NZ IT Pro Microsoft Cloud Services podcast - Part 1

    Welcome to the first edition of the NZ IT Pro Microsoft Cloud Services podcast Based on your feedback, we’re trying something new by doing a podcast, for New Zealand IT Professionals, explaining Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Cloud Services - there are many misconceptions surrounding the cloud and...
  • Blog Post: September Edition of TechNet Magazine online

    ISA Server: A Guide to Securing ISA Server 2006 Many organisations rely on ISA Server 2006 to secure their environment, but few take the important step of securing ISA Server itself. Here’s a guide to using the Security Configuration Wizard and Administrative roles to limit its attack surface and secure...
  • Blog Post: NZers subscribe to the improved NZ TECHNET Flash Bi-Weekly Online Newsletters today and get the chance to win a HP TouchSmart PC!

    We know that your time is short so the NZ TECHNET Flash Newsletters aims to provide you with relevant, topical IT Professional related updates from your local community and around the world. Each edition features an editorial piece produced by the NZ TECHNET Team where you will learn about free local...
  • Blog Post: Reminder - general availability of Windows 7 Beta to end shortly

    If you haven’t downloaded the Windows 7 Beta yet, and you want to, make sure you do so now! The public Beta program will shut down starting on February 10th (US date). Millions of people worldwide have already downloaded it and we announced at the start of the beta, the beta would not be available for...
  • Blog Post: August Edition of TechNet Magazine online

    Online and available for download here , highlights include:   SQL Server: Top Tips for Effective Database Maintenance Far too often, people who are not trained database administrators somehow end up responsible for a database. They lack the proper training and knowledge to maintain their database...
  • Blog Post: NZers 30% discount off TechNet subscriptions

    Just a reminder that are special 30% off discount promotion code for New Zealand customers expires on June 30 , promo code is - NZTNQ3 What is a TechNet Subscription? TechNet Subscriptions is a subscription program that provides premium technical resources to help IT Professionals efficiently evaluate...
  • Blog Post: March 2009 TechNet UNPLUGGED: Data Protection Manager Technical Briefing

    Next months technical briefing focuses on Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 Peter Niven – Microsoft’s Regional Specialist on DPM – will be helping attendees understand how DPM can better protect your Microsoft IT investment and elaborate on the wider opportunities to design a more resilient...
  • Blog Post: December NZ TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions for IT Pros

    Join us around New Zealand (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, Auckland), in December 2009 for the latest Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update. Come to TechNet morning for IT Pros and/or afternoon MSDN sessions for Developers.  Microsoft NZ UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft NZ IT Pro Early Adopters Programme

    Do you want some help to test/pilot the latest Microsoft infrastructure technologies? I’ve blogged about this before but just a reminder for everyone, we’ve had a lot of interest recently in using this programme for Windows 7 testing. Momentum is focussed on supporting “early adopters” - IT Professionals...