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  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED updates in March 2011

    Microsoft UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which provide in-depth coverage of Microsoft software and technologies. Catered for Developers and IT Professionals, Microsoft UNPLUGGED are held throughout New Zealand. Join us in March 2011 for Developer morning sessions or IT Professional...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft NZ Roadshow December 2010

    The Microsoft NZ Roadshow for IT Pros and Partners starts next week in Auckland on the December 6, before heading to Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. The roadshow will be an update on Microsoft's latest technologies and will offer technical, product and marketing/sales sessions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED Update - Aug 2010

    Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED Update - Aug 2010 TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions in August focusing on what the Cloud means to you as an IT Manager or IT Professional. The cloud has been called the next logical step in business computing—but there is still a lot of confusion about what it really means. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: May TechNet UNPLUGGED event - Virtualisation

    TechNet NZ event series is back in (late) May featuring Microsoft Virtualisation. Stu and I will be doing a drilldown into and demos of the complete Microsoft Virtualisation Stack including Windows Server Hyper-V, VECD & MDOP, Application Virtualisation (Softgrid), System Centre Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: UNPLUGGED June 2008 TechNet Event Exchange Server

    Just a quick reminder about next weeks UNPLUGGED TechNet event series , this month on Exchange Server 2007.  Please register if you intend to come along, hope to see you there...   Come along to this month’s TechNet UNPLUGGED event to get up to speed with the latest enhancements to the...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unplugged October

    Network Access Protection System Centre Essentials 2007 Christchurch Weds 24th October Auckland Thurs 25th October Wellington Fri 26th October Back in CHC, AKL and WLG later this month doing another Microsoft UNPLUGGED event - October's TechNet Update UPDATE: Registration now live. Please...
  • Blog Post: September 2008 – UNPLUGGED TechNet Update: Internet Explorer 8

    Come and get an overview of the new features and capabilities of Internet Explorer 8. IE8 has plenty of exciting new features for web developers, consumers and IT Professionals. Leading the charge is a brand new rendering engine engineered from the ground up that renders websites stringently using today...
  • Blog Post: TechNet UNPLUGGED June 09 Slide Decks Available

    A few of you have have posted comments asking when I will be making the PowerPoint decks from the last UNPLUGGED available for download.  I also received numerous emails asking the same thing.  I’m sorry it took so long, but I finally got the decks uploaded to my Windows Live SkyDrive location...
  • Blog Post: NZ TechNet UNPLUGGED March events Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010

    Just a quick reminder that there is an IT Pro Unplugged event running in March in 5 cities: Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED Update - March 2010 Join us in March 2010 for the latest Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED Update for IT Pros. Come and learn about Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Session 1: What's new...
  • 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: November 2008 - UNPLUGGED TechNet Update – Double Sessions

    Join us in November for the last New Zealand TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions of 2008. Come to two morning sessions and learn about Windows Vista Deployment, and deploying Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Centre Virtual Machine Manager.   Session 1: Windows Vista Deployment using MDT 2008 and Configuration...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unplugged November

    Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Wellington Tues 20 Nov 930am Christchurch Weds 21 Nov 130pm Auckland Thursday 22 November 930am Please register below Back in CHC, AKL and WLG later this month doing another Microsoft UNPLUGGED event - November's...
  • 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: TechNet NZ UNPLUGGED Roadshow – Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Join us for the May - June 2009 UNPLUGGED Roadshow as we visit locations around New Zealand presenting technical sessions for Developers and IT Pros. Choose from either the MSDN Stream for Developers or TechNet Stream for IT Pros . TechNet Stream: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 If you're an IT...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Session this week in Christchurch

    Just a reminder that we still have a few spaces available at the TechNet UNPLUGGED session this week,  in Christchurch on afternoon of Thursday 7th Dec.  You can register here More info about this month's topics are posted here , but in short Deploying & Managing Windows Server Update Services...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy preferences

    Last week at IT Forum in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the upcoming releases of Group Policy preferences (formerly PolicyMaker Standard Edition and PolicyMaker Share Manager by DesktopStandard).   Microsoft acquired DesktopStandard last year and, along with some fantastic people, we obtained GPOVault...
  • Blog Post: Resources for WSUS & Group Policy Presentation

    Presentation Downloads You can download the PowerPoint decks from the latest TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions now.  I have made the PowerPoint decks available as PPT, PPTX (2007 format) and PDF.  Very interested to know which format you prefer going forward You can browse to the Windows Live SkyDrive...