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  • Blog Post: next Wellington Infrastructure User Group meeting announced – Active Directory in R2

    What’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Presented by: Tony Murray   When: Tuesday 8th Sept 2009 5pm Where: Microsoft HQ Wellington With R2 just out, there are some new AD features thrown into the mix.  Tony will introduce and demo these features and, with time permitting, open...
  • Blog Post: Wellington - Wake up and Win Windows 7 on October 22nd

    Wake up and Win - Windows 7 on October 22 nd Microsoft and Hewlett Packard invite you to help celebrate the launch of Windows 7 and HP’s all new range of Windows 7 PC’s.  Be part of the moment when Windows 7 becomes available in NZ and have a chance to win a new Hewlett Packard Windows 7 PC. Help...
  • 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: Countdown to NZ Launch of Windows Server 2008

    Not long to go now, till we kick off the launch of the 2008 Wave of Server products, starting in Christchurch next week We've mentioned this in the TechNet Flash, but as a reminder: join us at one of our Launch Wave 2008 Technical Briefings and get an in-depth look at the cutting edge technologies...
  • 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: Wellington Windows Infrastructure User Group event on this week

    Following on from the official release of Windows 8 on the 26th October Nathan Mercer will present Windows 8 in the Enterprise. In this session Nathan will cover the changes Windows 8 brings from an enterprise view. Additionally Nathan will have a selection of Windows 8 touch screen laptops and tablets...
  • 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: TechDays Presents: Half-Day Hyper-V Training in New Zealand

    Free Microsoft NZ technical training event in Auckland and Wellington! Find out how Hyper-V has matured and grown up a lot over the last few years, now including the core functionality you need to meet your business and technical requirements for virtualisation. This training builds on your current Virtualisation...
  • 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: Wellington Cloud User Group – next event: Windows Intune - Tues May 3

    You’re invited to the next meeting of the Wellington Cloud User Group Microsoft Wellington Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington Presentation/demo starts at 530PM Tuesday 3rd May Please register so we know how much beer & pizza to order Overview of Windows Intune Released last month, Windows Intune...
  • 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: SharePoint 2010 Ignite Training announced for NZ

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of upcoming SharePoint 2010 Ignite training in NZ.  This is the first training opportunity we have in New Zealand to give SharePoint people a good hands on overview of SharePoint 2010 and what it will mean to their day to day workload. If you’re...
  • 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: TechNet session repeat of Windows Server 2008 Overview

    Registration links are now live for the 2nd running of the Windows Server 2008 Overview TechNet Update event this week: Auckland session 2 Wednesday 27th June: 220PM for a 230PM start Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Auckland See a map on Live Local... Wellington Session 2 Thursday 28th June: 420PM...
  • 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: Microsoft NZ invites you to a discussion on the future of trustworthy computing.

    The internet of things, big data and virtually limitless inexpensive storage will transform the online environment. Huge volumes of data from new sources such as sensors, biometric devices and smartgrids will create significant opportunities in business, healthcare, government and countless other fields...
  • 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: Free Microsoft Virtualisation IT Camp 2 days hands on training in Wellington & Auckland next week

    Wellington :: March 5+6 Auckland :: March 8+9 Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no-cost, hands-on training events for IT professionals. Most importantly, they are centred on the issues and workloads that you're tackling in your environment today. Join us to explore new approaches to your biggest challenges...
  • Blog Post: Wellington Infrastructure User Group – 1st meeting 30 March

    The Wellington Infrastructure User group announces the formation of a new NZ Microsoft user group, and holding its inaugural meeting on Monday 30th March .  Presentations start at 6pm Location is Microsoft Wellington offices, level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Midland park)   Office Communications...
  • Blog Post: Wellington Microsoft Infrastructure User Group - Highlights from MMS2010

    Announcing the latest meeting of the Wellington Microsoft Infrastructure User Group. Topic: Highlights from MMS2010 – the Microsoft Management Summit New Zealand is a long way from Las Vegas, so we thought we’d bring highlights of this year’s Microsoft Management Summit MMS 2010 - to you. The session...
  • Blog Post: Wellington Novell Users International meeting this week – Windows 7 Technical Overview

    I will be presenting at the Novell Users International meeting (aka Novell User Group) in Wellington this week, on Weds 2nd September @ 530PM. The NUI organising committee kindly asked me to present on something relevant, so with the upcoming launch of Windows 7 I offered to give a technical overview...
  • Blog Post: next Wellington Infrastructure User Group : Exchange 2010 + Cloud Online Services

    Reminder that our next Wellington Infrastructure User Group meeting is on next week: Tuesday, 8th December 2009, 4.30pm Exchange Server 2010 Cram Session & Email in the Cloud Presented by: Peter O’Dowd, Exchange Server MVP - DATACOM Where: Level 9, South Tower, 68-86 Jervois Quay, Wellington RSVP...