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Editor: Nathan Mercer

Firstly, everyone here at Microsoft New Zealand extends their heartfelt thoughts to all those in Christchurch affected by last week’s devastating earthquake. Having been born and spent 20 years growing up in Christchurch myself, it is shocking to see the destruction in the CBD and know that so many people, families and businesses are affected. Our thoughts are with you. Last week MSNZ announced a range of free IT support offerings to those consumers and businesses affected by the earthquake, more info is here: Information for Microsoft Customers in Canterbury region.

SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 arrives
As recently posted to my blog, Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, help keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level. It provides on-going improvements to the Windows operating system (including previous updates delivered over Windows Update and incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer & partner feedback) and makes it easy for organisations to deploy a single set of updates.
A roundup of blog posts focusing on the new Server SP1 features:


Download SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
TechNet subscription members can also download ISO images of Windows 7 including SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 including SP1 too or the TechNet Evaluation Centre has the Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 evaluation download. Get technical information, procedures, and recommendations for installing SP1 in a business or corporate environment with thedeployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1. There is alsodocumentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Please visit the Windows 7 TechCenter for the latest resources to help you explore Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and theWindows Server TechCenter for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions 14-18 March

Sessions in Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton and Auckland on:
  • Deploying Hyper-V with RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Office 365 for the IT Professional
  • Migrating to Small Business Server 2011
Free to register, spaces are limited.


Nathan Mercer
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Microsoft New Zealand
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