SBS Down Under

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February, 2008

  • Yesterday, we started on the SBS 2008 journey

    I was privileged & excited yesterday (even super-excited, which I managed to insert 12 times into 45mins) to present the small business partner breakout session as part of the Wave launch kick-off in Sydney. It was the first time we've been able to...
  • Don't let me down: application compatibility with SBS 2003

    Great post from Karan Rustagi , one of our senior SBS support engineers, bringing together in one list all the application compatibility go / no-gos for SBS. Handy little guide & we'll look to update this as SBS 2008 gets closer to launch. Robbie...
  • Windows Server 2008 is launching all across the universe...

    It's Thursday February 28th & that means Windows Server 2008 launch day. I'm down at Darling Harbour in Sydney for the kick-off event & the opening keynote has just finished. Over 1,000 people here from companies large & small & then tonight...
  • All you've gotta do is figure out which bits to focus on

    Now that SBS2008 has been announced , there's going to be a lot of effort/discussion over the coming months as to which bits partners need to be focusing on. Like any new or upgraded product, not everything is going to be suitable for everyone, but there...
  • It won't be long now as Microsoft announces Small Business Server 2008

    February 20th: Microsoft has taken the wraps off the shiny new SBS 2008 as part of the newly announced Windows Essential Server Solutions family. Combined with the previously announced Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (WEBS), the new range of servers...
  • Good-day, Sunrise

        Tune into Channel 7’s Sunrise Program on Monday 18 February between 7.00-8.00am to see Gadget Guy Peter Blasina demo the new 2007 Office System . Great way to get the message out to literally millions of people & we'll also be...
  • Ask me why Business Contact Manager could be the right fit for your customers.

    Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager is an often overlooked solution for small businesses - but it really could work well for your customers. Some great resources uncovered by my UK colleague & SBS super-guru, David Overton: http://uksbsguy...
  • Virtualisation is here, there & everywhere

    You know that when Dilbert starts to talk about virtualisation, then the game really is on. At the upcoming Windows Server 2008 partner launch ( still time to register in some cities ), we'll be talking in depth about what virtualisation means for SMB...
  • Happiness is a warm cupcake

    Off-topic but quite simply THE cheesiest, sappiest, most saccharine video that I've ever seen, & yet still a nice little eye-opener on the benefits that Office 2007 can bring to a typical small business. As someone who works with figures all day long...
  • The long and winding road to Cougar

    And so anyway, I was chatting to a bunch of SBS partners up in Brisbane the other night when the topic of "authentic marketing" came up - a la Seth Godin. The question which prompted this topic (quite rightly asked) was: "Why should my...
  • Only 3 weeks left to claim your SBS Deployment Rebate

    Have you sold & deployed a copy of SBS since September 1st? If yes, then you should absolutely be claiming your services rebate - up to US$225 for Premium Edition. Offer ends February 29th. All the details & Ts & Cs are located here &...
  • Here goes nothing

    And so it come to pass that after 7 years, 7 months & nearly 7 days at Microsoft, I've finally got around to publishing a blog. What follows will be my own thoughts, perceptions, comments & updates on all manner of things connected to the Microsoft...