SBS Down Under

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June, 2008

  • Meet Wayne Small - Aussie SBS MVP

    Our final post in the series of Aussie SBS MVPs is Wayne Small - from here on in known as The Wayne . Prolific SBS group poster & moderator, Microsoft Press author & owner of the SBSfaq website , Wayne has been involved with SBS since before the...
  • Why sell SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance?

    Lots of feedback on the recent SBS training that we've been doing around Australia on the positives & negatives of selling SBS with Software Assurance. Whilst the debates will continue to rage, one thing is certain & that's with the new Small...
  • New Aussie Windows Mobile blog

    Brand-spanking new blog from the local Windows Mobile team - nice. "Welcome along to the WMOz blog, a Microsoft team blog focusing on all things Windows Mobile through an Australian specific lens. So why the WMOz Blog? There are plenty of blogs from...
  • The strength of the Australian SBS Community

    Since moving back to Australia from the UK a little over 6 months ago, I've spent a fair chunk of time meeting with SBSC partners, presenting at SBS user groups & generally getting out & about as much as I can. I firmly believe that for a company...
  • Agenda nearly set for the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day

    We're just over 2 months out from the Australian TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day & so the agenda is almost locked. Speakers are almost locked, giveaways are almost locked, sponsors are almost locked & we've almost reached 25% of our attendee target...
  • TechEd early bird registration extended to 11th July

    The TechEd 2008 early bird offer has been extended to July 11th - sign-up now to save $250. Ten different tracks, over 200 different sessions, expecting around 2,000 attendees & so there's something for everyone. Given that we've released new versions...
  • Meet Michael Jenkin - Aussie SBS MVP

    Fifth in our series of Aussie SBS MVPs is Michael Jenkin of Adelaide. Famous for his http://www.mickyj.com website, Michael is goes out of his way to help take technology into the wider community. Other Aussie SBS MVP profiles that we've covered so far...
  • Deadline extended to July 2nd for Australian Partner Awards

    Good news - the entries deadline for the Australian Partner Awards has been extended to July 2nd. That means you've got just over two more weeks to get your submissions in. Details here: https://partner.microsoft.com/Australia/40043064 Cheers & looking...
  • Meet Henry Craven - SBS MVP

    Fourth in our series of Australian Small Business Server MVPs is Henry Craven of Melbourne. A passionate & prolific contributor to a whole host of SBS partner forums, Henry also manages the Melbourne SBS Users Group & provides much needed feedback...
  • SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 Partner FAQ

    Great FAQ for Partners just released covering Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008 - check it out: Windows Essential Server Solutions Partner FAQ The Wayne & I have just finished the Sydney SBS/EBS Partner training &...
  • First official Australian showing of SBS 2008

    It was good to finally take the wrappers off Small Business Server 2008 last night as local SBS MVP Wayne Small took the Sydney SBS SMB IT Pro group through the first Australian demo of the new kit. Lots of great feedback, ideas for further training &...
  • Only 10 days to get your Australian Partner Awards entry in

    Submissions for all the Microsoft Australian Partner of the Year awards close on June 16th & so now is the time to get your entry in. Check here for details. With the upcoming launch of Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008...
  • More spots now available on the SBS / EBS training

    We've opened up additional spaces on the first round of partner training for Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008 - see registration links below. Local SBS MVP Wayne Small & I will be delivering the presentation, which will...
  • Meet Dean Calvert - Aussie SBS MVP

    Third in our series of Australian Small Business Server MVPs is Dean Calvert of Adelaide. Dean's well-known to the worldwide SBS community through his work leading the Adelaide SBS user group & more recently, via his role as the Small Business Specialist...
  • SBS 2008 video demo - adding a new user

    Next in the series of SBS 2008 video demos - adding a new user . Things to watch out for: Simplified add user UI More secure by design Setup of multiple workloads all in one simple wizard Guidance to enable tech-savvy business owners to do this too! Enjoy...
  • New ANZ SMB IT discussion forum - sign up today

    A new SMB partner-focused IT discussion forum has been kicked off for Australian & NZ IT consultants. To subscribe, email: ANZ-SMB-ITS-subscribe@yahoogroups.com In the words of the moderators, its a: "A community for Information Technology service...
  • The most important post you'll read today - SBS & EBS migrations

    Now that both the Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008 public betas are available for download (DVDs orderable soon), you should be starting to get your head around migration & how you'll move your existing clients to the...
  • EBS 2008 video demo - system health

    Second in the Essential Business Server 2008 video slices comes system health workloads. Cheers & let us know what you'd like to see, Robbie
  • EBS 2008 video demo - the Security tab

    With continuing thanks to Nicholas King at Microsoft Corporate & hot on the heels of the Small Business Server 2008 video slices comes the first of our Essential Business Server 2008 video demos - security . Add this or his blog to your RSS, sit back...
  • SBS 2008 video demo - storage management

    Second in the series of quick video slices is SBS 2008 storage management . Click here for the previous post on the new remote web workplace . Cheers & let us know what topics you'd like to see, Robbie