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  • Blog Post: 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 of our top 5 products in the last 18 months ...
  • Blog Post: I need to get me one of these...

    Well TechEd has finished for another year & my summary & thoughts will be coming soon. Before I get into that though I just HAD to share with you the single best thing I've seen since, well, I don't think I've actually seen anything this good: A RIDE-ON ESKY! Just imagine rocking up to your party...
  • Blog Post: 6 weeks to go until the biggest SBS event in years

    Less than 6 weeks to go & we're getting close to 50% capacity at the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers day on September 2nd. Latest agenda here & so secure your spot today. Yes, I'm going the hard sell. And yes, $550 is a lot of money. But if you sell SBS, or are thinking about getting into a larger customer...
  • Blog Post: When does a job become a career and a career a vocation?

      Personal thoughts written on a soggy Saturday afternoon, so turn off now if you're looking for something a little more highbrow. Image courtesy of Jon at www.geek.on.net TechEd is done & dusted for another year meaning I can now get on with the real business of launching SBS & EBS onto...
  • Blog Post: Another update on the complimentary copy of SBS 2008 for TechEd attendees

    Unfortunately there has been a further delay in the WW production & shipping of the SBS 2008 media. Following my earlier update , this means that we're still unable to ship the complimentary copy of SBS 2008 as promised to all attendees of the TechEd Australia SMB Servers pre-day. Please know that...
  • Blog Post: 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. So, have a look at the agenda below & think...
  • Blog Post: Register now for the SMB pre-day at TechEd 2008

              TechEd 2008 early-bird registration has opened. As per my earlier post I'm happy to announce that we've secured a full SMB Pre-day! This will be filled to the brim with deep technical content around Small Business Server , Essential Business Server & the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Update on the complimentary copy of SBS 2008 for TechEd attendees

    We're still waiting on the first shipment of Small Business Server 2008 to come in from our regional operations centre in Singapore & as soon as it arrives, we'll be sending it out to all the TechEd 2008 SMB Server pre-day attendees. As discussed, this will be a full for-sale version that you can...
  • Blog Post: Slide decks from the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day

    Apologies for the delay - I've finally uploaded the slide decks from the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day & so please download at your leisure. These are the presentations that Nick, myself, Dean, Wayne & Lingan presented & they include loads of hidden detail slides that we didn't have time...
  • Blog Post: Coming at you live from TechEd Australia 2008

    With thanks to Greg Lipschitz , an SBS partner from Victoria, we have TechEdLive.com . Raw & regular posts on all things from the SMB Servers pre-day through to how to make the best paper plane. Lots of good feedback, video interviews & importantly, full transcript of the Q&A from today's...
  • Blog Post: 10 things you need to know about tomorrow's TechEd SMB Servers pre-day

    This time tomorrow we'll be 2 hours into our SBS/EBS gab-fest as part of the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day & so if you're coming along, I thought I'd give you a little taster of what to expect. 10. Whilst we didn't make our initial target of 350, I'm happy to announce that we'll have over 250 people...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 to launch on November 12th

    I'm in Houston for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week & there are quite a few announcements coming out. First & foremost - November 12th will be the official public launch date for both SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 . Full details on the press release here . This means product availability...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2008 - SMB day confirmed

    TechEd Australia 2008 is less than 5 months away now & I'm happy to announce that once again we'll be hosting a full day of SMB specific topics focused around SBS & EBS - allowing attendees to come in just for that one day if they choose. I'm the track owner for these sessions & would love...
  • Blog Post: Get your booties on because this is your last chance to register for the SMB Server day at TechEd 2008!

    Registration for TechEd 2008 closes at 3pm on Thursday, August 28th & so if you wanna be part of the biggest SBS & EBS Partner event in Australia since the launch of SBS 2003, now is the time to register. Full details & registration available here . We have over 200 attendees from around...
  • Blog Post: The post you've been waiting for...

    I'm very happy to announce that every attendee of our SMB Servers day at TechEd Australia 2008 will receive a free copy of the soon to be released Small Business Server 2008 Standard . Not kidding. Yours to take & use to make your first sale on the new platform. Register here: https://www.infosalons...
  • Blog Post: 3rd update on the complimentary copy of SBS 2008 for TechEd attendees

    The stock has arrived into Australia. Finally. Its sitting with customs at the moment & then shipping to our fulfillment centre next week where we will collate & send out a copy to each of the attendees of our recent SMB Servers day at TechEd. As an acknowledgement of the frustration & pain...
  • Blog Post: Fourth & final update on the SMB Server pre-day copy of SBS 2008

    Finally. The 250 copies of SBS 2008 Premium left our dispatch office yesterday afternoon & so should be in the hands of all TechEd SMB Server pre-day attendees in the coming days. Again, my apologies for the delay on getting this out to everyone. Don't forget to watch this space on November 12th...
  • Blog Post: Meet our keynote speaker for the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day

    Meet Lingan Satkunanathan, our keynote speaker for the TechEd 2008 SMB Servers pre-day on Tuesday, September 2nd. Lingan is the Senior Program Manager for Essential Business Server 2008 meaning he knows the thing inside out, backwards, upside down & every which way. Before working on EBS, he was...
  • Blog Post: SBS/EBS coverage coming out of TechEd Australia

    Lots of good conversations with a variety of media outlets at TechEd (CRN, MyBusiness mag, APC.com, Dynamic Small Business mag, itwire.com.au & others) & we're starting to see some coverage. Good article from Ian Yates at CRN here , finishing with: "There's a lot to like with the new version...
  • Blog Post: SBS & EBS beta program - coming soon

    The wave is building Kinda feels like this surfer at the moment. We're on the crest. It's building up. The wave is looming massive & then.... the rush. Along with the TechEd SMB pre-day going live there are some major announcements coming out soon around Small Business Server & Essential Business...
  • Blog Post: Let me know if you haven't received yours

    By now most folks should have received their TechEd bonus copy of SBS 2008. Please let me know if you haven't by COB today & I'll chase like a wired-hair terrier. Cheers & once again, thank you for your patience. Robbie