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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 ...
24 Jun 2008
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...
5 Sep 2008
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...
23 Jul 2008
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...
6 Sep 2008
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...
8 Oct 2008
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...
24 Jun 2008
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...
8 May 2008
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...
16 Sep 2008
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...
16 Sep 2008
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...
2 Sep 2008
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...
1 Sep 2008
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...
8 Jul 2008
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...
10 Apr 2008
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...
27 Aug 2008
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...
14 Jul 2008
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...
17 Oct 2008
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...
5 Nov 2008
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...
12 Jul 2008
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...
5 Sep 2008
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...
8 May 2008
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
25 Nov 2008
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