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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: 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 new platforms. Given SBS 2008 is 64bit & the...
  • Blog Post: 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 be short on Powerpoint & big on demonstration...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • 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 first SBS 2008 / EBS 2008 Hands-on labs

    After much planning & taking into account the feedback from the SMB Servers pre-day at TechEd, I'm happy to announce the first round of SBS / EBS hands-on labs has been released: Small Business Server 2008 Essential Business Server 2008 Microsoft Australia has subsidised these sessions, dates &...
  • Blog Post: 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, Robbie
  • Blog Post: SBS & EBS webinars - download now

    Hot on the heels of the hands-on labs we announced last week, you can now check-out the recently recorded Partner Academy Live Technical Training series. Recorded at Corp with a mix of demo & talking-head PPTs, each hour long, downloadable session will give you an overview of the specific area, which...
  • Blog Post: SBS user group tour with Wayne Small

    As part of our continuing channel readiness efforts please see below details of our upcoming SBS user group tour (unfortunately the Sydney meeting has been & gone - next one on Tuesday, Dec 9th). Entry is free & details on the good work that these groups do can be found here: www.sbsgroups.com...
  • Blog Post: Register now for Microsoft Innovation Days

    With thanks to Christian Long from our ISV team: Register now for the Microsoft Innovation Days roadshow in November. This is your opportunity to 'get your feet on the ground, head in the clouds' and connect with top IT architects, developers and partners for a day of technical sessions and compelling...
  • Blog Post: Hands-on labs starting to fill-up

    They've only been live for a couple of days however the first round of SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 hands-on labs are starting to fill-up. The keen-as-mustard Queenslanders have already reached capacity for the first session so nows the time to book yourself in for this intensive 2-day course. SBS 2008 registration...
  • Blog Post: Presentations from our SBS & EBS Partner training in June

    Well The Wayne & I have wrapped up the first round of SBS / EBS training & we've posted the presentations below. Wayne's presentations in particular will be useful as there's loads of background information never before seen in Australia. Given we're still some months out from RTM, the normal...
  • Blog Post: Live webcast to celebrate the launch of the new Windows Essential Server solutions range

    Join our webcast and see our new SMB Server products that can take your business forward. The Wayne & I will do some live demos & answer as many of your questions as we can. Wednesday November 12th 11am - 12pm Register for the webcast Here is your opportunity to experience the new Windows Small...
  • Blog Post: Are you working with the SBS or EBS 2008 betas yet?

    Both the Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008 betas are proving very popular in Australia & so if you haven't already, now's the time to get started with them. We're currently ranking fourth worldwide & accounting for over 5% of downloads - not bad considering we've...
  • Blog Post: How to migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

    Great post from my colleague David Overton in the UK. There's loads more on his blog, but the nuts of it are here: " Details of the process can be found in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 technical library .  One of the MOST IMPORTANT things to understand is to create the answer file...
  • 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 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