Next Up Virtual Exam Camps Kicking Of 12th February 2018

A few weeks back I wrote about updating your skills and keeping them current,  and if you are an Australia based Microsoft partner the following may be of interest to you. Next Up Virtual Exam Camps Kicking off 12th February 2018 Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from…

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Free Download “A Crash Course in Microsoft 365 Business”

Late last year we ran some technical events on Microsoft 365 with our local distributors on Microsoft 365, and have been doing some content refinement for the next round of deliveries that start in February. While we are waiting for the upcoming dates and cities to be published, why not download and read A Crash…

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Upcoming Microsoft 365 Security Technical Training in Australia

If you are in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney and are interested in attending two day training on Microsoft 365 with a focus on security, head on over to this link to see full registration details, but here are the dates. Perth 12-13th Feb 2018 Melbourne 19th-20th Feb 2018 Brisbane 19-20th Feb 2018 (I will be…

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Getting your Windows skills up to date – your New Year’s Resolution?

Over the past few years as I’ve spent more time focused on delivering training and education events, it’s become even more important to try to stay as up to date as possible. This is definitely becoming more challenging with the accelerated release cycle  of Windows 10, but it’s not something that needs to be overwhelming…

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New Windows AutoPilot Resources

Back in November at the Microsoft Tech Summit in Sydney I had the pleasure of delivering a session on Modern Management, including Windows AutoPilot, with Michael Niehaus in attendance. I had to be careful not too steal too much of his content, as his AutoPilot session immediately followed mine. Over the last couple of weeks…

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The Microsoft 365 powered device lab kit available for download

For those of you who were wondering how to fill those public holidays over the next month, you now have the answer. This was previously known as the Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit, but has been updated  for Windows 10, Version 1709 along with some other updates. Description The Microsoft 365 powered device lab kit…


On Demand: Add the power of Microsoft Azure to your Windows Server workloads

The recording for this should be available shortly, and you can register to watch it here. I was able to watch this earlier today when it was live, and I strongly encourage you to take a look, especially if you want to see some short sharp demonstrations including Azure File Sync and moving an IIS…


Azure Backup System State Backup is generally available

This announcement was made last month, but I thought it would be worth mentioning as it ties into the previous post about how to leverage Azure with your Windows Server deployments. System State backup with MARS Agent is now generally available in all Azure regions. With this release, the MARS Agent has full production support…


Webcast: How to leverage Azure for your Windows Server environment

Somehow I missed this announcement until today, but the Windows Server team are running a webinar on leveraging Windows Server with Azure in our early hours tomorrow morning. I’m not a get out of bed in the middle of the night to watch something that I know will be recorded and made available, so register…


Choosing the right Office version for your customers

We’ve been getting a few scenario variations around this topic recently, so I thought it was worth sharing a few of the different resources that will help you to make the right decision. There are two different parts to this conversation, the first is selling a perpetual licence (e.g. Office 2016) versus a subscription (e.g….