Hyper-Converged Solution Roadshow Resources

This post is a list of resources that I reference during the Dell EMC and Microsoft Hyper-converged solution partner launch. I’ll add more based on the questions that get asked over the course of the week. Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 1 The technical value of WSSD…


Windows Admin Center announced

Good news – the remote management experience known as Project ‘Honolulu’ has a new name and is now available for download. The announcement has more details, but here are some of the highlights. What is Windows Admin Center? If you’re an IT administrator managing Windows Server and Windows, you probably open dozens of consoles for…


Upcoming Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Partner Practice Enablement Training Events

Starting in late April and running through to mid-May are three day partner focused Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Partner Practice Enablement events. We ran a pilot of this in Sydney earlier in the year, and the upcoming deliveries will have refreshed content covering the latest changes and announcements relating to Microsoft 365 and the…


Register for the Microsoft Build 2018 Digital Experience

Join Microsoft for its premier development conference in Seattle May 7-9. Discover how new features and developments will help you engage your end users, keep information safe, and reach them in more places. You can purchase a pass to attend in person in Seattle or RSVP for Build Live, the free digital experience. At Build,…


Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel update

Even though you can’t acquire Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel releases through the OEM channel (but of course you can add Software Assurance within 90 days of purchase if you need to add this to an OEM purchase), it’s still important for the broader channel to get an idea of what’s new and what’s changing in…


Windows Server 2019 preview now available

Interested in checking out the upcoming capabilities in Windows Server 2019? Head on over to the Insiders program and sign up if you haven’t already. Have a look at the post on the Windows Server Blog to get started, and then head on over to Windows Server community join the conversation. Frequently asked questions Q: When will Windows…


Announcing SYNNEX Microsoft 365 Business Webinar Series

This week sees the kick off of the Synnex Microsoft 365 Business Webinar Series. I’ll be delivering these over the next three weeks, and then on the final webinar I’ll be joined by Nicholas Charritton, Sr Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft 365 Business for Australia for the Ask The Experts Q&A Session. If you want…


Enhancing Microsoft 365 Business – Part 1 Overview

I’ve previously written several posts covering some of the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Business, but recently during a round of training events I’ve seeing regular scenarios get presented where the required functionality may not be exposed through the admin center, or alternatively aren’t included as part of the license. In this series of posts, I’ll…


Download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper

If you are planning on integrating and extending your on-premises infrastructure with Azure, download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper. What does it cover? It focuses on the following four pillars… Common Identity When users access applications, they shouldn’t need to worry about whether those applications are running on-premises or in the cloud. Providing consistent…


Announced Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support – Part 3

For the final post in this series I’ll swing back to the topic of MSI versus Click-to-Run (C2R) which is where I’ve seen the majority of questions focused, so take a look at the first post where I covered this quickly, today I will highlight some resources to help bridge the knowledge gap for those…