TechEd NZ 2011 Session Levels

Most of this post has been shamelessly stolen from Mike Zeff’s blog…….most of which was shamelessly stolen from somewhere else…..so I don’t feel too bad…. TechEd New Zealand 2011 will run from Wednesday 24th August until Friday 26th August, once again at SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland. The list of tracks is available now and we…

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Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployments

As a lot of my customers are deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 I thought it timely to summarise some of the key tools and useful bits of information available.  Microsoft has a variety of tools and resources to help in the upgrade to Windows 7, from XP or Vista. The tools automate a lot…

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Cool Stuff I Found This Week – That You Have to See to Believe

In the course of preparing a presentation on the weekend that had a component of Microsoft Futures, I came across some very cool things that we are doing in the UI space. You’ve no doubt heard of Microsoft Surface……the revolutionary multi-touch computer that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects.  Leave the mouse and…

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Future Proofed: Find Out How to Buy Office 2007 Today & Get Office 2010 When Available

Buy Office 2007 today and download Office 2010 when available* Buy and activate a qualifying Office 2007 product (with or without a new PC) from a participating reseller between March 5 and September 30, 2010. Then download Office 2010 by October 31, 2010, or have a disc sent to you for a fee2. Either way,…

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Windows 7 RTM Availability – Dates

As posted at Windows Team Blog, the dates Windows 7 RTM will be available for download have been announced. For Partners & OEMs: ISV (Independent software vendor) and IHV (Independent hardware vendor) Partners will be able to download Windows 7 RTM from Microsoft Connect or MSDN on August 6th. You can also visit www.readyset7.com to…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Goodness for IT Pros

One of the changes to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Web Service. This is the Web Service that operations performed against AD using, amongst other things, the Active Directory PowerShell module actually makes calls to. It is enabled by default on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. More…

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Tech Ed 2009 – Register & Win!

Sign up for Tech Ed before 31 July and be in to win! Don’t miss out on the IT Industry’s best technical training.  As you probably already know Tech Ed is New Zealand’s biggest (and we think best) technical training event for IT pros & developers.  Planning is well underway for Tech Ed 2009 –…

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Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

Today marks the official start of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. You can get ready for Windows 7 now with the Windows Upgrade Option through participating retailers and PC manufacturers. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on selected PCs and through Microsoft on qualifying purchases of the Windows Vista…

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More Bing for your Buck

Why do you search?  To find information.  What do you do with the information you find?  Make decisions.  So, why only use a search engine?  You need a decision engine. Enter Bing. Microsoft’s Bing is a new Decision Engine providing you with a first step in moving beyond search to help make faster, more informed…

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Tech Ed 09 – Registrations Now Open

Registrations for Microsoft Tech Ed 09 are now open at www.microsoft.co.nz/teched This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet and will feature a great line-up of speakers from New Zealand and around the world. Tech Ed 09 will be held from Monday 14 September to Wednesday 16 September at SKYCITY Convention…

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