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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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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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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Virtualisation - Never Been Easier

Earlier this week I talked about System Center (One Tool to Rule Them All), and how you can manage both server and desktop resources, both virtual and physical assets, and both Microsoft and third-party hypervisors, all with the same platform; as well as System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) which gives you the right…

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One Tool to Rule Them All

When it comes to your environment odds are you have a mix of physical and virtual machines.  And, in all likelihood moving forwards, a mix of hypervisors.  Which leaves you needing a tool to manage your physical environment, a tool to manage your VMWare environment say and a tool to manage your Hyper-V environment. What…

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First Up

As the "About" bit says: I’m an Account Technology Strategist with Microsoft in the Enterprise & Partner Group (EPG), with a core focus on the Financial Services Industry (70%).  I spend my time with nominated Enterprise clients, working to ensure that they are getting the best use out of their Microsoft technology and also to…

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