Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from the team at Microsoft Australia.  Enjoy the festive season with your family and friends.  See you back in the New Year.

Open Standards in the Web Services World

The ACS Information Age magazine recently published an article by our local IT Pro Evangelist Michael Kleef.An excerpt:”There are many ways to achieve interoperability, ranging from (1) designing products with intrinsic interoperability-enhancing functionality, (2) implementation of industry standards (including both open standards and/or proprietary standards) in products and services, (3) licensing of an organisation’s intellectual…

Meet Jeff Alexander – IT Pro Evangelist

Meet the man that consolidated the Australia and New Zealand data centers into a single Asia pacific Data Center in a project that reduced the number of Microsoft Data centers from 23 to only 4.  Jeff Alexander started at Microsoft in August 1987 as a Support Professional focusing on management tools for Microsoft’s Enterprise customers….


Security Assessment Tool

Complete this free, online self-assessment to evaluate your organisation’s security practices and identify areas for improvement.Download the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) and install it on your computer to obtain information and recommendations about best practices to help enhance security within your information technology (IT) infrastructure.This application is designed to help organizations with fewer than…

TechNet Virtual Labs

TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to test the newest Microsoft technology in a sandbox environment.Featured Virtual Labs:Windows Rights Management Services LabSecurityWindows Server 2003SQL Server 2005ExchangeISASystems Management Server (SMS) 2003Sharepoint Portal Server 2003Live Communications Server 2005Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005

TechNet Showtime in ANZ

We have recently launched TechNet IT’s Showtime downunder.  Showtime provides a great way to get access to some great web casts and all the information you need about security, SQL, Exchange 2003, ISA, Active Directory and other technologies. It features well known speakers from major conferences like IT Forum and TechEd like Steve Riley, Jim…


Welcome to the new Official Microsoft for IT Professional Blog Downunder.  What is this blog all about? Its all about how we at Microsoft can communicate with you a lot faster with the latest information.  We will be posting the latest information, not just technical but information that maybe of relevance to you such as…