Windows Server 2008 R2 Announcement

Another important announcement at PDC is Windows Server 2008 R2 which will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system.  Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows OS platform to go 64-bit only. I’m particularly excited about Live Migration and DirectAccess features. The below is from the Windows Server Division Blog, there…


Microsoft announces Windows Azure and Azure Services Platform

The Azure Services Platform just got announced at PDC 2008. The Azure Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new…


Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

As announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be made available to a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers at the end of October. No final date has been set for release. In addition to previously released updates since the launch of Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista…


Ferrari will test-drive HPC Server 2008

Being a huge fan of Ferrari, it was good to see Ferrari working with Microsoft in its automotive engineering, design, and development process with HPC Server 2008. "Ferrari is always looking for the most advanced technical solutions, and of course the same applies for software and engineering," said Piergiorgio Grossi, head of information systems at…


A tour of Hyper-V in 10 minutes

Jeffa has released a Screencast on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. A nice little tour all in 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Check it out below:


Samsung i617T Windows Mobile 6.1 Phone, $0 on a $30 Plan

  New revamped design The first thing you will notice with the i617T is the glossy black body of the phone and the silver accent on the side, it looks good!  It has a QWERTY keyboard which has various quick launch keys for camera, mail and browser. The D-Pad also acts as a spinning jog…


HTC Touch Diamond is Slick

The HTC Touch Diamond is one of the first Windows Mobile 6.1 devices to hit Australia and its exclusive to Telstra.  The first thing you notice is the nice size of the device, its really slim and light!  As you start it up you will notice the 2.8” VGA 640×480 Screen.  You are greeted with…


Bling up your Blog/Website and get a TechNet Shirt

We have created the following TechNet Blog Bling.  Send us a link to your bling’ed up site with the Blog Bling you decided to use and we will send you a TechNet Polo Shirt (for Aussies only).  Send it through to


PacLib Group chooses Hyper-V over VMware

Full story here,paclib-performs-vmware-analysis-but-chooses-microsoft.aspx The analysis involved monitoring PacLib’s servers for a month, according to IT manager David Furey. “They came back with a proposal of about $25,000 in installation costs and another $25,000 in software costs,” Furey told iTnews. “You’ve got to question whether it’s worth paying $50,000 for that. I know the VMware…


Hyper-V Server available as a Free Download

Hyper-V Server is now available as a free download.  When to Use Hyper-V Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a great choice for customers who want a basic and simplified virtualization solution for consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments. Hyper-V Server 2008 only offers the most basic of virtualization features,…