Microsoft Celebrates Christmas with Windows 7 Family Pack Limited Pilot in Australia

From the Windows 7 Australia Blog Microsoft Celebrates Christmas with Windows 7 Family Pack Limited Pilot in Australia Microsoft is making available limited stock of Family Pack in Australia – entitling consumers to three upgrade licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium for $249 (RRP) Sydney, Australia, 30 November, 2009 – Microsoft is making Christmas shopping…


Windows Server 2008 R2 : New Power Management Features

Windows Server 2008 R2 (i.e. "Windows 7 Server") introduced significant advancements in Server Power Management capabilities. You may never win a Nobel prize for building an application that plays well with Server Power Management policies nor by configuring a power-optimized data-center, but you’ll gain lots of respect for returning real green cash savings for your…


Sydney and Melbourne Microsoft Virtualisation Unplugged Events – Telling it like it is

We are pleased to invite you to hear from one of the founders of x86 virtualisation. Our keynote is Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. He has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an email and virtualisation specialist. During that time, Kenon was employed by other industry virtualisation vendors for…


Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta and Office Web Apps Beta

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 empowers your people to do their best work from more places – whether they’re using a PC, phone or web browser. It can maximize existing investments and help people accomplish more by bringing server capabilities to everyone through familiar and intuitive applications. Office Professional Plus 2010 provides smart, simple, time-saving…


Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast – November 2009

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) holds a monthly webcast to discuss the security bulletins that we released on the second Tuesday of that month. To attend live and ask questions, register at  In this edition, Jerry Bryant and Adrian Stone present information about the November 2009 Security Bulletins and answer customer questions live….


TechEd Europe Keynote Recap

Stephen Elop closed out day 1 of TechEd Europe with the announcement of General Availability of Exchange 2010.  In the keynote, he talked about some of the new features in 2010, like the new protection and management capabilities. He also talked about Cloud Computing, and how we’re putting the choice in the hands of IT…


Exchange Server 2010 is now available

Information from the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog: It is my distinct pleasure to announce today the global availability of Exchange Server 2010. This has been an amazing journey from conception to launch, and the team has delivered an unprecedented line up of innovations in this release. I am incredibly proud of the team and our…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) v7

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the evolving threat landscape, and addresses such topics as software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Volume 7 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR v7) covers the first half of 2009 (January through June). It includes data…


System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 beta preview

Adam Bomb from the TechNet Edge team recently sat down with David Mills and Edwin Yuen, who got together for a brief discussion of Microsoft’s IT management and virtualization solution for midsize businesses. With the release of public betas for System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010, customers will have the capability to…


System Center and Windows 7

In this episode of Brad and Jeff’s periodic chats about the management business at Microsoft, they talk about how System Center fits in the constellation of platform and server releases in the fall of 2009. In part 2, Brad and Jeff talk about all the improvements in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and R3…