Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal Now Live!

If you are looking to start your Windows 7 deployment project or you’ve already begun we have great resource that helps test your skills and determine any gaps you might have around Windows 7 Deployment.  The Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal is designed to take a structured approach by guiding you through a series of…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta Now Available!

          The Microsoft Solution Accelerator team has recently announced the first public beta of the MAP 5.5 toolkit.  I’ve been a big fan of this tool for quite some time now and this latest version adds a host of new options–with assessment for easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure,…


New Security baselines and settings packs for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, Windows 7 and IE8

  The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team has recently released a new set of security resources that you can use in combination with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Together with the tool,…


Ask a Visio guru your questions

Next week we are very lucky to have Visio expert, Chris Hopkins stop by Australia on his journey around the world to educate Partners about the exciting release of Visio 2010. Visio 2010 is the biggest release of Visio in a decade. Boasting an array of automatic features to help you do the things you…


New TechNet Virtualisation Scenario Hub

We have recently transformed our Virtualisation Tech Center into the Virtualisation Scenario Hub.  We have improved the content by creating dedicated pages (Scenarios) for specific ways of using the underline technology to address a business goal. The new scenarios are: Increase Server Availability and Support Burst Demand with Virtualization How to Improve Server Utilization and…


Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac available for TechNet Plus Subscribers

We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac today, bringing Mac users the latest versions of the company’s productivity software. The release is the latest effort from the Office for Mac team, which has been delivering Microsoft software to the Mac for 13 years. Some of the key features of…


Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC)

Improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications with the new virtualization innovations provided in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC. Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFXTM, to help businesses further optimize their datacenter and desktops. Dynamic Memory lets Hyper-V administrators pool available memory on a physical host and dynamically distribute…


Windows Phone 7 Enterprise Mobility Kit

The Windows Phone 7 Enterprise Mobility Kit provides additional details about how Windows Phone 7 can help you move your business forward. Download this content to better understand how Windows Phone 7 provides mobile productivity without compromise, works well with your existing infrastructure and provides a platform for compelling applications.


Upcoming Microsoft Application Compatibility Seminars across Australia

After attending this seminar you should have a clear idea of where to start in the process of evaluating the impact of application compatibility in your Windows 7 and Office 2010 deployment project. You will develop an understanding of the tools and methodologies available to support your deployment.  You will learn about Application Lifecycle Management,…


Download Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3—previously Systems Management Server—represents a tremendous advance over its well-regarded predecessor, now providing the insight and control necessary to more effectively manage change in today’s dynamic IT infrastructures with a broad range of management capabilities. In addition to the powerful list of product capabilities delivered in Configuration Manager R2, additional…