September 8th @ Microsoft Brisbane - Provisioning private clouds and virtualised data centers

Join Microsoft MVP, Alessandro Cardoso, at Microsoft Brisbane offices to learn about Modern Infrastructure: Provisioning private clouds and virtualized data centers. This is your opportunity to hear from an expert on the new features in System Center VMM and the rich enhancements provided with Microsoft Azure Operational Insights and Automation. Alessandro will also share best…

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Cloud OS MVP Roadshow: Perth and Sydney dates!!

Happy Friday everyone!! Our strong MVP community is taking the Microsoft Cloud OS story on the road in September!! Find out more information on the Sydney event and register here. Find out more information on the Perth event and register here.   

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Another free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Hi everyone, In case you missed it at the end of last year, there is a new free ebook out from Microsoft Press for IT Pros! Written by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team, the Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Technical Overview can be downloaded here. Depending on how you…


Watch the recording: Cloud OS for Databases Technical Overview

Hi everyone, As you would know, Jeffa and Andrew have been out of the office recently doing IT Camps, so we invited in Shashank Pawar and James Crawshaw from Microsoft to deliver a TechNet LIVE session in their absence. They gave us a great technical overview last week on Cloud OS for Databases, focusing on…


How VMware Experts Can Get Certified on Hyper-V!

As Brad Anderson explained on his blog last week, the IT industry never slows down, with the virtualization world going through a big inflection point. As result of this, as demand for Hyper-V grows, it is advantageous for virtualization professionals to be “bilingual” i.e. comfortable with Microsoft and VMware platforms.   Jeff has already done…


TechNet LIVE is back in November!

Hi everyone, Am happy to share that TechNet LIVE, our free online training for IT pros is back in November! While Jeff and Macca hit the road around the country, we’ve invited some guestspeakers in to take over the mic for a little while. Coming up first next Friday morning from 11am-12.30pm is Shashank Pawar…


Download an R2 Evaluation and you could win big!

We have a super easy competition running at the moment that could see you take home twofantastic prizes! There’s only three days left to enter so you better get in quick though… All it takes it downloading one of the R2 previews – these are the latest Microsoftvirtualisation and management tools, which provide a wealth…


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,…

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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…

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System Center Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 1 - now available

From the The System Center Team Blog: System Center Configuration Manager v.Next is uniquely positioned to provide for powerful and flexible user-centric client management, allowing users to be able to seamlessly access their data from virtually anywhere, across multiple device types while providing IT with unified management tools and centralized control. This next release of…

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