Innovation starts with you! Ignite Australia 2017 call for content is open!

Progress doesn’t drive itself.  It’s propelled into the future by ideas. By technology.  By people like you, who love innovation and what it can do.  And for four days in February, Microsoft Ignite Australia is at the epicentre of it all and brings together Developers and IT Pros. We rely on the expertise and creativity…


TechNet Virtual Conference coming your way!

I know we are all time poor and it’s hard to attend every possible event in person.  So my good colleagues in the US are putting on a virtual event called TechNet Virtual Conference 2016.  The event runs from March 1st – 3rd 2016and is an online event that promises 3 days of technology, inspiration…


Cortana in Windows 10 is cool!

I've been using Cortana for a while on my Lumia 930 Windows Phone and it's pretty cool to have my own personal digital assistant on my phone. Later this year we will bring Cortana to PC's and tablets running Windows 10 and if you are on the Windows Insiders program you have most likely checked…


My Surface Pro 3 Setup and an Infographic!

I’ve been using a Surface Pro 3 now for a couple of months.  Myself and Andrew both got given one when we were in the US at the end of July at a Microsoft technical conference.  So I wanted to give you my impressions of the device and whether you can actually use it as…


Download an Evaluation for your chance to Win!

Myself and Macca have been travelling around the country recently on the latest round of IT Camps and the response has been great.  We’ve been of course talking about Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and all the new features in both of those products. If you haven’t had a chance to…


Download and Evaluation and Win!

We have another simple competition for you!  Next month we will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 and there will be heaps to learn with these 2 new releases.  Until then why not download an evaluation and go into the draw to win a Nokia Lumia 920 and an XBOX 360!…


‘Secret Sauce’: The Tech Behind TechEd!

Setting up the technology for Microsoft’s flagship event in Australia is similar to running a small city. It takes five days to physically set up the systems in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we’ve got five technicians constantly monitoring the network to ensure its smooth running. As part of this we track…


Microsoft by the Numbers!

  This month I’m celebrating 26 years at Microsoft Australia.  This is pretty surreal for me as I feel the same as I did all those years ago.  Although it seems easier these days to get injured if I move wrong!  Anyway I thought I would share this little video of Microsoft by the numbers. …


Happy Retirement Windows XP!

Time to move off XP?  Little reminder for the upcoming end of support date. Jeffa