Tech.Ed 2008 – it begins……

It seems like only yesterday that we were in Surfers Paradise for Tech.Ed 2007 but already we’re beginning to plan Tech.Ed 2008, which will definitely be the biggest and best Tech.Ed ever!! Tech.Ed Australia will be held in Sydney and Tech.Ed NZ in Auckland, in early September 2008.  Keep up-to-date and/or pre-register at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/teched07  This…

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Windows Mobile 6 for the Palm Treo 750

Great news for Australian users of the Palm Treo 750 (like me!). I got an email notification from Telstra today that WM6 is now available for download for the Treo 750 – which now means that it is officially supported on the Vodafone, 3 and Telstra networks! The download and more information is available at…

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I bow to Dave’s geekhood

Recently I posted on fellow uber-geek Anthony Vitnell and his OCS setup at home. In that post my mate from Nortel, Dave Lloyd, left a comment describing his home setup which sounded very impressive. Well I just got some photos of Dave’s setup and they confirm that he is indeed the king.  Check them out…

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IT Operations in the South Pole

Over at the IT Pro Australia blog Deeps has a post about the world’s most isolated IT operation, and poses the question about server cooling not being an issue. That reminded me of an article I read recently entitled “Microsoft to build datacentre in icy wastes” – apparently we are building a 10,000 server farm…

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Office Communications Server 2007 Supportability Guide

I often get asked questions around recommended architectures for OCS, as well as what is supported and what is not. The best place to start for this information is the OCS Supportability Guide.  This document is a great resource for information on what are the network/infrastructure requirements for OCS, as well as supported topologies/architectures. The…

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Video: demo of upgrading a CCR cluster from Exchange 2007 RTM to SP1

From You Had Me At EHLO… To demonstrate upgrading a CCR cluster from Exchange 2007 RTM to SP1, I have created a video demo that takes you through the process of upgrading the passive node followed by upgrading the CMS to SP1 and finally upgrading the active node. This demo also demonstrates “Managing Clustered Mailbox…

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Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1: Upgrade for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats

Office Mobile 6.1 is an upgrade to Office Mobile applications on Windows Mobile. The new upgrade supports the new Office 2007 file formats. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b106c1f-51e2-42f0-ba32-69bb7e9a3814&DisplayLang=en   Technorati Tags: wm6, office mobile, download

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Movember the 30th

Well another Movember is drawing to a close.  It has been a massive month, and it has been a successful month. This year I took my Mo on tour with the national UC Launch and introduced it to literally thousands of IT Professionals, and I’d like to thank all of you who in turn donated…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 – now available!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information…

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