Tech.Ed Australia and New Zealand Call for Content Now Open

Coatsey has announced the Call For Content for TechEd 2009. If you’re interested in presenting at TechEd please read his post for details.  I am track owner for Unified Comms (assisted by Paul Dolley in NZ), so will be reviewing and accepting content for anything Exchange/OCS related. Submitting a topic So how do you go…


TechEd 2009… it’s coming!

Wow time flies! This morning I opened Outlook to see an email from Coatsey asking if I’d like to be track owner for Unified Communications again this year at TechEd in Australia & New Zealand.  Of course I’m a sucker for punishment, so I gleefully accepted. TechEd this year is on the Gold Coast from…


OFCCT201 – All-Up Unified Communications and Collaboration Demo

At Tech.Ed Australia Ian Palangio and I did a 75 presentation that contained no PowerPoint slides.  It was a complete demonstration of Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies available from Microsoft including: Office 2007 Office Groove 2007 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Office Communicator 2007 LiveMeeting Hosted Service Office Communications Server 2007 Exchange Server 2007 including Unified…


Tech.Ed 2008… what a week!

Tech.Ed 2008 has finally wrapped up… I was in Auckland for Tech.Ed NZ on Monday and Tuesday, and then in Sydney for Tech.Ed Australia from Wednesday to Friday. It was a hectic and somewhat exhausting week as I was the track/content owner for Unified Communications and Mobility, and I also presented or co-presented 9 sessions. …


TE08NZ: UC interview

I was interviewed yesterday at Tech.Ed New Zealand by Nic Romaniuk about my views on Unified Comms, and how it’s changing the way people work. Check it out at (click Johan Kruse (SIC) under Other Videos on the right). Share this post :


Tech.Ed Australia.. the first morning

Tech.Ed in Sydney has kicked off.  A great vibe, and everybody seems to be enjoying themselves so far.   Blurry photo of the keynote   Jonathan Lewis presenting UNC301 (How MSIT does Exchange) Share this post :


Tech.Ed New Zealand

I’ve just got back to Sydney after two days in Auckland for Tech.Ed New Zealand.  From tomorrow morning I’ll be at Tech.Ed Australia.  Here are some photos…..     Rick Anderson and Mauricio Freitas after UNC117   Behind the lectern in UNC314 Brendan Carius setting up just before UNC314   Sky City – the venue…


Sydney UC community to launch at Tech.Ed 2008

At Tech.Ed next week we’re launching a new community for Unified Comms in Sydney – Sydney UC! If you work in, are passionate about, or just enjoy Exchange, OCS, VoIP, video, or comms in general – this is the place for you to network with your peers, learn from the experts, see the technologies and…


TE08: Who will be The Ultimate Expert?

At Tech.Ed Australia next week we are doing something new with Ask The Experts night… at Commnet you can submit questions beforehand and nominate Experts to answer them. In the panel of Experts your nominee will then answer your question, and their answers will be voted upon.  Then after several rounds of elimination there will…


Is that an analog PABX in your pocket?

Sure is!  (but I am also happy to see you)  This beast was recently purchased on eBay and is currently sitting in Microsoft’s Melbourne office.   I love seeing the old 1950s phone next to the Communicator Phone Editions (aka Tanjay).  In UNC314 we will get these talking to each other. Brendan Carius and Steve…