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 http://www.microsoft.com/nz/teched08/office-unified-communications.aspx (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…


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…


Exchange 2007 SP1 Virtualisation and Licensing Announcements

Two big announcements for Exchange 2007 SP1: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running on Hyper-V or other hypervisors validated under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). Microsoft is waiving its 90-day license reassignment policy to enable customers who virtualise Exchange to move their licenses between servers within a data farm as often…


Tech.Ed 2008… less than a month to go!

I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front recently due to a number of things: overseas travel, trying to organise a wedding (I’m getting married in October), illness, but most of all due to the amount of planning and work we’re putting into Unified Comms and Mobility at Tech.Ed! We’ve now pretty much locked in…


Hyper-V is here.. what about Exchange?

In case you haven’t heard the news, we have released Hyper-V into the wild.  In fact did you know that 25% of microsoft.com is already running on Hyper-V VMs? So what about Exchange Server? As we recently announced at Tech.Ed USA, Microsoft will be publishing a support statement with respect to Exchange Server on Hyper-V…


Update on Unified Comms and Mobility track (Australia)

Here is an update to the draft I recently posted for the Unified Communications & Mobility track at Tech.Ed Australia. These sessions are still not 100% finalised – a few are missing and some names are subject to change – but this should provide a good idea of the kind of content we’ll be delivering….