beta exam 71-169, Pro: TS: Windows Small Business Server 7, Configuring

Heads up that the beta exam for SBS 2011 Standard is now available for registration NZers can register with Prometric: using the following promotional code when registering for the exam: SBSS More information on


Microsoft NZ Roadshow December 2010

The Microsoft NZ Roadshow for IT Pros and Partners starts next week in Auckland on the December 6, before heading to Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. The roadshow will be an update on Microsoft’s latest technologies and will offer technical, product and marketing/sales sessions. For December UNPLUGGED we have 2 sessions available, come for…


NZ IT Pro Microsoft Cloud Services podcast – Part 1

Welcome to the first edition of the NZ IT Pro Microsoft Cloud Services podcast Based on your feedback, we’re trying something new by doing a podcast, for New Zealand IT Professionals, explaining Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Cloud Services – there are many misconceptions surrounding the cloud and what it has to offer. In this…


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Ignite Training in NZ

A reminder that the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Ignite Training is on in Auckland next week 15-19 Nov, and Wellington the following week 22-26 November. The 5 day hands-on training is delivered by Microsoft NZ and US Corporate trainers, and is designed to help IT Pros prepare for the next wave of Microsoft’s voice technology. …


Kiwi PyCon 2010, November 20-21, 2010

Heads up, that the Python programming language conference PyCon is coming up soon – November 20-21 in Waitangi, New Zealand Microsoft NZ is sponsoring the conference, we also have a speaking slot: How Microsoft is your Pythonic Secret Weapon for Enterprise and Cloud Domination! We are also giving away 2 Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate MSDN…


Wellington Infrastructure User Group: Exchange 2010 SP1 Technical Overview

What’s new in Exchange 2010 SP1 – a technical overview Tuesday 19 October 420PM for a 430PM presentation start Microsoft Wellington, Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay (Midland Park), Wellington   SP1 beta was released in June and the final version released to the web in August.  Peter O’Dowd, Senior Consultant from Datacom will talk  about…


Public Preview of Windows Small Business Server 7 now available for download

The Windows Small Business Server 7 (SBS7) Public Preview is now available for download. Built on Windows Server 2008 R2, the new edition of the all-in-one solution server for small businesses will include Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, and Windows Software Update Services. Small business customers will find significant security and…


Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses Starting in October!

Beginning in early October, Microsoft will offer small business customers the opportunity to install Microsoft Security Essentials on up to 10 PCs in their network for FREE. For more details, check out the following announcement from the Microsoft Partner SMB Community Blog:


MS Communities Code Camp/Summit This Sunday (29/AUG) in Auckland

If you’re in Auckland this Sunday, come along and check out the latest Microsoft technologies from MS Communities It’s happening Sunday 29 August from 930am till 530PM at the University of Auckland Business School. This is a free event so please Register and attend The MS Communities website is at with the days agenda


update rollup package for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2

Earlier today, the Hyper-V team released several Hyper-V updates as a single update package via Windows Update. These updates have been publicly available for some time now, but now they are available packaged together as a single roll-up for the convenience of customers. There are three issues resolved with this update: Compatibility with Intel Nehalem…