System Centre Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 is now available

System Centre Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 is now available, and Jason just announced SP1 for DPM 2007 here: Why SP1 for DPM 2007 is cool  Here are some of the highlights for more information see the above link to Jason’s post. Hyper-V is now protect-able!, the most requested feature from IT Pro’s…

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Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0

Just a heads up that this Solution Accelerator tool is now available for download, we mentioned this last week at the TechNet UNPLUGGED event, this is the version compatible with VMM 2008.   This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing…

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NZ Technical event – EBS & Windows desktop deployment

We mentioned this in the latest TechNet Flash newsletter (click here to subscribe) but just a reminder that these events are about to happen in Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland.   Server setup.exe This session will cover the basics of installation and migration onto Essential Business Server 2008. It is targeted at IT professionals who…

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Out of Band Windows Security Patch

Microsoft released security bulletin MS08-067 late last week. Vulnerability in Server Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644), to address a vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows. Please click here for more information. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

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November 2008 – UNPLUGGED TechNet Update – Double Sessions

Join us in November for the last New Zealand TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions of 2008. Come to two morning sessions and learn about Windows Vista Deployment, and deploying Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Centre Virtual Machine Manager.   Session 1: Windows Vista Deployment using MDT 2008 and Configuration Manager 2007 Explore how you can leverage…

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SCVMM 2008 has RTM’d

On the recent TechNet roadshow around NZ, I mentioned System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was RTMing before the end of October, and here it is From the Windows Virtualisation Team Blog : System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/10/21/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2008-rtms-and-what-i-m-hearing-from-customers-and-partners-about-microsoft-s-virtualization-solutions.aspx Download details: SCVMM 2008 – Evaluation: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ed012990-6e86-4b43-9842-da5c02ff1c83&displaylang=en&tm Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) has these…

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Extra NZ Sessions for TechNet UNPLUGGED

TechNet UNPLUGGED Update: SBS 2008, EBS 2008 and Hyper-V – Extra Sessions Due to popular demand, Microsoft TechNet UNPLUGGED are having extra sessions in Auckland and Invercargill. Register below: Auckland (Session 2) Fri 10th Oct: 11am – 130pm Microsoft Auckland: Register Invercargill Wed 15th Oct: 12.30pm – 3pm Kelvin Hotel Invercargill: Register

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Your feedback helps us and "Cure Kids"!

At Microsoft New Zealand, we value your feedback and that is why we collect your comments and views twice a year via an online survey. We will donate NZD $5.00 to Cure Kids for each completed survey. Your response will help us better cater and ultimately shape our services and products to your needs. If…

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October issue of TechNet Magazine focuses on Virtualisation

The latest issue of TechNet Magazine is out, focused on Virtualisation. Articles include: Virtualisation: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualisation an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualisation market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of virtualisation….

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Hyper-V Server 2008 available as a free download real soon now

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008: in 30 days for $0 The show begins in a few hours, but the news it out: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a new hypervisor-based server virtualisation product (like ESXi), will be released within 30 days and be available at no cost via the Web Microsoft will demonstrate live migration feature of…

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