NZ #2 in Windows Home Server World Cup

The Windows Home Server team have blogged about their World Cup competition – the latest standings are that NZ trails just behind Norway in second place! Windows Home Server has now been sold in 47 different countries around the world.  The top 8 countries are: Norway New Zealand United States Germany United Kingdom Denmark Australia  …

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May TechNet UNPLUGGED event - Virtualisation

TechNet NZ event series is back in (late) May featuring Microsoft Virtualisation. Stu and I will be doing a drilldown into and demos of the complete Microsoft Virtualisation Stack including Windows Server Hyper-V, VECD & MDOP, Application Virtualisation (Softgrid), System Centre Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager; and Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services.  Hope to see you there,…

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Resources for WSUS & Group Policy Presentation

Presentation Downloads You can download the PowerPoint decks from the latest TechNet UNPLUGGED sessions now.  I have made the PowerPoint decks available as PPT, PPTX (2007 format) and PDF.  Very interested to know which format you prefer going forward You can browse to the Windows Live SkyDrive folder here, or individual downloads below: Managing /…

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TechNet Session this week in Christchurch

Just a reminder that we still have a few spaces available at the TechNet UNPLUGGED session this week,  in Christchurch on afternoon of Thursday 7th Dec.  You can register here More info about this month’s topics are posted here, but in short Deploying & Managing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Windows Server 2008 Group Policy…

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TechNet Unplugged November

  Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Wellington Tues 20 Nov 930am Christchurch Weds 21 Nov 130pm Auckland Thursday 22 November 930am Please register below Back in CHC, AKL and WLG later this month doing another Microsoft UNPLUGGED event – November’s TechNet Update. UPDATE: Included info on Group Policy preferences that…

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Microsoft NZ Partner Directionz Roadshow

I’m on the road again this month, presenting to Microsoft Partners around the country.  I will be presenting a mix of content and demos for both technical and business focused partners.  I’m presenting on Core Infrastructure, but there are also other sessions on Business Productivity, and an Update on the Microsoft Partner Programs…   Agenda…

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All Blacks Rugby Gadget released

Just released by the New Zealand Rugby Union – grab the All Blacks Rugby Gadget from http://www.allblacks.com/gadget/default.htm   The gadget regularly updates including fixtures, results, streaming video, news and also information on our team. The gadget runs on Windows Vista 32bit, and also a browser based version that runs cross platform on Vista 64/Windows XP/Windows Server…

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September TechNet Update event Christchurch: Windows Server 2008 Overview

Later this month, on Thursday 27 September, we will be in Christchurch hosting a (free) TechNet Update event – an overview of Windows Server 2008, and also will be demoing our newest addition to the Windows family, Windows Home Server as well.  The session will be on twice on the same day, to accommodate those…

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Update on future Windows releases: Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 update

Overnight Microsoft announced availability dates for several key product updates including Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, Service Pack 3 for Windows XP and the release to manufacturing of Windows Server 2008.  Together these releases are a good example of Microsoft’s commitment to continually improving our products and the support licensed software users receive.  Windows…

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NZ Daylight Savings briefing sessions

A law change earlier this year extended Daylight Savings which will now start one week earlier (2:00 A.M. on the 30th September 2007) and will end two weeks later than in the past (3:00 A.M. on 6th April 2008).  This change will have a significant impact on a number of areas of your IT infrastructure,…

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