Upcoming New Zealand Webcast on Windows 8

Windows 8 is Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. Windows 8 helps businesses unleash the full power of their people, enabling users to be ready and productive practically anywhere while meeting modern users expectations of…

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Windows Server 2012 beta & Windows 8 Release Preview timings announced

Progress towards the release of the next version of Windows continues, and we just recently announced that the next milestone is in early June – Release Candidate for Windows Server, Release Preview for Windows 8 The final product will be delivered later this calendar year. More info: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/04/24/windows-server-2012-release-candidate-timing.aspx https://twitter.com/#!/MSFTnews/statuses/194831068422094848 .

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September 2008 – UNPLUGGED TechNet Update: Internet Explorer 8

Come and get an overview of the new features and capabilities of Internet Explorer 8. IE8 has plenty of exciting new features for web developers, consumers and IT Professionals. Leading the charge is a brand new rendering engine engineered from the ground up that renders websites stringently using today’s web standards. We will introduce you…

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Now Available

We’re excited to release IE8 Beta 2 today for public download. You can find it at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8. Please try it out! You’ll find versions for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. While Beta 1 was for developers, we think that anyone who browses or works…

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Get Insights into the engineering behind Microsoft Windows 7

An official source of Windows 7 information – Steven Sinofsky and Jon DeVaan have started a new blog called Engineering Windows 7.  If you’re interested in Windows 7, you should probably add this blog to your RSS reader. Not a lot of detailed information there yet, but expect many more posts as we get closer…

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Remote Desktop Client (RDC) 6.1 now available for XP SP2 users

We have received a lot of feedback from customers about the need for the Remote Desktop Connection client 6.1 to be made available as a standalone install for Windows XP SP2 to ease deployments of Windows 2008 Terminal Services. In response to this feedback, we have released the Remote Desktop Connection client (RDC 6.1) for…

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SkyDrive now Live in NZ

Just announced this morning, the Windows Live SkyDrive service is now available in New Zealand (as well as 37 other countries around the world)   And now also has five times more space than was previously available — 5GB of free online storage for your favourite documents, pictures, and other files     Check it…

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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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Presentation decks from 2007 Tech Briefing online

Now that the Microsoft New Zealand 2007 Technical Briefing’s are over, the slide decks are available for download Check them out here from the MSNZ Events site  My Vista Deployment deck is still jumping through hoops getting uploaded onto the site, in the meantime you can get it from here (this is in PPT not…

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