Free Microsoft Virtualisation IT Camp 2 days hands on training in Auckland next week

Please register here http://bit.ly/aklcamp1 Auckland :: March 26+27 Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no-cost, hands-on training events for IT professionals. Most importantly, they are centred on the issues and workloads that you’re tackling in your environment today. Join us to explore new approaches to your biggest challenges – with experts and peers in your…

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Free training at the new Microsoft Virtual Academy!

Cloud computing is the biggest change to hit IT professionals in recent years. Everyone is talking about the Cloud and this makes figuring out what you need to be successful in your role hard. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple, effective way to get the skills and training you needed to take…

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Pass a Virtualisation Exam and Get a Complimentary TechNet Subscription!

as announced on the Born to Learn blog : Pass any virtualisation exam and receive a complimentary TechNet Subscription*! *NOTE: First 1,000 people only. Registration is required. Requirements: Register for this offer – http://www.prometric.com/microsoft/virtualization Select an exam voucher or exam voucher pack (single exam or up to 3 exams) Valid on Microsoft virtualisation exams only…

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Microsoft Virtualisation for VMware Professionals

  For those kiwis that can’t get to the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Las Vegas; we have the next best thing for you.  If you’re seasoned in Windows IT management and looking to expand the way your environments leverage virtualisation, this special event is for you. Starting the week after MMS the Microsoft…

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final version of VMM 2008 R2 evaluation available for download

We’re pleased to announce the RTM of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  VMM 2008 R2 RTM is the latest upgrade to VMM 2008, Microsoft’s comprehensive management solution for the virtualised datacentre which enables consolidation of physical servers, rapid provisioning of new virtual machines and unified management of physical and virtual infrastructure through one…

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Windows Virtual PC and Win XP Mode Release Candidate – now available

This morning we announced  the availability of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode Release Candidate. RC is an important milestone in our path to final delivery of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. Windows Virtual PC (WVPC) is a client virtualisation software, which can be used on Windows 7 to create multiple Virtual…

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Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta download

I’ve been doing a bit of work recently with IIS and Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2, running on top of Hyper-V / Hyper-V R2 hosts.  I’ve been looking forward to VMM 2008 R2 so I can manage my Hyper-V R2 hosts with it, taking advantage of the new features in the platform including Live…

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Wellington Infrastructure User Group – 1st meeting 30 March

The Wellington Infrastructure User group announces the formation of a new NZ Microsoft user group, and holding its inaugural meeting on Monday 30th March.  Presentations start at 6pm Location is Microsoft Wellington offices, level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Midland park)   Office Communications Server 2007 As part of the inaugural Infrastructure User Group, Terry…

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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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