Happy holidays from the TechNet NZ team!

19th December 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Is this email a forward? Join us! Subscribe here. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your contribution to a fantastic 2014 and wish you a safe and happy holidays with your friends and families. In the last 6 months we have run…

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Biting the big one: Windows Server 2003

5th December 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Is this email a forward? Join us! Subscribe here. Where were you in 2003? I remember a few things. Joy at my first colour screen Nokia 1100… Despair as the All Blacks exited the World Cup… Frustration as that darn paper clip popped up on my Word…

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Microsoft Azure – Cloud Backup and Recovery

If you’re new to the cloud, or the public cloud, you may be wondering what are some typical workloads, and how you can integrate it into your existing environment.  One of those workloads is backup, and its a pretty easy one to understand both from the practical point of view, and from potential to provide…

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Microsoft Azure – How to sign up

In my last blog post – It’s Alive! The Australian Azure Geo – I introduced you to the new Australian Azure Geo that opened.  This time I’m going to cover off a few of the different ways you can get access to Azure.  In the next few posts I'll take a closer look at some…

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Curious about Windows 10?

20 November 2014   //   View as Webpage If you’re interested in checking out Windows 10, download and install the Windows 10 Technical preview, and then join the Windows Insider program to get the newest builds. If you're already a part of the Windows Insider program then you’ll know that the third public build of Windows…

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It’s Alive! The Australian Azure Geo

By now you will have probably heard that our shiny new Azure Geo in Australia is live!  This brings added value to us here in New Zealand – including the benefits of public cloud pricing, reliability, and security.  Perhaps two of the biggest benefits of the local Azure Geo are as follows: lower latency higher…

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G'day Azure!

6 November 2014   //   View as Webpage As announced at TechEd Australia 2014 in Sydney on the 27th of October, Microsoft Azure’s global footprint has extended to include two new Azure Regions: Australia East (New South Wales) and Australia Southeast (Victoria). This is great news for New Zealand as we now have the capability of…

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Keeping your skills current

23 October 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile As IT Professionals our organisations rely on us to be the “go-to” resource when it comes to new operating systems, technologies, or trends. When we’re not using these technologies day to day it presents a problem: how do I keep current? The traditional way is…

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IT Camp season is upon us!

It's camping season! IT style. The IT Camps are returning for the months of October and November! These 300 level, one day, hands-on camps are lead by Microsoft experts and provide the perfect chance to upskill yourself at no cost. Register below where seats are still available to get up to speed. IT Camp: Implementing a Mobile-First…

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Windows teasing, camp season & competition completion.

09 October 2014   //   View as Webpage   //   Update Profile Last week Microsoft announced the next version of Windows – Windows 10! If you’re like me, your first question will probably be “where can I get it?” Well, I have some great news! Anyone can join the Windows Insider Program and get access to the…

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