Microsoft in the cloud – "Windows Azure"

Lots of notes & noise swirling around today after the Professional Developers Conference announcement of Windows Azure, Microsoft’s platform for cloud computing and software + services. As you can imagine the wraps on this were kept tighter than a very tight thing & so I haven’t really had a lot of time to think about…

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Would the real Kenny Rogers please stand up

I went to the Kenny Rogers concert on Friday night at the State Theatre. Now before you start – it was fantastic. He was funny, the crowd loved it (admittedly I was one of the youngest people there) & he sang all his hits – The Gambler, Lucille, Lady, Coward of the County, Ruby and…

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October 24, 2008 (Out-of-Band) Microsoft Security Response Center Security Bulletin Release

What is the purpose of this alert? Microsoft is scheduled to release a security bulletin (out-of-band) to address a vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows. The software update will be available for download from the Microsoft Update / Windows Update web site from 4am Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST) on Friday, October…

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1 week to go

As of tomorrow (Friday), I have exactly one week to go until I finish my MBA. Why am I telling you this? Well, just so as you know that I may be a bit hard to catch over the coming seven days & not as responsive as I’d like to be as I finally climb…

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15 additional SBS CALs for SBSC partners only

Just received word that the exclusive SBSC Toolkit shipping with the October Action Pack will include 15 additional CALs for SBS & EBS. Nice. The kits will be at the Microsoft post office from October 24th & so should be with you a few weeks after that. So along with all the other fun stuff,…

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Steve Ballmer wants you to know that he admires developers.

You’ve probably heard by now that Steve Ballmer’s going to be in Sydney on November 6/7, however what you may not know is that he’s going to be presenting at a live web rally. That’s right, along with about a thousand other meetings the Microsoft CEO will be presenting our Software + Services strategy to…

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Throwing away your old phone is very baaaaaaaaad…

Great pick-up from the lads over at our Australian Windows Mobile blog on what really happens when old phones get recycled. Made me chuckle. 🙂 Robbie

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What’s your take on the economy – part II

Following on from my earlier post on our proactive campaign to help customers succeed in a tough economy, please find below a video address that Paul Voges recorded earlier today for the attention of all Microsoft Australian partners (Paul is the Director of Small to Midmarket Solutions & Partners – SMS&P). He gives an update…

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Another solid review of SBS 2008

Great to see more positive reviews coming through for Small Business Server 2008 in the lead-up to the November 12th launch. This latest one comes from the PC World Australia & their closing thoughts? With the release of Small Business Server 2008, Microsoft shows signs of understanding that small businesses have a wider range of…

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What’s your take on the economy?

Hard times. Nervous times. Companies losing confidence & the economy in turmoil. What to do? There’s a very strong argument that says organisations should pull back, consolidate, stop spending and just ride out the storm. And that absolutely makes sense in many situations. But not all of them. Although we also need to think carefully…

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