Get 15% off Office & Windows Server

  Quick heads-up on our latest customer offer: get 15% off selected Microsoft Office & Windows Server products – offer ending December 31st, 2008. Following on from our "Economy" campaign, this is a great way to help customers save money as they start to tighten their belts. Details here: https://partner.microsoft.com/australia/40086487 Cheers & lemme know if…

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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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Windows Server 2008 and native support for tape back-up

Lots of questions at the recent Wave roadshow around our decision to remove native support for tape back-up in Windows Server 2008. This will be the same for SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 & perhaps need some more explanation given that you’ll more than likely be talking to customers now about their needs over the…

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How can I persuade you?

Another great post from Seth Godin recently that talks to the notion of persuasion – ie, how do you get your customers over the line? Fairly timely methinks, given the availability of Windows Server 2008 & upcoming release of SBS 2008 & WEBS 2008. For me, a lot of this comes down to three distinct…

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Adding Windows Server 2008 into an SBS 2003 network.

New content from the SBS docs team that will prove handy for partners with customers that are looking to go down the Windows Server 2008 route. Would be interested to hear from any local partners who are starting to look into this or have customers interested. Robbie   Windows SBS 2003 allows you to add…

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Windows Server 2008 is launching all across the universe...

It’s Thursday February 28th & that means Windows Server 2008 launch day. I’m down at Darling Harbour in Sydney for the kick-off event & the opening keynote has just finished. Over 1,000 people here from companies large & small & then tonight, we welcome around 900 Microsoft partners to the event to continue the fun….

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Virtualisation is here, there & everywhere

You know that when Dilbert starts to talk about virtualisation, then the game really is on. At the upcoming Windows Server 2008 partner launch (still time to register in some cities), we’ll be talking in depth about what virtualisation means for SMB & highlighting some of the opportunities we see in this market. In the…

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