August 2007 - Posts

New Partner Locator tool for Australian MS Partners

Body: Microsoft have also recently launched a cool Find a Partner tool which ties in Microsoft Virtual Earth with the usual MS Partner Directory. Now you can quickly find and visualise not only the local Pizza place, but your local MS SBSC, Certified...

Microsoft Australia Launches Partner TV

Body: Once again, Microsoft Australia lead the pack in communicating to the partner channel. Today at the Australian MS Partner Conference, on Hamilton Island, Microsoft launched "Partner TV" – a new initiative from them to communicate with...

How to diagnose a Network Port problem.

Body: Today I was onsite with one of my clients and experienced a strange problem with one PC that was being ghosted from an image. The client runs a chain of retail outlets and when they open a new outlet they use Ghost to prepare a machine based on...

Catch up with Trend Micro CEO - Eva Chen

Body: Trend Micro's CEO Eva Chen was here in Sydney yesterday. Her aim was to talk to partners about the directions Trend Micro is taking with their products, and the local partner program which has just be relaunched under the Affinity Partner Program...
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Software I use…

Body: I talk a lot to people, both face to face when I'm running training or presenting, and also online via various forums. Often I'm using some cool piece of software that helps people do things better. People want to know about this stuff and...

Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 Announcement

Body: Microsoft today announced plans for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 betas. I received this last night under embargo until today – so here's an extract of what I know. What is Windows Vista Service Pack 1? Windows Vista...

What RSS reader do you use? Aka – I wish MS had support this good!

Body: I've used a few different RSS readers over the past 12 months and I've finally settled on one that I like. I tried to use Outlook 2007 – but got fed up with the fact that it would all by it's own accord stop synchronising the feeds....

GFI Webmonitor for ISA v3.0 to v4.0 Upgrade may cause very slow internet access for users

Body: Today I've done an inplace upgrade for a customers ISA 2004 server up to ISA 2006 – the upgrade itself went well once we removed the Firewall Client Share in ISA 2004. The client uses GFI's Webmonitor for ISA Server to monitor their users...

My New Blog

Body: Hi Guys - many of you will know that I am extremely impressed with what Windows Sharepoint Services v3.0 can do. So much so that I decided to move my blog over here so that I can continue to blog and in fact increase my blogging. So welcome to my...