Been a bit silent

Body: I’ve been a bit silent over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been flat out working on a few different things. One of my major clients has bought a new company and I’m looking at how we integrated 220 users into an existing 350 user network which...

SBSC’s listen up…

Body: July 1st marks the end of one age and the start of a new era in the SBSC space in Australia. Hilton Travis has ended his term as SBSC Pal for Australia and passed the baton to Keira McIntosh for the coming 12 months. The SBSC PALs role is to act...

Microsoft Australia focusing on the SMB space in Australia

Body: Many in Australia are concerned that Microsoft are not understanding the needs of resellers in the SMB space. Some have made brash claims that MS simply don’t care. I can tell you from the meetings I’ve had inside Microsoft that those comments are...

Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner released.

Body: Have you ever had suspicions that your Active Directory environment was not right? Well Microsoft have taken today released another tool that can be used to scan your environment and help diagnose the issues you might have. It’s called the IT Environment...

How to make your own tablet PC…

Body: A fellow MVP just posted this cute 30 second video on how to make your own Tablet PC. Don’t try this at home… it requires special skills that many of us do not have…and guts too :-) Published: 8/07/2009 3:16 AM Attachments: http://blog.sbsfaq.com...

Port 48195 – increased attacks

Body: I was onsite today with a client and they still use Scorpion Softwares Firewall Dashboard product to monitor their ISA 2004 server. The morning report came in and it showed that from some time yesterday there had been a massive increase in the attacks...

SBS 2008 joins Social Media

Body: Microsoft need your help…. In FY10 they are adopting a social media strategy that includes not only their own assets such as blogs, forums and newsgroups, but also third party social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In part due to the high adoption...

Free Guide “Getting Started with Companyweb”

Body: Robert Crane – a local Sydney SharePoint Guru has released a free guide that gives a brief walkthrough on just what Companyweb is and what you can do with it. Robert is a wealth of knowledge on SharePoint particularly in the SBS / SMB space and...

What will you do different today?

Body: Today marks the start of the new Financial year here in Australia. As part of the new financial I’ve been giving due consideration to business planning and in particular what I will do different this year vs last year. The world economy by all accounts...

Problems with HP?

Body: I’ve heard in the community over the last few weeks a growing concern about various aspects of HP’s products and service/support. A large amount of this is coming from the Australian partner community. I’ve taken a number of those concerns direct...
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Susan saves the world with a zipper…

Body: The one and only SBSDiva – Susan Bradley has taken it upon herself to get out there before the launch of Windows 7 and save the world with her one woman marketing campaign. Susan has had this cool logo created to help promote the fact that User...
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Windows Server 2008 and Vista Service Pack 2

Body: Well – after months of testing the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 was released – Service Pack 2… yes – that sound strange doesn’t it – the first Service Pack for Server 2008 is SP2, that is because Server 2008 was released at SP1 level...
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SaaS / Cloud Computing – interesting concern

Body: Microsoft today announced they will block access to MSN Instant Messenger for 5 countries on a sanction list according to the US government. CRN reported it here Ok – so with all the hype about cloud computing, the users are not supposed to care...

Sarah Arnold begins blogging – aka Australian MS Partner Program

Body: For those that have never met her, Sarah Arnold is the Partner Program Manager at Microsoft Australia. Sarah recently began a new blog focused on the needs of the Australian Partner channel. Her blog can be reached here http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners...

Trend Micro WFBS 5.1 and 5.0 Patches

Body: Last week Trend announced the release of a number of patches for their Worry Free Business Security products targeted at the SMB market. These patches are both a rollup of all accumulative patches plus an additional patch that did not quite make...
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Microsoft SharePoint set to expire

Body: Microsoft today announced that they have another SharePoint “opps” in the works. The fact that the blog post came from a Corporate Vice President suggests to me just how bad this “opps” is and also just how seriously they take it. The blog post...
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The difference between Yoda and you

Body: Just read a cute news article that talks about “International Talk like Yoda” day. As I read it I can’t help but think of how this relates to the SMB IT Professional community. No – not the actual talking like Yoda, but the persona that he is. Yoda...
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How to mess up your network with virtualisation…

Body: Got a call from a friend yesterday. He had some problems with his network which essentially revolved around Active Directory being messed up. The exact details are a little unclear, but the long and short of it was that around a week back, their...

SBS Migration to SBS 2008 – Experiences today

Body: Doing a migration tonight and thought that I’d document some of the experiences for those that are interested. This is not a complete list, just some things that I see people falling over. This post is NOT A SUBSTITUTE for reading the excellent...

Resources for SBS Migration to SBS 2008

Body: I’m doing another migration tonight for a client from SBS2003 to SBS 2008. We’re also doing it from a physical SBS 2003 system over to a Virtual SBS 2008 server on Windows Server 2008 with HyperV. Over the past week, I’ve already setup and got running...
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