New blog platform – email subscription available

Well our corporate team has successfully migrated us to a new blogging platform – with some new features. Note the box to the right hand side – feel free to subscribe there is you prefer email updates. I will be shutting down the feedburner option for some of the blog readers.


TechNet Live Meetings on Azure, Intune and Online Services

We will be running a series of TechNet Live Meeting sessions in June focusing on what the Cloud means to you as an IT Manager or IT Professional. The cloud has been called the next logical step in business computing—but there is still a lot of confusion about what it really means. Microsoft cloud services…


New job, same blog, but also twittering..

I’ve recently moved to a new role in the Microsoft Australia business, from the partner organisation to the enterprise group. I am doing a role we call externally ‘director of enterprise operations’ and internally ‘sales excellence director’. Effectively the COO for the enterprise group. I am still going to blog content relevant to Aussie partners…


HP and Microsoft extend strategic alliance – with new opportunities for MS and HP partners “PALO ALTO, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 13, 2010 — HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will do the following: •Be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model •Advance…


Windows Azure for MS Partners

Great post from Steve Clayton with a bunch of links to get partners info quickly. Watch this space – 2010 will be a big year for Azure and will create brand new business opportunities for MS Partners.  


Simplifying Cloud Services

With such a plethora of definitions, options and understandings of the broad IT term ‘cloud’ we’ve just launched a new worldwide site to bring our offerings together – with information laid out in simple terms with content categorised by role.


Major announcements on Azure

We just made a significant announcement on Azure, our cloud computing platform at the so-called PDC event. Read all about it: More on Azure:


Sharepoint 2010 review on ARN This article gives some practical summaries of a few of the new features in Sharepoint 2010. I thought quite a nice read for partners wanting to see the headlines on some of the new features..


New user interface concepts

See the following from Long Zheng – so really nice demos from our research leader (Craig Mundie) on novel prototype user interaction, including eye tracking. I can’t wait for this stuff to become mainsteam !