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Nicholas King hits town.


Next week, Microsoft Technical Product Manager, Nicholas King will make a visit through the Eastern capitals of Australia.  Nick is actually a Kiwi (but we won’t hold that against him) normally based in Microsoft Redmond campus and he’s responsible for all the technical training / information that the SBS and EBS teams produce.  As part of his visit here in Australia, we’ve managed to get him to visit Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and conduct an open session for the SBSC and SMB IT Professional community and an hour or so of training – I picked migration as the topic everyone seems to be asking me about right now, but Nick can talk on any level.

Venues/Dates/Times are below – so make sure you respond to the various polls in the relevant usergroup list.

Brisbane – Monday February 16th

Microsoft Offices – 6pm


Melbourne – Tuesday February 17th

Microsoft Offices – 6pm


Sydney – Wednesday February 18th

Microsoft North Ryde – 6pm

Category: Training
Published: 15/02/2009 9:06 PM

Hyper-V and SBS/EBS coming soon


I’ll be travelling the country side later this month working with Microsoft to deliver some sessions on Licensing and Hyper-V.  My session will be focused just on Hyper-V with SBS and EBS.  The outline is below.  You can register for the event here

Hyper-V with SBS and EBS

Want to know more about how to run SBS and EBS in a Hyper-V environment? Wayne Small will share his real world experiences on how Hyper-V with SBS environments. You will learn everything from the 101 basics through to advanced migration techniques using Hyper-V. Built using real world scenarios and real world clients, this 1 hour session will give you the basics to get up and running.  We might even have time to cover some exam tips for the Hyper-V and SBS/EBS exams!

I’ll have done the Hyper-V Exam by then and will be able to give some tips and tricks on how to pass that too!  I look forward to seeing you at this event!

One of the cool things about this event too is the Licensing side of the event.  “THE MAN” for licensing in Australia – Thomas Kablau will be there talking about Licensing.  Now Thomas is “The Man” when it comes to licensing here in Australia, so there is NOTHING he can not answer or advise on.  If you have ANY licensing questions then this is THE session to come to.


Category: Training
Published: 6/02/2009 10:46 AM

Gold, Gems, Cool things learned this week in SBS 2008 Training


Wow – I’m coming to the end of a VERY intensive week of training on SBS 2008. Our instructor is one of the lead CSS support guys that does SBS support day in day out. John Bay (aka Dr John) is amazing in his level of knowledge of SBS 2008 and there are a heap of things that will make it into my up coming books that I hope will make your life easier.

My deepest thanks to Kevin Beares for organising this event. The information that we have now will allow us to better help those in the various communities that we MVPs support around the world. The first trial will be this weekend at SMBNation here in Seattle where myself and a heap of other SBS MVPs will be enjoying connecting up with the community and spreading the love…

Also thanks to Dr John – he’s been so very patient with the off tangent questions that we’ve asked him and so very tolerant of the various rants that some of us carry on with 🙂

Category: Training
Published: 4/10/2008 5:04 AM

SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 Training gets off the ground


Well yesterday we did the first ever look @ SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 in Australia, here in Sydney @ Microsoft’s North Ryde offices.  Registrations for the event were slow to start with but kicked up big time in the end and we had almost 100% attendance for all the people that registered – almost unheard of in the events industry for a free event.  THANK YOU for coming people.

Robbie mentioned a new WESS Partner FAQ in his talk and here’s the link to it in case you didn’t get a printed copy of it.

Some of the eagle eye’d of you will have noticed that I was video taping the presentation from yesterday, I’ll be taping all of them and then seeing which one looks best before posting that at the end of these sessions.  Hopefully that will help all those that can’t get along to the event.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Category: Training
Published: 13/06/2008 6:46 AM