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  • Blog Post: Celebrating Earth Day – Technet Mag goes Green

    As reported by our own Jeff Alexander: “To celebrate Earth Day 2009 the TechNet team has done a special Green issue of TechNet Magazine. This edition is only available online which makes sense giving it’s all about Green IT. The whole issue is dedicated to green IT and sustainable computing. Check...
  • Blog Post: Voices for Innovation reminder

    I really encourage Microsoft partners in Australia to sign up as members of the Voices for Innovation (VfI) community. It’s free, takes a few seconds yet can connect you with a global group of like-minded professionals, often within the Microsoft partner base. Locally our citizenship & partner teams...
  • Blog Post: New Local Environment site goes live

    We’re excited to continue building momentum on our environment and sustainability (E&S) strategy and communications by launching a localised version of the worldwide E&S site: http://www.microsoft.com/australia/environment/
  • Blog Post: Reducing Microsoft’s carbon footprint

    Our worldwide Chief Environmental Officer has just posted an important blog entry (following an internal communication to all staff via email from Steve Ballmer) on our focus on carbon reduction. The headline: “Today, Steve announced to all employees that Microsoft has set a goal to reduce its carbon...
  • Blog Post: Refreshed Environment Site

    The US team at Microsoft has just refreshed the Environment site. Check it out : www.microsoft.com/environment and watch out for a local version very soon ! The site includes a new Green IT section which shows how we are marketing the power of the MS platform to customers to help them meet their environmental...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard for Dynamics AX

    See the Software Enabled Earth blog for more info :
  • Blog Post: New Green IT Website

    This has just gone live – the corporate/worldwide site for our Green IT story. http://www.microsoft.com/environment/greenit/ The site includes 2 sustainability calculators – desktop and servers.
  • Blog Post: New local corporate affairs website

    Go find out more about our local corporate affairs activities on our new site, including the awesome On My Way initiative you've seen me talk about before. https://www.microsoft.com/australia/about/default.mspx
  • Blog Post: Sustainable IT - by Microsoft IT

    Description (note: MSIT=Microsoft Internal IT) MSIT shares its approach to Environmental Sustainability. This presentation will walk through how MSIT has organized for Environmental Sustainability and share MSIT current work in place to reduce its environmental impact. The presentation will cover the...
  • Blog Post: New Local TechNet Site for Environmental and Sustainability Resources

    We've just launched this new site - it's a gateway to the main links and resources you need to understand how Microsoft technology (and of course partner solutions based on it !) can help customers improve their environmental footprint. We've be continuing to improve and develop this site over the coming...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Hyper-green.com

    From the Software enabled Earth blog : " Today, Microsoft announced the new Hyper-Green site which shows how virtualization technologies can help you reduce your carbon footprint, reduce energy, reduce cooling, and of course save some money as well.  The site includes of a set of tools available...
  • Blog Post: Bianca helps you 'get the facts on green it'

    Great post from Bianca on some fast facts on Microsoft and green it: http://blogs.technet.com/lmeg/archive/2008/11/06/get-the-facts-on-green-it.aspx
  • Blog Post: Inside The MS Quincy Data Center

    Saw this today - a fascinating peak with the BBC into the Microsoft Quincy data center in Washington - expect Windows Azure an MS Online to be running in those racks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7694471.stm It's fully powered by hydro-electricity and built to be highly efficient in terms of...
  • Blog Post: VE on a BIG screen

    Really amazing to see this - a research project from a Canadian University with large screen projection of Virtual Earth. Multi-Channel Virtual Earth Viewer
  • Blog Post: Local Microsoft Internal Case Study - using our UC technology

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd126738.aspx "Microsoft Australia Uses RoundTable to Improve Productivity, Save Costs, and Reduce Carbon Footprint"
  • Blog Post: Green IT Presentation for Partners

    Not a great time for Australians, but you can see the recorded version when complete... I know this is an important topic to many partners and of course is a great business opportunity. This is part of the Live Academy series... Presented by:  Mark Aggar, Josh Henretig and Francois Ajenstat Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: Free Download To Help You and Your Customers Save Energy and Carbon Emissions

    I installed the Edison PC Power Management application today. It's a great piece of software we are officially endorsing and it provides a consumer-friendly interface to help the users decide how much power saving they want to do - but it also tells you in environmental language: Now let me make a proposal...
  • Blog Post: Learn about MS technology and the environment at TechEd Australia

    Check out Bianca's (Little Miss Enviro Geek) session if you are attending TechEd Australia: http://blogs.technet.com/lmeg/archive/2008/08/12/announcement-green-it-session-teched-australia.aspx
  • Blog Post: 10 Vistas = 1 car ??

    For those partners that attended the second day keynote at APC (Australian Partner Conference) you will have heard me, in my section on environmental sustainability, talk about the power saving feature built into Vista helping default power usage (versus PCs left on all the time) to the equivalent of...
  • Blog Post: Environmental & Sustainability Updates

    Well I was delighted with the award process, quality and quantity of entries for the Environmental Solution Award last week and as pleased with the press coverage we had from CRN. The worldwide environmental team has also made some big announcements and they sent me a useful list of the key ones: http...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie !

    To quote the director of our developer and evangelism team yesterday on stage in front of all our Microsoft Australian staff, 'ozzie, ozzie, ozzie', with respect to the brilliant news to come out of the Imagine Cup . Team SOAK, from Australia, were the software design winners - well done - an amazing...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - go the Aussies !

    The Imagine Cup final is on . Team SOAK from Australia is representing us all. Good luck ! Find out more here: http://imaginecup.com/Default.aspx and here: http://imaginecup.com/About/WhatIs.aspx
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technology - how to use it to help reduce environmental impact

    The Environmental team in our HQ has recently launched a great new section on their website outlining a number of technical resources for customers and partners to leverage - examples include white papers, guidelines, tools & utilities etc. Take a look - there is a lot up there for partners to leverage...
  • Blog Post: APC Awards - closed - thanks to all those that submitted

    Well, the awards submission tool closed last night and we have had a fabulous quantity and quality of submissions. Many thanks to all the partners who submitted. We had over 140 submissions - more than 20% up on last year ! And also you've all added your solution to solution finder which means customers...
  • Blog Post: Learn About Our Local Environmental IT initiatives

    Bianca has posted an interesting interview with Jonathan Lewis who runs our local IT operation - on the topic of environmental improvements and policy in the IT space: http://blogs.technet.com/lmeg/archive/2008/06/27/green-it-video-interview-with-microsoft-it-manager-australia.aspx Video: LMEG interviews...
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