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Move your career into hyperdrive
It's time for Virtualization squared. In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Hyper-V from Microsoft in addition to VMware solutions. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Hyper-V to your wheelhouse can help...
24 Feb 2014
Crack the Cloud Contest
Crack the cloud and advance your career with a full-featured, no-cost product evaluation. You’ll get hands-on with System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, while earning ballots for amazing prizes! Tell a friend to boost your chances! Plus, every friend who participates...
24 Feb 2014
MVA Course Of The Week
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses. SQL Server pros, do you want to find out how SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10–30 times—using the same hardware you have...
19 Feb 2014
Free ebooks: Now on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site
Browse the selection of free e-books available on Microsoft Virtual Academy here . From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, free ebooks are available in PDF, EPUB, and/or Mobi for Kindle formats, ready for you to download.
19 Feb 2014
Shoot for the Cloud Windows Azure Tour
The “Shoot for the Cloud” Windows Azure tour. This will be an interactive 3-city tour, that aims at bringing your customers’ IT Decision Makers and their teams out of their offices to learn about Real Customer Scenarios across 5 Windows Azure workloads with accompanying Partner Offers...
19 Feb 2014
What a week, my CES Highlights
Here are my stories and highlights from the international CES 2014 appearing with IT World Canada: http://bit.ly/1irqOUV http://bit.ly/1aI46zE http://bit.ly/1cPhLoo http://bit.ly/1cqafEd http://bit.ly/1irO8lp
23 Jan 2014
Register for January 23 Webcast with Don Gotterbarn and Keith Miller, "Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil..."
Register TODAY for the next free ACM Webcast, "Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil...and Why It Is Complicated to Do that in Computing," presented on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1 pm ET (noon CT/11 am MT/10 am PT/6 pm GMT) by Don Gotterbarn, Director of the Software Engineering...
20 Jan 2014
Chat with Patryk Janiszewski, Innovating Microsoft Windows Store, Windows Phone Developer—spotlight in Top Paid, Best Rated, New Releases, DVLUP Leaderboard
Patryk L. Janiszewski served a tour in Kuwait and Iraq with the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Patryk earned his first bachelor's degree in Human Resources in 2011 and is currently seeking a second bachelor's degree in Business...
10 Dec 2013
What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you -- chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer
My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual...
2 Dec 2013
October 29 ACM Webcast with Alain Chesnais: "3D on the Web — Introduction to WebGL"
Register TODAY to attend the next free ACM Webcast, "3D on the Web — Introduction to WebGL," presented on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 12 noon ET (11 am CT/10 am MT/9 am PT/4 pm GMT) by Alain Chesnais, Past President of ACM and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr. The talk will be...
10 Oct 2013
Register for July 17 ACM-SIGHPC Learning Webcast, "Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming"
Register TODAY to attend the next free ACM Webcast, "Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming," presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2013, at 2 PM ET (1 pm CT/12 noon MT/11 am PT/6 pm GMT), part of the ACM Learning Webinar series. Join William Gropp, Director of the Parallel Computing...
24 Jun 2013
ACM Webcast with David Patterson and Armando Fox, May 8: "Engineering Software as a Service"
Register TODAY to attend the next complimentary ACM Webcast, "Engineering Software as a Service," presented on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 2 PM ET (1 pm CT/12 noon MT/11 AM PT/6 PM GMT). Join David Patterson, Director of the Parallel Computing Lab (ParLab) at UC-Berkeley (and a former ACM president...
2 Apr 2013
Ang Cui discusses security threats in embedded systems
Watch the video on the ACM Queue website, and watch for more Queue Portrait videos in the future! ACM Queue, the popular website for practitioners, is continuing its series of video interviews of today's leading computing innovators who are also members of ACM, with a spotlight on a young security researcher...
5 Mar 2013
John Morton, Top CTO, Keynote and International Technology Authority
John is CTO for SAS UK and Ireland. John's role is to advise and counsel CxOs, Directors and business managers on the capabilities and value of new methods and technologies in providing business enhancing services. John capitalizes on using practical enterprise architecture approaches to create and...
15 Jan 2013
Microsoft Breakthrough in speech translation technology
Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrates a speech recognition breakthrough via machine translation that converts his spoken English words into computer-generated Chinese language. The breakthrough is patterned after deep neural networks and significantly reduces errors in spoken as well...
13 Nov 2012
ACM Learning Webinar, Thurs, Sept. 20: "Recommender Systems: The Power of Personalization"
Free ACM Learning Webinar, Thurs, Sept. 20: "Recommender Systems: The Power of Personalization" Register NOW to attend the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Recommender Systems: The Power of Personalization," presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12 PM EDT (9 AM PDT/10 AM MDT...
26 Aug 2012
Chat: Namir Anani, President & CEO Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC's world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada's advancement as a leader in innovation and...
20 Aug 2012
Learn About The Microsoft Private Cloud to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico!
Microsoft has released new and exciting products that will change the way IT Pros utilize Virtualization and Microsoft Private Cloud solutions. Two products which are a part of these great changes are the newly released System Center 2012 and the soon to be released Windows Server 2012. ...
9 Aug 2012
2012 - Big Data: End of the World or End of BI?
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM CDT/9:00 AM PDT/4:00 PM UTC According to some, the world will end at the Winter Solstice this year. If not, it’s certainly time to take a closer look at Business Intelligence (BI) and ask: “After 20 years, is it still fit for purpose? Can it deliver the...
30 May 2012
Nick Malik: International Top Authority in Enterprise and Business Architecture, Author, Speaker, Principle Microsoft EA - Part 1
Nick Malik is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, blogger and innovator in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture. Co-author of three books and a popular speaker at conferences, Nick brings his 32 years of high-tech experience to bear as he creates Enterprise Architectural models...
21 May 2012
Awards for Professionalism Announces Award Winners
NPA Honors Individuals for Excellence in the Networking Industry This news story profiles the winners: http://www.networkcomputing.com/interop/232901072 Here is more on the awards: The Awards for Professionalism are the computing and networking industry's highest honor and represent the global hall of...
7 May 2012
AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #11: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext
February 29 th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the...
26 Apr 2012
Chat: Susan Ibach, Empowering Developers to Improve the World
Susan shares her best practices for success in software development, software design and architecture. Her leadership lessons will further empower you including decision pointers for CIOs, CTOs, and Boards. She spotlights the top resources for universities, faculty and students; the DreamSpark program...
23 Apr 2012
Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10
Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link – http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms. The use of private cloud technologies help transform how...
17 Apr 2012
Visual Studio 11 Beta is Here
It is an exciting time as the wait is over. Get Visual Studio 11 Beta today and start preparing for the next generation of development. Download the beta version and experience what’s new.
14 Mar 2012
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