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    After nearly not making it due to a dodgy plane engine...long story but fortunately we didn't take off before they realised it was dodgy.....we are here in Falkirk today for a full day of everything from SQL Server 2008 to Terminal Services to Office Performance Point. Blogs of all the speakers: Stephen...
  • Blog Post: How to keep up to date on the launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

    Just before the new year, we launched the UK Heroes Happen Here website , which is where you can keep up to date on the latest launch events and go there to register. We expect registration for the launch event to go live in about a week so keep your eyes peeled The website gives you the theme of...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Deployment Event: Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office system - why and how?, Manchester, 3rd June

    Just a reminder that this event is taking place: Register Now If you have a Microsoft licensing agreement * there are resources you already have to help explain why and how you can effectively deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007 in your organisation. Following on from a successful event last year on...
  • Blog Post: Nearly Ready to hit the Road!

    We are just doing last minute preparations to hit the road at our first event in Manchester on Thursday. James and Steve have been plugging away hard to get the demos ready and I have been reliably informed that they have a cluster set up and ready to show off in the day.....the rest will have to remain...
  • Blog Post: New TechNet events added for September and October

    Now we are over the joys of end of year and the beginnings of a new financial year, we are now in a position to get the events engine going Here are the events that I added to the website today and another set will follow in a week or so, including Small Business Server 2008 and an in-depth licensing...
  • Blog Post: Hello from Manchester

    Day 2 of the TechNet on the Road events and we at the Lowry in Manchester Eileen introduced James & I to a fantastic gastro pub called The Ox last night so we are all set for a great day Andrew started off with a great session on Performance Point, and we were interested to see how many people hadn...
  • Blog Post: TechNet on the Road and Vista After Hours - feedback so far...

    So it was Manchester and Reading last week, and the feedback has been good so far. Huge kudos to James and Steve for presenting a full day event with 99% live demo! Yes things didn't always work as predicted, but the audience feedback has been that this is real world, and actually to watch something...
  • Blog Post: Don't forget to register for the System Center launch event: How to manage your core infrastructure from desktop to datacenter, 15th January 2008, London

    This is a new style of launch event from Microsoft – multiple presenters demonstrating live through real environments how System Center - including the three new products to be launched this Autumn - provides integrated management of IT infrastructure, desktops, servers and devices, both physical and...
  • Blog Post: Gartner ranks Microsoft top for Business Intelligence

    Thanks to Information Week : Gartner's "magic quadrants" are typically annual market evaluations that place software vendors in one of four quadrants within a square: niche players, visionaries, challengers, and leaders. Specific placement within a quadrant depends on a vendor's ability to execute...
  • Blog Post: System Center Mobile Device Manager - 2 new events announced

    Following on from my post last week about the release of this product, TechNet has worked with the Windows Mobile team to deliver 2 events about this new product and it is being delivered by none-other than our famous Mr Mobile in the UK, Jason Langridge The 2 events are in Manchester and London in...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events - places still available

    We still have quite a few places available for the next round of TechNet on the Road. Unfortunately Falkirk and Newcastle are particularly low, so we really need to get some more people interested and registered for these to definitely take place. These will the similar format of demo-heavy and PPT...
  • Blog Post: And in the meantime.....

    We are in the first week of a new financial year so the usual planning is going on and because of this we are bit light on the ground for events in the UK at the moment so in the meantime, keep up to date with things by watching with the live or on demand webcasts available to you
  • Blog Post: TechNet in the North: Microsoft’s vision for Unified communications, with James O'Neill

    Register for this event Date - 02-Jul-2008 Time - 2pm - 5pm Location - Leeds/Bradford Microsoft's Vision for Unified Communications Speaker: James O'Neill, IT Professional Evangelist Following on from the success of the MSDN events in the North, Black Marble are now able to bring you the first of the...
  • Blog Post: TechNet on the Road..........we're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack :)

    For those of you that didn't get or read (shame on you you!) the TechNet newsletter this week, we have now announced the next series of the "TechNet on the Road" events. I can almost hear the presenters sigh as they are still getting over the last round, but I promise these will be filled with as much...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new TechNet Events

    I am soo pleased to be able to share these now - here is a shiny new list of events coming up: “TechNet on the Road” In this new series, we will be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and...
  • Blog Post: TechNet on the Road team gets 2nd place in Newcastle pub quiz

    In preparation for TechNet on the Road in Newcastle, the team travelled up last night and our Geordie pal Jonathan taxied us to a nearby pub. To our delight, not only was the beer nicely cold for Steve, but it was pub quiz night :) I have never heard of a more complicated set of rules for a pub quiz...
  • Blog Post: Full list of TechNet events in the next few months

    I am conscious that I keep sending events out individually, so here is a complete list of all TechNet events lined up for the next few months. The next big thing to announce will be the Technical Roadshow: 12 February 2008, Reading: Using Windows PowerShell to Administer your Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event: An Introduction and Overview of Microsoft Licensing, Reading, 15th April

    This session is aimed at providing IT professionals with a complete understanding of Microsoft’s Software Licensing. The course is not in-depth or technical, but will help you evaluate the different licensing options to best suit your business needs. The session will cover: • The basics of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: End of the Road.....well until November!

    Here is half the TechNet IT pro team busy at work (above), while James and Steve (below) are even busier presenting the Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment for the 5th and final time (this time in our new Microsoft Office in London) We have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for round...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Deployment Event: Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System – why and how?

    TechNet Deployment Event: Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System – why and how? If you have a Microsoft licensing agreement * there are resources you already have to help explain why and how you can effectively deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007 in your organisation. Following on from a successful...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Date of official UK launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 is.........

    .........19th March 2008, and will be held at the Birmingham ICC The full information is yet to be released, and yes I did tell you to save the 18th & 19th March in a previous post but you will now only need the 19th for the event (and can treat yourself to a day off on the 18th seeing as you...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer fan club

    I just read this review from Martin Veitch who interviewed Steve Ballmer at our event last week. I was glad to hear that he endeared the audience, as he does each year to the Microsoft employees at our internal conference: A lot of CEOs have the sense of humour of a newt but I warmed to Steve Ballmer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 & Management Technologies events

    So we are on tour at this very moment and the "Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment" events were very popular, so I would really like to know if you think they would be worthwhile re-running? these events are run 99% with live demos!! James & Steve - get ready to pack your bags again ;...
  • Blog Post: Building a Security Infrastructure with Ronald Beekelaar, 27th February, London

    This event is just under 2 weeks away: REGISTER NOW In this one day seminar, Ronald Beekelaar will provide an in-depth technical overview of Forefront Client Security, Server Security and Edge Security. This includes the Forefront Server products for Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Unplugged - don't miss out

    Exchange Unplugged hits the road later this month. The Exchange team is fine tuning its technical demos and preparing to hit the road. Full details and agenda on a previous post here You can still register for these: 24 th October 2007, London: Exchange Unplugged in association with BT 25...