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Citrix iForum 2009 Conference
Citrix and Microsoft joint solutions are based on tight integration of Citrix solutions with Window Server 2008, Hyper-V server virtualisation and terminal services / presentation virtualisation, and with the System Center management tools especially Virtual Machine Manager. Microsoft is proud to be...
2 Apr 2009
Doing more with less: CIOs disclose their plans
An article today on silicon.com highlights the business and technology priorities The headline of doing more with less caused me a flashback as 4 years ago we had a key campaign that led with this tagline – funny how things come around again Unsurprisingly consolidating IT infrastructure and trimming...
24 Mar 2009
Have Your Say - TechNet Virtual Conference Content
TechNet UK will be launching a Virtual Conference in May. There is so much great content to cover but we can’t fit it all in, so we need you to vote on the proposed sessions and the sessions with the most votes will feature Vote Now Full session abstracts here: Building the Jetson’s Digital Lifestyle...
16 Mar 2009
New TechNet IT Manager Webcast Series
During this 8 part series starting on 18 th March, the IT Evangelists will be taking a look at some of the top technology trends tipped by Gartner for 2009, including Virtualisation, GreenIT, Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing. Date/Time Abstract Wed 18 th March 4pm Virtualisation...
16 Feb 2009
Digital By Choice and Virtualisation
This was an awesome post from Emma , our resident Licensing Guru. It’s an obvious choice to give to customers so I am really pleased to share this…… 1) All Volume licensing customers have the option to download products via VLSC, for most of you, this is so much faster than waiting for a disk kit 2)...
23 Jan 2009
Virtualisation podcast and events to attend
Last year at the VM08 conference in London, Microsoft’s Zane Adams, who is a Virtualisation expert at Corporate, came over to meet press, and as part of that he did a podcast interview with Stephen Pritchard: January 14, The Virtues of Virtualisation . The podcast takes the responses from IDC, Microsoft...
23 Jan 2009
Computer Weekly calls out mobile computing as key for SMEs to beat credit crunch
Research found that that 84% of SMEs feel that technology becomes more important in a slower economy and as a result 47% have considered implementing a flexible working policy within their organisations as a means to reduce overheads to meet the challenges of the slowing economy. An identical number...
27 Nov 2008
virtualization.info Adoption Survey 2008
Fifteen days ago virtualization.info launched a web survey to try to understand the state of the union for hardware virtualization. In just three days they collected over 500 responses, and have now surpassed 750. The emerging picture is surprisingly interesting. They are aiming to get 1000 responses...
18 Nov 2008
Top 10 tips for green IT
IT PRO has published a great list of top tips for GreenIT. Interestingly, most should help towards day-to-day cost saving too 1. Teleconferencing 2. Ditch Paper 3. E-documents and online tools 4. Consolidated data centres 5. Virtualisation 6. Home Working 7. Server rooms 8. Desktop rooms and the...
17 Nov 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released
he Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure...
31 Oct 2008
Recorded event: Understanding Microsoft’s Server Product Licensing in a Virtual Environment
Whenever we can, we record events that take place so that those that cannot attend benefit also. This event was a popular one in attendance but I have also had a lot of questions about it after it took place. It was delivered by someone whose job I don’t envy but who always does it with a smile on her...
30 Oct 2008
“Solution Accelerators” are one of our best kept secrets. They are not meant to be secrets but I think they get lost amongst everything else This set of Virtualisation Solution Accelerators are designed to help accelerate adoption and deployment of Microsoft virtualisation technologies. This collection...
27 Oct 2008
Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for the next year
Not much of a surprise of what is included in this list, but I would have expected Green IT to appear higher. I would also have expected social networking/enterprise mash-ups to still be in early days of adoption and exploration, rather than in the top 10 1 - Virtualisation 2 - Cloud computing 3 - Servers...
16 Oct 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this latest version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Security Assessment Proposal, Forefront...
15 Oct 2008
Announcing the Virtualisation Unplugged Tour
This week we are announcing the a Virtualisation roadshow in conjunction with Microsoft and some of its partners. Each event is run with Microsoft and a partner and delivers technical content across the Microsoft Virtualisation solution including Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, Application Virtualisation...
9 Oct 2008
Virtualisation, virtualisation, virtualisation……….."IT Pros, IT Pros IT Pros.....and I say I love IT Pros!"
Sorry that it seems as though I dropped off the planet…my world has been all things Virtualisation for the last week. Here is what’s been going on: 1) TechNet Changing Technologies event Steve Ballmer came over to present at a TechNet event for IT managers yesterday in London and announced Hyper-V Server...
2 Oct 2008
Microsoft upcoming community events
As always, we have some excellent upcoming user group meetings. These sessions really give you the opportunity to talk to fellow technology enthusiasts and discuss the warts and all aspects of products. The other really positive is that communities in the UK really seem to be striving. Existing groups...
18 Sep 2008
The Microsoft Launch Event for IT Managers and Executives with Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
1 October 2008 12:15pm – 5pm Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Complex Register Now At the upcoming launch event, ‘Technologies to Change Your Business’, we will not only be introducing the latest in the line up of Server technologies from Microsoft, Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008. We’ll more importantly...
16 Sep 2008
GreenIT and Virtualisation
Watch this short Silverlight video to find out how virtualisation compliments green IT practices that can lead to more-efficient energy use and cost savings.
11 Sep 2008
Easing the Path to Virtualization
There was a great intro to the US newsletter that I wanted to share: Microsoft recently updated its software licensing terms for 41 server applications, and updated its technical support policy for 31 server applications so that customers can receive technical support when deploying those applications...
9 Sep 2008
Microsoft TechEd EMEA 2008 IT Professionals – Register before 26 September to save 300 Euros
Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 IT Professionals is the Microsoft premier technical education conference just for IT professionals. For five days, you and 5,000 of your peers will learn how to architect, plan, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise from Microsoft experts and industry leaders. You...
2 Sep 2008
IT Pro Top FAQs –July 08Licensing
Q) How do I downgrade? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional. Pre-installed Windows Vista Business and...
22 Aug 2008
How to get the most out of Windows Server Hyper-V
I was pointed out to this neat little video that our very own Mr Windows Server UK (i.e. the product manager) did recently Gareth always has a knack of making things interesting and understandable Well worth a watch
21 Aug 2008
Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements
From the Exchange Team Blog : Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments. There are two key parts of the announcement worth highlighting for Exchange customers: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server...
19 Aug 2008
Brand new TechNet events for September/October
21 August 2008, Liverpool: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 2 September 2008, Reading : TechNet: the Microsoft Vision for Unified Communications 9 September 2008, Reading: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 10 September 2008, Reading: SQL Server 2008 Unleashed 10...
11 Aug 2008
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