I'm delighted to be over here in Barcelona at Tech Ed IT Professionals! What a line-up of speakers!...and all the hottest topics are included - from Virtualisation technical sessions to Windows 7 breakout sessions! Stay posted for updates on all Tech Ed (and PDC) announcements and links to some the latest technical content resources.
If you are an Irish delegate attending Tech Ed, feel free to ping me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to meet up or need help with anything. In case you have not heard about the Ireland attendees drinks, see http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itp/ireland.aspx for whaat's happening Wendenday evening.
03/11/2008, Dublin (BT): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here10/11/2008, Dublin (Global Knowledge ): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization in Depth3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here13/11/2008, Dublin (Global Knowledge ): Introduction to Installing and Managing Microsoft® Exchange Server 20072 days, €267. Register Your Interest Here17/11/2008, Dublin (New Horizons): Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Applications2 days, €267. Register Your Interest Here17/11/2008, Cork (PFH): SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance5 days, €1,000. Register Your Interest Here19/11/2008, Belfast (New Horizons): Implementing and Administering Windows® Small Business Server 20083 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here19/11/2008, Dublin (New Horizons): Customization and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.02 days, €267. Register Your Interest Here21/11/2008, Dublin (New Horizons): Installation and Deployment in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.01 day, €133. Register Your Interest Here24/11/2008, Belfast (BT): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization in Depth3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here24/11/2008, Cork (PFH): Implementing and Administering Windows® Small Business Server 20083 days, €600. Register Your Interest Here01/12/2008, Belfast (BT): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here02/12/2008, Cork (PFH): Advanced SharePoint Development4 days, €799. Register Your Interest Here08/12/2008, Galway (New Horizons): Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here08/12/2008, Dublin (New Horizons): Visual Studio 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here15/12/2008, Dublin (Global Knowledge): Managing System Center Operations Manager 20073 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here15/12/2008 Dublin (New Horizons): Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio 20084 days, €533. Register Your Interest Here
Calling all SBS Partners!
On November 12th Microsoft is launching the next version of Small Business Server & the New Essential Business Server. These are known together as Windows Essential Server Solutions. To celebrate this Microsoft Ireland are hosting an Irish launch event on the 12th November from 09:00 to 14:00 at Microsoft, Sandyford Ind. Estate, Dublin 18.
SBS 2008 has built on the strengths of the previous version and added improved management, back up and remote access capabilities. Essential Business Server is the new integrated multi server solution designed for mid market organisation with up to 300 users. EBS is designed for the mid market offering them a comprehensive IT Solution with reduced complexity at an affordable price.
This partner event we will bring you through the new features of these products from both a technical and a sales perspective and will prepare to take full advantage of the market opportunity. Full agenda outlined below. Places are limited and we expect to fill them fast. Registrations will be completed on a first come, first serve policy.
NOTE: TO REGISTER YOU MUST BE ASSOCIATED TO YOUR COMPANIES PARTNER MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT. If you are not currently associated click here and follow the simple steps.
Click Here To Register Do not hesitate to contact our registration line on 01 279 7788 if you need assistance.
More great speakers coming to Ireland for the SQL User Group Meetings!
On November 10th, Arun Justus will hold a "Technical BI Workshop" in the Auditorium in the Atrium building at 18:00. Arun is a BI technical advisor for Microsoft in 12 countries. Registration for this event is here http://sql.mtug.ie/Events/EventInfo.aspx?ID=97175f34-dc28-4fa6-94ff-aa344e2fea29.Finally, Kimberly Trip is returning to Ireland on December 4th to speak in the Auditorium in the Atrium at 18:00. I have no details on the presentation yet. However, you can still register at http://sql.mtug.ie/Events/EventInfo.aspx?ID=166a7fcc-6003-4980-aaa0-efe7641875f3. As you know, Kimberly is considered to be the #1 speaker in SQL Server today.
It's been on the cards for a while now...but I'm delighted to announce that, SharePoint MVP, Stephen Cummins is going to head up the Irish SharePoint User Group, which is due to have its inaugural meeting on the evening November 17th! Stephen is actually going to be the first speaker too - the opening topic is Planning and setting up your first MOSS farm: Hardware, Software, Licences, Capacity and Availability.
Please see http://www.sugie.org/ for full details of meeting and another date to be announced for a Belfast meeting.
I frequently hear from IT Professionals how much of a struggle it can be understnading and managing Microsoft Licensing. This session can help you! Email me on email@example.com if you cannot make to Dublin for these sessions and would like to take the clinics in via Live Meeting.
Due to the continuing complexity of product licensing, Microsoft is offering Licensing Clinics to help you get to grips with the fundamentals. These clinics outline all the licensing options available to you and the best solutions for your company. A brief presentation is followed by a Q&A session. These morning sessions will be kept to a small number to encourage discussion The clinic will give a high-level overview on the following areas:The various licensing programmesHow products are licensedSoftware AssuranceOnline licensing management toolsOverview on licensing virtual machinesThe morning sessions are being held in Microsoft Ireland's atrium building in Sandyford Industrial Estate, on the 11th November (register here) and the 16th December (register here).
For those of you considering undertaking SharePoint or OCS projects, or generally interested in Collaboration & Unified Comms, this seminar should be good learning...
13 November 2008, Dublin: 21st Century Communications and Collaboration register here.20 November 2008, Belfast: 21st Century Communications and Collaboration register here. Who Should Attend: The seminar is primarily intended for technical decision makers including: CIO's, IT Directors and IT ManagersSummary: Eircom predicts annual savings of "just under a million " through their adoption of Microsoft's Unified Communications and Collaboration tools. This event will introduce you to the "New World of Work" Eircom have achieved, which uses Microsoft's Unified Communication and Collaboration technologies to save money and increase efficiency. The event will feature customer presentations (including Eircom), in-depth product demos and a panel discussion.
I am pleased to announce the lucky Winner of the Dell Laptop competition I ran last month is Alan Kinane. Alan is a Senior Consultant in Outspan Technologies in Dun Laoghaire. Congratulations Alan!