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Microsoft understands the challenges small businesses face, and we’re here to help. The Microsoft Support for Small Business site makes it easier than ever for small businesses to get the support they need to resolve issues quickly, run their business better, and connect with more customers.
Big shout out to Aidan Finn and Damian Flynn.
Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more.
The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them.
AvePoint is pleased to present a very special MVP workshop on Thursday, April 18 in Dublin, Ireland on Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and moving to the cloud. This workshop, organized for IT professionals, is intended to empower and train attendees with best practices and important considerations for moving to and leveraging both SharePoint 2013 and the cloud.
Like the rest of the global SharePoint community, the Irish community is abuzz over SharePoint 2013 and Office 365, and it’s easy to feel lost amid all the hype. The promises of increased productivity, better collaboration, massive ROI, the ability to refocus IT to become a business tool rather than one that keeps the lights on, and virtually infinite scalability are all undeniably appealing. This workshop will explain what all of this actually means for Irish organizations.
The workshop will be led by AvePoint Chief Architect and SharePoint MVP Jeremy Thake, who has spoken and written about SharePoint 2013 and the cloud and extensively. The following is an excerpt from an article Jeremy recently penned for Computerworld UK entitled “SharePoint 2013: Preparing for the future”:
“Microsoft SharePoint 2013 will transform the way organisations connect knowledge workers, business processes, and enterprise-wide content worldwide. This means the platform is firmly positioning itself as the ideal technology for organisations to launch vital initiatives - including enterprise content management, web content management, and company-wide social collaboration.”
Throughout the workshop, Jeremy will discuss new features of SharePoint 2013, including enhanced document management capabilities around sharing and contributing content, improved social features, the new app model and marketplace as well as an overhauled search experience for discovery. The workshop will also explain cloud computing represents a major shift happening in the IT world today and give attendees a solid understanding of what the key benefits and limitations of the cloud are as well as how to get started both on-premise and online.
Presentations throughout the workshop include:
· Increasing Productivity for Business Users with SharePoint 2013
· What's New for SharePoint Developers in SharePoint 2013
· But we've only just deployed SharePoint 2010!
· Social Collaboration in SharePoint 2013
· Will Office 365 work on a leap year?
So please come along and hear the real spiel from a SharePoint MVP and Chief Architect who’s been working with SharePoint 2013 since the early betas!
To register, please visit our website today.
Upgrading from Small Business Server
New support for remote working
Better server administration
Storage enhancements and cost savings
Improvements in Active Directory to simplify administration and change to suit how the business works
When and Where:
Cork 15/04/2013 Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island Business Park, Cork >Click here for directions.
Galway 17/04/2013 The Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway City. >Click here for directions.
Belfast 19/04/2013 Radisson Blu Hotel, 3 Cromac Place, Ormeau Road, BT7 2JB, >Click here for directions.
Dublin 24/04/2013 Radisson Blu Hotel, Gold lane, Dublin. >Click here for directions.
Please note All sessions are from 9am - 1pm. A light lunch will be served at 1pm.
See you in April,
Software powers the world – without software, our life would be very different! And right now is a very exciting time to be involved in software development.
Microsoft and Storm Technology will be in Dublin and Belfast with this free seminar, we will show you the new features of Visual Studio 2012 in action – in a real-world project setting. This roadshow features both how-to demos of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 capabilities and examples of stunning application experiences for desktop and the web. This Roadshow is designed to inspire and excite you about the possibilities that developers have today to literally change the world! If you came to the previous Visual Studio launch this will be all new content.
Speakers Michael Köster is a Visual Studio/ALM and developer technologies specialist, covering Western Europe. He focuses on Microsoft’s application platform technologies and developer tools and speaks regularly at events about topics like SharePoint development, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, testing and anything related to Visual Studio and TFS.
John McHale has been practising as ALM and Solutions Consultant with Storm Technology for well over 4 years. In this time he has had the opportunity to work with a range of organisations from small to large, both nationally and internationally, to support the transformation of IT development functions from cost centres into strategic business units of the organisation.
Dublin – 28th March 09:00 – 12:00 Microsoft Building 3, Sandyford Industrial Estate
Belfast – 26th March 14:00 – 17:00 All State Offices, 9 Lanyon Place
Before you all say “Me” – there’s a catch or two:
Firstly you have to have an Irish (North or South) postal address – for me to send it to you.
Secondly you have to be willing to spend ten minutes of your time doing something for me.
I do have a finite number (more than these six) – so I’ll give them away on a first come – first served basis.
Offer still open to everyone who got one of the last ones I was giving away..
Email me if you’re interested & I’ll let you know what I need in return.
Alex Juschin (Microsoft RDS MVP) will be delivering a day of free training on Windows Server 2012 RDS & VDI in Microsoft’s Leopardstown offices on Tuesday 26th March.
Places are limited, so register early.
Details of the event (and the registration page) are here: http://microsoftrdsandvdi.eventbrite.com/#
The Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com) training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over 1 million other IT Pros.
“Introduction to Hyper-V” Jump Start with Symon Perriman and Jeff Woolsey at: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/microsoft-virtualization-for-vmware-professionals-jump-start.
“Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” Jump Start on the Microsoft Virtual Academy: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/microsoft-virtualization-for-vmware-professionals-jump-start.
This eight-hour course delivered by Symon Perriman and Matt McSpirit is designed for IT Pros looking to get up-to-speed with how Microsoft virtualization and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V works and compares with VMware vSphere 5.1. It’s a team-teaching demo-rich, learning experience.
Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals agenda includes:
1. Introduction & Scalability
2. Storage & Resource Management
3. Security, Multi-Tenancy & Flexibility
4. High-Availability & Resiliency
5. System Center 2012 Introduction & Overview
6. Application Management
7. Cross-Platform Management
8. Foundation, Hybrid Clouds & Costs
On Thursday March 14th we are presenting the third session in the series,
“Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration” Jump Start. Join Symon Perriman and several other presenters to see how VMM, SCOM, Orchestrator and the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) can be used to manage and migrate VMware environments. Ask your customers to sign up today at: aka.ms/vmtools.