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  • Blog Post: Altaro giving all Hyper-V admins 50 free licenses of their desktop backup solution – End December 24th

    Altaro, developers of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, are giving something back this holiday season and are giving every Microsoft Hyper-V admin 50 licenses of their desktop backup software, that’s up to $2,000 worth of software.   There’s no catch! All you need to do is send them a screenshot of Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Two Days of free training

    Is now all available online I will tidy this up (one day), but just to get the content out there, here it is: Day 1 (1) Dave Northey - Introduction and Fundamentals - 25 mins (2) Dave Northey – Manage and Maintain Availability - 25 mins (3) Dave Northey - Deploy and Manage Your Applications - 3 mins...
  • Blog Post: New Office 2013 SKUs (editions)

    What are the new Office 2013 editions, who are they targeted at and what do you get? Lots of great detail on the new Office line-up here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-ie/ This is a great overview: I suggest you all try Office 365 Home Premium for a month (for free).
  • Blog Post: A week of System Centre Configuration Manager 2012 – the sequel

    Microsoft Technology User Groups Ireland – System Centre Special Interest Group This week we hosted four online meetings, each covering a different aspect of System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). Paul Keely, our local System Centre MVP, gave us four hours of his experience and knowledge. And we...
  • Blog Post: Extending your Datacentre into Azure

    Requirements for connecting your network to Azure You can link your Windows Azure Virtual Network to an on-premises network via site-to-site VPN connection, as illustrated above. All you need is a VPN device on your home network and a direct connection to the internet. The list of (currently) supported...
  • Blog Post: Everything you ever wanted to know about Installing and Configuring Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide Occasionally I’m asked if there are books that I’d recommend to help you learn Hyper-V Well, Aidan Finn gave me a copy of his one the other day.  It is currently being used as a paper weight I’m afraid (sorry Aidan)!  But I did...
  • Blog Post: Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 on your laptop without installing anything.

    This post describes how to dual boot your laptop into Windows Server 2008 R2 without actually installing anything! OK, I lied – it’s not possible to do it without installing anything.  But most people would go down the route of re-partitioning their disks or adding a second disk just to install...
  • Blog Post: Evaluating Windows Server 2012 for free

    By using a 90 day trial on Windows Azure If you need to evaluate Windows Server 2012 (or any other OS for that matter), using the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) role in Windows Azure is probably the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to go. Start by visiting the Windows Azure website . If you don...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 training in Dublin

    Last few spaces available for our Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive event We are running a two-day deep dive training session next Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd in Microsoft’s offices in Dublin . We have some great speakers with some great content. Registration is still open – but there really is only a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure BootCamp : Belfast

    FREE training on Windows Azure This one day deep dive class will get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Windows Azure, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned. Awesome . How much does it cost...