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  • Blog Post: SQL for the Oracle DBA - great trainer over from the UK

    This is great cross-training on SQL for Oracle DBAs! In fact, I think the content would be of use for all DBAs and the trainer is top class. It is a half day of training taking place in Dublin the afternoon of January 22nd. See here for details and how to register . The objective of this training...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Movie Night

    Thanks to those of you who made it along the TechNet screening of Blade Runner last night - I think you'll agree that this movie is an absolute classic (extra scenes or not) and it's amazing how well it's stood the test of time!! A couple of beers were had after and it was a nice atmosphere for me to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 – Why Upgrade

    FREE half day events in Cork, Galway, Belfast & Dublin 57% of all Windows Servers are running Windows Server 2003, an operating system that will no longer have support after July 14th, 2015.  Come to this session to learn why & how to upgrade to Windows Server 2012.  Presented by Dave...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server, SQL Server, SQL Server

    SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday Precon and more.. My friends at Prodata have some great SQL Server content coming your way:   Kevin Kline presents “Productivity & Leadership skills for the IT Professional” , June 21 st , Microsoft Building 2, Dublin Skilled technologists often peak in their career...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit 2007 (MMS)

    MMS 2007 is the premier technical event of the year for IT professionals, covering the latest management products from Partners and Microsoft including the System Center family of management products. MMS 2007 runs March 26-30 in San Diego. For full event details HERE .
  • Blog Post: IMTC speaker GROKtalks

    Very cool.... · Dave McMahon , who was voted one of the top speakers in TechEd 07 in Barcelona. · Gary Short speaking about his favourite patterns and other topics . · A snipped from Martin Woodward’s maiden session at TechEd 07 in Barcelona
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualisation Event: NIMTUG Belfast

    Microsoft Virtualisation Event: NIMTUG Belfast - May 24th 19:30 - 21:30 For more detail and registration: http://nimtug.org/events/33/default.aspx Microsoft’s Virtualisation Strategy Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: Today Virtual PC Virtual Server SoftGrid Clustering, Terminal Services,...
  • Blog Post: ‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’

    Virtualisation Events The middle of last week, I attended an informative seminar which was entitled ‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’ . The seminar did not go deep into technical content, so it may not have been completely relevant to all IT Professionals – although Dave Northey...
  • 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: Hands on Windows Server 2008

    As part of the local Windows Server launch campaign we're going to offer free, full-day instructor lead training sessions on Windows Server. The sessions will take place in Dublin, Belfast and Cork during April. They'll be in the form of hands-on labs so you need to know your way around the technology...
  • Blog Post: Last places on WS08 Powershell Event Dublin April 1-3

    Automating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Microsoft Windows PowerShell This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to utilize Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows Server 2008. The course focuses on cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: Dublin Tech Community Launch of Vista, Office and Exchange 2007

    On the evening of Tuesday, 5 th of December, we hope that you will be part of the biggest ever tech event in the history of Microsoft Ireland: the Tech Community Launch of Windows Vista ™ , 2007 Office System and Exchange Server 2007 . · When: Evening of Tuesday, 5th December 2006 · Where: Croke...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Events in Ireland - how to easily roll out Vista and Office 2007

    Free Microsoft Events in Ireland - how to easily roll out Vista and Office 2007 Microsoft Ireland is running 2 events in January to help ITPros & infrastructure architects get a better understanding of what challenges they may face when doing a Vista and/or Office 2007 rollout and how to deal...
  • Blog Post: Presentations from: Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 Dublin & Belfast Events

    Thanks again to Bob Duffy and Gary Melvin who presented at our SQL Server 2005 events last week in Dublin and Belfast. All the presentations are available to download here: Advanced SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Advanced SQL Server 2005 Integration Services SQL 2005 Upgrade and Migration...
  • Blog Post: SQL Event in Cork on 4th June

    Reporting Services 2008 Architecture and End User Reporting Summary The first part of this session is a detailed look at architectural changes to the Reporting Services 2008 product and how they might benefit your reports. The second part of the session is a demo based walk through of the...
  • Blog Post: Cork - MTUG Longhorn Event

    The Microsoft Technology User Group in Cork is hosting an event on Windows Server 2008 (Previously known as code name "Longhorn" Server). In this session, Dave Northey will cover some of the scenarios which will make "Longhorn" server a must-have for IT organisations when it comes out later this year...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Licensing Clinics

    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 endaf@microsoft.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...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Event: Kevin Kline on Stored Procedures & Bare Metal Tuning

    SQL Server Event: Kevin Kline on Stored Procedures & Bare Metal Tuning Date: 02 May 2007 18:30 - 21:30 Location: Morrisson Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 ( http://www.morrisonhotel.ie/ ) For more detail and registration: http://sql.mtug.ie/Events/EventInfo.aspx?ID=cf355084-72d9-4f8f-980a-04fb15620b39...
  • Blog Post: Dublin - Small Business Server User Group Event

    The next meeting of the SBS Ireland user group on June 27th. The agenda is being finalised at present but will look at integrating SBS and ISA as well as look at firewalls and data protection from SonicWall. For more detail and registration please visit the SBS website .
  • Blog Post: John Craddock Dublin Event: Building End-to-End Infrastructure Security

    I'm delighted to announce that I'm bringing John Craddock and Sally Storey back to Dublin to host an event on End-to-End Infrastructure Security on February 15th in the new Griffith College Conference Centre. For further details and registration please go to the registration page here . I'd advise...
  • Blog Post: Complementary Microsoft Technical Training Event on SQL Server 2005

    We're hosting a TechNet Training event on SQL Server 2005 in both Dublin and Belfast on September 26th and 28th respectively. This event will be technical deep dive covering best practices on how to upgrade from older versions of SQL Server or how to migrate from Oracle to SQL Server 2005. It will also...
  • 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: TechDays Online 2013 – Suggest Topics, Speakers & Content

    Save the Date: 23rd – 26th April 2013 and fill out the poll below. This April we are joining up with Microsoft UK and taking part in their online version of TechDays . Details are still in the making, but we’ve been asked to get our asks in. If you’re interested in attending a fantastic, online event...
  • Blog Post: Super-scaling SQL Server (1 day)

    With Thomas Kejser, November 23 rd 2012, Dublin Cost - €799 or €599 for registrations received on or before October 5 th 2012 Registration: http://www.prodata.ie/events/2012/SQL-super-scaling.aspx This course is not for the faint-hearted…. In fact you could describe it as performance tuning on steroids...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 BusinessSpeak and GeekSpeak with Harry Brelsford & Philip Elder LIVE SBS 2008 Server-side Setup

    Your chance to see the SBS 2008 server-side setup process, learn more about the pre-requisite step of configuring your router\firewall. 6pm December 7 th , location tbc . Please register to receive updates. You must be logged in to register for this event. There is a 5euro charge for this event;...