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  • Blog Post: Bill and Steve at D6 with Windows 7 Touch

    I've refrained from posting anything about Windows 7 until now but it seems that this week the lid was lifted - albeit only a fraction - on what you might be in store for with the next version of Windows.  Steve S gave an interview where he danced around release dates and features and functionality...
  • Blog Post: UK Vista Hands on Labs - places going quickly

    Windows Vista Certification Lab , Reading, 09/11/2006, Ltd B3-3-H Normandy (12) Int, http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032314123&Culture=en-GB As a participant in Microsoft’s Windows Vista Early Adoption Programs we would like to make you aware of the opportunity to attend...
  • Blog Post: In Vegas for Mix

    It's quite a place Vegas.  I'm here for the next few days for our Mix 08 conference.  Looks like there's some early speculation on one of the announcements - support for Silverlight on Nokia devices . If you want to meet up, text me on +44 7970 341385
  • Blog Post: Vista Squad Event

    They're back, and now with more content! The Vista Squad are holding their second event at Microsoft HQ and speaker Steve Lamb will be talking about the Vista technology that is BitLocker whilst Ray Booysen will be lighting up your world with rich user experiences in Windows Presentation Foundation ...
  • Blog Post: Into the Future with NextGenUG

    The guys over at NextGenUG have got another great event coming up here at Microsoft UK HQ which is well worth a look: NxtGenUG Fest 07 The day has a theme: “Into the future …”. We start the day looking at current technologies such as Vista, then we move into the ‘Orcas’ timeframe, then to 12 months hence...
  • Blog Post: Calling all web design and web developer students - event to learn about Microsoft's web technologies

    I learnt about this particular event through Mark Johnston's blog and it's a great opportunity for students to learn about Microsoft's web technologies. It's a full day of goodness with two tracks, one for design students and the other for developers. Judging from the agenda, I would say that if you...
  • Blog Post: Vista After Hours in Newcastle

    Matt and I have just finished the event in Newcastle we had a great time doing the event and there was plenty of interest in Home Server, Media Center and SideShow. Thanks to all who came along we really enjoyed presenting here - the people are really friendly. It was fantastic to hear about some stories...
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Vista Events

    11 October 2006, Edinburgh, and 19 October, Manchester: What's New in Administering Vista In this session we will examine Group Policy functionality improvements that have been made with Windows Vista. We'll describe the new and updated features and how these help to alleviate the problems that were...
  • Blog Post: Learn Infrastructure from Microsoft Consultants

    Microsoft Consultants really know their stuff when it comes to technology and the guys I know in the Infrastructure side of things are at the top of their game!  So when they told me they were doing some TechNet Webasts throughout August to December – I had to let you know. You can register here...
  • Blog Post: Startups Live 2008

    I've just been reading the Microsoft Small Smart Business newsletter ( sign up here ) and they are advertising the StartupsLive events that are running up and down the country during May and June.  They look pretty good with interesting speakers ranging from the CEO of Love Film to the lady who...
  • Blog Post: Brazil rocking Windows 1.01

    Well their website for their IT Pro/Developer event is anyway! Check it out here!  Way retro! Nice work guys. http://www.puertadeenlace.net/run09/ Oh and check out the Silverlight version of Windows 7 too…
  • Blog Post: Expression Around the Clock

    Auckland – Seoul – Bangalore – Moscow – Cairo – Milan – Zürich - Sao Paulo – Toronto - Mexico City We're running a series of synchronised events around the world starting October 4th where we are reaching out to designers to talk about our Expression suite of products. If you're near to one of these...
  • Blog Post: New Live Services sessions released for Mix09!

      Dr Angus and I have been working hard on new sessions for Mix.  Some of them have been published today over here:  http://2009.visitmix.com/Agenda/Sessions.aspx Make sure you register early and I’ll see you in Vegas! :-) Mesh-Enabled Web Applications Come learn how to extend your existing...
  • Blog Post: How Live Mesh saved the day at Le Web

    I’m back from Europe and Le Web in Paris!  It was an interesting conference that had it’s fair share of problems, from heating to lack of internet connectivity.  It’s been well documented how many of the exhibitors and startups were unable to demonstrate their web applications and Europe’s...
  • Blog Post: Mashed 08

    The BBC and Microsoft are running a developer event in London called Mashed 08 .  It's a free gig and Microsoft has just released its tickets so make sure you register for them soon if you are interested in attending.  The synopsis looks fun: Mashed - it's Hack Day time again and this year...
  • Blog Post: Vista After Hours - The Return!!!

    We're back by popular demand! Matt and I are being unleashed on 4 cities up and down the UK to deliver a stonking array of innovations, hardware, gadgets all tied together by the magic of Microsoft software. Last time around we played to packed crowds in Reading and Leeds, and this time we're going bigger...
  • Blog Post: Google Secrecy and control freakery

    James O'Neil shared a Microsofties experience of trying to attend one of their Google @ Work events . Find out what happened when Ryan Pollock in the marketing team of Google Enterprise found out! Now I welcome competitors to our events, so what's up with all this "secrecy and control freakery"? I'm...
  • Blog Post: UK Vista Early Adopter Lab

    Here's some event information for ISVs in the UK who are building apps on the Vista platform. It's a day workshop for people who want to understand more about the Certified for Windows Vista programme - definitely worth a look if you are readying your applications for launch. Windows Vista Certification...
  • Blog Post: Get to a Windows Server 2008 Launch Event

    Yesterday we launched Windows Server 2008 - congrats to the whole team!  Now you have the opportunity to find out all about it at a TechNet event at venues up and down the UK.  Here are the details: TechNet 2008 Launch Roadshow Following the 2008 Launch event in Birmingham on 19 th March, TechNet...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at Pisces

    Just got off stage in Edinburgh where I delivered a presentation on Virtual Earth.  The topic of conversation was about openness and standards and I was on stage after Gerry Gavigan, the Chairman from the open source consortium .  He talked about free software and how open source was the way...
  • Blog Post: Vista After Hours

    Reading last night - phew what a gig... By the end it was pretty warm in the room sorry about that - the air conditioning people went home at 5.30 - great! I hope it didn't detract from what we showed you and by the number of questions we got I assume that everyone found it pretty interesting! :-) You...
  • Blog Post: Developer Launch of Vista and Office

    Register for the Developer Launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system: 19 and 20 January 2007, Reading Microsoft's most important product event for years, the launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, is in Reading on 19 and 20 January 2007. Over two days, developers...
  • Blog Post: Vista & Office Events

    28 November 2006, Edinburgh: Windows Vista Security Titbits and Data Security This security-focused TechNet event will have two distinct parts, the first covering security. Find out how to prevent attacks while still giving your organisation the agility it demands. Come along for an interactive afternoon...
  • Blog Post: Expression Virtual Labs

    Microsoft Expression Web Virtual Labs Find out how to create rich web sites, manipulate links and images and work with style sheets in our two new Microsoft Expression web virtual labs. You can complete these free guided, hands-on labs in 90 minutes or less and walk away with a better understanding of...
  • Blog Post: BDD version 3 Workshops

    We are pleased to announce the new Desktop Deployment Planning Services Readiness (BDD v3) Workshop for partners. Duration 4 Days Cost £400 4 Deliveries in H2 Technologies & Products used during the course User State Migration Tool 3.0 Windows Vista Deployment tools WinPE System Image Manager Windows...