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  • Blog Post: WTech minus the Snow !

    Hi in February I talked about a great Event which was happening at the Savoy in London. http://blogs.technet.com/janelewis/archive/2009/02/01/w-tech-see-you-there.aspx This was the WTECH event , which was a Women’s Recruitment Event. Microsoft and my specifically my division, Microsoft Premier Field...
  • Blog Post: Ladies if you are interested in a Career at Microsoft read on

    8th of March 2010 HI Everyone, I have just come back from a busy week in Amsterdam and my Colleague Charna Westerhold has given me some more details about an exciting event I am taking part in . The event is entitled No Boundaries Only Unlimited Potential! International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server and Beyond Operations Day

    Technorati tags: Virtualization On June 14th @ Thames Valley Park in the United Kingdom we are holding an Virtual Server and Beyond Operations Day. There are still places available for this event. However there are some restrictions. You need to be a Microsoft Premier Customer to be eligible to...
  • Blog Post: Get on the Bus comes to Europe

      Hi Everyone, This is a great opportunity to “GET ON THE BUS” and take advantage of getting your hands on the latest Software, Training, and excellent guidance and information from top technical experts. There are also some great giveaways of Windows 7 bus tour shirts plus much more !. This is...
  • Blog Post: W-tech - See you there !

    Well I have managed to already break my New Years resolution and have not been blogging enough. Well after having coffee with Eileen and also reading Steve Claytons blog I am determined to get back on the blogging wagon.....because I enjoy it !. Well this Tuesday the 3rd of February Myself and Eileen...
  • Blog Post: Heading to Teched IT Forum Barcelona 2007

    Well I am now getting excited. I am going to be working on the Ask the Experts Stand @ Teched IT Forum in Barcelona next week. I am really looking forward to this as I had an absolutely brilliant time out in Orlando this year at Teched. I will be intending to build upon my 2008 knowledge and catch loads...
  • Blog Post: A Great day in the Land of Virtualization

    Well today has been great. My inaugural Operations day for Premier Field Engineering "Virtual Server and Beyond " has come to a close. I can honestly say it went really really well. I must admit it was hard work putting it all together but I had a really great Colleague Sarah Lidington working with me...
  • Blog Post: What a ride

    I would just like to say thankyou to all those that attended the Exchange Vista Office UK IT Pro Product Launch yesterday at Thames Valley Park in Reading . It was nice meeting so many people at the breaks and talking "technology". I enjoyed the day and it was great to have a chance to demo some of the...
  • Blog Post: A Great Evening and much food for thought ?

    I had a great evening the other night representing Microsoft at BCS IT Computer Awards Dinner 2007 http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.16272 . It was a great occasion and a great chance to dress up !. However Microsoft was up for a couple of awards most notably; GCS Women in I.T. Award and also...
  • Blog Post: Getting Excited and Palpitations all at once !

    I am prepping hard for the Windows 2008 Launch Event in Birmingham which I will be taking a small part in by delivering part of  a session with Matt Mcspirit of Microsoft.  This will be the "Core Infrastructure Improvements" section.During my prep I would just like to highlight some...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year ! from Chilly Britain and looking forward to BETT

    Well I am back to work and have now found some spare time to blog a little. Well we have been in the grips of a snow freeze here in the U.K. with temperatures dropping to –13C yes Celsius not Farenhite. Because we are not used to such weather we have had road chaos as we ( I include myself in this) are...
  • Blog Post: The North East VBUG meeting Great Line up Planned

    This has been in my inbox for a while and I overlooked it. Which is not suprising because my Outlook triage skills are awful. My colleague Richard Diver is trying to put me back on the straight and narrow and introduce me to the art of time-slicing and categories……at the moment I feel like standing up...
  • Blog Post: A great initiative and offer Home Access

    As part of my training for BETT I learnt about the HOME ACCESS programme. This looks a really fantastic initiative to open up access to computing to children and parents who are less privileged. As I sat at home watching my two boys using Xbox 360, ps3 etc . Plus moving through applications and...
  • Blog Post: Well I am getting Excited - Teched Florida 4th - 8th of June

    Well as the time draws nearer I am getting more and more excited. I am going out to Florida this Sunday with some colleagues two of them who you may know from their blogs, Justin Zarb and Ben Pearce to represent Microsoft Premier Field Engineering from the U.K. and to work on the Longhorn Demo Stands...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Teched Berlin 2009 it is going to be Great !

      Well the time for Teched Europe is drawing near and I am really looking forward to it. I have the privilege of working at it again this year and am looking forward to visiting Berlin which is a city I have never been to before. Although I realise I may have to pack a few woolly jumpers as it will...
  • Blog Post: Do you want a free pass to It Forum or Teched 2009 ?

    I thought that would get your attention. Anyway if you are a leader in in the arena or Unified Communications read on. I you register for the Interact Microsofts Unified Communication Conference 2008 event in San Diego 8-10 of April, and are one of the first 5 to register you could be the recipient of...
  • Blog Post: Digigirlz – WOW ! what a day

          On the 19th of June I was very proud to be part of a “Digigirlz” day held at Microsoft. So what did this day involve ? We invited 10 schools from around the local area of Reading and Bracknell of up to 20 girls per school to an Action Packed Day. The day was designed to inspire and...
  • Blog Post: Teched Berlin 2009 Here and Working !

    Hi Everyone, Well I am now here working in Teched Berlin and it is an amazing place. The Messe . I am due to help deliver the Women in Technology session on Tuesday at 17:00. We have some great givaways. Plus also some T-Shirts and Laptop bags. If you want to know the details of our session please see...
  • Blog Post: This is really worth checking out

    If you are a small business or know a small business which would benefit from a great professional looking web presence which is packed with features and functionality to make your business work smoothly and effectively. Check out the Microsoft office live site now and sign up for the beta. "Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Evo Launch Next Week 12th December (UK Reading)

    Guys and girls a couple of esteemed fellow bloggers have already mentioned this... Stephen Lamb and Eileen Brown ..the Launch of Vista and Office is taking place at the Reading Campus on the 12th of December. Go to this link to register. BTW wish me luck. Eileen has persuaded me to do a demo.....oh...
  • Blog Post: Merry Xmas Everyone

    Well I Know 2009 has been a busy busy year. And for some of you a tough year too. Therefore I wish you all the best and I am taking a break  for the Christmas Holidays. I would like to wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Below is a Christmas scene from the back garden...
  • Blog Post: What a day Digigirlz Part Two

        Well once again we had a fantastic day at Microsoft on the 27th of November. We held our second Digigirlz event of the year. We had over 200 girls and teachers who attended our event here in Reading. It was a packed day full of interactive presentations . We had Andy Sithers and Mark A...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Conference Virtual Event 19th June 2009

      Hi , I think this is definitely worth a mention. I know that many of your are experiencing very restricted travel limitations due to the current Economic Climate. Well to help you maintain and grow your skills we are running a Virtual Technet Conference. Some of the highlights are as follows;...
  • Blog Post: I am Mad for Madagascar and I need your help !

    Well I have finally gone bonkers and anyone who knows me personally knows what a determined tenacious person I am . On September 27th 2008 I am partaking in a Computer Aid International Event across Madagascar. So what is this amazing event. I am taking part in the computer aid Madagascar Cycle Challenge...
  • Blog Post: Thank you for your Support !

      A huge big thankyou from the Connected Women in Technology Team   Thank you for your support and sponsorship and support for the British London 10K run that we we ran in aid of Sands Stillbirth Trust . It was a brilliant day with over 27,000 people taking part. It was a great day and for...