March, 2006

  • SAP and Microsoft

    There’s a great article at Red Herring about SAP integration with Microsoft Office . To find out more about integrating SAP with Microsoft products such as SharePoint then take a look at the Microsoft-SAP Customer Information Center .
  • Just a bit of fun :-) Muglets

    Pop along and give this a go – http://b.muglets.com/go/microsoft/ Feel free to post your creations here :-) To get you started here’s Chris and James
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System preview site

    Looks like the preview site has been updated – Worth reading the FAQ for the system requirements. So if you think it’s Vista and Longhorn only I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised :-) For more info go to the 2007 Microsoft Office...
  • PTS Press

    My Colleague Dave Sayers is now in print courtesy of PTS Press - “A company's most valuable asset is its people - the knowledge they hold is what makes an organisation successful. We want to help you get inside Microsoft and share our knowledge...
  • BI-Directional - Business Intelligence

    My old colleague and Stoke Fan Chris Parkes has started his new Blog, Bi-Directional . I won’t tell you what Mr Akrigg suggested for the name of his Blog – maybe you ought to ask Chris. :-) As you may have guessed, it’s focussed around...
  • Information Workers Competency - Find out more

    Congratulations to Kate Hamilton on putting together this fantastic page around the Information Worker competency. It answers important questions like What is an information worker? What’s the opportunity? What is the Information...
  • Home page for Microsoft Partners - UK

    For those of you that haven’t been back to the Microsoft Partner Home Page for a while, it’s well worth a revisit. Alex and the team have done a great job of making the mass of information we publish more accessible. There’s lots...
  • Information Worker Videos For Download

    Last year we ran a little competition internally to put together some demonstrations around the Office System. Well me and my colleague Dave Sayers won. I’d just like to point out at this point that his participation was negligible. In fact the...
  • More Free SharePoint Services (WSS) Templates

    I discovered these via another website and thought they might be of interest. They’re in German and unfortunately I only got a C Grade ‘O’ Level – if anyone has any luck translating them please let me know. They’re available...
  • Insights into the Partner Programme

    I’ve only just spotted this Blog maintained by the UK Partner Programme Team – But then again it looks like they only started blogging yesterday :-) If you’d like to sign up for it then go to the Insights into the Partner Programme...
  • MSDN Webcast: Office System Developers Conference Keynote with Bill Gates and Kurt DelBene

    The 2007 Microsoft Office system is a breakthrough solution platform that includes clients, servers, services, and tools. Built on XML and a set of new extensibility technologies, it gives you the solution building blocks you need to meet today's business...
  • Exchange Best Practice Analyzer

    The Exchange Best Practice Analyser is a great FREE tool for helping resolving and troubleshooting a variaty of support issues. It’s like having your own personal Microsoft Support Person :-) We’ve got a web cast coming up on April 10th...
  • How to choose server hardware for Exchange 2003 that can be effectively re-utilized for Exchange 12?

    Great article by the Exchange Team on choosing server hardware now that you can reused for Exchange 12 For the full article go here. .
  • Benefits of the Microsoft Collaboration Platform: A Study for Organisations Using Lotus Notes and Domino

    I hadn’t noticed this before but on the Make the leap: Upgrade to Microsoft collaboration technologies site there’s a new whitepaper Benefits of the Microsoft Collaboration Platform: A Study for Organisations Using Lotus Notes and Domino ...
  • Exchange 12 Overview event in the UK

    Eileen has blogged about an Exchange 12 Overview event she’s running in the UK with fellow Exchange 5.5 Unplugged Tour member Ewan . If you’d like to register for this event then just go here.
  • Managed Exchange -> Exchange and Microsoft Operations Manager

    Microsoft Operations Manager is a great product for managing not only your Exchange infrastructure but also the rest of your Microsoft (and non Microsoft) infrastucture. Where it differs from a lot of other Management products is that it’s proactive...
  • UK: Charity DesignIT

    DesignIT for a charity Many IT professionals in the UK dedicate their time to a charity, either officially or on a voluntary basis, and this category offers you the opportunity to submit a proposed system design that will benefit them further. In keeping...
  • UK: Win a trip to the ICE Hotel in Sweden

    I’ve been there, and it’s fantastic. Definitely worth a visit to the Vodka bar and trying to work your way round the “menu” :-) “We are inviting you to submit a deployed or aspirational system design, appropriate for any...
  • Microsoft Competencies - IDC Report

    A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by IDC shows that Microsoft partners with certain competencies have experienced strong business performance. Microsoft Competencies: Partner Pathway to Business Performance Outlined in this...
  • Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange Connector - WebCast

    I’ve just noticed there’s going to be a webcast in March on the Lotus Notes Connector and Migration tools by Erik Ashby. TechNet Webcast: Introduction to the Latest Suite of Exchange Migration Tools (Code-Named Red Bull) (Level 200) ...
  • Data Management Programme - Partners - Microsoft UK

    Our Notes from the Field - Data Management programme focuses on the technologies that make up the Microsoft Data Management strategy, namely SQL Server and related technologies. Topics include SQL Server operations, consolidation, security and performance...
  • Microsoft Small Business+

    If you’re a small business in the UK or you have customers who are then you might be interested in going to the Microsoft Small Business + site. It offers support, training, newsletters, information and offers.
  • Introducing Microsoft Exchange "12"

    The Microsoft Exchange "12" home page has been recently updated . If you’ve got a TechNet subscription then you’ll be able to get hold of the Exchange “12” Community Technology Preview. There’s also going to be a series...
  • Microsoft Application Analyser 2006 for Lotus Domino

    Well it’s arrived and you can download it from here. There’s also an overview that’s available :- “This white paper explains the application analysis process for Lotus Domino applications, which includes installation, customization...