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Well at least there's the cricket .. ..
I’m not going to say much on last nights “performance” apart from the fact it was humiliating. :–( Feel free to share your views here .. .. Roll on Charlton on Saturday .. .. .. And good luck to West Ham on Monday :-)
8 Sep 2005
Microsoft Gear Up
Just in case you haven’t seen the Microsoft Gear Up site – it’s really useful if you working in Sales and Marketing. If you’re in a technical role please forward the link on to members of your sales and marketing teams.
13 Feb 2006
The JCB Song
I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard this song and liked it instantly. Went to the JCB Song website and liked it even more .. .. Let’s see if we can make it number one :-) Spread the word.
4 Dec 2005
New Starter Sales Training
We’ve just started rolling out some new training to partners .. .. .. It’s specifically aimed at Sales people and new starters who went to get a good overview of the Microsoft product stack. Here’s the objectives and agenda to give you an overview of the day. Session Objectives For the sales person...
22 Jul 2005
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 of information on People Ready Business headline...
19 Mar 2006
Integrating with Lotus Notes
I see Gary has got some dates in the diary for his Lotus Notes integrating workshop. It’s running from March 19th-23rd and it’s free, however you need to make your way to Redmond. I see Gary has offered to put people up at his house :-) I know this is something a lot of Lotus Business...
31 Aug 2006
International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners
To be honest, I’d never heard of this association till another partner mentioned it to me last week . . . Who are they ? Well this is from their about page - IAMCP was formed in 1994 to provide Partners a greater voice into Microsoft and to facilitate mutual growth and business development. ...
7 Oct 2005
Microsoft Office Live Meeting - 14 Day Trial
Heard about Microsoft Office Live Meeting ? Want to know more ? Then there probably isn’t a better way than actually giving the thing a go. We’ve now got a 14 day Free Trial available . Personally, I’m a fan. It stops me doing an even more ridiculous amount of mileage than I do at the moment :-) ...
28 Jan 2006
System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (BETA)
System Center Capacity Planner 2006 is now available in Beta Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (BETA) delivers state of the art easy-to-use modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to the process of performance analysis and planning of system deployments...
8 Oct 2005
Office "12" Information
Just thought I’d collate a list of useful information with regards to Office “12” as quite a bit has been published over the last few days. There’s also a load of new content being delivered at the Professional Developers Conference in LA. Which I didn’t get to go to. But I’m not bitter :-) Stefan...
15 Sep 2005
SharePoint Reporter -- SharePoint UK User group
If you’re looking for a single repository for all things SharePoint then you could do worse than go here. Lots of consolidated info from all the other blogs that are out there. For example, did you know there was a UK SharePoint User Group . Nope, nor me. They’re having there first meeting on the...
27 Jan 2006
Millions of Small Businesses are Ready for Their First Server: You Can Help
The Small Business Technology Assessment Toolkit offers step-by-step guidance on how to conduct a comprehensive assessment, build winning proposals, and generate profitable, long-term relationships using Windows Small Business Server 2003. Download your copy from here . .
18 Apr 2006
Back from Holiday :(
Back from holiday after a fantastic 2 week break in Crete. As always, it doesn’t seem like I’ve been away. Apart from the large backlog of email in my inbox. So rather than blog every individual item that’s currently in my inbox, I thought I’d do a single summary blog. So here goes Software...
6 Sep 2005
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 the wonderful world of BI. It’s a bit...
29 Mar 2006
Exchange 2003 Tools Update
Last week we released updates to some popular Exchange 2003 downloads :- Exchange Server Domain Rename Fixup Download this domain rename fixup tool (8/3/2005). Exchange Server Mailbox Merge Wizard Extract data from mailboxes on one server running Exchange and then merge that data into mailboxes...
9 Aug 2005
Lotus Notes Application Analyser
Just a quick note to say that the reason the BETA version of the Lotus Notes Application Analyser has been taken off the download site is because it’s a BETA and as such it’s reached the end of it’s BETA life cycle. Nothing more sinister than that I’m afraid.So nothing to see...
30 Jan 2006
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 tuning, with guidance on migration to SQL Server...
2 Mar 2006
New Exchange Tools Available
Just seen that there’s a couple of new tools available which build on the Exchange Best Practice Analyser - Microsoft Exchange Server Disaster Recovery Analyzer Tool v1.0 The Exchange Server Disaster Recovery Analyzer programmatically collects configuration data and header information from databases...
3 Nov 2005
How Nerdy are you?
I always knew Ewan was nerdier than me . This just confirms it. It may also prove to my wife that I am not a nerd. Geek maybe .. .. ..but not a nerd.
1 Feb 2006
Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 Intelligent IM Filter
Live Communications Server 2005 Intelligent IM Filter application allows administrators greater flexibility in the protection of their instant message networks than the default IMFilter application that is installed on all Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 servers. The default IMFilter blocks...
15 Aug 2005
Exchange 12 Overview Available
“The next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange "12", is designed to meet the growing demands of messaging for your organization. Exchange "12" offers a stable, reliable enterprise messaging platform that covers the fundamentals of e-mail and calendaring while delivering innovative...
15 Dec 2005
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 size of organisation, in either the commercial...
7 Mar 2006
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 rather than reactive. Microsoft Operations...
12 Mar 2006
FolderShare - File Transfer & Remote File Access
Ever wanted to share some files with a customer or partner ? Too large to email ? Needed them ASAP .. .. .. Then FolderShare may just be the answer. It’s free. And it looks like we’ve just bought them. For more information and to download then go to here.
18 Nov 2005
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 web page. It’s worth signing up as it answers...
16 Mar 2006
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