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  • Blog Post: 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 :-)
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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 :-) ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 . .
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...