Firstly, an apology - it's been a while, and I know you think the Internet is a lonely place without my ramblings ;-), so I'm back on the blogging as of today, and have a huge amount to talk about, so here goes!
Those boys over at TechNet are gonna be busy over the next few months - they are running some pretty cool sounding events, which I would definitely recommend you taking a peek at!
16th May 2007 - Reading: Overview of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with Eileen Brown
At this session we will discuss how Exchange gives administrators more control, provides 'anywhere access' to your inbox, and in-built security and protection mechanisms. We'll also cover the new Exchange Management Console, and look at how Windows PowerShell, the new administrative interface, provides a rich command-line experience. We will finish with a look at the significant client-side improvements and transport rules.
25th April 2007 - Reading: Planning and Deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Part 1 with Eileen Brown
Find out what SharePoint Server 2007 has to offer. At this session we will present the concepts of topology, server roles and network conditions. We'll also provide an overview of administration features, introduce the three-tier administration model and explain various security topics.
24th April 2007 - Manchester: Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services with Melville Thompson
At this event we'll look at SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence and the components and features that make up the Reporting Services platform. At the end of the session you should be able to create and publish reports to enhance your organisation's business knowledge.
31st May 2007 - Reading: Advanced SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services with Melville Thompson
Find out about the advanced techniques for building reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and the Microsoft Visual Studio-based Report Designer. Other topics at this event include using the built-in expression language, report parameterisation and supporting multiple data sources. Receive a walk-through of sample reports and discover tips and tricks for using the Report Definition Language (RDL).
These events are all free to attend, and are definitely worthwhile, so get yourself a reservation now, to avoid disappointment!
If you can't wait a few months for these events, I've heard about some cool events that we're running over the next few months at our Reading office.
I've blogged some of these events on my site if you're interested. :)