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March, 2007

  • MCP Magazine on 'Why Quickstart... and Search Specialisation coming!'

    My colleague Sol pointed out this article which gives a nice summary of the Quickstart and some of the reasons why this was created and how the Partner Programme will be taking up the mantle from July 07 onwards: http://mcpmag.com/features/article...
  • Ballmer comments on compute cluster for Finance...

    Really great to see the importance of compute cluster server in Microsoft go right to the top! Check out the article in the April cover story of Wall Street & Technology. It features an interview with Steve Ballmer, in which he “discusses what high...
  • More on the UK CCS user conference...

    You are cordially invited to join Microsoft, industry experts and your peers as Microsoft presents the UK User Group meeting for CCS, 27 April 2007 in Reading. Are you doing clusters on Windows? Come and spend a day with the users and developers of Microsoft...
  • More free training for CCS...

    Following on from the huge take-up in training mentioned last week: HPC training...free...come and get it! we have laid on the following extra dates for you all: https://training.Partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&delivery=229208...
  • Free, Simple business advice simply spoken..

    Want to freshen your skills and get a reality check - read on! Came across this site a few weeks back and have been meaning to share with you all - Trizle The whole blog is an interesting one with some really cool advice around lots of areas, I had...
  • Another reason why Compute Cluster Server...

    So many years ago, Microsoft used to have a hard time around Security, it's been really great to see our progress in this area and now it's actually becoming quite a key differentiator for us. Check out the great post below from Jeff Jones - I used to...
  • Compliance a headache - check this out...!

    Many of you will know about the huge benefit of Excel Services in the Financial Services Sector - fancy knowing more then check out this paper from HCL about their plans around Excel Services for Financial customers - great for use in a clustered environment...
  • Green Computing: Check out the Vista green credentials!!

    Real stats on how to save money and help save the environment: · Reduce the carbon dioxide generated by an organisation, equal to 45 tonnes per year for a business with 200 desktop PCs. · Deliver savings on energy bills of up to £46 per desktop PC per...
  • Fancy a Revolution anyone?

    Was on the tube yesterday and saw this rather cool ad about the Information Revolution, Steve also captured this in his blog: Get a free Information Revolution t-shirt as did Valley Wag with a slightly more jaded view point. Some great videos from people...
  • Comcast to switch from Google to Microsoft - more to it methinks!

    Just seen this post over on LiveSide 'Comcast unhappy with Google, may use MS Search?' Now it would be very easy for me to start crowing about the business proposition that Microsoft has, the account teams, the customer care, the security development...
  • Great new look...just 'wash and go' for blogs!

    Huge huge thanks to my mate Matt for helping me make this blog look soooo much better! Really needed the 'pimp my blog' experience! If you fancy checking out Vista, Virtualisation and more then check out his blog Peering through Windows . Enjoy!
  • HPC User Group - roll up, roll up!

    Just a quick post this one - anyone fancy joining the first HPC User group then great event here to come along to: Timings 08:30 Registration 09:15 Introductions 09:30 TBD- Windows Compute Cluster Server introduction 10:00 Prof Simon Cox- Tools, Technologies...
  • Little gem of delight for you HPC gurus...!

    Great news on the HPC e-learning side around new webcasts for Schlumberger and ESi working with Microsoft CCS: Live HPC Webcast: High Performance Computing for Oil and Gas with Schlumberger’s ECLIPSE on Windows Compute Cluster Server. April 17...
  • Microsoft Search with SharePoint - New Deep Technical Resources

    Hat-tip to Steve for spotting this new resource for SharePoint Search: SharePoint Server 2007 Search: Deep Diving ,includes all of the following: Enterprise Search Strategy and Opportunities (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveA.exe) This session starts...
  • Career Manifesto...get on the bus or...

    I really like the Execupundit blog and came across this Career Manifesto . Some great words of wisdom from Michael Wade. Some of the most frustrating things I find in business, both the one I work in but also people I meet from other companies (ironically...
  • Great ballmer video on Google and joining Microsoft

    Nice refreshing video here showing you a relaxed Steve and his views on Google as well as his joining process into Microsoft: Ballmer: Google's growth strategy is 'insane' Kind of cool and candid - hope you all have a great weekend! Enjoy!
  • Progress: activity doesn't always equal better experience :-)

    Made me smile, feels like this sometimes in business :-)
  • Time to stop the hype about Google?

    So I guess a few things have been niggling away at the back of my mind around the new kids on the block and I want to put a few ideas out there, around the whole experience piece: I like to eat out in a restaurant cared for by an owner, chef and...
  • Windows Live deal with lenovo and nokia!

    Great deal been announced to highlight Live Services on OEM laptops starting with Lenovo - covered well by my friends over on LiveSide : Microsoft announces Windows Live deal with Lenovo Also, in the press here: Lenovo loads up on Windows Live Search...
  • HPC training...free...come and get it!

    Just a quick one to point out the brand spanking new training available next week, mostly full already but there will be some more in May so get ready! Agenda as follows: If you fancy it then just click here and join in! If you are not already a certified...
  • Intel Servers that sapp less juice...

    Finding the energy performance of your servers gets you down, let alone costs you an arm and a leg, Intel may just have the answer? http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070312/20070312005400.html?.v=1 Press Release Source: Intel Corporation Intel Marks...
  • High Performance Club gets into first gear!

    Launched today, we had just a touch of legal playing around but have successfully launched the incentive today - huge thanks to the UK legal team in Microsoft for the great help they gave on this! See previous post: Announcing: High Performance Lovin...
  • Giving...fancy joining in?

    So I was having a look around at a few blogs over the weekend and I read the following really interesting post: http://www.trizle.com/how-giving-rocks/ It made me think about using this blog to highlight a charity a few mates and I run in our spare...
  • More on presentations..had me in tears..

    Simple choice it's either me or the presenter...decisions decisions... Now this really made me laugh out loud, Rowan from Fortify your Oasis has some absolutely superb points to describe those less skilled presenters: Ass Narcissism - "I’m just going...
  • Presentation help...

    How many presentations have I sat in, that to be quiet frank bore the pants of everyone watching and listening? Hmmm and how many have I been presenting... :-) Whilst looking for ways to brighten up both this blog and my presentations I came across this...