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May, 2007

  • HPC Partner TV Video - 1st for the HPC Team in Redmond... :-)

    So for a little while now I have been meaning to grab a few of the HPC stars and let you all see the people who make HPC happen in EMEA and Worldwide. This is the first of 2 videos initially to show you the stars behind the WCCS show! Mike Pallot...
  • Simple blogging - great tool to use...Live Writer beta 2 goes public!

    So having written this blog for a few months you try out all types of blogging tools to help make writing posts easier. So far I have used all the following: Blog r'Mail Community Server directly Live Writer all betas The one I keep coming back to is...
  • 2 new HPC whitepapers

    Useful stuff for setting up stand alone environments as well as Platform LSF integration with WCCS: · HPC Grid-Computing White Paper: Integration between Platform LSF and Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server 2003: This paper explains the benefits...
  • Microsoft Surface: Coolest piece of Microsoft Technology for a decade?

    Click on the picture above and enjoy....least said the better....seriously cool technology with amazing potential....think I need a new dining able... :)
  • How Microsoft IT manages Enterprise Search...

    A very cool Webcast for anyone wanting to know how Microsoft IT does Search: TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Manages Enterprise Search with SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 300) Well worth an hour of my time, thanks to Steve for the hat tip :-)
  • Overtime for mobile mail users?

    Was trawling around a few blogs and came across this interesting article on Over-Time Pay For Reading E-mail on Your Blackberry at Home now it does strike me as amusing for the following reasons: Surely if this is legal advice from am esteemed law professor...
  • MOSS 07: Tony Blair loves it - amazing casestudy!

    and Every now and then you come across a case study that simply blows your mind. One of these is the amazing work at Shireland's Language College by Teksys where Tony Blair said this was: 'One of the most remarkable ICT systems in the country' Tony Blair...
  • Sex in the City...

    Well okay then maybe just - Excel Services on CCS in the City... So you will have seen from previous posts the wealth of support we are seeing for Excel Services on CCS, this is another example of the way partners are reaching out to customers to demonstrate...
  • SharePoint Search 2007 - technical drill down document!

    Just seen a good synopsis of the technical pieces for SharePoint Search snappily entitled: SharePoint Search 2007 technical drill down - will undoubtedly be useful to those of you deploying the new MOSS 07 Search software! Enjoy!
  • HPC Content - The good ship CCS resupplies - get your juice here!

    'The good ship Windows CCS lays awaiting her orders - her tenders feeding her readying for engaging with her customers' If you feel yourself doing something similar to the above and are in need of some 'resupply' then check out some the articles below...
  • So how do Microsoft help partners - simple example - PR

    I am often asked how Microsoft help a business and usually the conversation goes something like this: - How much marketing money can you give us? - How many leads can you give us? The savvy partners get involved with us in a multi layered approach. A...
  • Windows 64 bit apps play nicely with Windows Compute Cluster Server

    Nice little bit of news from Redmond this morning: We want to share with you important information about Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition (CCE) and Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard Edition. Both applications have the same code...
  • Is Google Enterprise Search a joke?

    Well that was the title of a recent ZDNet article - and there was one question in particular that Donna asked which caught my eye: How Google will specifically be able to significantly grow Google Enterprise revenues, given the core products have 1) low...
  • Traditional HPC partners adopt dual Microsoft and Linux strategies..

    Nice to see further momentum in the HPC channel space with the recruitment of Paul Gwyther to OCF - check out the full article here and here Paul welcome to the team!
  • Partner Search Deployment Subsidy - free cash from Microsoft

    Partner Search Deployment Subsidy - free cash from Microsoft - thought that would get your attention! :) So first off how do you get your hands on the cash: Member of Quickstart Programme Reserve the subsidy for a customer in Quickstart When sale completed...
  • Want an insight into Excel Services on Compute Cluster Server...read on?

    Just seen this great webcast on the Platform Symphony of Windows Compute Cluster Server with Excel: Live HPC Webcast: HPC in Financial Services – The power of Platform Symphony, Windows Compute Cluster Server and Excel 2007 trio June 14, 2007, 11:00 AM...
  • A day in the life of SteveB..

    Some of you may have seen this but kind of cool to share again anyway! Here Enjoy!
  • Financial Services Grid Initiative - Launched!

    Great news for the communities focusing on Financial Services and looking to bring the value of Compute Cluster Server to the mainstream volume FS customers. Check out the press release here. The remit of the community can be read here, the headline being...
  • Microsoft Search comes out...

    Well certainly on a grand scale anyway! If you are planning on heading over to Denver for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference then check out the session called: 'Your next big bet: Enterprise Search', Tim from Content and Code , and a few colleagues...
  • Scaling SOA in Financial Services with Grid Computing for .net

    Great webcast here on Scaling SOA in Financial Services with Grid Computing for .NET: Event Overview Enterprise architects in financial services are looking to service-oriented architectures (SOA) to address many real-world problems – brittle systems...
  • Need MOSS migration tools?

    We have been working with these guys to include MOSS migration tools in addition to their existing offerings. Vamosa have a free version, and a charged for version which is a one-off cost rather than an annual license. www.vamosa.com Here is an excerpt...
  • High Productivity Computing...Linux and Microsoft??

    It's all just about doing things easier isn't it? In many of my external meetings I meet partners and customers who say things like the following: I want to focus on our business more I want it to just work Why does it not recognise this widget? We have...
  • Rumourmill...Microsoft to buy Yahoo?

    Seen some press reports about Microsoft potentially buying Yahoo.. BBC Yahoo shares up on Microsoft talk Associated Press: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=AP&Date=20070504&ID=6846679&Symbol=YHOO Reuters article: http...
  • HPC User Group Kicks off In Reading, UK - 95% attendance - tremendous support!

    Just a couple of quick shots of the Windows Compute Cluster user group held at Microsoft Reading last Friday: We had some amazing attendance for the 1st Microsoft User group meeting for Windows HPC Worldwide - :-) The slides will be made available online...
  • The power of a smile...

    Saw this at the end of a long day and thought 'you know what, that driver must have been having a really bad day!': "Saturday night I shut shop and go home and everything is fine," he told the BBC news website. "Sunday morning when I get here, this aircraft...