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  • 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!
  • Offtopic - Humour and Irony - Laser ice levelling - nice!

    Have to love the technology used to level the runway in Antarctica for the first regular link down there from Oz.....cannot help thinking about the irony of landing a plane on the ice in order to study the environment....lol Good weekend all...
  • Reshuffle and Rebrand around Microsoft Search - Fantastic News....here's why...!!

    So there has been a little bit of a reshuffle in the Windows group in Corp and the search teams are now sitting under the Windows team and the 'Live' branding has been removed to sit solely with the Online Services Group (OSG). So all things Search that...
  • Link to the Oil and Gas Event Site for Fluent and 2 great Windows CCS Partners!

    Here’s a link to the Oil & Gas Fluent site with some of the other great partners who were there: http://www.fluent.com/worldwide/europe/events/iocc_06/index.htm The following are well worth checking out: & Enjoy!
  • Microsoft Search Server Demo here...!

    Check out the Search Server Demo by clicking on the logo above and the full press release here .
  • Claire O'Halloran aka the Armadillo joins the Blogosphere...

    If you are interested in Software, Services & Next Generation Partnerships then head over to Claire's blog and check out her blog ramblings! http://blogs.msdn.com/armadillo/ Particularly liked the posts on What is this Web 2.0 thing? and Open Borders...
  • Sword SharePoint event on Financial Services Compliance

    Cool new event - check it out: SharePoint Deployment in Financial Services - Alleviating the burden of compliance and TCF Friday 2nd May 2008, Microsoft Offices - Victoria, London SWORD's SharePoint Consultancy is chairing this forthcoming event in association...
  • My favourite books...

    Thought I would share my favourite books with you all: Social Intelligence - Daniel Goleman How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Fish! - Stephen C. Lundin The Art of War - Sun Tzu Good to Great - Jim Collins All well worth a read and...
  • Don't wait for Search and BI to become the same product - Gartner comments...

    It's an interesting report that looks at the BI and Search and how they will play together in the next year or so. The resume is: Dont expect one to takeover from the other BI and Search will work in tandem Recommendations: Demand integration from BI...
  • Shameless plug for a partners seminars on WCM with MOSS 2007!

    Well why not... ICS Solutions are a Microsoft Gold Partner and experts in delivering business solutions based on SharePoint technologies. We present a free and interactive seminar where you can learn how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can be...
  • The Google Effect...and Doris...we all need one!!

    Right so when you sit back and think of how business has been fundamentally changed I thought I would look at how human interaction has been immensely changed over the last few years. Lets take a simple scenario of looking to buy a holiday: 1. In the...
  • 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...
  • Which version of SharePoint CAL and Server should you buy?

    Nice slide here - very enlightening for those who want more information on what WSS is versus Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - nice views on capabilities etc Download attached :)
  • We're looking for Search Heroes - tell us your story!

    - Are you using Microsoft Search Server? - Would you like to tell us how it has helped your organisation and why you chose our software (thanks!) over other alternative software platforms? - Cos guess what we would love to hear your views! Just click...
  • IDC - The Hidden Costs of Information Work - get the article here and MS Commentary!

    So in many of the Search posts I have written I refer to a whitepaper by IDC called 'The Hidden Costs of Information Work', we cannot give this to you for free unfortunately for IDC licensing reasons - but for those who do wish to review it, IDC make...
  • So why: 'Wet String and Sellotape'...?

      So it's probably worth a post to enlighten a few of you on the new title I have decided upon for this blog. There have been a few people who have impacted me whilst I have been working in the IT Industry and I love hearing new phrases that different...
  • Smartlogic Test Library...screenshot of a cool app!

    So following on from the last post you can see here what the document library woudl start to look like with all the classified documents: In the next post I will show the impact that organising documents will have on the user experience of a website or...
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta Survey - free bits, free book, thanks from Lord Waite!

    Some of you will know the great man Lord Waite (they tell me the House of Lords is considering this upgrade to the existing Mr Waite as I type..) who looks after Windows HPC development alongside a team of merry men. He is currently on bended knee asking...
  • Moving on...

    For a number of years now I have had the huge opportunity of working with a very talented bunch of folks in Microsoft UK and the UK technology market. Whether it was in my early days in Microsoft UK in the Enterprise customer space or later on in the...
  • Microsoft UK HPC User Group

      I was at the last one and it was fab, you might want to go along this time: UK HPC User Group I wanted to let you know about the UK HPC User Group meeting coming up in June 26.  Registrations are here . This meeting is intended for customers...
  • 18 hours of Free Enterprise Search Training!

    Oh Yes it doesn't get much better than this - 18 hours of free training on MOSS 2007 all online so you can peruse it at your pleasure courtesy of 'english-tiger' training! Technical Backgounder Before you learn from the online version of the deep three...
  • FAST Acquired - now running as a Microsoft Subsidiary

    So those not accustomed to how Microsoft do acquisitions it kind of goes like this: 1. Offer made 2. Accounts and business reviewed in detail, final price agreed and purchase completed - regulatory approvals etc 3. Business is run as a subsidiary of Microsoft...
  • New Microsoft Action Pack - details here!

    24,000 of our 34,000 Registered Partners currently subscribe to Action Pack, our quarterly toolkits of software and sales and marketing materials. These are created to help our partners stay competitive, meet their sales goals and grow their business...
  • Microsoft and the Environment..do we help or hinder?

    Nice new site showcasing Microsoft's work around the Environment, lots to look at and the following article caught my eye immediately: High-Performance Computing: Enabling Climate Change Analysis , as did the following: Energy Efficiency Best Practices...
  • Free SharePoint Events for Legal and Professional Services!

    Two events coming up from Content and Code focusing on the Legal Industry and the Professional Services business. They both look well conceived ran by a good partner Content & Code. Here's the spiel: Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2007: The Opportunity...