The Amazing Adventures of Geek Girl

Tara Hellier at Microsoft. ECM, EPM, Enterprise Search, Office and so many other shiny things.

The Amazing Adventures of Geek Girl

  • The Project Opportunity for Microsoft Partners

    Kevin Lief and Tara Hellier discuss the opportunities for Microsoft partners to add Microsoft Project to their customer solution offerings. (Please visit the site to view this video) Download the slides.
  • Cloud Computing… New?? We’ve been doing this for years! :-)

    Everyone (myself included) is hailing (gotta love those cloud-based puns!) cloud computing as the new IT revolution. While it’s true that the term ‘cloud’ is relatively new, the concept of cloud computing (subscribing to or accessing software hosted in...
  • The Cloud Opportunity For Partners

      The cloud is going to involve massive change, for Microsoft, customers and partners. If partners are willing to embrace this change and evolve their business models to work with the new cloud based offerings, there’s massive opportunity.  ...
  • It’s Been A While…

      Hello again everyone. Apologies for the recent radio silence; however the Wave 2010 launch of products has kept me (and hopefully you!) extremely busy!   There’s been a lot happening at Microsoft over the last few months. Back in November...
  • A Cloud On The Horizon

    Recently, there has been a lot of discussion at Microsoft around Cloud Computing . Cloud computing, the consumption of technology services over the Internet, has been an industry ‘hot topic’ for some time now. At Microsoft, we believe this is absolutely...
  • Project Server 2010 Partner Sales Readiness Day- 6th April 2010

  • Internet Facing SharePoint 2010 Beta Website

      Brightstarr , a Microsoft partner, now have their public facing website running on SharePoint Server 2010 beta! Take a look at their website to see how slick 2010 is (and this is only the beta software!). I particularly like the fact that most...
  • SharePoint 2010 Training in London – Register Now

    One of Microsoft’s training partners is offering SharePoint Server 2010 training. See the information below for full details and registration link. SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference 19 th – 21 st April 2010 – London, UK This 3 day SharePoint 2010 Evolution...
  • Project 2010 Forums now Live

    Microsoft Project 2010 has now 4 public forums – If you have a question on Project 2010 – you are welcome to refer to and discuss in this forum. Moderators are the top Project 2010 Subject Matter Experts from Microsoft, including Program Managers and...
  • 2010 Virtual Machines now available!

    The moment you (and I) have all been waiting for….   I’m very pleased to tell you all that virtual machines are now available for both SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010. Partners can use these virtual machines as the basis for their...
  • Microsoft Project 2010 Webcast – Register Now!

    Would you like to see the forthcoming Microsoft Project 2010 release demonstrated live?   Keshav Puttaswamy, Group Program Manager, Microsoft, will discuss and demonstrate core capabilities and features of the upcoming release – Microsoft Project...
  • The Most Exciting Thing to hit 2009 – 2010 Betas!

              Help make your job easier and your company's IT more flexible. The next wave of productivity is here—but don't take our word for it. Be among the first to download the 2010 betas today, and see why we're so excited about...
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 Live Meeting Series for Microsoft Partners

    My fantastic colleagues Julian Datta and Tony Cocks are hosting a series of live meetings for Microsoft partners, highlighting the benefits Exchange 2010 can bring to your customers: -------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Microsoft Project 2010 upcoming webcasts - mark your calendars!

    We are happy to announce the following upcoming webcasts on Project and Project Server 2010. These webcasts will be delivered by members of the product group and Project MVPs. Expect other webcasts in the coming months. Tittle Description Presenter Date...
  • SharePoint Conference content now available to non-attendees for $399

    This year, the fantastic SharePoint Conference took place in Las Vegas. Anyone who wasn’t able to attend in person is now able to download the SPC content for a cost of $399.   Attendees already know the value of MySPC with session recordings, PowerPoint...
  • Free Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook

    My esteemed colleague, Matt McSpirit , would like to announce to all interested parties that a Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook is available for free download. More details and the download link can be found on Matt’s blog .
  • Exciting BPOS Changes

    I’m very excited to tell you about the recent changes to BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite)!   Firstly, we’ve lowered the price for BPOS, from £10.07 to £6.69 per user per month! More price change details are shown in the following table:...
  • Changes to Microsoft UK Telephone Numbers

    Microsoft have recently changed a few telephone numbers (helping partners and customers to reduce their call costs and helping Microsoft to reduce telephony costs). These changes may affect partners and customers trying to contact Microsoft.   Phone...
  • Project and Portfolio Management Demos now hosted on TechNet

    My previous post told you all about how Microsoft partners can download Project and Portfolio management virtual PCs. Another option available is to make use of the hosted virtual labs available on TechNet . TechNet Virtual Labs: Microsoft Enterprise...
  • Project and Portfolio Management Demo Images available to Microsoft Partners

    A little while ago we announced v4 of the EPM VPC – a downloadable, populated demo environment that partners can use to demonstrate the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management solution to customers. This can be downloaded from the Microsoft Partner...
  • Project Server 2007 Performance Testing White Paper and Performance Lab Kit

      Apologies for the recent radio silence – a very hectic schedule has unfortunately left little time for blogging. But fear not, I have been storing all blog-worthy news and announcements like nuts for the winter, and now present them for your reading...
  • Enhance SharePoint and Project Server with Unified Communications – training courses available now!

    SharePoint and Project Server are great collaboration platforms, but they can be greatly enhanced by adding Unified Communication capabilities.   Adding UC allows you to include presence information for users, so when you spot someone’s name on a...
  • Project and Portfolio Management Readiness Sessions for Microsoft Partners

      The Microsoft UK Project and Portfolio Management team have worked tirelessly to organise various readiness sessions, aimed at Microsoft partners. These sessions include sales readiness training, tailored for sales and pre-sales employees, describing...
  • SharePoint Licensing Training Available for Partners

    Licensing for Microsoft products can be a complicated beast! To aid your understanding of SharePoint licensing, three licensing training sessions are now available – essential viewing for any SharePoint partner!   Selling’s Cool– Selling Microsoft...
  • Upcoming SharePoint Partner Readiness Live Meetings – Register NOW!

    The UK SharePoint partner team have worked long and hard to come up with a series of partner readiness sessions focused around SharePoint. Part of this is a series of sales readiness Live Meetings, known as the Live Series. Each meeting will be one hour...