There are some great preview roadshows coming up for System Center 2012 over the next few months all around the UK. They'll include forward-looking content as well as real-life customer examples and practical advice.
You can join Microsoft and one of four expert partners in Reading, Manchester, London or Birmingham and discover how to empower your business with System Center 2012 management solutions. Registration links and the agenda for the days are below.
16th November 2011
6th December 2011
Imperial War Museum
14th December 2011
18th January 2012
What better way to cheer yourself up on a Monday than take a look back at some of the great bits and bobs we’ve brought you over the past week here on the UK TechNet Blog! We’re starting to take a themed approach to the Blog to coincide with the TechNet Feature Articles and the TechNet Flash newsletter topics. To that end, we’ve been shining the spotlight on Private Cloud over this fortnight.
We’re always interested in posting guest articles, so if you think you’ve written something we might like and you want to increase your reach please do get in touch with the team via the ‘Email Blog Author’ link.
Stay tuned this week for discussion around Internet Explorer, some great upcoming online conferences and the latest news on our Save Sam competition, including last fortnight’s winning video!
Hot off the press, and before they even land on the Microsoft Case Studies site, we're got two great examples for you of how Microsoft technologies are being used by large enterprises.
Avanade delivers Unilever’s private cloud platform – a significant lighthouse win on the Microsoft Platform
“The Hyper-V project has been a multi-year and multi-million dollar design, build, test, deploy, and run project for Avanade utilising both onshore and offshore capabilities to deliver and migrate to the new Private Cloud platform. It is Microsoft’s largest reference for adoption of a Private Cloud platform and is providing Avanade with the recognition of being front runners in this market.” Read More [PDF]
Fujitsu Launches Cloud Productivity Suite
“Fujitsu has launched its Productivity Suite to provide UK organisations with a private cloud solution for desktop messaging, unified communication and collaboration. The Fujitsu Productivity Suite is a tailored cloud solution that delivers Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync in a way that enables enterprises and government bodies to benefit from the advantages of a cloud-based approach, while addressing concerns around control, customisation and security.” Read More [PDF]
I’ve been digging around on the TechNet Wiki and came across this recently updated article on Hyper-V Tools. It contains a whole host of resources, both Microsoft and Third-party, many of which are free.
Take a look and let us know your thoughts! Are there any tools that you think are missing?
Don’t forget you can also learn more about virtualisation and a whole host of other subjects at the Microsoft Virtual Academy.
Taking place on the 19th and 20th October in London, IP EXPO is an unrivalled opportunity for IT professionals of every specialisation to experience the latest cloud computing, virtualisation, storage, wireless, networking and security innovations.
Discover how you can focus on your applications, integrate across platforms, get best in class virtualisation performance and move to the cloud on your terms. You’ll find us and our expert partners in the Microsoft Theatre and the Microsoft Partner Village.
To make sure you don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great event, sign up for IP EXPO here. Once you’ve done that you’re halfway there, to make sure you really get the most out of your visit, view and register for sessions in the Microsoft Technology Theatre.
We look forward to seeing you on the day!
Last fortnight your tips on ease of use earned Sam a stay of execution – check out all the great responses here. Now she needs to know, how she can make sure all the applications her company currently uses on XP will continue to work on Windows 7?
To enter, create a short video clip (less than 3 minutes) and keep your eyes peeled on the blog to find out where to post it. Be as creative as you like, add music, text or just record direct from your webcam. We still have lots of limited edition mugs to give away to new entrants, as well as a Sony 32” Full HD TV, Blu-ray Home Cinema System & Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray for this fortnight’s best video. Remember to promote your video wherever you can to be in with a chance of winning our GRAND PRIZE – a 3D TV, Full HD 3D Ready Camcorder and 3D Conversion Lens for the highest number of views!
Check out the Windows 7 Tech Centre for some ideas on what to talk about and Tweet #SaveSam.
Further information, full Terms & Conditions and some more tips are available here.
EDIT 11/10 - Post your video as a response to the video here.