Last Thursday we brought you a day full of great discussion on a whole host of different topics, including the latest on Windows, Office, System Center, SQL Server and Azure. We had lots of people attend all the day, so many thanks from all the team to everyone that came along.

If you couldn’t make it, no problem. Every session was recorded and all the content is available for you to check out below, just select the part that takes your fancy and stick in a name, no Recording Key required. Enjoy!


Track A
AM – Collaborate Better

Learn more about the impact consumer devices in the workplace are having on modern IT, and how solutions such as Office 365 can improve productivity and collaboration in your organisation.

Part One – Introduction to Collaboration, Office 365 Demo, Designing for Office 2010 Deployment & a Live Office 2010 Deployment Demo
Part Two – Setting Up Office 365, Office 365 for Enterprise & Configuring Office 365

PM – Supporting More than Windows

Windows is only the beginning of what's possible - see how different ways of working can support your organisation and its users. Simon May is joined by Microsoft MVP David Nudelman and STEP member Chris Rhodes to discuss how Windows can help you to embrace the increasingly strong presence of consumer devices in the workplace.

Part One – Building a Consumerisation Strategy & Windows 7 for the Best Desktop
Part Two – Supporting Mobile Users & A Better Browsing Experience


Track B
AM – System Center – It’s All About the App

Now it's not just about how fast your hardware is - it's all about the app. System Center 2012 is going to change how applications are managed in the data centre, Andrew Fryer and Microsoft MVP Gordon McKenna will take you through the way this will happen.

Part One – System Center App Controller, Packaging and Managing Your Application
Part Two – What About the User?, Automate the Helpdesk & Putting it all Together (ALM)

PM – Introduction to SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 (previously known as ‘Denali’) builds on the development themes in previous releases with major improvements to High availability, Business Intelligence, Manageability and Developer Platform. In this session Andrew Fryer, Samuel Solieman and Microsoft MVPs Allan Mitchell and Jennifer Stirrup provide introductions and demos of key features.

Part One – Introduction to SQL Server 2012, Management AlwaysOn Demo, Self Service BI & SQL Server and the Cloud
Part Two – Data Quality & Unstructured Data


Track C 
Integrating Windows Azure into Your Infrastructure

If it hasn't already, the Cloud will have an impact on IT provision in your organisation. Whether it's email/collaboration and communication, SaaS-based CRM and ERP systems or LOB apps running on a cloud platform, there's a whole range of integration challenges for the IT Pro. In this session find out what Windows Azure is and how to integrate and manage its applications with your on-site infrastructure.

Part One – Windows Azure Overview & Role Creation Demo
Part Two – SQL Azure Overview and Demo, Windows Azure Connect, Domain Join Demo & SCOM