April, 2012

  • Friday Fun – Microsoft WSYP (We Share Your Pain) Project

    Those of you who have been around the TechNet world for some time might remember this old-school Microsoft video, created by the IT Pro team many years ago. It resurfaced internally a couple of weeks back and we thought it would be fun to share for old...
  • Video: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business with Windows Azure

    Steve Plank, one of our team’s cloud gurus, recently posted this video with Retail Manager Solutions CEO Jim Chapman on his blog . In it Jim talks about how adopting Windows Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud platform, has transformed Retail Manager Solutions...
  • Business Intelligence for the Private Cloud part 1

    If you have looked at any of the new components of System Center 2012 you may have noticed that everyone seems to have a bunch of reports, some of them have data marts or data warehouses and some of them have analytics in the form of analysis services...
  • TechEd Insights: Memories of TechEd by Jonathan Noble

    Jonathan Noble works in the Infrastructure Systems Group at Newcastle University. He is a co-founder of the NEBytes user group ( nebytes.net ), blogs at jonoble.com and is @jonoble on Twitter.     My first TechEd was in Amsterdam in 2004. It...
  • The week that was 23rd – 30th April

    It’s Monday, and that means we have a summary of what we’ve been discussing in the past week ready to start this one. Worth noting if you look at the Microsoft Virtual Academy competition below that today is the final day you can enter to win a weekend...
  • Weekly Wrap Up: 26th March - 2nd April 2012

    This week has been a week of innovation, techniques, tools and training resources.  We’ve brought you a free book, lots of event information and loads of useful stuff to keep you ahead of the game. Innovation as a Strategy for Growth Guest Post:...
  • Cloud Cookery class

    Cooks would rather not wash up, and the best chefs have someone else do the shopping prepare the vegetables etc. and often end up planning and managing the menus and kitchens. In our IT professional world I would rather not worry about patching, I hate...
  • Security Best Practice with Windows Azure

    Bruce Kyle has been really busy recently and has written a 7 part series on how you can secure applications on Windows Azure.  Whilst many of you are not developers it is always good to keep up to date on what best practices are floating around especially...
  • Cookie Law: Opt-In Consent… Are you compliant?

    On 26th May 2012 all UK websites must offer users opt-in consent tools to allow cookies that pass information about your browsing activities to 3rd parties.  The law was passed almost a year ago but many websites haven’t yet updated to take this...
  • Flash Newsletter: 29th March 2012 - Get Windows Server 8 Beta, SQL Server 2012 RTM and Office 365

    The most recent TechNet flash had a whole raft of fresh information around were to download SQL Server 2012, how to get up to date with Windows Server “8” training via Microsoft Virtual Academy as well as the latest information on TechEd Europe . In fact...