June, 2012

  • Windows Azure is changing the start-up paradigm

    James Varga is CEO of miiCard (My Internet Identity Card), a service that lets you prove your real identity purely online and in just a few minutes. James founded miiCard in 2011 and is now focused on bringing trust to the internet and giving us back...
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager IT Camp - An evaluation from TechED Europe 2012

    The IT Pro Team are either on holiday or at IT Camps at the moment so I’m left holding the fort. I thought I would use this as an opportunity to let you know about an event we are running on the 2 nd of July with Wally Mead from Microsoft HQ, Seattle...
  • UK TechEd Europe Attendees–Join in the Fun!

    If you are coming to TechEd Europe this year then you’re in for a treat!  Not only are there hours and hours of awesome content but you’ll get to meet the whole of the TechNet UK team and a few extras from Microsoft UK.  So that you can find...
  • Windows Server 2012–Good News & Great News

    The new product milestones are coming thick and fast, and the Windows Server team reached another one last week. In a post on the Windows Server blog, Jeffrey Snover announced the availability of the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate! That’s the good...
  • The week that was 11th - 18th June

    Last week was a quiet one with many of the team having a break before we head over to TechEd in Amsterdam next week.  Here’s what came up last week on the blog: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager IT Camp - An evaluation from TechED...
  • The weeks that were: 28th May – 8th June

    My, what a busy fortnight. So busy in fact we seem to have overlooked one issue of ‘The week that was’, so welcome to this plural overview of the weeks that were! Must have been all that Jubilee excitement. Without further ado, feast your eyes on what...
  • Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event, 28th June 2012, 1pm to 3pm

    This event will cover the key new features and capabilities that Visual Studio 11 offers software development teams, and the opportunity to ask questions to the UK Developer Tools team and partners. There will be something for almost anyone involved in...
  • Get Trained and Certified in SQL Server 2012

    The data explosion is happening at every level of the business: across devices, applications, and individual roles. Become certified on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and prove your knowledge and skills in designing, building, and maintaining the next wave...
  • Book of the Fortnight: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions

    Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL-and increase the performance and speed of your queries. Optimize your queries-and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems-using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben...
  • Bring Your Own Network

    Some thoughts on another form of the Bring Your Own trend that you may have missed and how to take it one step too far (although this is probably already happening).  A mobile hotspot, a strict web filter and an a social networker inadvertently crack...