May, 2013

  • Server 4024 part 1 – Virtualisation

    A database is only as good as the operating system it resides on. SQL Server only runs on Windows and given that Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) is a huge change from what there was in Server 2008 R2 what does this new OS mean for the DBA.  The reference...
  • Read it and keep

    I have to confess to having quite a few real books in my house. Some of these books are reproductions of originals or have really big hi definition pictures in so they don’t work well as e-books.  I also find that on occasion technical books work...
  • Where's Wally? He will be with WMUG - 21st of June in London

    The Windows Management User Group will be hosting Wally Mead as he passes through the UK on his way to TechED Europe. In their words: The Windows Management User Group welcomes Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for the System Center 2012 Configuration...
  • May the Force be with you Spock! Free Rental of Star Trek (2009)

    Do you like Sci Fi? Do you own a Windows 8 device? If the answers are both yes then read on....... My colleagues in the Home & Entertainment Division have just made me aware of a free rental: Xbox Video are giving away a free rental of...
  • Announcement: Surface Pro has Landed in the UK

    Today we are delighted to see the much anticipated arrival of Surface Pro into the UK market. This device extends the Surface range from Surface RT, and represents Microsoft’s entry into the full primary device market.  The UK market interest in...
  • Introduction For SQL Bits

    Earlier this month saw SQL Bits , one of the largest SQL Server Technical User Group conferences in Europe. The event served as a great opportunity to hero six of the dozen or so professionals who have achieved the highest level of SQL certifications...
  • Microsoft Free Software – a personal top ten

    You might think this will would make for a really short article post but actually  there’s a  huge amount of free tools and resource out there and I have had to restrict myself to a top ten across the server and client,  based on what Simon...
  • Tech.Days Online Competition Winners!!!

    IT Pros! As I’m sure many of you may have heard we ran a series of competitions across the 2013 series of Tech.Days Online. Up for grabs was a fantastic array of prizes to giveaway to the lucky winners including: · A HTC Windows Phone...
  • UK TechDays Online 2013 On Demand Content now available

    If you missed our UK TechDays Online event a couple of weeks ago then don’t be sad, the content is now online, on demand. You’ll need to register to view the content, but if you already registered for the event the registration engine should...
  • Licensing Logic: What's the difference between OEM, Retail and Volume Licenses?

    By Vicky Lea When it comes to purchasing licences there are a number of different channels that you can purchase through. These are FPP (Full Packaged Product), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Volume Licensing. So what are the key differences...