July, 2013

  • The 4 Key Skills You Need to Get Ahead in IT

    By Paul Gregory – Principal Technologist and Trainer at QA – www.qa.com I have been training IT professionals for over 15 years. During this time, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading IT organizations...
  • Yammer - the Missing Link

    B y Alexander Jethwa from Firebrand Training With the recent 1st anniversary since Microsoft purchased Yammer there have been huge changes & improvements of the Enterprise Social Networking platform, with one of its key benefits being team...
  • Server 4024 part 3 - Networking

    Databases are typically bound either by networking or IO and actually this can be two sides of the same coin if you are using remote storage.  So what’s new in Windows Server to improve networking both to improve access to shared storage and access...
  • Virtualisation and Interoperability

    I often think that Microsoft is a bit like the English language, a lot of people speak it, a lot of people don’t and for many people it’s a second or third language they need for work e.g. air traffic controllers.  In technology few of us run a totally...
  • Soft Array – Digital Art or Enterprise Network

    How do you build a massive digital art installation with a core team of 3 people? You use Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and Powershell v3 to create Soft Array. The post Soft Array – Digital Art or Enterprise...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualisation

    By Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. Overview All businesses are constantly looking at ways to save more or become more efficient and one of the largest drains on funds is normally the IT department, a necessary...
  • Virtualizing Tier 1 SQL Server

    A while back I published a couple of posts on virtualizing SQL Server, and in the light of developments in both the virtualization platform out there and SQL Server itself I feel the need to do a complete rewrite.  The traditional approach to implementing...
  • Bi Products

    I have just read Paul Gregory’s guest post for the TechNet Flash , and the tow things that caught my eye was you own case I think of two ways this works: I am pretty good on SQL Server especially BI, such that I could still have that on my cv with some...
  • SharePoint Champions are Vital Roles

    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. SharePoint has a multitude of diverse roles which relate to: A SharePoint solution being delivered A SharePoint solution being supported A SharePoint solution being...
  • Installing SQL Server in a Virtual World

    I do get occasional feedback that SQL Server is hard to install, all those screens all those checkboxes etc. etc.  This is simply a reflection that there is so much in SQL Server aside form the database engine, however if you know what you want and...