By Claire Smyth, MVP Lead for UK and Ireland.
By now you’ll have heard a lot about the Microsoft Cloud OS vision including Transform the datacentre, Empowering People Centric IT, Enabling Modern Business Apps and Unlock insights on any data. But have you heard from the ‘real world’ experts who are working with the technical community to bring this vision to life?
On 31 March and 1 April, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals in the UK and Ireland shared their knowledge and skills in this area. 16 x videos were added to the UK and IE MVP YouTube page to help you unlock the secrets of ‘transforming the datacentre’ and ‘empowering People Centric IT’. MVPs including Simon Skinner, Gordon McKenna, Aidan Finn, Damian Flynn, Paul Keely, Raphael Perez, Steve Beaumont, Kevin Greene, Mike Halsey, Chris Rhodes Andrew Bettany, Richard Astbury and Robert Marshall all shared their insights into the world of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Azure and configuration Manager. Dispelling a number of myths and sharing their of hints and tips on how to get the most from this software.
The most viewed videos from the series were Windows Server 2012 R2’, Storage Spaces, PowerShell (desired state) and an overview of Windows Azure . Those watching the videos on the two days were able to ask questions on Twitter via #UKMVPCLOUD and this # is still being monitored by the MVP community so please watch the videos and pose your questions.
One online attendee commented, “It’s great to see MVPs delivering this type of content online, making it easy for me to work and learn.” Another said, ”The real value in these videos is the experience of the people delivering them – they know what they’re talking about and I’m pleased to have the chance to listen to them.”
This series of online activity is ongoing and the next wave of videos will include Enable Modern Business Apps and unlock insights on any data. To ensure that you don’t miss out, please subscribe to YouTube Page.
Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS
What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2?
What’s New in Windows Azure?
PowerShell – Desired State
Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration
The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces
Find out more about SCOM
Understand how to use Service Manager
Understand more about Azure Pack
Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview
Mike Halsey, Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany
Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?
Operating System Deployment in SCCM
Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS
Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune
Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)
Configuration Manager with Intune
All MVP Videos are available on www.youtube.com/mvprocksukandie, check out a few of the above and let us know what you think in the comments section below, or tweet us @TechNetUK. Why not find out more about the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals programme here.