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  • Blog Post: ANNOUNCEMENT - SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturers, will be generally available April 1st

    The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group. “Today I am very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1 . SQL Server 2014 is the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP End of Support Notifications

    The clock’s been ticking down to the end of Windows XP support for a couple of years now, and as the 8 th of April moves ever closer we’re continuing to focus on ensuring everyone is aware of the deadline and their options to remain secure and supported. To this end, with a month to go...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date: TechEd Europe 2013 Registration opens 12 February

    TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's products, solutions, tools, and services. We are pleased to announce that registration for TechEd North America and TechEd Europe will go live...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: The Keynote Announcements

    TechEd Europe kicked off in style this morning with DJ Joey Snow getting everyone warmed up before Brad Anderson stepped on the stage to present the keynote with special guests Mark Russinovich, Brian, Kelly, Eron Kelly and Geoff Woolsey. With some great demo’s also on display. The main announements...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: The allure of Azure - IaaS goes live

    By Dan Scarfe, CEO of Dot Net Solutions I remember the day clearly. It was February 25 th 2009 and I was sitting in the Platform Adoption centre in Redmond at a Software Design Review for Windows Azure . I recall us having a debate about IaaS and PaaS. Coming from a development background myself, a number...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Microsoft UK partners endorse ‘Cloud first’ approach outlined at TechEd North America

    Yesterday at TechEd North America , Microsoft detailed how its new portfolio of solutions will help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected devices. But what do some of our UK partners have to say regarding our Cloud OS strategy? We thought we’d ask them: Gordon McKenna, CEO of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Shaping Cloud Wins Place On Government Framework

                     National cloud consultancy and Microsoft Network Partner Shaping Cloud has secured a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework, paving the way for them to provide specialist cloud services to over 30...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 are almost here!

    The Windows team have just announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have both been released to Manufacturing!  The wait is almost over! Windows Server 2012 RTM For those of you interested in Windows Server 2012 get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4 . That’s when Windows...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Windows Server 2012 UK Technical Launch Event & Competition

    We have just got the initial details of the Windows Server 2012 technical launch event that is due to happen here in the UK. Get into your diaries and save the date! 25th September 2012!!! Trust me you NEED to be there! I’m still twisting arms to get the details of where this event will be but...
  • Blog Post: 25 Years On - Microsoft have a new Logo!

    Would you believe it, Microsoft have had the same logo for 25 years and they have chosen today to unveil a shiny new design! This new design comes at a time where we are releasing a range of new technologies and hooks into the consistent design used in this. The look and feel is all about new beginnings...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 RTM and GA Dates Announced

    In case you weren’t following yesterday’s Worldwide Partner Conference announcements over in Toronto yesterday here’s what was announced. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing (RTM) during the first week of August.  This will be made available to hardware partners at...
  • Blog Post: 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 the device has been huge since it arrived in the US...