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Build a Pioneering Cloud with Microsoft Hybrid Datacentre Technologies
Fresh from The Register's Windows Azure webcast and our trip aboard the pioneering Concorde to take your Cloud questions at twice the speed of sound, we're back with more free CloudOS events and chat on the 14th November. This time around the subject matter is Microsoft hybrid datacentre technologies...
6 Nov 2013
Protecting your legacy data in the great migration to the cloud
By Dana Simberkoff, Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, AvePoint . For most organisations worldwide, it’s no longer a matter of “if” they will move to the cloud but rather “what” they will put in the cloud. Keeping everything on-premises within the...
25 Oct 2013
Getting Started with Windows Azure and IaaS
Are you an active user of Windows Azure? Tried it and not convinced, or yet to give it a go? There are a whole range of resources available to help you get to grips with the Cloud and harness the power of Azure, and we have recently released a number of new free documents on top of what's already out...
10 Oct 2013
Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October 2013
The best infrastructure reads of the past week, including Windows Azure Pack, Virtualization, Supported OSes on Hyper-V, The Azure NOC, PowerShell to gather pref data, Windows Azure for IT Pro, MDT for servers and failover clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2. The post Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October...
8 Oct 2013
Remote Working: Let the cloud work for you…and your people
By Asavin Wattanajantra , Digital Copywriter at Metia It’s snowing. Transport is a mess. It’s impossible to get to work. Peter still has his regular breakfast and gets dressed for work because he’s got an important meeting with his colleague in Sweden. Through a USB key...
26 Aug 2013
UK Data in the Cloud
There is still a lot of inertia in the UK about storing data in the cloud for entirely valid reasons and rather vague uncertainties and doubt. For a few organisations keeping data in the cloud is exactly the right thing to do because those organisations want to actively share their information...
21 Aug 2013
Whitepaper: A Guide to the Cloud Career Opportunity for IT Pro’s
Cloud computing has already started to change the way organisations think about their approach to IT. A new paradigm is emerging: one that is flexible, cost-effective and supports tactical and strategic objectives within the business. Cloud computing clears the path for innovation and agility in provision...
12 Jun 2013
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...
5 Jun 2013
Infographic: The State of Cloud Storage in 2013
Do you wonder how the different cloud storage offerings stack up? Nasuni.com have been doing some research and have produced the following infographic for you to enjoy. Pop over to their website to view the full report.
22 Apr 2013
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...
16 Apr 2013
Pop-up labs in the cloud
With the advent of the public cloud, cheap compute resources used on a pay-as-you-go and only-pay-for-what-you-use basis, a new phenomenon is emerging. The pop-up lab. Pop-up labs are used by Devs and IT Pros to create multiple server lab environments that are popped-up for the few hours they are...
10 Apr 2013
Posterous is shutting down on 30th April. Use these click-by-click instructions to move your Posterous Blog to your own private Wordpress web site.
Posterous was bought by Twitter on the 12th March last year and is about to be shut down on the 30th April this year. If you have a blog on Posterous Spaces, you have until the 30th April to move it. After that date, your content will be gone and it will no longer be possible to get hold of it. If you...
4 Apr 2013
The Deployment Sessions-003: How to Connect Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Windows Intune to Enable Mobile Device Management Including Windows RT devices
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 can be connected to Windows Intune to enable mobile device management of Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. This is a great solution because these types of devices expect an “always on” connection to the Internet and Windows Intune provides...
20 Mar 2013
Video: Explanation of Pop-up Labs in the Cloud
Devs, IT Pros, Architects, Marketeers, Salespeople, Business-oriented people – they are all rapidly becoming part of the pop-up lab phenomenon. Until now it was very difficult for private individuals with an interest (whether casual or professional) in large-scale IT, to build large IT labs – the capital...
19 Mar 2013
Event: Cloud Career Day, March 12th
As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an interactive LIVE event for IT professionals. Attendees will join a Live Industry Panel Broadcast comprised...
26 Feb 2013
Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April
New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
30 Jan 2013
Cloud powered ‘change agents’ driving business transformation
Guest Post by Rob Fraser, Cloud Services CTO, Microsoft Ltd A new study from Forrester, commissioned by Microsoft Ltd, has found that cloud computing is empowering ‘change agents’ from all corners of an organisation to deliver business innovation and drive positive business change. Essentially, it shows...
30 Jan 2013
Event: The Hybrid IT Roadshow
YOUR EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO THE MICROSOFT HYBRID IT ROADSHOW Get the latest insights and learn what's new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category. It delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning...
15 Jan 2013
Three Windows Azure UK Events to Start 2013
You’re back to work and ready to learn the latest new technologies in 2013. If Windows Azure and cloud services are your thing then these 3 events that are coming up in January should definitely be added to your calendar! LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie's 15th Open Q&A, 15th January - Online...
8 Jan 2013
Free Windows Azure Poster To Brighten Up Your Day
This poster introduces Windows Azure for developers and IT pros. It summarizes benefits such as global coverage and extensive language support and provides a description of current services by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. The poster also depicts common uses including...
6 Dec 2012
WS2012 Designed for the cloud - real benefits for Physical Embedded Servers
Several key goals of the WS2012 Server rewrite were to accommodate requirements of the cloud business. Datacenters which provide cloud capability are generally massive and have unique requirements which are normally a superset of those found in a smaller environment. These requirements include uptime...
20 Nov 2012
TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available
Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also take...
8 Nov 2012
Case Study: For Microsoft Global Security the Cloud changes everything
Mike Howard is the Chief Security Officer at Microsoft. In this article Mike provides a powerful insight into how Microsoft runs it’s security operation on a global basis. At the end of 2010 Microsoft Global Security was at a crossroads, how could we meet the continuing needs of our business...
17 Oct 2012
Is your organisation storing more than ever before? Dedup might be the answer.
We all want to store more information. Be it our ever growing email archive, our collection of family photos, or our customer invoices the information that we and our businesses need to store is an ever increasing volume. The amount of storage available to you or your organisation may of course not quite...
5 Oct 2012
Event: Don’t forget the free UK Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro, 27th Sept.
This camp is aimed at the IT Pro. On it you will build and deploy an entire SharePoint infrastructure with a dual-machine server-farm, Active Directory Domain Controller and SQL Server. On the road to that infrastructure you will create a dual-server, load-balanced IIS website, a WIndows Azure...
19 Sep 2012
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