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    In a related way to how tablets provide a more flexible and intuitive interface to applications, unified communications provides a way for us to better and more productively communicate with our colleagues, customers, clients and partners. Providing a single interface to instant messaging, voice and...
  • Blog Post: Beat Dan at the Windows Server 2012 Game!

    Dan Pilling our manager here on the DPE team has thrown down the gauntlet and has said that he can’t be beaten in the Windows Server 2012 Game ! I told him not to be so silly and that this was a rash comment considering how awesome you folks are in the community and how clued up you all are on Windows...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Sarah Lamb–Geeky, Girly, Gadgety

    You may have noticed my first post to TechNet on Friday 11th November . I’m Sarah Lamb , the newest addition to the TechNet team. I’ll be looking after the UK TechNet site, Flash Newsletter and Editing the blog content. I managed to find a spare 5 minutes to answer the same 10 questions that...
  • Blog Post: SQL Relay Notes and Queries

    I wanted to something different for SQL Relay last week as this is a community driven event and I didn’t want to cover areas that the other experts on the Relay team would cover. This left some gaps and I have had several follow up questions via twitter and e-mail which I want to cover in this post....
  • Blog Post: Share the Love Competition Winners Announced!

    On Wednesday 1st February we launched the Share the Love competition for our community to win one of three SQL Server branded NorthFace Fleeces. (as shown below) The Three winners are: Jen Stirrup Daniel Sutton Dave Morrisson Congratulations folks and look out for additional competitions...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Simon May – #simonmay, #geek, #itpro

    As some of you may have noticed we’ve been doing a few introductions to the team, some of which have been new people and others you have probably seen presenting or have read some of their content. We started the series by interviewing Dan Pilling then it was my turn … Yesterday we introduced...
  • Blog Post: Winner Announcement: Windows Server Design Competition

    We are really pleased to announce the winner of the Windows Server Design Competition!  It was a really tough call to decide who should win this one!  I never realised we had such talented design lead IT Pro’s. The Winner of the Windows Server 2012 Design Competition is…. Josiah Allen-Litchmore...
  • Blog Post: SQL + Seaside = SQL Bits 8

    Whether you’re involved in development, database administration or business intelligence – if you’re interested in SQL Servers, it’s time to pack your bucket and spade and head down to Brighton for this year’s SQL Bits. The 8 th annual SQL conference is taking place on...
  • Blog Post: Offer: Last Chance for TechEd Europe Discount Tickets! #TEE12

    The early bird discount offer for TechEd Europe tickets is close to an end.  In fact we stop the early bird offer this Saturday (31st March 2012) so if you are still trying to convince your boss or haven’t yet decided if you are going to come along then now is a good time to make that decision....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Community Road show Events: London & Edinburgh

    Learn What’s Hot and New in Windows Server 2012! The Windows Server 2012 Community Road show is coming to over 20 countries—and a location near you! What’s hot and new in Windows Server 2012? Microsoft MVPs bring you all you need to know about Windows Server 2012. Sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, HP, and...
  • Blog Post: One week left to register for WMUG Event: “An evening in the cloud”

    Spend an evening “in the cloud” with the Windows Management User Group next Thursday (17 th March) at Microsoft Cardinal Place. The details are as follows: 18:00 – 18:30 Registration 18:30 – 18:35 Introduction – Cliff Hobbs 18:35 – 19:20 Session 1 – An Overview...
  • Blog Post: COMING SOON: TechDays Online 2013 is on it’s way….

    We are currently within planning stages of TechDays Online 2013, which we are incredibly excited about. Last year was a huge success, we had 3 days of exciting Dev and IT Pro content. Highlights included Jeffrey Snover (father of PowerShell), lots of great MVP’s and even world cup winning rugby...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Marcel Boothe: #Creative #Ambitious #Risk-taker

    We are delighted to introduce you to the latest addition to the TechNet UK team.  Marcel Boothe is joining the team as our intern.  You will no doubt meet him at some of our technical events as he will be taking over from Alex Guy who is sadly leaving us to return to university for his final...
  • Blog Post: Register Now for the UK Windows Server 2012 Launch Event

    The details have been finalised and we are all systems go for the UK Launch of Windows Server 2012 on 25th September 2012 in London!  Join us at this exclusive Microsoft event in partnership with UK MVPs, Partners and the Windows Server User Group! You will gain a first look at the coolest new features...
  • Blog Post: Poll: TechDays Online 2013–Suggest Topics, Speakers & Content

    TechDays Online is returning for 2013 and we want you to get involved in the process of choosing the topics, speakers and content so that you get the most out of your time with us. Last year we ran TechDays Online as a 2 day event and focused only on Server and Cloud technologies but this year we are...
  • Blog Post: Event: SQLSanta 2012

    On Friday 14 th December 2012, the SQLSanta team is proud to present a free one-day technical community event at the Microsoft Offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London. The day will consist of two concurrent tracks: a Business Intelligence Track, and a DBA/Dev Track. Business Intelligence sample session...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012–Good News & Great News

    The new product milestones are coming thick and fast, and the Windows Server team reached another one last week. In a post on the Windows Server blog, Jeffrey Snover announced the availability of the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate! That’s the good news, the great news is that there are a limited...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Manager Community Content

    Over the past couple weeks we’ve been talking Systems Center and this week we are focusing in on Virtual Machine Manager.  There have been a few articles that I thought would be worth sharing more broadly on this topic. Black Marble Articles on VMM Upgrading our TFS 2012 Lab Management to use SC...
  • Blog Post: Event: Introducing System Center 2012 Orchestrator

    Have you heard Microsoft talking about the System Center 2012 Orchestrator IT Process Automation solution? Do you wish you knew... · What Orchestrator is? · How Orchestrator has helped companies reduced their datacenter operational costs by 20‐40%? · How to find out where Orchestrator can help in your...
  • Blog Post: Call For Speakers: European SharePoint Conference 2013

    We are delighted to announce that the Call for Speakers for the European SharePoint Conference 2013 is now open online and look forward to seeing a few UK speakers on the list! The entry period for submissions will be open until 30 th April and there has all ready been numerous submissions, so if you...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Dan Pilling – Fun, Music Addict, Petrol Head

    I managed to grab 5 minutes to interview Dan Pilling, a recent convert to Technet UK as the IT Professional Audience Marketing Manager. And what better way to introduce Dan to you properly than with 10 Questions! 1. What is your name and where do you come from? (Imagine this being said Cilla Black...