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  • Blog Post: Bumph or brilliance? Finding the place for Cloud in your business

    It comes as news to nobody that the IT industry is rocketing through a massive transformation, with every Marketing Exec and his dog bouncing around phrases like ‘Cloud Computing’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘Internet of Things’ as if they’re going out of fashion. However...
  • Blog Post: Chris Rhodes – An MVP’s perspective on TechEd North America

    The following post is contributed by Chris Rhodes ; MCT, MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro and co-founder of the Windows User Group . So… TechEd wrapped up last week – and what a week it was, you can find all the main big announcements from the conference here ! I was your roving TechEd correspondent...
  • Blog Post: Chris Rhodes - Our MVP in Residence at TechEd North America

    The following post is contributed by Chris Rhodes ; MCT, MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro and co-founder of the Windows User Group . TechEd. That one word always summons up great feelings in my mind. The minute it’s announced, the countdown begins! It’s *the* event for IT Pros and developers...
  • Blog Post: Presentations, (IT) Pro’s and Pizza: A Career Evening in Review

    As a wise individual once said, “Don’t change yourself for the job, change the job to suit you”. This is a piece of advice that we’ve taken to heart recently, but don’t read into that, this isn’t a public resignation post. Rather, if you’ve read Andrew’s...
  • Blog Post: Optimise your work-life balance with the IT Balanced Scorecard!

    Many large successful organisations including Microsoft use the Balanced Scorecard developed by Norton & Kaplan to monitor performance of their businesses, so is there something we can learn from this technique to get better at what we do in the IT industry? I think there is but before I get to...
  • Blog Post: Careers Advice for the IT Professional

    I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans. A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2012 with PC Pro

    PC Pro have br ought out a really interesting content hub focusing on Windows Server 2012.  Within the content hub you will find a lot of great articles which outline a range of content including: - How to guides - Hidden features - Video evidence - Infographics - Whitepapers and reports - List...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Licensing Events

    We hear your cries for “simplicity” when it comes to licensing! We hear your brains ticking over trying to get your heads around the complexities of licensing models! This is your chance to learn online or in-person with our Microsoft experts as we bring you a new line-up of Licensing...
  • Blog Post: Registration Reopened: IT Pro Licensing Update Event in Reading

    We’ve had such a  great initial response to our IT Pro Licensing Update Event that we’re holding this Wednesday in Reading. So much so, that we’ve had to move to a bigger venue! The good news is, this means we can reopen registrations and give you all one final chance to come along and get your...
  • Blog Post: Events: Windows Azure Tech.Days Online Conference - March

    We’ve been putting a fair bit of Azure content up recently and following on with that theme I thought it would be good to share some upcoming free training events that may be of interest to you.  We will be running a series of lunchtime sessions from local UK experts where you can get up to speed...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Microsoft Partner Training on IE9 & HTML 5.0 Series

    Just a quick reminder to our Microsoft Partners, there is a Microsoft Partner Training series starting tomorrow on IE9 and HTML 5. It's only available to Microsoft Partners and the dates for the series are as follows: IE 9.0 Developer Overview (ENG-UK) - EMEA 205 (21 st Feb) Deep Dive into HTML5...
  • Blog Post: Event: SQL Relay 2013 Announced

    For those of you who are focused on SQL Server I thought it would be good to let you know that following on from SQL Bits in May is SQL Relay in June .  You will find all the details in the flier below:  
  • 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: Learn how to remove your App Compat woes with Citrix AppDNA next week

    We’re only a week away from the first of our re-jigged App Compat Sessions, so time is running out to register ! On 22 March at the Citrix HQ in Chalfont we’ll be spending the morning getting clued up on the Microsoft tools available to help you with your application compatibility issues, as well as...
  • 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: MDOP 2011 Webcast

    On 21 September at 7pm DEVITUG will be holding their first webcast, around the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. The session will cover what is in the MDOP 2011 R2 release and how it can help improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs, increase asset management and improve policy control...
  • Blog Post: A Summary of Events – December 2013

    Christmas is creeping up, why not see how many IT events you can squeeze in from now till then. With 2014 looming, now is the perfect time to start getting skilled up and prepared for a new year, a new you? Attend an IT camp, learn new things, increase your knowledge and expertise, whilst also speaking...
  • Blog Post: Register Now for the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch

    Mark your calendars and to join us on March 8th, 2012 for the global launch of SQL Server 2012! The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch is an exclusive, online event designed to give you an overview of the exciting new capabilities of and new opportunities around SQL Server 2012, while directly connecting...
  • Blog Post: So You want to be an Evangelist

    With my job title of Evangelist I often get asked about what my roles, both inside and outside of the Microsoft firewall. In the 2 weeks I have presented to the Leeds VM User Group ( www.vmug.org.uk ), done a careers chat at a Science college, produced and presented at TechDays Online nd attended SQL...
  • Blog Post: IP EXPO is the UK’s biggest and best free IT event, and we’ll be there!

    Taking place on the 19th and 20th October in London, IP EXPO is an unrivalled opportunity for IT professionals of every specialisation to experience the latest cloud computing, virtualisation, storage, wireless, networking and security innovations. Discover how you can focus on your applications, integrate...
  • Blog Post: The week that was 16th – 23rd April

    It’s been a busy week here at TechNet HQ, not least for Simon May who we’re thrilled to see has got his blogging hat back on and knocked out two great articles about Consumerisation of IT (consumer devices in the workplace to the rest of us)! We also brought you some interesting little tidbits about...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Sessions Live!

    The initial wave of sessions have just gone live for TechEd Europe .  Whilst this isn’t the final list of sessions it should give some idea of who’s going to be there and what sessions are available.  Keep checking the TechEd Europe website for regular updates and additional speakers as they...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Save the Dates – IE6 Migration Roadshow!

    We like to give our dedicated TechNet Readers a heads up on what we have planned, so here before anywhere else are details of some new events we have in the pipeline. Along with Camwood, Citrix Systems and Quest Software we’re going to be running a series of Internet Explorer 6 Migration Roadshows...
  • Blog Post: What do you call a group of Architects?

    Plenty of names might come to mind, but one thing is for sure the industry is crying out for IT Architects – but are there enough to go round? And are they any good? Iasa Global , the professional association for IT Architects thinks that this needs to change and is running its first annual architecture...