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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...
24 Feb 2014
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...
23 Jan 2014
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...
2 Dec 2013
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
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...
8 May 2013
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:
5 Apr 2013
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...
14 Feb 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
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...
19 Dec 2012
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...
4 Dec 2012
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....
28 May 2012
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...
23 Apr 2012
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...
26 Mar 2012
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...
15 Mar 2012
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...
22 Feb 2012
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...
22 Feb 2012
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...
22 Feb 2012
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...
20 Feb 2012
TechNet Webcast: From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (Level 200)
This is a great opportunity to find out more about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 with John Baker, Senior IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, a management solution for the virtualized data center, lets a system administrator manage...
25 Jan 2012
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...
17 Jan 2012
Event: SQLBits 10 – The Official UK SQL Server 2012 Technical Launch Event
SQLBits , the UK’s SQL Server technical conference and the second largest SQL Server conference in the world, is undoubtedly the place to be if you’re keen to improve your SQL Server knowledge and find out what’s new in SQL Server 2012! Over nine previous conferences since 2007, SQLBits has gained a...
22 Dec 2011
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...
4 Oct 2011
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...
19 Sep 2011
What’s Sam’s TechNet top five?
Valentine’s Day got us thinking about the things we love, so this week each member of the TechNet team will be sharing their ‘ best of TechNet’ top five . First up is marketing gal, student intern, glamour puss and fitness fanatic, Samantha Taylor. Sam, it’s over to you… Here are the five things I love...
15 Feb 2011
Join us at a Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow near you
We’re running six regional Hyper-V Cloud Roadshows throughout March and April. These one day events will give you a deep insight into the Microsoft solution for Private Cloud, enabling you to build out a dedicated cloud environment to transform the way you deliver IT services to the business. ...
11 Feb 2011
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