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  • Blog Post: Exclusive official Microsoft eLearning offers

    These eLearning offers are only available until 31 December, so get in fast. To help you deploy Windows 7 and gain your MCTS certifications, C.B.Learning are offering a buy one, get one free deal on Windows 7 70-680 and 70-686 online training courses – that’s a saving of £199.99. You can also save £250...
  • Blog Post: The Week that Was 24th Sept - 1st Oct

    Last week was a week full of useful articles, hints and tips as well as insights into learning and training.  You will find content from both our MVP’s, Microsoft Training Partners and the IT Professional community. Skills Development Roadmap - Choose your path to success Interview with Paul Sanders...
  • Blog Post: Competition: Get Certified, Get Ahead & Win

    By passing an MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. What's more, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month you can enter again (see terms and conditions for full details). UK weekend away...
  • Blog Post: Offer: Try CloudRooms for free and learn about Office 2010 or Office 365

    CloudRooms ™ is an online classroom environment with live instructors and interactive labs, allowing you to access the learning resources via a PC. It’s modular learning method has been proved to help learners retain more information while the online delivery removes unnecessary time and expense associated...
  • Blog Post: Zero degrees

    Despite the hype about out sourcing, offshoring and more recently the cloud, the IT Professional population in the UK is largely static at about 970,000. Any population of this size is made up of a wide variety of people from diverse educational backgrounds, and they don’t all have IT degrees or...
  • Blog Post: Event Reminder: IT Pro Licensing Update - Reading - 28th March

    Just a quick reminder that this month we are hosting an IT Pro Licensing event in Reading. The event will provide you with a good licensing overview to help you understand Microsoft, it is run by LicensEase for Microsoft. Your trainer will Be Louise Ulrick. The areas that this event will cover are...
  • 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: Guest Post: SharePoint Training – the Whys and Wheres!

    Geoff Evelyn is a SharePoint MVP, and likes to be known as a “Hands on” Technical Evangelist and works as a SharePoint Solutions Architect. He has published many articles, guides and books about SharePoint. With over 25 years of experience in information systems, he is a Fellow of the Institute...
  • Blog Post: Jump Start your learning with this Video Series on Windows Server 2012

    In case you missed the post on the Microsoft Learning site Born to Learn, we thought it would be good to draw your attention to the “ Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution ” video series. Windows Server 2012 Jump Start | Target Audience & High-Level Overview • Designed...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 RC Announcement and Resources

    A short while ago in Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division hosted a live webcast, “ Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud ,” for enterprise IT leaders. In this webcast they...
  • Blog Post: Want to Jump Start your Windows 8 at Work Experience?

    Take advantage of free, online, fast-paced training courses designed specifically for experienced IT professionals with jobs that demand that they know how to best leverage the emerging features and technologies in Windows 8. Module 1: Tips and Tricks for IT Pros See what's new in Windows 8 for the IT...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Book–Introducing SQL Server 2012

    If you are looking to have a book on hand whilst getting to grips with SQL Server 2012 then you’ll be interested in the free E-book currently being offered by MS Press and written by Ross Mistry ( @RossMistry ) and Stacia Misner ( @StaciaMisner ). You can download the PDF version of this title here ...
  • Blog Post: Offer: Get a Second Shot at your Certification Exams For Free

    For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives you a free second chance to pass your certification exams. Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification program to validate a deeper set of skills on the newest technologies...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about your career? Take a look at these offers on Microsoft certifications

    There’s nothing like a new year to start you thinking about team or personal development and career moves. The kindly chaps over in Microsoft Learning just told me about these new certification offers: Buy a Microsoft certification pack with second shots and save up to 20% Microsoft certification packs...
  • Blog Post: Find out about Microsoft Certified Career Conference and ‘Career Factor’

    Microsoft Certified Career Conference On 18 November Microsoft Learning is hosting the first Microsoft Certified Career Conference, a virtual event where you can meet employers, learn how to find the right job, write winning resumes, and interview with a razor sharp strategy at the “Career Essentials...
  • 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: Guest Post: PowerShell – Now’s a Great Time To Learn More

    By Thomas Lee – PowerShell MVP Thomas is a UK IT Pro, with over 40 year’s experience in the IT field. He’s presently a PowerShell MCP and is very busy doing writing, consulting and training around some of the key Microsoft technologies including PowerShell, Lync and Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Self-Guided Labs & RTM Evals

    Are you interested in learning first hand exactly how a Microsoft private cloud can help your business, our new guided labs will show you how a Microsoft private cloud, built on System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, dramatically changes the way business consumes IT services. These 14 user...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 IT Camps Dates & Locations Announced

    The UK IT Pro Team will be back on the road as of September delivering IT Camps to venues up and down the UK. After a brief break during the summer the team are back to deliver technical content in an IT Camp format. We are pleased to announce the first set of dates to coincide with the launch of...
  • Blog Post: The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!

    Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Keynote Speakers Announced! #TEE12

    With just a few days left to go with the early bird offer (which expires at the end of this week…) we’ve just had word about who the keynote speakers will be for TechEd Europe 2012 … they are key strategic decision makers in the business. Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio. Jason Zander...
  • Blog Post: Free Hyper-V training, back by popular demand

    You are exclusively invited to our free professional online training on Windows Server 2012 Hyper V, delivered in partnership with TheRegister.co.uk and QA Training. It’s the second training session of the series – back by popular demand. In our first event , we covered Virtual Machine Movement in Windows...
  • Blog Post: 5 days left to join Microsoft Virtual Academy and win a Ferrari weekend!

    If you read The Register, it’s likely you will have seen that we’ve joined forces with them for a month to bring you a great competition. If you head over to www.microsoftvirtualacademy.co.uk and  sign in or register if you haven’t already, you can enter the code MVAUKREG to be in with a chance...
  • Blog Post: Learning: Don’t lose your Second Shot

    Time is running out to take advantage of free retakes for failed Microsoft exams. Retake an exam for free before May 31 st . Sign up for Second Shot In addition pass your exam before May 31st 2013 and you can enter a prize draw for a chance to win a UK Weekend Away, £500 or £100 worth of Amazon vouchers...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Does online training for complex technologies work?

    Hugh Simpson-Wells is the CEO Oxford Computer Group .  Hugh has spent the last thirty years in the IT sector, in technical roles as well as serving at senior management and board levels within public and private companies. He originally started Oxford Computer Group (OCG) in 1983 and in 2002 restarted...