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  • Blog Post: Office 365 MCSA – 70-347 Study Guide

    The Study of this exam content is causing me no end of difficulty. Because of this, I have adopted my usual policy of forcing the issue and have booked my exam for Wednesday 30th July at 1130 AM in Seattle. I will be attending the internal TechReady conference and will be sitting in on as many Office...
  • Blog Post: Become an MVA Hero

    Sign up to MVA Hero today and get your free hero costume (t-shirt) and earn some great prizes! I am still surprised at how many IT Professionals and developers haven’t made use of the Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn about Microsoft technologies and stay up do date as new versions are released...
  • Blog Post: F1 for help

    Join us for two days of IT Camps for the Enterprise 8-9th April @ Lotus F1 ® HQ If there is one thing I have learnt from my time at Microsoft it is that we are all different. One area where this is obvious is that we all have different approaches to learning. Some people like to read the manual...
  • 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: Back to Basics

    Any profession has core technical skills needed to do the job, but what are they for the IT Professional? Whatever you are doing in IT there is probably an element of scripting and in the Microsoft world the universal scripting language is PowerShell. PowerShell is reminiscent of the Unix shells I...
  • Blog Post: Flash Newsletter: 29th March 2012 - Get Windows Server 8 Beta, SQL Server 2012 RTM and Office 365

    The most recent TechNet flash had a whole raft of fresh information around were to download SQL Server 2012, how to get up to date with Windows Server “8” training via Microsoft Virtual Academy as well as the latest information on TechEd Europe . In fact there was so much juicy information packed into...
  • Blog Post: The TechNet Newsletter is all about the Cloud!

    Here's the first TechNet Flash Newsletter for 2012! It's a new year and a new subject! We focused very much on Windows Azure and cloud services to bring you the latest news on the subject. Here's the newsletter in full for you to get your teeth into! You can also get the newsletter by signing up...
  • Blog Post: Christmas Special: Free Stuff From Microsoft

    Christmas comes but once a year, which is similar to the frequency in which I blog. I thought as it’s the season of good will, I would write a blog that details some of the free stuff we have to offer. Free Training - Microsoft Virtual Academy We know budgets for training are not what they...
  • Blog Post: The Definitive List of Hyper-V Tools?

    I’ve been digging around on the TechNet Wiki and came across this recently updated article on Hyper-V Tools . It contains a whole host of resources, both Microsoft and Third-party, many of which are free. Take a look and let us know your thoughts! Are there any tools that you think are missing? Don’t...
  • 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: Virtualisation and the small business

    At this time of year our team is heavily into planning meetings. One debate I got into in one of these sessions was the importance of virtualisation to smaller businesses. The general reaction was that this is a technology more relevant to large organisations with large data centres or to hosters and...
  • Blog Post: Take the Microsoft Virtual Academy Challenge – you might just win a new laptop!

    Max Cooter, editor of Cloud Pro, has challenged himself to complete all the cloud and virtualisation courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) . Being the competitive type, Max has extended the challenge to you – if you can outscore him, you could win a new laptop and top of the range coffee machine...
  • Blog Post: UK launches the Microsoft Virtual Academy - free training resource for IT Pros

    At the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this week, one of the resource announcements was the “Microsoft Virtual Academy”. The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT professionals who want to get ahead in cloud computing. Developed by leading experts...
  • Blog Post: New MVA course: Office 365 for the IT Pro - Lync Online, SharePoint Online & Deployment

    The new Office 365 for the IT Pro Microsoft Virtual Academy track covers some of the collaborative aspects of Office 365, including Lync and SharePoint online, as well as best practices for an Office 365 migration/deployment. Modules include: Lync Online Overview and Configuration SharePoint Online Overview...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Virtual Academy tracks available now

    Exciting Friday news – we’ve added two new courses to the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), with another coming soon. The Microsoft Virtual Academy is an easy-to-access, free resource for IT professionals which provides content tracks of learning. Find out about the new courses below. Microsoft Virtualization...
  • 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...