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Guest Post: Microsoft Office Specialist – SharePoint Importance
Sustained User Adoption is vital to ensure people using SharePoint remain productive and proactive. Pro-activity is key, since the reliance on SharePoint support will grow based – success breeds success; on solving user queries, meeting and solving business information and collaborative challenges using...
8 May 2013
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...
7 May 2013
Guest Post: Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013
Introduction A thronging SharePoint 2013 site can generate a lot of new content. The improved social features in SharePoint 2013 can generate dramatic amounts of new, frequently changing content in a large organisation. When you couple this with the ubiquity of this content in SharePoint, this could...
7 May 2013
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...
24 Apr 2013
Guest Post: The allure of Azure - IaaS goes live
By Dan Scarfe, CEO of Dot Net Solutions I remember the day clearly. It was February 25 th 2009 and I was sitting in the Platform Adoption centre in Redmond at a Software Design Review for Windows Azure . I recall us having a debate about IaaS and PaaS. Coming from a development background myself, a number...
16 Apr 2013
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...
11 Apr 2013
Event: Cloud Career Day, March 12th
As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an interactive LIVE event for IT professionals. Attendees will join a Live Industry Panel Broadcast comprised...
26 Feb 2013
Save the Date: TechEd Europe 2013 Registration opens 12 February
TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's products, solutions, tools, and services. We are pleased to announce that registration for TechEd North America and TechEd Europe will go live...
8 Feb 2013
All those ways you didn't think Office was going to change your life
To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Office 365 in the UK we are holding a unique event taking place based on and around the specially created Route 365 bus. The 365 will travel through London for a day, playing host to a fascinating selection of speakers sharing their personal stories of how technology...
30 Jan 2013
In the hot seat: Jason Zander
Who is Jason Zander I'm the corporate vice president for the development team of Windows Azure in the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. I've worked on lots of products in twenty years at Microsoft with the unifying theme of building platforms and tools for developers to do great work. ...
29 Jan 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
Events: IT Camps for the start of 2013 - Register Now
A few of you have been asking what IT Camps still have spaces, here’s the list of Windows 8 Camps that have spaces. We don’t have any spaces on the Windows Server 2012 Camps at the moment or the Windows Azure IT Pro Camps. 12th Feb 2013 - Windows 8 IT Pro Camp - Glasgow 14th Feb 2013...
8 Nov 2012
TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available
Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also take...
8 Nov 2012
Case Study: Data Services Firm Uses Microsoft BI and Hadoop to Boost Insight into Big Data
Klout wanted to give consumers, brands, and partners faster, more detailed insight into hundreds of terabytes of social-network data. It also wanted to boost efficiency. To do so, Klout deployed a business intelligence solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and Apache Hadoop. As a result...
6 Nov 2012
Guest Post: Secure your applications and systems in an appropriate way at minimum cost to performance and usability
Heinrich Van Der Westhuizen is a technology entrepreneur with more than 17 years’ experience in IT and has managed different businesses within Europe across multiple IT disciplines. Heinrich works for Digital Defence who provide mobile defence solutions. Secure Mobile, encrypts and protects selected...
23 Oct 2012
Case Study: For Microsoft Global Security the Cloud changes everything
Mike Howard is the Chief Security Officer at Microsoft. In this article Mike provides a powerful insight into how Microsoft runs it’s security operation on a global basis. At the end of 2010 Microsoft Global Security was at a crossroads, how could we meet the continuing needs of our business...
17 Oct 2012
Windows Server 2012 Launch Event Slides Now Available
Many of you were asking about whether the slides would be made available after the Windows Server 2012 UK Launch event and I am pleased to say the slides are now here. I don’t have a copy of the video from the day yet but this should give you an overview of what was included in the event. ...
15 Oct 2012
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...
1 Oct 2012
Skills Development Roadmap - Choose your path to success
Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or new to the field, we have the training and certification path that will help lead you to success. Our classes are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, so you can be confident that the lesson material is accurate, complete, and up to date. Great...
26 Sep 2012
Interview with Paul Sanders - the UK’s very first Private Cloud MCSE
Paul Sanders was the very first person in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region to pass his Private Cloud MCSE and we thought it would be good to track him down and find out a bit about how he prepared for the exams and the work environment that supported him in his learning and certification...
26 Sep 2012
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...
25 Sep 2012
More IT Camps Dates Released!
If you haven’t yet registered for one of our IT Camps now is the time to take a look at the content and register for one that is of interest to you. The first set of camps filled up really fast and have been full to the brim with jolly excited people! The key discussion topic for the camps...
14 Sep 2012
Infographic: Windows Server 2012 – Built from the Cloud Up
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13 Sep 2012
25 Years On - Microsoft have a new Logo!
Would you believe it, Microsoft have had the same logo for 25 years and they have chosen today to unveil a shiny new design! This new design comes at a time where we are releasing a range of new technologies and hooks into the consistent design used in this. The look and feel is all about new beginnings...
23 Aug 2012
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...
20 Jul 2012
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