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  • Blog Post: Hybrid Cloud Pizzas and Work Folders. Can you do better for a free trip to TechEd Europe in Barcelona?

    The UK IT Pro team are giving away four trips to this year's TechEd Europe - Andrew and Ed show us just how easy it is to win! Two of our favourite Technical Evangelists, Andrew Fryer and Ed Baker, have both whipped up a super-quick video showing us how they take a simple scenario and turn this...
  • Blog Post: Last Week in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility: Sept 1st to 7th, 2014

    With IFA last week lots of this week’s news was driven around devices rather than the infrastructure to manage them. Some interesting form factors appeared (particularly the crazy curved Samsung device: just shows what we can do with glass today...( read more )
  • Blog Post: IT Pros Unplugged: Head of IT at a Premiership Football Club

    When we think of our 'dream job', then it’s all about finding something we're good at, we get paid to do and of course we love doing. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Matthew Reynolds, Head of IT at Southampton Football Club, we asked him a few questions on what he does...
  • Blog Post: Varför jobbar inte du hemma idag?

    Det var precis vad vi frågade stockholmarna i morgonrusningen! Som en start på nedräkningen till nästa års Jobba hemma dag ville vi ta del av stockholmarnas tankar kring att jobba hemma. Sedan bad vi våra främsta experter ge sina bästa råd hur man kan...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Yammer - the Missing Link

    B y Alexander Jethwa from Firebrand Training With the recent 1st anniversary since Microsoft purchased Yammer there have been huge changes & improvements of the Enterprise Social Networking platform, with one of its key benefits being team collaboration & value to business processes...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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: Event: System Center 2012 – Liverpool

    We are now all charged with looking at the best ways to deliver greater efficiency and flexibility. I.T. is a priority, our businesses depend upon it and we all look at how new technology can help us to deploy more efficient, scalable and flexible infrastructures. IT is rapidly transforming business...
  • 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: The 4 Key Skills You Need to Get Ahead in IT

    By Paul Gregory – Principal Technologist and Trainer at QA – www.qa.com I have been training IT professionals for over 15 years. During this time, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading IT organizations and some of the best IT professionals in...
  • Blog Post: Infographic: Windows Server 2012 – Built from the Cloud Up

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...