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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Tech Events.

    Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this March and beyond Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK. Microsoft Events TechNet Team ‘Hands On’ IT Camps The Microsoft IT Pro team are on the road again this April, this time we’re hosting are...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation and Interoperability

    I often think that Microsoft is a bit like the English language, a lot of people speak it, a lot of people don’t and for many people it’s a second or third language they need for work e.g. air traffic controllers.  In technology few of us run a totally Microsoft environment, a few more will have...
  • Blog Post: NO SQL Server

    I spent last Thursday at Black Marble’s Architect Forum and my slot was on SQL, NoSQL, some SQL. It went down very well but I used OneNote on my tablet not PowerPoint and like all modern art my drawing needs a bit of explaining.. Databases were originally ...read more
  • Blog Post: Get Trained and Certified in SQL Server 2012

    The data explosion is happening at every level of the business: across devices, applications, and individual roles. Become certified on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and prove your knowledge and skills in designing, building, and maintaining the next wave of cloud-ready database and information solutions...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification

    By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010....
  • Blog Post: Event: Full Day Cloud Data Platform Immersion Day delivered by Conor Cunningham and the SQL CAT team at SQLBITS

    The Azure Customer Advisory Team and Product Group will deliver an intensive all day seminar at SQLBITS on Thursday May 2 nd .  This is a deep dive technical event for experienced architects and developers who want to understand and learn from the people who build the platform and the largest systems...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Seven Worlds will collide… High Availability BI is not such a Distant Sun

    Chris Testa-O'Neill is a Senior Consultant for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, sole author of the MCTS SQL Server 2008 Microsoft E-Learning courses and technical reviewer...
  • Blog Post: MVP Cloud OS (Infrastructure) and SQL Relay of the UK!

    Following the success of MVP Cloud OS Week held this September at Microsoft's Victoria Office, CloudOS is going on the road. We are pleased to announce the next phase of our MVP-led events, the MVP Cloud OS (Infrastructure) Relay, to be held November 11-15th and 25th to 29th in selected cities nationwide...
  • 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: A SQL Server DBA walks into a Parallel Universe

    By Michael Sullivan,  SQL Product Manager, Microsoft UK We all know some pretty bad SQL jokes (the language that is). Well I do anyway. Like, a DBA walks up to two tables in a bar and says 'may I join you'? Enough. But imagine that same DBA walking into a restaurant and finding no tables or chairs...
  • Blog Post: Create and Scale Business Solutions Fast, On Your Terms Across Server, Private or Public Cloud

    The next wave of SQL Server investments will offer organizations the agility to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel new business opportunity from server to private or public cloud linked together with common tools for optimized productivity and cutting-edge developer technologies—build...
  • Blog Post: Application Platform Knowledge Hub

    Albert Einstein once remarked that you don’t need to remember everything, you just needed to remember where to look.  When it comes to learning about Microsoft products this can sometimes be harder than it ought to be and what resources there are ...read more