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  • Blog Post: IPAM – Part 2

    So, what IS new in IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2? There is quite a long list here. One of the big additions is that IPAM now supports RBAC – Role Based Access Control, this now enables you to customise access and operations permissions for users and groups of users with granular control of IPAM...
  • 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: 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: Upcoming Events.

    Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this July and beyond Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK. One to watch : Be sure to check out our Official Microsoft Cloud day event w/ Mark Russinovich online. Upcoming Events 3 rd July, Birmingham: SQL Midlands UK - Featuring...
  • Blog Post: Server Market in Decline - 6 potential reasons why.

    I saw an article a few weeks ago in Information Week discussing the slow down in server purchasing. It was then going on to decry the lack of innovation, but actually this trend could be down to any of these factors: Consolidation is up – the number of VMs running on a given server is higher...
  • Blog Post: The Annual SharePoint MOT - 5 Reasons to do a SharePoint Health Check this Summer

    By Simon Wright , Managing Consultant at PointBeyond Ltd As summer takes a firm hold and thoughts turn to holidays, your organisation probably seems a little quieter than usual. This respite can often be an ideal opportunity for IT departments to get around to those long overdue housekeeping...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Window 8 and Hyper-V

    Matthew Hughes is an Independent SharePoint Consultant and the Director or SP365 Ltd. He runs various SharePoint related websites such as sp365.co.uk and is the founder of the Office 365 UK User Group who hold their first physical meeting in London on the 4 th September 2012. He is a MCTS, MCITP, MOS...
  • Blog Post: Additional Dates added for London IT Camps

    Due to the popularity of our IT Camps in London we have added 2 new dates to our schedule:   Enterprise Consumerisation of IT :  Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:30 AM The current pace of technology offers IT Professionals with a dilemma: deploying the devices that staff need to effectively do their...
  • 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: Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1

    With just over a week until Tech Days Online , we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting. When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a "real-world...
  • Blog Post: Newsletter: Virtualise Your Way to the Cloud with Hyper-V

    The latest Flash newsletter is all about Hyper-V and virtualisation. This particular newsletter contains lots of learning opportunities from the series of IT Pro Camps that we are running through to the latest MVA courses and useful downloads and content to get you started. Our feature article is all...
  • Blog Post: Event: IT Camp Leeds Feb 28th

    Back in December Simon and I invited a few friends along to help us beta test a different kind of event, an IT Camp . The idea is simply to do smaller, more interactive events where discussions and questions are encouraged. The presenters, (Simon and I) being a bit more in the background. The first 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: Cutting the cost of IT: What's your virtualisation strategy?

    By Asavin Wattanajantra , Digital Copywriter at Metia Have you virtualised your datacentre? Virtualisation makes it possible for IT teams in small and large businesses to be more responsive internally and externally, provide better service, and react more quickly to events. It allows companies...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Virtual Machines in Cartoon Format

    Steve Plank our resident Windows Azure guru has been getting creative and has just released this video showing the new elements of Virtual Machine Manager included in the June update for Windows Azure. Via: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx You can find out even more about using Windows Azure virtual...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Council Expands Shared Services and Makes Significant Savings Through Virtualisation

    BUSINESS CHALLENGE Staffordshire County Council wanted to reduce costs through virtualisation—improving manageability and resilience by moving its infrastructure to the private cloud. It also looked to support shared services. SOLUTION Staffordshire County Council worked with Microsoft Gold Partner Risual...
  • 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: Avoid the tech-nightmare before Christmas: the yearly upgrade cycle.

    By Mike Resseler, Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam and MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management Here comes December, which for most means happy family moments, gifts, and a nice bearded guy traveling around the world in his deer driven sled. For some of us, this announces the...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Challenge - The results

    WOW and when I say WOW I mean WOW! The TechNet team have been overwhelmed by the response to the TechEdChallenge ! We received nearly 500 entries to the competition and had to judge more than 40 Blog article submissions. On behalf of the team I wanted to thank each and ever person that took the...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Essential Tools to assist SMB adoption of Virtualisation

    Guest Post by Julie Caulfield who works for Veeam who won the 2012 Partner of the Year for Management and Virtualisation.   I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft Tech-Ed this year in Amsterdam and was very impressed with the new functionality Microsoft has managed to cram into its new release of...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Supercharging private cloud efficiencies by Andy Hawkins

    by Andy Hawkins , Product Manager at 1E Organizations are continuing to face challenges in the data center. It’s true that virtualization has succeeded in addressing power and space concerns, but at most, it has only reduced spend marginally. Indeed, many companies are finding it hard to recognize ROI...
  • Blog Post: The Week that Was 31st Jan - 5th Feb

    Last week was a busy one with everything from cloud services to competitions and event announcements.  There were also a couple of interesting case studies on Virtualisation and infrastructure as well and a bit on mobile.  You don’t have to be an engineer to find something useful in the list...