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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...
23 Jan 2014
Modernizing Your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
Last week there was a flurry of information and activity around TechEd North America. So many announcements and sessions , so little time. Several of the product groups posted information on what they have been working on, and we wanted to make sure and bring your attention to “ Transforming your...
13 Jun 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
Register Now for the UK Windows Server 2012 Launch Event
The details have been finalised and we are all systems go for the UK Launch of Windows Server 2012 on 25th September 2012 in London! Join us at this exclusive Microsoft event in partnership with UK MVPs, Partners and the Windows Server User Group! You will gain a first look at the coolest new features...
14 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012–Good News & Great News
The new product milestones are coming thick and fast, and the Windows Server team reached another one last week. In a post on the Windows Server blog, Jeffrey Snover announced the availability of the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate! That’s the good news, the great news is that there are a limited...
8 Jun 2012
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...
5 Jun 2013
Common Uses & Examples of Automation
By David Allen , Microsoft System Center MVP. IT process automation is the ability to orchestrate and integrate tools, people and processes through a workflow. Automation benefits include, reduced human errors, faster response to problems and more efficient allocation of resources. By...
24 Sep 2013
Democratize Big Data: Hadoop on Windows Server and Windows Azure
HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution, supported by Microsoft. HDInsight, available both on Windows Server or as an Windows Azure service, empowers organizations with new insights on previously untouched unstructured data, while connecting to the most widely used Business...
5 Nov 2012
MVP Round Up: TechEd Europe with Mark Parris
Mark Parris is an MVP and MCM in Directory Services, with over 20 years of Experience in IT, specialising in Active Directory and Windows Server. Connect with Mark on his blog , Twitter or LinkedIn . Last week in Amsterdam, I had the privilege to once again staff the Active Directory stand answering...
3 Jul 2012
TechEd Europe: The Keynote Announcements
TechEd Europe kicked off in style this morning with DJ Joey Snow getting everyone warmed up before Brad Anderson stepped on the stage to present the keynote with special guests Mark Russinovich, Brian, Kelly, Eron Kelly and Geoff Woolsey. With some great demo’s also on display. The main announements...
25 Jun 2013
Build a Pioneering Cloud with Microsoft Hybrid Datacentre Technologies
Fresh from The Register's Windows Azure webcast and our trip aboard the pioneering Concorde to take your Cloud questions at twice the speed of sound, we're back with more free CloudOS events and chat on the 14th November. This time around the subject matter is Microsoft hybrid datacentre technologies...
6 Nov 2013
Windows Server 2012 Now Available!
Today marks a huge moment for Microsoft as Windows Server 2012 is made generally available today. The world of backend computing infrastructure has seen a transformational shift impacting the entire IT ecosystem. This transformation has been driven by the growth of devices used for smarter...
4 Sep 2012
Announcement: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 are almost here!
The Windows team have just announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have both been released to Manufacturing! The wait is almost over! Windows Server 2012 RTM For those of you interested in Windows Server 2012 get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4 . That’s when Windows...
2 Aug 2012
Useful tools for Windows Server 2012!
Simplify Windows Server 2012 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1! MDT 2012 Update 1 is now available! This release expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration...
7 Sep 2012
Announcing the Windows Server 2012 UK Technical Launch Event & Competition
We have just got the initial details of the Windows Server 2012 technical launch event that is due to happen here in the UK. Get into your diaries and save the date! 25th September 2012!!! Trust me you NEED to be there! I’m still twisting arms to get the details of where this event will be but...
1 Aug 2012
Guest Post: UK Windows Server 2012 Launch in Review
This post was brought to you by Anthony Sutcliffe, an independent consultant – Anthony is an all round technologist with an active interest in security, strategy & planning, BC / DR, SharePoint (which he thinks is a massively under-utilised product), Exchange, SQL, DPM (which according to Anthony...
10 Oct 2012
Windows Server Community Road show Events: London & Edinburgh
Learn What’s Hot and New in Windows Server 2012! The Windows Server 2012 Community Road show is coming to over 20 countries—and a location near you! What’s hot and new in Windows Server 2012? Microsoft MVPs bring you all you need to know about Windows Server 2012. Sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, HP, and...
21 May 2012
Windows Server 2012 IT Camps Dates & Locations Announced
The UK IT Pro Team will be back on the road as of September delivering IT Camps to venues up and down the UK. After a brief break during the summer the team are back to deliver technical content in an IT Camp format. We are pleased to announce the first set of dates to coincide with the launch of...
16 Aug 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
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