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  • Learn at Work with the TechDays Online Azure Special

     As part of Learning at Work Week this week, we have and will be continuing to share lots of great learning resources to help you be successful with your learning. To continue this we want to highlight a great free online event which you may be interested in attending to help you get trained in Microsoft's open cloud solution.

  • Continuous Learning is Key to Progressing

     Continuous learning is the key to progressing within any industry and this is truer than ever within the technology industry.

  • Upcoming Jump Start: Azure RMS Core Skills

     Protecting your organizations data is something that should be top-of-mind for every IT person out there. It’s not something that is just the job of the CSO or the folks in the security team, but if you are in that team it is absolutely something...

  • IT Professional Continued Professional Development

     For at least 10 days per annum we should all be taking time out, away from our day jobs to do this just as other professionals do and possibly more as the world we work in is undergoing more change than in other fields. 

  • Learning at Work Week

     We know as well as you do that continuous learning is essential for any IT Pro or Developer to climb the career ladder, or even keep up to date in an existing role! That's why when we heard about “Learning at Work Week”, we couldn't help but jump at the opportunity to share with you some top learning resources from the Microsoft world and beyond.

  • Azure Data Services for Business Intelligence

     A little known fact the biggest workload on Azure VM’s (aka IaaS) is .. SQL Server. This might seem odd give that there is a SQL Azure service where you can run SQL Server database without worrying about SQL Server itself. So what’s going on here?

  • A busy year ahead with nano server.

     I have spent the last two weeks doing my normal day job(s) and also pretty much working double shifts by watching along with our /Build and Ignite conferences. The several Keynote sessions were as polished, impressive and exciting as we have come to expect.

  • Cloud tips: Maximise value for your business

     Today’s Internet space is full of articles about how cloud improves your business, but how does cloud influence your personal career? In short, moving to the cloud has a lot of both challenges and opportunities for IT professionals.

  • Microsoft Ignite: An Infrastructure Specialist's Perspective

     After spending less than 24 hours back on home soil in the UK its back to the daily grind, but just before lets just re-cap the week I’ve just spent with 23,000 likeminded individuals in Chicago for Microsoft’s first ever Ignite event which was designed to combine all the major Microsoft conferences into one.

  • Reflecting on Ignite

     Last week saw Microsoft host the new Ignite conference in Chicago. As the successor to the TechEd, MMS and other conferences all rolled into one, this was billed to be the big one, and the conference to attend this year. With 23,000 IT Pros and developers in attendance, it certainly was a big event!