How does it go again….oh yes, a bad workman blames his tools!

Alex in my team recently ran a competition giving away Windows Server 2008 Resource Kits for TechNet Plus subscribers. The entry was easy, all you had to do was share a humourous IT story that somehow included “Heroes” in support of the launch theme Well these 2 made me laugh A LOT and funny how…


ChampionIT round 2 – vote for your winner now

  The judging panel have whittled it down to 3 finalists so now voting is open for two weeks. Take a look at the three entries here and vote for your favourite. We’ll announce the winner on the website on 26 March 2008.


Nominate yourself to be ChampionIT

ChampionIT celebrates the day-to-day efforts of IT Pro’s who are often called-upon when problems arise but rarely celebrated when systems are running smoothly. Responses to the recent newsletter brought this home to me. When asked what superhero you would be, I had several responses saying that they would be the Invisible man! Our first and…


First ever winner of ChampionIT announced

The first round is over and we have a winner! Darren Ilston from Melbek Technology received 56.89% of the votes with an excellent solution. The judges were very keen on this entry due to the use of technology and the clear benefits that Darren’s solution brought about. NB. Note the use of the word “Linux”…


Heroes Happen Here: Comics, Master Chief and fancy dress

I blogged a few weeks ago about the theme of the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 as “Heroes Happen Here (HHH)”. Whilst the actual theory may have a high cheese rating, I really believe in the essence of what it means.  HHH is all about recognising the…


Registration now open for the UK Launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

On 19 March, the ICC in Birmingham will see us launch three ground-breaking products: Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. We’ll feature real-world IT heroes delivering solutions for the Microsoft platform, and showcase some of the latest technologies. We’ll have breakout sessions, hands-on labs, an Expo area where you’ll be able…


Help please! Which do you prefer??

We want to start a monthly award that is light-hearted but with a serious message for IT pros – to recognise the work that they do (i.e. they get noticed when things go wrong but not when things go well) We need to create some kind of identity for it and below are the 3 options…