FREE Hyper-V Training.

Introduction to Hyper-V Microsoft Virtualisation for VMware Professionals Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration The Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com) training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies.  It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions,…


DPM 2012 and Azure backup

Backing up your environment to Azure Storage using DPM Providing reliable backup’s is part of every ITPRO’s daily workload. Some companies have quite complex media cycles that are time consuming to manage. Customers also have the issue of getting tapes offsite for DR and compliance reasons. What if there was another alternative ? What if…


Create a virtual machine and adding a VHD file using powershell

Or: How you can use Powershell to create virtual machines!  With a few keystroke you can create a virtual machine and attach an existing VHD(X) file to it! I usually look for the fastest and easiest way to get things done. Always manually rebuilding my lab was tiresome and demotivating so I started to look at…

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New Office 2013 SKUs (editions)

What are the new Office 2013 editions, who are they targeted at and what do you get? Lots of great detail on the new Office line-up here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-ie/ This is a great overview:   I suggest you all try Office 365 Home Premium for a month (for free).


Hyper-V Comparison – Windows Server 2008 R2 vs Windows Server 2012

Feature by feature comparisons of Hyper-V in both Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 I just went looking for a decent comparison of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.  I obviously found this excellent document on download.microsoft.com – but couldn’t find these high-level bullets anywhere. Hence this post: Processor and Memory…


FREE Online Training for IT Professionals

Microsoft Jump Start Series: Virtualisation, Hyper-V & Intune. These events run from 8:00am – 5:00pm PST (16:00 – 01:00 GMT). January 24, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm PST Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start Instructor Team: Symon Perriman and Jeff Woolsey This is the first of a three course series and is designed for IT Pros experienced in virtualization…


FREE, Non-Technical Pre-Sales and Licensing Advisory Services on Microsoft Products & Solutions

If you’re based in Ireland (North or South) – write this down! Licensing is always called out as one of the most “negative” attributes of Microsoft during our Satisfaction Surveys. And we’ve had a solution to it for ages!  So this turns out to be one of Microsoft Ireland’s best kept secrets: The Ask-Partner Team…


TechDays Online 2013 – Suggest Topics, Speakers & Content

Save the Date: 23rd – 26th April 2013 and fill out the poll below. This April we are joining up with Microsoft UK and taking part in their online version of TechDays. Details are still in the making, but we’ve been asked to get our asks in. If you’re interested in attending a fantastic, online…


Who wants one of these for free?

8GB USB Memory Stick Before you all say “Me” – there’s a catch or two:   Firstly you have to have an Irish (North or South) postal address – for me to send it to you. Secondly you have to be willing to spend ten minutes of your time doing something for me. I have…


FREE Training for Irish IT Professionals and Developers

New Horizons in Dublin are running the following FREE training sessions: What are Tech Showcase Events? Microsoft Tech Showcase Events are a fantastic way to get a hands-on, instructor-led look at the latest technologies including Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012.  Running in conjunction with New Horizons, they’re…