//build watching parties in Ireland

Microsoft Technology User Groups Ireland (MTUG.ie) are hosting watching parties for the first keynote from //build Going by last year the keynotes from Build will cover the product, architecture and roadmap for Windows, Windows Phone, Azure, Windows Server, Visual Studio and other products. The keynote are over two days but we will be hosting the…


Windows Azure BootCamp : Belfast

FREE training on Windows Azure This one day deep dive class will get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Windows Azure, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned. Awesome. How much does it…


Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive

FREE Training on Windows Server 2012 in Dublin – April 22nd & 23rd A two day session (not for the feint hearted) – in Microsoft Ireland, Dublin (22nd & 23rd April). More details and registration here. See you next week?


Extending your Datacentre into Azure

Requirements for connecting your network to Azure You can link your Windows Azure Virtual Network to an on-premises network via site-to-site VPN connection, as illustrated above. All you need is a VPN device on your home network and a direct connection to the internet. The list of (currently) supported devices is here.  I would expect…

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You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

So attend the Windows Azure Conf – A Windows Azure Community Event On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This special event will be streamed live from Microsoft Redmond Campus Channel 9 Studios on November 14, 2012, and will feature 12 presentations put on…

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Evaluating Windows Server 2012 for free

By using a 90 day trial on Windows Azure If you need to evaluate Windows Server 2012 (or any other OS for that matter), using the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) role in Windows Azure is probably the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to go. Start by visiting the Windows Azure website. If you don’t…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – This week’s challenge

I’m still offering the chance to win weekly prizes simply for learning A quick call out to last week’s winners.  Congratulations to Paraic Nolan, Anthony McCarville and DJ Wilson all of whom have won a prize of their choosing (either an Umbrella, a Rain Jacket, a Mini-Toolkit or a 32BG USB memory stick). This week’s…

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Cloud Powered Cars

The Big Red Cloud Powered By Windows Azure Microsoft’s Karl O’Leary and Big Red Cloud MD Marc O’Dwyer You can keep your green diesel, your biofuel and your sunflower oil powered by Windows Azure is the next transport revolution, well for data transport anyway. Keep an eye out for the new range of Fiat 500…

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