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 – Two Days of free training

Is now all available online I will tidy this up (one day), but just to get the content out there, here it is: Day 1 (1) Dave Northey – Introduction and Fundamentals – 25 mins (2) Dave Northey – Manage and Maintain Availability – 25 mins (3) Dave Northey – Deploy and Manage Your Applications…


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).


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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Windows Server 2012 launch events in Ireland

“Nothing from Microsoft, and I mean literally nothing, has ever been this ambitious” —Jason Perlow, ZDNet Windows Sever 2012 is a game changer! It is designed to help organisations of all sizes embrace private and hybrid cloud computing in order to move faster, save money and compete more effectively. Bringing you the best of Microsoft…

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“VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite is really more of a marketing term” – did he really say that?

VMware’s CTO, Dr. Stephen Herrod says “a lot of individual products that don’t work well enough together yet” And it’s on a YouTube video! scroll to the YouTube video at 3:12 “VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite is really more of a marketing term. Those of you know our products deeply know that they don’t fit this…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Your Challenge for this week

Win Prizes just for learning! A quick call out to last week’s winners.  Congratulations to John Healy, Eoin Bailey and John Freeney, 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, we’re going to learn all about Office…

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