TechNet Most Read: Your 2013 Wrap-Up

With only a few days until the end of the year, what better time to sit and reflect on the year that was? 2013 was a big year for IT Pros, with the general availability of the R2 wave of releases, the rise of the mobile worker, the continuation of the Windows 8 vision with…


Goodbye to 2013 – and some light reading!

Hi everyone, Can you believe there’s less than two weeks left until we say goodbye to 2013? As Macca said in our final Flash newsletter for the year, it’s that time of the year “when our change freezes happen and we hope against hope that the on call pager doesn't go off during the Christmas…


An Overview of SQL Server 2014

Hi everyone, Fancy some complimentary online training, delivered by expert guest speakers? Well you’re in luck…there’s another TechNet LIVE session coming up soon, this time focused on the topic of SQL Server 2014. Dr Greg Low, a SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director will be stepping up to the mic to give an overview of…


Watch the recording: Cloud OS for Databases Technical Overview

Hi everyone, As you would know, Jeffa and Andrew have been out of the office recently doing IT Camps, so we invited in Shashank Pawar and James Crawshaw from Microsoft to deliver a TechNet LIVE session in their absence. They gave us a great technical overview last week on Cloud OS for Databases, focusing on…


How VMware Experts Can Get Certified on Hyper-V!

As Brad Anderson explained on his blog last week, the IT industry never slows down, with the virtualization world going through a big inflection point. As result of this, as demand for Hyper-V grows, it is advantageous for virtualization professionals to be “bilingual” i.e. comfortable with Microsoft and VMware platforms.   Jeff has already done…


The R2 wave is here!

If you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, you may have missed the news: October 18th was a big day, with three major Microsoft products officially becoming generally available: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.   As the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform team explain on their blog, these releases will help…


TechNet LIVE is back in November!

Hi everyone, Am happy to share that TechNet LIVE, our free online training for IT pros is back in November! While Jeff and Macca hit the road around the country, we’ve invited some guestspeakers in to take over the mic for a little while. Coming up first next Friday morning from 11am-12.30pm is Shashank Pawar…


Welcome back from TechEd and preparing for R2

Welcome back from TechEd! It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned to the office,equipped with loads of great information about the latest releases and deep-dive training. It doesn’t stop here though, and whether or not you attended TechEd, there’s plentyof great content out there for you to take advantage of. Your first stop should be Channel…


Download an R2 Evaluation and you could win big!

We have a super easy competition running at the moment that could see you take home twofantastic prizes! There’s only three days left to enter so you better get in quick though… All it takes it downloading one of the R2 previews – these are the latest Microsoftvirtualisation and management tools, which provide a wealth…