MVP Cloud OS Online: Re-cap on in-depth presentations from technical experts!

Claire Smyth


  By Claire Smyth, MVP Lead for UK and Ireland.


By now you’ll have heard a lot about the Microsoft Cloud OS vision including Transform the datacentre, Empowering People Centric IT, Enabling Modern Business Apps and Unlock insights on any data. But have you heard from the ‘real world’ experts who are working with the technical community to bring this vision to life?

On 31 March and 1 April, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals in the UK and Ireland shared their knowledge and skills in this area. 16 x videos were added to the UK and IE MVP YouTube page to help you unlock the secrets of ‘transforming the datacentre’ and ‘empowering People Centric IT’.  MVPs including Simon Skinner, Gordon McKenna, Aidan Finn, Damian Flynn, Paul Keely, Raphael Perez, Steve Beaumont, Kevin Greene, Mike Halsey, Chris Rhodes Andrew Bettany, Richard Astbury and Robert Marshall all shared their insights into the world of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Azure and configuration Manager. Dispelling a number of myths and sharing their of hints and tips on how to get the most from this software.

What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2? w/ Aidan Finn
MVP Storage Spaces w/ Aidan Finn

The most viewed videos from the series were Windows Server 2012 R2’, Storage Spaces, PowerShell (desired state) and an overview of Windows Azure .   Those watching the videos on the two days were able to ask questions on Twitter via #UKMVPCLOUD and this # is still being monitored by the MVP community so please watch the videos and pose your questions.

Overview of Microsoft Azure w/ Richard Astbury
Powershell (Desired state) w/ Jonathan Noble

One online attendee commented, “It’s great to see MVPs delivering this type of content online, making it easy for me to work and learn.” Another said, ”The real value in these videos is the experience of the people delivering them – they know what they’re talking about and I’m pleased to have the chance to listen to them.”

This series of online activity is ongoing and the next wave of videos will include Enable Modern Business Apps and unlock insights  on any data.  To ensure that you don’t miss out, please subscribe to YouTube Page.


MVP Speakers

Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS

Patrik Bihammar

What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Aidan Finn

What’s New in Windows Azure?

Richard Astbury

PowerShell – Desired State

Jonathan Noble

Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration

Paul Keely

The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces 

Aidan Finn

Find out more about SCOM

Kevin Greene

Understand how to use Service Manager

Steve Beaumont

Understand more about Azure Pack

Damian Flynn



Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview

Mike Halsey, Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany

Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?

Mike Halsey, Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany

Operating System Deployment in SCCM

Raphael Perez

Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS

Robert Marshall

Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune

Gordon McKenna

Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)

Simon Skinner

Configuration Manager with Intune

Steve Beaumont

All MVP Videos are available on, check out a few of the above and let us know what you think in the comments section below, or tweet us @TechNetUK.
Why not find out more about the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals programme here.

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