New Year’s Resolutions for an IT Pro

            I always struggle with making New Year’s resolutions for myself, so when I was asked to write this post suggesting a list of potential resolutions with which an IT Pro may wish to start 2015, I jumped at the chance. The first has to be Get Certified and if…


Two of my MVA courses are in the Top 10 of the year on MVA

Over the course of this year I’ve recorded a few courses for Microsoft virtual Academy and it’s really nice to see that two of my Windows courses, are in the Microsoft Virtual Academy top 10 courses of the year. The two images below are linked…(read more)

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#BYOD is Trending: It’s Time to Embrace the Revolution

Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He's started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers. He enjoys writing about new technologies and how it can help us and…

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Don’t be a turkey

It’s not great being a turkey, pheasant or grouse  at Christmas, but my Christmas sketch this year isn’t too worried as he’s a protected and valued Capercaillie.  In the same  same way the cloud first world might not seem like a great time to be an IT Professional but there are certain species who are…

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SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options – Part 2

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series.  Options for SharePoint on-premise In SharePoint 2003, there was no workflow platform. This changed when SharePoint 2007 came onto the horizon, with the addition of the Windows Workflow Foundation platform. This is a development…

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IT Camp – Extend your Data Centre with Azure

I have been on a journey over the last year that some of you may already be embarked on and that is to transition my skills to use cloud services and specifically Azure.  For me it’s like going to America, the language is similar, the culture less so and everything over seems to be much…

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Keynote Mary Jo Foley Confirmed at TechDays Online

TechDays Online is back for it's fourth year! This three day conference is geared towards IT Pros and developers who want to get the scoop on Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first products and platforms. It kicks off on the 3rd February, so be sure to add it to your calendar. Special Guests Last year Steve Ballmer made…

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UK IT Camps – Enterprise Mobility – Sign up now.

Life during my first year at Microsoft has been almost exactly as I imagined it might be, but as I always do at Christmas I reflected on the year past and particularly this year on my first 9 months as a Microsoft Employee. Whilst doing so I remembered exactly what prompted me to sign up…


Bringing Predictability to Cloud Server Storage

In theory, the logic behind cloud computing seems undeniable: lots of data-center servers providing lots of computing power and storage to lots of customers. It’s the beauty of scale: Everybody wins—right? In practice, as you might guess, things get a bit more complicated. Separate parties jostle for the same resources at the same time. Confusion…

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IT Camps–What are they good for.

One of the most rewarding yet most difficult part of my job over the last three years has been involved with designing and delivering something called an IT camp.  So I thought it might be useful to explain what they are in case an invite lands in your mailbox. What IT Camps are: Technical. it’s…

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