Less than one week until SQL Bits 8

  Get those bucket and spades at the ready: the countdown to SQL Bits 8 has officially begun!  Whether you’re involved in development database admin or business intelligence – there’s only one place you want to head to next weekend and that’s sunny Brighton!  With three days packed full of SQL goodness, there’s going to…


Reminder: You can still catch day 2 & 3 of the Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start online training

We mentioned this a while back but I have seen just seen some pretty good feedback from Day 1 so thought I would send a quick reminder. Remember this is Pacific Time so it would mean a late night! The great news is that this will be available on demand from The Microsoft Virtual Academy soon after…


Introducing our new community licensing specialist….

One of the things about Twitter that I absolutely love is that it connects you to people that you would never have had the chance to meet. A few weeks ago I out out a blog post about licensing questions, which then got posted onto Twitter…lo and behold a few hours later, someone from one…


UK launches the Microsoft Virtual Academy – free training resource for IT Pros

At the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this week, one of the resource announcements was the “Microsoft Virtual Academy”. The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT professionals who want to get ahead in cloud computing.  Developed by leading experts in this field, these modules ensure that you acquire essential skills and gain…


A look into MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualisation)

Doug Elsley, UK MDOP Lead at Microsoft has written a guest post looking into MED-V which is part of MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimisation pack): At customer meetings when we are discussing Windows 7 options and upgrade plans, the conversation often opens up to application compatibility and application migration plans from one operating system to another….


Windows Small Business Server 20011 Standard Webcasts

Today, is unofficially SBS day in my world as here is another SBS post…… As part of SBS 2011 Standard launch, the US team will be delivering 2 webcasts in conjunction with Dell and HP. Both webcasts will showcase offerings, migration best-bet server pairings, and customer stories: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Launch – Better…


Intro to SBS 2011 Remote Web Access

The Offical SBS blog wrote an excellent post last week on Remote Web Access (RWA) within SBS 2011 which provides a central web location for workers to access corporate resources wherever they are Read on >


Watch the on-demand Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation Customer Roundtable

On the 10th March we held the Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation customer roundtable. If you couldn’t make it, we have recorded it so that you can listen to the real stories of IT leaders from Kraft Foods, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and LogIn Consultants. Moderated by Gartner analyst Mike Silver, this online discussion highlights the insights…


SQL + Seaside = SQL Bits 8

Whether you’re involved in development, database administration or business intelligence – if you’re interested in SQL Servers, it’s time to pack your bucket and spade and head down to Brighton for this year’s SQL Bits. The 8th annual SQL conference is taking place on the 7th – 9th of April, and promises to be even…