How to Design Application Architecture for the Cloud

Cloud technologies significantly changed the software market. Easy access to compute, network and storage resources with predicted costs and available in multiple regions helps to speed up time-to-value.


Christmas Special: Free Stuff From Microsoft

  Christmas comes but once a year, which is similar to the frequency in which I blog.  I thought as it’s the season of good will, I would write a blog that details some of the free stuff we have to offer.   Free Training  – Microsoft Virtual Academy We know budgets for training are not…


WS2012 Designed for the cloud – real benefits for Physical Embedded Servers

Several key goals of the WS2012 Server rewrite were to accommodate requirements of the cloud business. Datacenters which provide cloud capability are generally massive and have unique requirements which are normally a superset of those found in a smaller environment. These requirements include uptime, resiliency, flexibility, cost savings, manageability, speed and security. In this article,…


Winner Announcement: Windows Server Design Competition

We are really pleased to announce the winner of the Windows Server Design Competition!  It was a really tough call to decide who should win this one!  I never realised we had such talented design lead IT Pro’s. The Winner of the Windows Server 2012 Design Competition is…. Josiah Allen-Litchmore The judging panel loved the…


Register Now for the UK Windows Server 2012 Launch Event

The details have been finalised and we are all systems go for the UK Launch of Windows Server 2012 on 25th September 2012 in London!  Join us at this exclusive Microsoft event in partnership with UK MVPs, Partners and the Windows Server User Group! You will gain a first look at the coolest new features…


Announcing the Windows Server 2012 UK Technical Launch Event & Competition

We have just got the initial details of the Windows Server 2012 technical launch event that is due to happen here in the UK.  Get into your diaries and save the date! 25th September 2012!!! Trust me you NEED to be there! I’m still twisting arms to get the details of where this event will…