UK IT Camps are back.

After our Summer break the UK IT Pro team are back with a bang. Next week we are running our first two IT Camps 3rd November Manchester City Centre 4th November Leeds City Centre These two camps focus on Microsoft Azure but we have a whole list of exciting things coming up between now and…


IT Pros, let’s go camping in Birmingham!

IT camps are back we have our next one in Birmingham next week on the 17th & 18th March. If you haven’t been to one of these then here’s what you need to know. They are live, technical and loosely structured. By live I mean that we build stuff in front of you like in…


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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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…


F1 for help

Join us for two days of IT Camps for the Enterprise 8-9th April @ Lotus F1® HQ If there is one thing I have learnt from my time at Microsoft it is that we are all different. One area where this is obvious is that we all have different approaches to learning.  Some people like to…

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Lab Ops 7 – Setting up a pooled VDI collection in Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server you can create two kinds of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), personal or pooled.  A personal collection is a bit like a company car scheme where everyone chooses their own car. This means there needs to be car for everyone even if they are on leave or sick etc. and each car needs…

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Announcing Open Registration for UK IT Camps

Are you being asked to take a look at Hyper-V by your boss but short on time and not sure where to look? Are you unsure what features are being added with Windows Server 2012 R2? This could be the best post you’ve read all day then! In just a couple of weeks Andrew Fryer…

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Lab Ops part 3 – Storage in Windows Server 2012R2

In this post I want to show what I plan to do with storage in Windows Server 2012R2 at the various events I get asked to present at.  If you have been to any of our IT Camps you will have seen Simon and I show off deduplication and storage spaces in Windows Server and…

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Lab Ops 2–The Lee-Robinson Script

In my last post I mentioned how Marcus Robinson & had adapted PowerShell scripts by Thomas Lee to build a set of VMs to run a course in a reliable and repeatable way.  With Marcus’s permission I have put that Setup Script on SkyDrive, however he has a proper day job running his gold partnership…

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