Updated: What did I miss at BUILD 2015? A Summary of Announcements

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty busy 24 hours for our colleagues over in the US! Whilst we were making our way home from what could have been any other Wednesday, our American counterparts and several thousand guests were settling in for a keynote session full of exciting announcements at the…

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ANNOUNCEMENT - SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturers, will be generally available April 1st

The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group. “Today I am very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1. SQL Server 2014 is the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work from Microsoft engineers and thousands of…


Windows XP End of Support Notifications

The clock’s been ticking down to the end of Windows XP support for a couple of years now, and as the 8th of April moves ever closer we’re continuing to focus on ensuring everyone is aware of the deadline and their options to remain secure and supported. To this end, with a month to go…

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TechEd Europe: The Keynote Announcements

TechEd Europe kicked off in style this morning with DJ Joey Snow getting everyone warmed up before Brad Anderson stepped on the stage to present the keynote with special guests Mark Russinovich, Brian, Kelly, Eron Kelly and Geoff Woolsey. With some great demo’s also on display. The main announements for the day were the product…

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Announcement: Microsoft UK partners endorse ‘Cloud first’ approach outlined at TechEd North America

Yesterday at TechEd North America, Microsoft detailed how its new portfolio of solutions will help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected devices. But what do some of our UK partners have to say regarding our Cloud OS strategy? We thought we’d ask them: Gordon McKenna, CEO of Inframon Ltd comments: “Inframon…

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Microsoft Partner Shaping Cloud Wins Place On Government Framework

                 National cloud consultancy and Microsoft Network Partner Shaping Cloud has secured a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework, paving the way for them to provide specialist cloud services to over 30,000 public sector organisations. The decision follows the news that the government has adopted a “Cloud First” policy for public sector IT, with…

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Announcement: Surface Pro has Landed in the UK

Today we are delighted to see the much anticipated arrival of Surface Pro into the UK market. This device extends the Surface range from Surface RT, and represents Microsoft’s entry into the full primary device market.  The UK market interest in the device has been huge since it arrived in the US market in February,…

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Guest Post: The allure of Azure - IaaS goes live

By Dan Scarfe, CEO of Dot Net Solutions I remember the day clearly. It was February 25th 2009 and I was sitting in the Platform Adoption centre in Redmond at a Software Design Review for Windows Azure. I recall us having a debate about IaaS and PaaS. Coming from a development background myself, a number…

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Save the Date: TechEd Europe 2013 Registration opens 12 February

TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s products, solutions, tools, and services. We are pleased to announce that registration for TechEd North America and TechEd Europe will go live next week on Tuesday, February 12th.             TechEd North America                          TechEd Europe             June…

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