Learn at Work with the TechDays Online Azure Special

As part of Learning at Work Week this week, we have and will be continuing to share lots of great learning resources to help you be successful with your learning. To continue this we want to highlight a great free online event coming up which you may be interested in attending to help you get…


Continuous Learning is Key to Progressing

Amy Nicholson is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft specialising in Data Science & Cloud Gaming. She’s always keen to share experiences and expertise in data and technology; online and at events.  Continuous learning is the key to progressing within any industry and this is truer than ever within the technology industry. As technology innovation is moving…


IT Pro Continued Professional Development

Ed and I have were out and about at SpiceWorld last week… and a recurrent theme has been how do we keep up with all this change from Microsoft, be that Windows 10 and its big brother Windows Server 2016 or that Azure cloud thing? So imagine you are a doctor, lawyer or an accountant…

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Learning at Work Week

We know as well as you do that continuous learning is essential for any IT Pro or Developer to climb the career ladder, or even keep up to date in an existing role! That’s why when we heard about “Learning at Work Week”, we couldn’t help but jump at the opportunity to share with you…


How to convince management training is key... not just for you, but for the business!

The following post is contributed by Peter Egerton, System Center Consultant at Inframon and WMUG Community Leader. Training – “The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour”To put this into the context of IT, I think most organisations can disregard the animal training, although I have known a few businesses…


Apprentice v Graduate – Who’s right for your business?

The following post was contributed by Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. Background When I looked at writing this article I garnered some opinions from a lot of different people; educationalists, IT professionals and also the directors of my current company. The surprising bit about gathering all of this opinion was…


Aligning Skills with Real World Business Benefits

 This post is contributed by Steve Smith, SharePoint MVP, owner of Combined Knowledge and Co-Founder of the UK SharePoint User Group. This article deals with the subject of ‘Aligning skills with real world business benefits’ and why continued investment in technology skillsets is even more important today than it ever was. We will be looking…


How to put the ‘Pro’ in IT Professional

This following post has been contributed by Colin Chaplin, a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure.    When I joined the Scouts and gained my Computing badge, by writing a word processor for the ZX Spectrum (complete with intro music – a feature that’s not yet made it into Word 2013),…


Different Strokes for Different Folks – IT Pro’s and Senior Managers

By Anthony Sutcliffe – Freelance IT Consultant *Please note: The characters mentioned in this article are fictitious, but are based on real life personal examples. Back in August, the UK TechNet team approached me to write a ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks’ article, by drawing upon personal experience I highlighted some of the different working…