The UK IT Camp Roadshow is on its way to Cardiff and Birmingham

In December we travel to Cardiff and Birmingham to deliver the next phase in our IT Innovation series of IT Camps. We have four UK IT Camp events in December. 1st December – Radisson Blu hotel Cardiff       –    Azure (Cloud Infrastructure) 2nd  December – Radisson Blu hotel Cardiff     –   Windows 10 Enterprise 9th December  –…


Cortana in the UK – Get it here!

Having dutifully installed the upgrade to Windows 10, several of my friends and colleagues encountered a small but annoying issue.  Their very own personal assistant was absent without leave. As shown below. This short post is a step by step guide (with lots of pictures and not many words) to getting Cortana up and running,…


Latest Free eBooks

Last week we announced the release of our newest free eBooks on: Microsoft System Center: Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking Microsoft System Center: Software Update Manager Field Experience Azure Automation: Microsoft Azure Essentials We’ve compiled them here in this article… Microsoft System Center: Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking When you’re looking…


Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1

With just over a week until Tech Days Online, we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting.  When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a “real-world”…

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Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

  New years resolution: must blog more!  It’s only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I’m going to try one blog article per month.   We’re bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April.  This time with more days and more topics.  Simon and Andrew will be back and we’ll be introducing…

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In the hot seat: Jason Zander

Who is Jason Zander I’m the corporate vice president for the development team of Windows Azure in the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft.  I’ve worked on lots of products in twenty years at Microsoft with the unifying theme of building platforms and tools for developers to do great work.  I love writing code!  And…

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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…

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Windows 8 Dev Camps

The last time I tried to write a program was when I was at university using a program called Delphi.  I knew back then that I wasn’t going to set the world on fire with my jqueries and there was nothing rapid about my application development.   My peers in our software development team tell me…

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