Top tips on how to survive as a contractor

By Asavin Wattanajantra, Editor, Microsoft UK Developers According to experts, 2014 is the year of the IT contractor. Increasing numbers of people are exploring a career path which doesn't follow the traditional full-time or permanent route. In the past, the use of contractors was simply put down to companies not wanting to commit to long-term…

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5 Mistakes IT Pros Make Progressing their Career

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. I tend to work on big IT infrastructure projects which by their nature means I interview many people both internal to the organisation and externally. Furthermore I often find myself as unofficial career guidance for ex-colleagues and friends where I know…


In the Hot Seat: Stephen Rose

Who is Stephen Rose? Stephen Rose is the Sr Product Manager for the Windows Commercial team at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA. Before joining Microsoft, Stephen spent 15 years running his own IT consulting company.  In his current role, he manages the Window technical content on the Springboard Series on TechNet, he oversees the…

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Real World Windows Azure: Quest Software and OnDemand Migration for Email

 As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, Microsoft connected with Ron Robbins, Product Manager, Migration Solutions, at Quest Software to learn more about how Quest uses Windows Azure to deliver its OnDemand Migration for Email solution.   Read Quest Software’s success story in this case study or read the interview on the Windows…

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