The top 5 training tools to keep you on track with Microsoft Technology

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. The technology industry is evolving at an ever-increasing rate. With new and updated iterations of…


Microsoft Azure – Learn it, Love it, Certify in it!

Part of my role as a Technical Evangelist within Microsoft UK is to assist all and sundry to understand and engage with the whole range of Microsoft Solutions. This includes our Cloud offering – Microsoft Azure. What exactly is Azure and what can we do with this service? Well Wikipedia says; Microsoft Azure  (formerly Windows…


New Year’s Resolutions for an IT Pro

            I always struggle with making New Year’s resolutions for myself, so when I was asked to write this post suggesting a list of potential resolutions with which an IT Pro may wish to start 2015, I jumped at the chance. The first has to be Get Certified and if…


TechEd Challenge 2014 Winners

The wait is over and the winners of the TechEd Challenge have been revealed… Congratulations to Jamie Bryant, Peter Egerton, Jessica Meats and Marcus Robinson who have all won a paid trip to TechEd Europe 2014!! Just a recap, the aim of the TechEd Challenge 2014 was for members of the public to submit a…


Glastonbury for Geeks: How I won a free trip to TechEd Europe 2013

Ryan Boud works at Inframon as an Implementation Consultant. He deploys Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager installations for customers across a wide variety of businesses. Ryan will tell us about TechEd Europe 2013 and how he managed to win a place through the TechEd Challenge.  I was lucky enough to win a place…

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IT Pro Team provide their top tips for sessions at TechEd Europe – plus win a trip to TechEd Europe!

Less than 2 months left until TechEd Europe 2014, this year being held in Fira, Barcelona from 28th – 31st October for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers. We all hope you’ll join us to develop your technical expertise through interaction with Microsoft and industry experts through deep hands-on learning and sharing. There's plenty of sessions of…

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MVA Heroes on tour

The TechNet UK IT pro team have been running a very successful competition over the summer. The aim is to promote the Microsoft Virtual Academy and drive IT Pros to its content in a structured way, with a fun approach to the competition. The MVA Heroes. It is a universal truth that IT Pros love…


Congratulations to our MVA Hero winners!

A few months ago, the UK IT Pro team introduced the MVA Hero competition to the community to encourage all of you IT Pro's to power up your careers and get trained in the latest technology through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA offers valuable technical training available to consume anytime, at no cost…

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Office 365 MCSA – Halfway House

There are two certification examinations that make up the MCSA Office 365. The background, requirements and details are listed here and are partially shown in the graphic below. In short, to certify you need to pass 70-346 and 70-347 (the 70 simply identifies the retail examination, there are other codes for Academic and Academy exams-…