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…


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…


SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification

By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010. See the actual CC certification screen shot below. This is the…


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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Windows Azure Storage: neue Preise ab 12.12.2012

Hallo @all, in den letzten Tagen hat sich die Preisspirale beim Cloud-Speicher weiter nach unten gedreht. Microsoft zieht mit. Wo steht die Konkurrenz? (siehe hier) ( $ 0,095 /GB für das erst TB) Wo stehen wir? (Windows Azure: Ankündigung & neue Preise ab 12.12.2012) Einen übersichtlichen Preis-Rechner findet man hier.     Liebe Grüße Patrick


The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2012 with PC Pro

PC Pro have brought out a really interesting content hub focusing on Windows Server 2012.  Within the content hub you will find a lot of great articles which outline a range of content including: – How to guides – Hidden features – Video evidence – Infographics – Whitepapers and reports – List of events Take…


The IT Pro Report: Big Data: Sizing Things Up

Recently IT Pro publication released a new report on Big Data… Does it represent a big opportunity or even bigger problem when it comes to your business? You can download the report here: Download the report now


Guest Post: UK Windows Server 2012 Launch in Review

This post was brought to you by Anthony Sutcliffe, an independent consultant – Anthony is an all round technologist with an active interest in security, strategy & planning, BC / DR, SharePoint (which he thinks is a massively under-utilised product), Exchange, SQL, DPM (which according to Anthony is the best product Microsoft ever produced that…

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