2014 – The year when I actually started to notice real changes

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. In the last few weeks I’ve seen the technology media start producing their predictions of what…


TechNet Talks: Mark Russinovich on Cloud Security and Ethical Hacking

We caught up with Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, to find out a bit about what he talked about at IPEXPO this year plus his thoughts on cloud security and ethical hacking as well what he feels the future of the cloud will be and how the IoT will impact this. 1….

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Event Promotion: Lunchtime in the Cloud – Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and more…

  By Steve Plank – Microsoft Technical Evangelist I’d say there’s a greater than 50:50 chance you’re confused about cloud-computing unless you’re already involved. Terms like “public cloud”, “hybrid cloud”, “Infrastructure as a Service”, “Platform as a Service” add to an apparent mystique. Maybe you find yourself just on the periphery of the conversation and…


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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Event: Don’t forget the free UK Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro, 27th Sept.

  This camp is aimed at the IT Pro. On it you will build and deploy an entire SharePoint infrastructure with a dual-machine server-farm, Active Directory Domain Controller and SQL Server. On the road to that infrastructure you will create a dual-server, load-balanced IIS website, a WIndows Azure Virtual Network in to which you will…

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Create and Scale Business Solutions Fast, On Your Terms Across Server, Private or Public Cloud

The next wave of SQL Server investments will offer organizations the agility to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel new business opportunity from server to private or public cloud linked together with common tools for optimized productivity and cutting-edge developer technologies—build once, deploy and manage wherever. Learn how SQL Server can…

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The TechNet Newsletter is all about the Cloud!

Here’s the first TechNet Flash Newsletter for 2012!  It’s a new year and a new subject!  We focused very much on Windows Azure and cloud services to bring you the latest news on the subject. Here’s the newsletter in full for you to get your teeth into! You can also get the newsletter by signing…

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System Center 2012 RC Announcement and Resources

  A short while ago in Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division hosted a live webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud,” for enterprise IT leaders.  In this webcast they announced System Center 2012 is now available for download.  System Center…

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