Microsoft Ignite: An Infrastructure Specialist’s Perspective

Jamie Bryant is a Cloud Strategy Specialist at Comms-care|Platform. He spends the majority of his time designing and implementing Microsoft CloudOS technologies, and working with clients to outline their technology strategy moving forward.  After spending less than 24 hours back on home soil in the UK its back to the daily grind, but just before…


My Favourite Band….

When I was growing up and enjoying being a spotty teenager I could never settle on one favourite band.I finally compromised with two from completely opposite ends of the spectrum. Dr Feelgood and Blondie             Both these bands gave me several important benefits as a teenager.  First and most important they…


Unlocking the value of System Center.

I have just returned from another series of UK IT Camps, this time at our London Headquarters in Victoria. They were well attended and it was a pleasure to meet so many @TechNetUK Twitter followers as well as some old friends, MVP’s and members of the UK Microsoft Technology Community Council. So far this year we…


UK IT Camps – Enterprise Mobility – Sign up now.

Life during my first year at Microsoft has been almost exactly as I imagined it might be, but as I always do at Christmas I reflected on the year past and particularly this year on my first 9 months as a Microsoft Employee. Whilst doing so I remembered exactly what prompted me to sign up…


What are the best IT Pro Tools for automation – and why?

Each month here in the @TechnetUk #ITPro office there is a mad scramble (bunfight / race / polite debate) to bid for the best blog topics for the month. Each quarter has a theme, this quarter it is ‘the right tools for the job’. I was lucky enough to see the email early and our…


IPAM – Part 3

IPAM Part 3 focuses on the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 into the IPAM managed environment. What exactly does this mean? IPAM covers the entire Microsoft DHCP and DNS environment and monitors, manages and audits the deployment. Prior to Windows Server 2012 this was only possible with Spreadsheets, pieces of…


IPAM – Part 2

So, what IS new in IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2? There is quite a long list here. One of the big additions is that IPAM now supports RBAC – Role Based Access Control, this now enables you to customise access and operations permissions for users and groups of users with granular control of IPAM…


Convert all your VMWare VMs to Hyper-V – FREE

You could be forgiven for thinking that the 8th April 2014 is only really going to be remembered for the End of Support for Windows XP after almost 15 years of service. Time will tell, but I would venture that a large number of Virtualisation IT Pros are still rubbing their hands with glee at…


IT Pros Unplugged: Head of IT at a Premiership Football Club

When we think of our 'dream job', then it’s all about finding something we're good at, we get paid to do and of course we love doing. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Matthew Reynolds, Head of IT at Southampton Football Club, we asked him a few questions on what he does, as well as how he got there. As you’ll see…