Tech.Days Online Competition Winners!!!

IT Pros! As I’m sure many of you may have heard we ran a series of competitions across the 2013 series of Tech.Days Online. Up for grabs was a fantastic array of prizes to giveaway to the lucky winners including:             ·         A HTC Windows Phone 8             ·         A Sony VAIO Laptop             ·        …


The TechEd Challenge – It’s still not too late to enter if you’ve not done so – a sneak preview of what you could win!

    Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not?  Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe, that’s right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw.  If you download/sign up for all three then you’ve got three…


TechED Europe – 25th to the 28th June – Certifications at 50% off!

Are you still thinking about attending?  Are you still trying to get sign off from your boss to travel? My colleague Denise recently blogged about some of the announcements we’ve made on the certification side of things: A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone—employers, clients, your peers—that you’re a technical expert with proven skills. It also…

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Save the Date: TechEd Europe 2013 Registration opens 12 February

TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s products, solutions, tools, and services. We are pleased to announce that registration for TechEd North America and TechEd Europe will go live next week on Tuesday, February 12th.             TechEd North America                          TechEd Europe             June…

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A database is only as good as the operating system it runs on

Simon and the rest of my division regularly rag me about how I go on about databases all the time so when Sarah asked me for a post on virtualisation I decided to ignore her and talk about SQL Server instead! Databases are one of the last things to be virtualised especially the larger ones…


The Week that Was 16th – 23rd July 2012

Last week was all about Office 365 with video’s, virtual tours, case studies and much more.  Also slipping into the week was a guest post – Part 3 of our high availability series and an interesting article from Andrew Fryer on Hyper V for small businesses.  We also introduced the newest member of our team…


TechEd Europe: A Video Diary

On the last day of TechEd Europe I managed to get Andrew and Simon to sit down and discuss the week and showcase their favourite parts of TechEd Europe.  Here’s what happened! We also did a few other video interviews with MVP’s, Speakers, Microsoft Partners and attendees so look out for these coming soon too!…


How to convince your boss to send you to TechEd: Winners announced!

After much deliberation and over 20 entries, the judges have reached their decision in our ‘Convince your boss to send you to TechEd’ competition. You offered countless brilliant suggestions that would undoubtedly have resulted in a ticket to Amsterdam, as well as some beer-focused ones that we’re not sure would quite wash! But in the…

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TechEd Insights: Memories of TechEd by Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble works in the Infrastructure Systems Group at Newcastle University. He is a co-founder of the NEBytes user group (nebytes.net), blogs at jonoble.com and is @jonoble on Twitter.     My first TechEd was in Amsterdam in 2004. It was the first event I’d attended that was anything like that size and I loved…