Two of my MVA courses are in the Top 10 of the year on MVA

Over the course of this year I’ve recorded a few courses for Microsoft virtual Academy and it’s really nice to see that two of my Windows courses, are in the Microsoft Virtual Academy top 10 courses of the year. The two images below are linked…(read more)

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Top 3 remarkable reasons modern app practices rock for IT Pros

Modern apps are different from the old exe based applications that have been around for the past 20 years they really aren’t just about full screen apps! There are real advantages to embracing them for IT that solve some of the biggest app headaches we…(read more)

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Lab Ops Redux setting up Hyper-V in a hurry

I am at Manchester United as I write this and one of the delegates wanted to quickly try out Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012R2.  I thought I had an all up post on that but it turns out I don’t, so Nicholas Agbaji this is just for you! You’ll need a latptop/desktop running Windows 7/Windows…

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A Technical Christmas Carol

By Asavin Wattanajantra, writer at Metia. Eddie Scrooge doesn't like spending money. He has a successful business, but likes to hoard his cash. He doesn't understand why he would need to spend money on the technology he's had for many years which is doing just fine. But one Christmas Eve he was presented with the three…

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New Features for Business in Windows 8.1

By Mike Halsey, Microsoft MVP  Microsoft’s first major update to Windows 8 is now in the wild and offering more new and enhanced features than any previous update to a Windows version before it.  With this update Microsoft have put a great deal of focus on business productivity, and in this article I want guide…

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After Hours – Canon EOS talking to a Surface Pro over wifi

Please note This an after hours post, specifically about connecting a Canon EOS 6D to windows 8/8.1.  I have written it for two reasons -  so I can remember how to do it and because this you might need to do something like this for a camera enthusiast that you know who isn’t a networking…

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Become an IT transformer: Create a battle plan

    By Asavin Wattanajantra, writer at Metia.       In a busy IT department it can be difficult to think about long-term planning. But there are (rare!) times when you’ve successfully fought all the fires you need to that day and you’ve freed some time to strategically plan; to really think about how…

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Going beyond windows 8- What does the future of operating systems look like?

    By Tom Carter – Senior Developer at Shaping Cloud       With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft took a huge step into the Cloud unifying the user with their cloud profiles such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In and bringing a new level of integration into the apps themselves. Whilst this is…

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May the Force be with you Spock! Free Rental of Star Trek (2009)

 Do you like Sci Fi?  Do you own a Windows 8 device? If the answers are both yes then read on……. My colleagues in the Home & Entertainment Division have just made me aware of a free rental: Xbox Video are giving away a free rental of Star Trek (2009) for all UK & Ireland…

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Reminder: The Best of MMS UK 2013

Just in case you missed it, The best of MMS UK event is coming up very soon, the infrastructure track is now full but there are still spaces available devices track. We recently announced the availability of new solutions to help enterprise and SMB customers manage hybrid cloud services and connected devices with greater agility…

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