MVP Cloud OS Week Online

Next Monday and Tuesday, you can get a day of online training for free from UK and Ireland Microsoft MVPs. The 31st has a load of sessions under the “Transform the Datacentre” banner, then on 1st April, it’s all about “People Centric IT”.


The schedule for content is as follows:


31 March: Transform the datacentre


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS

Patrik Bihammar

10.15

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Aidan Finn

11.00

What’s New in System Center 2012 R2?

Gordon McKenna

12.15

What’s New in Windows Azure?

Richard Astbury

13.00

PowerShell – Desired State

Jonathan Noble

14.15

Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration

Paul Keely

15.00

The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces  

Patrick Lownds

16.15

Find out more about SCOM

Kevin Greene

17.00

Understand how to use Service Manager

Steve Beaumont

18.15

Understand more about Azure Pack

Damian Flynn


1 April: Empower People Centric IT


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

What is People Centric IT?

Stuart Leddy

10.30

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview

Mike Halsey

11.30

Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?

Mike Halsey

12.30

Operating System Deployment in SCCM

Raphael Perez

13.30

Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS

Robert Marshall

14.30

Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune

Gordon McKenna

15.30

Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)

Simon Skinner

16.30

Access to corporate apps and data with work folders/dynamic access control/RMS/Direct Access/VPN

David Nudelman

17.30

Identity Management with WS 2012 R2/AD/ADF

Simon Skinner


Please note each session is pre-recorded and will be released at the time listed above.


Just head over to the MVP Rocks UK and IE YouTube channel at the appropriate time (GMT+1). 


There are also a number of MVP Cloud OS roadshow events going on around the world. You can find out more about the global events on the MVP Program Blog.


Source: jonnoble

MVP Cloud OS Week Online

Next Monday and Tuesday, you can get a day of online training for free from UK and Ireland Microsoft MVPs. The 31st has a load of sessions under the “Transform the Datacentre” banner, then on 1st April, it’s all about “People Centric IT”.


The schedule for content is as follows:


31 March: Transform the datacentre


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

Transform the Datacentre with Microsoft Cloud OS

Patrik Bihammar

10.15

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Aidan Finn

11.00

What’s New in System Center 2012 R2?

Gordon McKenna

12.15

What’s New in Windows Azure?

Richard Astbury

13.00

PowerShell – Desired State

Jonathan Noble

14.15

Windows Server 2003 Migration – App Migration

Paul Keely

15.00

The hot topic of the moment: Storage Spaces  

Patrick Lownds

16.15

Find out more about SCOM

Kevin Greene

17.00

Understand how to use Service Manager

Steve Beaumont

18.15

Understand more about Azure Pack

Damian Flynn


1 April: Empower People Centric IT


Time

Topic

MVP Speakers

9.30

What is People Centric IT?

Stuart Leddy

10.30

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices Overview

Mike Halsey

11.30

Windows XP End of Support – Why is this important to you?

Mike Halsey

12.30

Operating System Deployment in SCCM

Raphael Perez

13.30

Desktop and App Delivery with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI /RDS

Robert Marshall

14.30

Unified Device Management with SCCM + Windows Intune

Gordon McKenna

15.30

Exploring Bring your own device (BYOD) vs. Choose your own device (CYOD)

Simon Skinner

16.30

Access to corporate apps and data with work folders/dynamic access control/RMS/Direct Access/VPN

David Nudelman

17.30

Identity Management with WS 2012 R2/AD/ADF

Simon Skinner


Please note each session is pre-recorded and will be released at the time listed above.


Just head over to the MVP Rocks UK and IE YouTube channel at the appropriate time (GMT+1). 


There are also a number of MVP Cloud OS roadshow events going on around the world. You can find out more about the global events on the MVP Program Blog.

Get the hell off Windows XP! NOW!

One month from today, support ends for the Windows XP operating system, and Office 2003.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE RUNNING UNSUPPORTED SOFTWARE!!!


This is why…


There are still a lot of people running Windows XP. There are bad people in the world who try to find vulnerabilities in Windows (and Office, and anything else with a decent user base). Those people know that any vulnerability that they find is only useful to them until it is patched. If they keep their newly discovered vulnerability to themselves until after 8th April 2014, it’s not going to be patched, so it will be useful to them forever (until people stop using Windows XP)! Therefore, it’s incredibly likely that people have been stock-piling zero day exploits for months if not years, waiting for this.


So, in case it isn’t clear yet, let me summarise: If you are running Windows XP this time next month, it is likely that very soon, someone with bad intent is going to take control of your computer (unless it is completely isolated from everything else).


The good news is that you have a month to do something about it. The bad news is that, depending on the size of your organisation, that pretty much makes it a DIRE EMERGENCY! Stop reading blogs and do something about it.


These links might help you:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/business/community/hints-and-tips/business-implications-running-windows-xp-office
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-gb/xp/default.aspx


Source: jonnoble

Get the hell off Windows XP! NOW!

One month from today, support ends for the Windows XP operating system, and Office 2003.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE RUNNING UNSUPPORTED SOFTWARE!!!


This is why…


There are still a lot of people running Windows XP. There are bad people in the world who try to find vulnerabilities in Windows (and Office, and anything else with a decent user base). Those people know that any vulnerability that they find is only useful to them until it is patched. If they keep their newly discovered vulnerability to themselves until after 8th April 2014, it’s not going to be patched, so it will be useful to them forever (until people stop using Windows XP)! Therefore, it’s incredibly likely that people have been stock-piling zero day exploits for months if not years, waiting for this.


So, in case it isn’t clear yet, let me summarise: If you are running Windows XP this time next month, it is likely that very soon, someone with bad intent is going to take control of your computer (unless it is completely isolated from everything else).


The good news is that you have a month to do something about it. The bad news is that, depending on the size of your organisation, that pretty much makes it a DIRE EMERGENCY! Stop reading blogs and do something about it.


These links might help you:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/business/community/hints-and-tips/business-implications-running-windows-xp-office
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-gb/xp/default.aspx