Free events for IT Pros in Newcastle on 25th November

On Monday 25th November, St James’ Park in Newcastle is the venue for three free events for IT professionals covering a range of Microsoft technologies. During the day, the MVP Cloud OS Relay and SQL Relay 2012R2 have great line-ups of MVPs and other experts in Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V, Office 365, Azure, SQL and Business Intelligence. In the evening, the Windows User Group takes over with an event covering Windows 8.1, deployment, MDOP and Office 2013. The schedule for the Cloud OS event is at http://www.cloudoscommunity.com/Newcastle and free sign-up is at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mvp-cloud-os-infrastructure-relay-newcastle-tickets-8456426399 The SQL Relay event has sold … Continue reading Free events for IT Pros in Newcastle on 25th November

Microsoft’s Certified Career Day

If you’re an IT Pro and you aren’t thinking about cloud technologies, then you probably aren’t reading technology blogs either, so I’m assuming that you, dear reader, are conscious of the shift towards the cloud. You might also be thinking about getting skilled up and certified as a cloud expert for the benefit of your career. On Tuesday 12th March (from 08:30 PDT), Microsoft is running a Certified Career Day to talk about the technologies, the direction and the certifications they have available. There’s quite a line-up of experts on the schedule, so I expect the content is going to be pretty … Continue reading Microsoft’s Certified Career Day

Microsoft Server & Cloud ICAB

If you’re a dedicated IT professional or software developer working with Microsoft’s server products, like Windows Server, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Forefront then you may want to think about putting yourself forward as a member of the Server and Cloud International Customer Advisory Board (ICAB). I’m a member and I know a number of other very bright people who are contributing, so it’s looking like a group that can provide Microsoft with some really good feedback and recommendations. Here’s the skinny in Microsoft’s words: We’re looking for developers and IT pros who use Windows Server and/or System Center to … Continue reading Microsoft Server & Cloud ICAB