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Web Developers: Autumnal webinars throw light on the Cloud

Microsoft is running a raft of Azure training events throughout October to help you get onboard its cloud platform, whether you’re a neophyte or an experienced web developer. On October 28, its weekly webinar will also feature a 30 minute talk by guest speakers from Scaboodle on “Building a Cloud Business.” That’s on top of the …
David Gordon, 23 Oct 2014
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Flash! Ah-ahh: Storage in 2014

Register now to watch our webcast that explores the benefits of cheaper Flash Storage in 2014 — How do you buy, configure and manage it? Watch this live event on 27 November at 11:00 GMT — if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you A year ago our Regcast …
David Gordon, 23 Oct 2014
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Managing identity to drive business

Register now to watch our webcast about why digital interaction with customers needs large-scale identity management and how it’s done. Watch this live event on 26 November at 11:00 GMT - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you If you have customers, you …
David Gordon, 22 Oct 2014

Web developers: Special guests will give you a leg-up to Azure

Microsoft’s weekly Get Started with Azure webinars will be hosting a number of special guests this month. Technical evangelist Steve Planky Plank’s Azure Weekly Webinars are aimed at techies who have not had much exposure to Azure, but are keen to get a leg-up onto the platform. The sessions run every Tuesday from 12.30 to 13. …
David Gordon, 21 Oct 2014

Think ahead when bringing mobiles into your small business

This article is sponsored by EE. When a business, no matter how small, works out its mobile strategy, it is important for it to pay due attention to what the future might hold. It is no good making an investment in mobile technology and then equipping staff with devices that will no longer do the job in 18 months’ time. …
David Gordon, 15 Oct 2014

Need to switch from Windows Server 2003? Here’s a workshop just for you

Windows Server 2003 reaches end of support on July 14th 2015, so now it is time to get prepping for the inevitable migration. Make life a little easier for yourself and join Microsoft for a free half-day workshop, titled “Transform the Data Centre”. On the day you will learn how to plan your migration to Microsoft’s Cloud OS, a …
David Gordon, 15 Oct 2014
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Web Devs: Learn to build high performance websites to banish autumn blues

As the leaves turn to gold and the autumn mists descend, your average developer’s mind automatically turns to the age-old question of... how can I make my website even better? Well, you could get in out of the cold and turn on to Microsoft’s training sessions. There are a whole range of live and online events, and you can read …
David Gordon, 13 Oct 2014

EE wireless keeps small businesses on the move

This article is sponsored by EE. Wireless connectivity has changed beyond all recognition in the last few years. Today you can access the internet wirelessly just about anywhere above the ground – and in an ever increasing number of places below ground too, it seems. We are seeing broadband on the move match the sophistication …
David Gordon, 10 Oct 2014
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Small businesses discover the power of mobile apps

This article is sponsored by EE. Using your smartphone is about so much more than making a call. We can probably all remember the news reports a couple of years ago that said making a phone call is only the fifth most popular use for mobile phones. We are more likely to be using them to browse the internet, monitor social media …
David Gordon, 09 Oct 2014
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What mobile working can bring to every small business

This article is sponsored by EE. We can all recognise the enormous benefits going mobile can bring to a business. It means staff can be more efficient and responsive because they are more readily available and can work on the move. A small business can not only compete more easily with larger competitors but also appear bigger …
David Gordon, 07 Oct 2014
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Build a DevOps culture: Because you’re better together

Register now to watch our webcast with tips on how to make DevOps work for your business. Watch this live event on 7 November at 11:00 GMT - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you Everyone’s talking about DevOps, but not everyone can do it. Rapid …
David Gordon, 06 Oct 2014
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Even small businesses need control over their mobile devices

This article is sponsored by EE No matter how small your business, the chances are that smartphones, tablets, laptops and the like, whether owned by employees or the company, are an essential component of working life. They enable staff to respond quickly to questions and address problems at any time, wherever they are. A …
David Gordon, 04 Oct 2014
HP ZBook 17 mobile workstation

Even small businesses need control over their mobile devices

This article is sponsored by EE No matter how small your business, the chances are that smartphones, tablets, laptops and the like, whether owned by employees or the company, are an essential component of working life. They enable staff to respond quickly to questions and address problems at any time, wherever they are. A …
David Gordon, 03 Oct 2014
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Flexible IT governance in a changing world

Register now for this webcast about flexible IT governance: more services, more choices, more than one way to get it right. Watch this live event on 2 October at 11:00 BST (6:00 EST) - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you We want flexibility but, if we …
David Gordon, 02 Oct 2014

AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 hits the heart of London

If you’re wondering whether you need to be in the cloud or what you should be doing there, you should definitely be at the AWS Summit 2014 on 21 October. Amazon Web Services will be demonstrating how cloud computing is more than just a way to access extra capacity at the flick of a credit card, and has the potential to not just …
David Gordon, 01 Oct 2014
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Thinking of moving your business to the cloud? Try the AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 first

Amazon Web Services rolls into London on 21 October with an Enterprise Summit. And it is bringing out the big guns, with speakers from FTSE 100 companies. The overarching theme this time is transformation, with both established AWS customers and in-house experts highlighting real-world ways in which the cloud can help your …
David Gordon, 30 Sep 2014

Into the compute era ...Your data centre for the next 25 years

Register now to watch today's live webcast on optimising your IT for the next wave of converged infrastructure. Watch this live today at 11:00 BST - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you Converged infrastructure, the software defined data centre and …
David Gordon, 30 Sep 2014
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SIEMs like a good idea: How to manage security in real time

Register now for this webcast that explains how security information and event management (SIEM) can work, what it does, and how to fit it into your existing security environment. Watch this live event on today at 13:00 BST (8:00 EST) - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. …
David Gordon, 29 Sep 2014
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Developers: Hands-on course to find out what Azure can do for you

Microsoft UK's month of free Azure training is well under way with an all day Web Dev Camp in Reading on 17 October. Bring your laptops and take part in live labs showing you how to use the latest cloud technologies and tools to quickly develop and deploy secure and scalable web apps. Martin Beeby and Martin Kearn, Microsoft …
David Gordon, 26 Sep 2014
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Weekly webinar: How to get started with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft UK is running a series of Azure training sessions and seminars this month, kicking off the The Azure Weekly webinar on Tuesday 16, 12:30-13:30 (BST). Tune in for practical hints and tips from Steve ‘Planky’ Plank, a Microsoft technical evangelist. His broadcasts are aimed at the “techie who has not yet had any/much …
David Gordon, 15 Sep 2014
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Flexible IT governance in a changing world

Register now for this webcast about flexible IT governance: more services, more choices, more than one way to get it right. Watch this live event on October 2 at 11:00 BST (6:00 EST) - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you We want flexibility but, if we …
David Gordon, 10 Sep 2014

Into the Compute Era ...Your data centre for the next 25 years

Register now to watch our webcast on optimising your IT for the next wave of converged infrastructure. Watch this live event on September 30 at 11:00 BST - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Handy synopsis for you Converged infrastructure, the software defined data centre …
David Gordon, 09 Sep 2014
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Are maxed-out data centres stopping us putting data to work?

It’s all very well amassing a pile of data, but if your systems are maxing out, you’re no nearer to turning it into something that will benefit your business. In the Open Innovation to Put Data to Work webcast, you’ll learn how to put IBM’s Power Systems to work to turn that data pile into actionable insight. Doug Balog, …
David Gordon, 03 Sep 2014
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IT Infrastructure Challenges? IBM has an event just for you

Here is your invite to IBM’s premier Infrastructure Matters event at Prince Philip House in central London on Wednesday 10 September. You can check out the full agenda and register here, but here is a taster of what to expect. This free, all-day event explores the key considerations for implementing secure IT Infrastructures …
David Gordon, 02 Sep 2014

SIEMs like a good idea: How to manage security in real time

Register now for this webcast that explains how security information and event management (SIEM) can work, but also takes us beyond today’s implementations to show how SIEM will become an essential feature of your security environment.. Watch this live event on September 29 at 13:00 BST (8:00 EST) - if you can't make it, just …
David Gordon, 29 Aug 2014
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WIN: Your passport to PuppetConf 2014

Just over a month to go until PuppetConf 2014, the fourth annual user conference run by Puppet Labs. Wanna come along? The Register is a media partner for this great community event, held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on September 20 to 25, and we have six free passes at our disposal. Also, Puppet Labs is offering Reg …
David Gordon, 22 Aug 2014

Learn about Microsoft Cloud OS platform

Microsoft UK is spreading the word on Windows Server 2003 EOS and Cloud OS with a series of free half-day events delivered jointly with strategic partners across the UK. Here is the pitch: Microsoft Cloud OS helps you transform your datacentre and leverage the cloud to reduce cost and provide the flexibility and scale to …
David Gordon, 12 Aug 2014
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No more sprawl: Let us consider the benefits of blade servers

Register now for this webcast on the role of blade systems in simplifying data centre administration. Watch this event today at 11:00 BST - if you can't make it, just sign up and we will email you when the recording is available. Blade servers can help you establish control over sprawl while simplifying the administration of …
David Gordon, 29 Jul 2014
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IBM hails open POWER8 servers

In this webcast; Doug Balog, General Manager IBM Power Systems, heralds the first generation of Power servers built on an open server platform and designed to optimise clients Big Data and Analytics workloads. Learn how IBM is challenging Intel in the server market with their new POWER8-based systems. In this webcast you will …
David Gordon, 21 Jul 2014
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Microsoft's Jester bangs the Windows Phone drum

American John Jester is a 14-year Microsoft veteran. He used to be responsible for the company’s top 100 enterprise accounts around the world, but now heads up Microsoft’s UK’s enterprise and partner group. “I used to spend my life on an airplane, so I quite enjoy the fact that my current role involves exactly one time zone,” he …
David Gordon, 21 Jul 2014

Why we need converged infrastructure

Live today at 11am BST, HP’s Clive Freeman and Freeform Dynamics' Tony Lock will explain what converged systems are designed to do, how you can do it, and the pitfalls you should be looking out for. Register here. In recent years, physical server numbers have remained static, but virtual server numbers continue to soar - and …
David Gordon, 18 Jul 2014
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Startups and SMBs: Learn how the cloud can help your business

Microsoft is running a virtual seminar later today to teach startups and other small businesses how to get started with Azure cloud. The event is free and suitable for “developers, IT Pros, Architects, students, hobbyists, and anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Azure”. Attendees will learn the basic skills and …
David Gordon, 14 Jul 2014
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No more sprawl: Let us consider the benefits of blade servers

Register now for this webcast on the role of blade systems in simplifying data centre administration. Watch the event live on 29 July at 11:00 BST - if you can't make it on the day just sign up and we will email you when the recording is ready. Blade servers can help you establish control over sprawl while simplifying the …
David Gordon, 11 Jul 2014
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Test drive Microsoft Azure & meet Mark Russinovich

Microsoft is running an online class on how to get started with Azure cloud on July 14. The event is free and suitable for “developers, IT Pros, Architects, students, hobbyists, and anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Azure”. Attendees will learn the basic skills and knowledge to get started on the platform. During the …
David Gordon, 11 Jul 2014
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Watch the videos of the Microsoft enterprise mobility event

Business Transformed – conference in full On June 4, Microsoft ran an enterprise mobility conference in London. Among the speakers were a tech-anthropologist, an IDC analyst and Microsoft execs and customers. As media partner for the event The Register was there to video the proceedings. Above is the webcast of the whole …
David Gordon, 03 Jul 2014
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Windows Server 2003 end of life: Plan your WS2012 migration now

Extended support for Windows Server 2003 ends on 14 July 2015, so you need to plan your migration now. The Reg has worked with Microsoft, Intel and HP to create a Regcast to guide you through the steps to help you make the best migration decisions for your business. No registration is required. Migrating to the latest version of …
David Gordon, 27 Jun 2014
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What enterprise mobility means for my business

Youtube Video On June 4 Microsoft UK held its Business Transformed summit in London to share the love for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. We have already covered some of the speakers in two previous articles (here and here). In this outing we zoom in on the customer panel discussion that rounded off the conference. The Register …
David Gordon, 26 Jun 2014

Why we need converged infrastructure

In this live webcast on Friday, 18 July at 11:00 BST HP’s Clive Freeman and Freeform Dynamics' Tony Lock explain what converged systems are designed to do, how you can do it, and the pitfalls to look out for. Register here. In recent years, physical server numbers have remained static but virtual server numbers continue to soar …
David Gordon, 26 Jun 2014

Webscale IT: Learn more from the experts on June 25

Nutanix is hosting a nifty online event on June 25 to discuss web-scale IT for your delectation – and with The Register’s very own Jack Clark as a speaker how could we not be a media partner. Hear first-hand from the pioneers and practitioners of web-scale IT and learn why it's becoming increasingly relevant for the enterprise …
David Gordon, 20 Jun 2014

Techies Ahoy! Amazon Web Services has a roadshow just for you

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking its roadshow to Cambridge, Manchester and Bristol over the next few weeks – having already visited Dublin and Edinburgh. You can read the full agenda for this free introductory session on the AWS roadshow registration page. But here is a taster of what to expect. On the day you will learn …
David Gordon, 18 Jun 2014
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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

What are you doing on 14 July 2015? Mark it in your diary: it’s the end of support for Windows Server 2003. Unless you start migration planning soon, 14 July next year might be a bad day at the office. Migrating to the latest version of Windows Server isn’t just a case of installing a new OS. You need to discover which servers …
David Gordon, 17 Jun 2014

Missed it? Here's the latest on Microsoft's mobile strategy

Youtube Video For those of you who missed Microsoft UK's summit on the company’s enterprise mobility strategy in London on June 4, here’s your chance to view the proceedings at your leisure. In the vid you can watch Microsoft discuss mobile devices and the role they will play in the company’s “mobile first, cloud first” …
David Gordon, 12 Jun 2014

Watch this: A webinar about System Center Orchestrator

Youtube Video In this training session QA's Paul Gregory explores System Center Orchestrator - which he describes as "Microsoft's best-kept secret". SCOrch allows heterogeneous automation across your infrastructure and business process, without coding. The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's …
David Gordon, 12 Jun 2014
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Watch this: The .NET ASync story

Youtube Video Laptops already routinely have four CPUs and in a few years' time they will probably have a couple of dozen. However, Software doesn't automatically make use of more than 1 CPU, it takes programmers to do that. This training session will briefly show the async solutions that .NET has embraced and then take you …
David Gordon, 11 Jun 2014

LIVE SHOW: How to simplify storage management

What: How to simplify storage management. When: Regcast, 11am UK time, 10 June 2014. Register here. How do you simplify and integrate your storage? We’ll show you where to start and what to do. Watch this Regcast live today at 11:00 BST and learn how to improve performance and save money. Just sign up here for the live show – …
David Gordon, 10 Jun 2014
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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

What are you doing on 14 July 2015? Mark it in your diary: it’s the end of support for Windows Server 2003. Unless you start migration planning soon, 14 July next year might be a bad day at the office. Migrating to the latest version of Windows Server isn’t just a case of installing a new OS. You need to discover which servers …
David Gordon, 09 Jun 2014

Watch this: Managing user experience with UE V 2 0

Youtube Video Microsoft User Experience Virtualivation (UE-V) 2.0 captures and centralizes application settings and Windows operating system settings for the user. These settings are then applied to the different computers that are accessed by users. The different computers include desktop computers, laptop computers, and …
David Gordon, 07 Jun 2014

How to simplify storage management

What: How to simplify storage management. When: Regcast, 11am London time, 10 June 2014. Register here. How do you simplify and integrate your storage? We’ll show you where to start and what to do. Watch this Regcast on 10 June at 11:00 BST and learn how to improve performance and save money. Just sign up here for the live …
David Gordon, 06 Jun 2014
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Application infrastructure under stress? Have you considered a philosophy transplant?

Are you struggling to keep your applications and networks stable, while everything around them changes? You’re not alone. Over 400 of you participated in a recent study by Freeform Dynamics and sponsored by Barracuda Networks. The results were chastening. There were a range of “escalating pressures”, ranging from the bugbears …
David Gordon, 06 Jun 2014
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Watch this: Using Foundation for responsive design

Youtube Video Mobile Ready and responsive development are the must know skills for anyone involved with web development, Juggling the HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript is a challenging ask but Foundation is here to help! A rapid prototyping and industrial scalable framework it makes responsive design a simpler and more straightforward …
David Gordon, 06 Jun 2014