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Microsoft TechDays Online 2015: 3 to 5 February, 2015

Promo Microsoft is back with its 4th annual, online TechDays event. This three-day conference is geared towards IT pros and developers who want to get the scoop on Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first products and platforms. It kicks off on 3 February, so be sure to add it to your calendar. Here’s a top-level view on the agenda for …
David Gordon, 12 Dec 2014

21st century data protection: Get back up to date

Live today Register now to watch our live webcast today, where we explain why your backup and recovery processes need to adapt to way you work today, and how to do it. Watch this live event today 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 You admit to us …
David Gordon, 10 Dec 2014
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Do you even know who your customers ARE?

On demand Register now to watch our on-demand webcast about why you need large-scale identity management for digital interaction with your customers and how it should be done. Our Reg panel went through exactly who needs to be involved in this business discussion and decision, plus they have practical advice for how you can sell it to …
David Gordon, 09 Dec 2014
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Developers: Free training to find out what Azure can do for you

Promo Microsoft UK’s Azure team is spending most of December running free webinars and hands-on training to help client- and server- side developers and IT Pros learn how to move faster and save money by doing simple tasks with the cloud. The company is inviting devs to take the Cloud Challenge before christmas – with the winner …
David Gordon, 04 Dec 2014
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21st century data protection: Get back up to date

Register now to watch our webcast explaining why your back up and recovery processes need to adapt to way you work today, and how to do it. Watch this live event on 10 December 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 You admit to us that …
David Gordon, 28 Nov 2014
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So, Flash is cheap and great: But what does one DO with it?

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 today 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 What's the …
David Gordon, 27 Nov 2014

Implementing Azure Active Directory

Hands on The Register’s Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, right now, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory. This is your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have. The 60-minute session is delivered live across the web so you can watch it from the comfort of …
David Gordon, 25 Nov 2014
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Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

Our own Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory tomorrow at 11am. It’s your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have. This live, 60 minute session is delivered online so you can watch it from the comfort of your desk, …
David Gordon, 24 Nov 2014

Webcast: 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 We think of identity …
David Gordon, 20 Nov 2014
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Non-profit or charity? Win a data centre makeover from Nutanix

Promo Nutanix, possibly the world’s biggest startup, is offering $500,000 in data centre infrastructure to a non-profit or charity. Anyone can nominate their favourite worthy cause for a Web-scale Wish. But get a move on as nominations close this week! A non-profit organisation chosen by the IT community will receive a 48-hour web- …
David Gordon, 20 Nov 2014
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Are dangers lurking on your workers' operating systems?

We have had enough wake-up calls now, right? Enough squeaky-bum moments. Events over the past year have made it clear that hackers, whether sponsored by the NSA, GCHQ or a crooked millionaire, can and will breach the defences of mobile operating systems of any type. For IT, it has become apparent that guaranteeing the security …
David Gordon, 14 Nov 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 today 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 prototyping …
David Gordon, 07 Nov 2014
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Security policy and EU data protection: Don't waste a good crisis

Register now to watch our webcast with tips on formulating a security policy in light of THE upcoming EU data protection regulation. Watch this live event today 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 Websense research finds that 40 per …
David Gordon, 06 Nov 2014
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Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

Broadcast The Register’s Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory on the 25th November at 11am. It’s your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have. The 60 minute session is delivered live across the web so you can watch it from the …
David Gordon, 31 Oct 2014
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Get a face-to-face with Microsoft at Future Decoded

Promo Time is running out to attend Microsoft’s huge conference – Future Decoded – in London’s ExCeL centre on 10 to 12 November. Day 3, the Tech Day, has a huge agenda, big name keynote speakers, eight training tracks – and one track just for entrepreneurial startup types, game developers and students. And it’s free to attend. Have …
David Gordon, 28 Oct 2014
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Developers: Get down and dirty with IBM at Twickers

Promo If you want an extra dose of fireworks this autumn, get yourself down to Twickenham Stadium on 6 November for IBM DeveloperConnect 2014. You’ll be treated to an array of speakers from IBM, its customers and partners, as well as ex-England International turned Dancing on Ice winner Kyran Bracken. There’s not a buzzword or …
David Gordon, 27 Oct 2014
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Techies: Meet the Microsoft A Team at Future Decoded

Promo Microsoft is running a huge conference - Future Decoded - in London’s ExCeL centre on November 10-12. The Tech Day on Day 3 has a huge agenda, big name keynote speakers, eight training tracks – and one track dedicated to entrepreneurial startups and students. Keynoters include the physicist Brian Cox and the AI expert Sir Nigel …
David Gordon, 24 Oct 2014
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Web Developers: Autumnal webinars throw light on the Cloud

Promo 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

Promo 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

Sponsored article 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

Promo 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

Promo 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

Sponsored article 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

Sponsored article 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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Security policy and EU data protection: Don't waste a good crisis

Register now to watch our webcast with tips on formulating a security policy in light of the upcoming EU data protection regulation. Watch this live event on 6 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 Websense research finds that 40 …
David Gordon, 09 Oct 2014
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What mobile working can bring to every small business

Sponsored article 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

Sponsored article 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

Live webcast 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

Promo 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

Promo 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

Promo 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

Promo 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

Live webcast 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

Live webcast 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

Promo 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

Live webcast 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

Reg Offer 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

Promo 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

Live webcast 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

Promo 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

Promo 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