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Watch this: Creating custom workflows for SharePoint 2013

Youtube Video In this training session, QA's Jon Venables shows you how to create custom workflows for SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint Designer. The session demonstrates how to create workflows using both the SharePoint 2010 and 2010 workflow templates. It will also demonstrate the use of Visio Professional 2013 which enables a …
David Gordon, 03 Jun 2014

Watch this: Application lifecycle management using Visual Studio 2013

Youtube Video By using the suite of client-server tools in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS), proven practices can be applied to manage an application's life-cycle. This QA training session shows how to plan projects, develop, build and test an application, track work and report progress using the version control, …
David Gordon, 02 Jun 2014
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Watch this: WAN optimisation with CloudBridge 7

Youtube Video In this training session, QA's Rob Blincoe delivers CloudBridge and where it sits with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in April 2014. No registration is required to watch the recordings. Cat 5 cable
David Gordon, 31 May 2014
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WIN your FREE Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone HERE!

Five lucky Reg readers, who must be UK residents, will each win a Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone – all you have to do is sign up for the "Business Transformed" virtual event and you're entered in the draw. The new Nokia Lumia 630 is a "solid successor" to a "modern, zippy performer with a lot of charm", according to our review. …
David Gordon, 30 May 2014

Watch this: An introduction to Microsoft BizTalk Server

Youtube Video This is a quick walk-through of the capabilities of BizTalk, Microsoft's integration server. See how to use BizTalk to pass messages between disparate applications, and look at the range of services it offers, from business process management to Enterprise Service Bus capabilities. The Register is broadcasting a …
David Gordon, 30 May 2014
Microsoft is using a very broad definition of the Azure cloud

Developers: Microsoft has a cloud camp on 2 June just for you

Join Microsoft in Victoria, London for Developer Cloud Camp on 2 June. During this all-day training course, you will learn how to: Build, Deploy, Scale! Learn how to use ASP.NET to deploy Microsoft Azure Websites and Cloud Services in a multi-tier application using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. Build mobile applications using …
David Gordon, 30 May 2014
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Prize draw: Win a Nokia Lumia 630!

Microsoft is running an exclusive prize draw for registrants to Business Transformed, the company’s enterprise mobile virtual event on June 4, 10am. Five people, who must be UK residents, will each win a Nokia Lumia 630 handset – simply sign up to the event and you are entered into the prize draw. So, a little bit more about …
David Gordon, 29 May 2014
Microsoft has a dozen data centers, including one in China run by 21Vianet

Developers: Your chance to get hands on with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s Cloud Camp, an all-day event, is taking place in Victoria, central London on 2 June. Event and registration details for this free of charge training day are here. Here’s the drill: You’ve probably heard of Microsoft Azure but not done anything with it. Maybe you’ve seen a few demos at an event or an online video. …
David Gordon, 29 May 2014
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Watch this: A webinar about classic GUI design patterns

Youtube Video In this training session, QA's Paul Besley takes you through the common GUI patterns of MVC, MVP and MVVM. This includes: The benefits of applying a pattern; Patterns and Unit Test; How they work; Going beyond basic Unit Test. The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week …
David Gordon, 29 May 2014
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Watch this: A webinar about VMWare's PowerCLI

Youtube Video You may have heard of Powershell. Now meet Vmware's Add-on to it, PowerCli. PowerCli allows you to script changes and reporting of your vSphere environment. Watch this training session from QA and find out what you are missing. The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in …
David Gordon, 28 May 2014
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Watch this! RHEL 7 - The new release preview

Youtube Video RHEL 7 is shaping up to have the biggest incremental change ever... From file systems, boot loader to daemon control and desktop manager - administrators will have their hands full when making the transition. In this 90 min webinar, an unnamed QA trainer will take you through Content: Roadmap; Boot with GRUB2; …
David Gordon, 28 May 2014

Watch this! Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Youtube Video In this presentation, QA's Philip Stirpe introduces Amazon Web Services - AWS and describe the infrastructure and services that they provide. He also explores some best practices for cloud computing. ® The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in April 2014. No registration …
David Gordon, 27 May 2014
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Webcast: How to build an open cloud

It’s a hybrid world. But proprietary clouds are hard to integrate and less flexible. On the other hand, you’re already using them. To coordinate your internal and external clouds, migration, administration, data protection, compliance, service levels and support need to be coordinated too. The answer might lie in the open cloud …
David Gordon, 27 May 2014
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Watch this! A webinar about Mobile BI

Youtube Video In this 90 minutes training session, QA's Mark Fitzgerald, examines business intelligence software from Microsoft and the opportunities that are available for self-built and packages mobile BI applications.® The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in April 2014. No …
David Gordon, 26 May 2014
Mac OS X at ten

Watch this! How to use OS X Server for mobile device management

Youtube Video In this 75-minute webinar, QA's Scott Hayes looks at Apple's OS X Mavericks and OS X Server as a mobile Device Management solution for iOS and OS X devices. Learn how to deploy profiles to an iPad, iPhone or Mac using OS X Server on OS X Mavericks and Apple Push Notification Service. The Register is broadcasting a …
David Gordon, 24 May 2014
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Watch this: IPv4 must die! So let's beef up on IPv6

Youtube Video In this 90-minute webinar QA's John Cannings looks at the shortcomings of IPv4 and how IPv6 answers the needs of today’s communications systems. The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in April 2014. No registration is required to watch the recordings. ipv6 logo
David Gordon, 23 May 2014
Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone

Webinar: Enterprise mobile management with the Microsoft stack

Join Microsoft on June 4, 10am UK time for a live summit on the company’s enterprise mobility strategy. You can check out the full agenda and register for this event here. Can't attend on the day? Just sign up and we'll ping you when the session is available on demand. In this virtual event, Microsoft will discuss Windows Phone …
David Gordon, 23 May 2014
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Learn how to simplify your IT setup with cloud apps

What: Simplifying your IT setup with cloud apps When: Regcast, 5 June 2014, 11am London time Register here. Can't make it? Sign up and we'll ping you when the on-demand version is ready. Do you need some help in making the switch to cloud apps? Then watch this webinar. Annrai O’Toole of Workday, perhaps the leading exponent …
David Gordon, 23 May 2014

Watch this! A webinar about Extended Hyper V Replica

Youtube Video In this 90-minute webinar, QA's Paul Gregory examines the advanced features introduced within Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2. Strictly one for techies! The Register is broadcasting a bunch of online sessions recorded at QA's Tech Week in April 2014. No registration is required to watch the recordings …
David Gordon, 22 May 2014

Watch this! The changing face of malware

Youtube Video The anti-malware software industry seems to be fighting a losing battle, with Symantec even declaring antivirus "dead". In this online tutorial Darryl MacGregor, principal technologist for information security at IT training biz QA, discusses the best strategies for protecting your information assets in the near …
David Gordon, 21 May 2014
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Windows Phone Live: Microsoft's plans for enterprise on mobile

Join Microsoft on 4 June, 10am UK time for a live summit on the company’s enterprise mobility strategy. In this virtual event, Microsoft will discuss mobile devices and the role they will play in the company’s “mobile first, cloud first” technology positioning. When it comes to mobile devices, Microsoft is a challenger behind …
David Gordon, 20 May 2014
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Event: How to build an open cloud

It’s a hybrid world. But proprietary clouds are hard to integrate and less flexible. On the other hand, you’re already using them... To coordinate your internal and external clouds, migration, administration, data protection, compliance, service levels and support need to be coordinated too. The answer might lie in the open …
David Gordon, 16 May 2014
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Windows Phone Live: An enterprise story

“A cloud for everyone, on every device”, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella proclaimed recently, in a variation of the company’s new “mobile first, cloud first” mantra. In a nutshell this call to action explains why Microsoft bought Nokia’s devices and services division, but will its enterprise customers bite? Microsoft has, in …
David Gordon, 15 May 2014

I'm still confused about cloud computing

I’ve been working in IT for years now and there’s always a list of stuff to get up-to-date with. Cloud computing is the latest one but I’m so busy I just want somebody to spoon-feed it to me so I can decide whether I need to plan for it. I think that’s why I’m interested in an online session that repeats every day for a week in …
David Gordon, 15 May 2014

Microsoft touts free cloud skills workshop for web and mobile devs

You can join Microsoft for a free Cloud Camp workshop on May 23rd to learn how to build and deploy web apps and mobile services in the cloud. Developers of any platform are invited to bring their laptops and get started building with free Microsoft Azure services. The camp runs from 8:30 to 5:00 UK time (BST), during which …
David Gordon, 14 May 2014
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Simplifying your IT setup with cloud apps. Interested? Watch this

Lots of you are considering cloud apps, but find it hard to figure out what’s most important when making decisions. We’re here today to help with that. We've brought you Regcasts on IaaS and PaaS, but this time we're going to talk in more detail about integrating business apps: CRM, HCM, ERP. We hate hype at the Reg, but we …
David Gordon, 13 May 2014
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Web devs! Build your cloud skills with free Microsoft webinar

Microsoft is hosting a week of daily live tutorials to help web and mobile developers build their cloud skills. Join any one of the free one-hour lunchtime sessions from 1230 to 1330 UK time (BST) from 12 to 16 May for a hands-on demo from Microsoft technical expert Steve Plank. He will show you how to get started building with …
David Gordon, 12 May 2014

Webcast: How to build an open cloud

It's a hybrid world. But proprietary clouds are hard to integrate and less flexible. On the other hand, you're already using them. To coordinate your internal and external clouds, migration, administration, data protection, compliance, service levels and support need to be coordinated too. The answer might lie in the open cloud …
David Gordon, 09 May 2014

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, it 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 are still …
David Gordon, 08 May 2014

Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you

The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free all-day event. The conference at London’s ExCel Centre is aimed squarely at techies who work with or need to find out more about cloud technologies. Amazon promises you the opportunity to “hear …
David Gordon, 25 Apr 2014
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Don't believe the hype: But you CAN simplify IT with cloud apps

Lots of you are considering cloud apps, but find it hard to figure out what’s most important when making decisions. We’re here today to help with that. We've brought you Regcasts on IaaS and PaaS, but this time we're going to talk in more detail about integrating business apps: CRM, HCM, ERP. We hate hype at the Reg, but we …
David Gordon, 24 Apr 2014

The big Reg STORAGE SURVEY

Some of you have said you want to read more on storage, so here's a survey for you to get stuck into. Your answers will give us a steer on the kind of stuff that interests you so we can make sure we're covering the right topics on the site. Freeform Dynamics will help by crunching the numbers and writing a nice report to help …
David Gordon, 24 Apr 2014

Only a WEEK left to sign up: Meet the tech heavyweights at AWS Enterprise Summit 2014

On Tuesday 29 April, Amazon Web Services will be at London’s ExCel Centre, where it will host the 2014 Enterprise Summit. The free one-day event conference is aimed senior technical leaders working at enterprise organisations who are playing in the cloud or want to play in the cloud. AWS has assembled a heavyweight line-up of …
David Gordon, 23 Apr 2014

Last call: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure – TODAY at 9.30am

Windows Azure is a cornerstone of Microsoft's technology for the cloud. Find out more in "Getting Started with Azure" – Microsoft's free webcast on Wednesday, 23 April at 0930 BST. In this one-hour broadcast, Steve "Planky" Plank will guide you through the step-by-step process for spinning up Windows Server 2012 virtual machines …
David Gordon, 23 Apr 2014

Webcast time: Learn the basics of the Microsoft Azure cloud

Is Microsoft Azure on your list of things to investigate? Then join Steve 'Planky' Plank, a Microsoft senior technical evangelist, on April 23, 0930 BST. Planky is running an Azure 101 webcast, in which he will guide you through the basic steps of setting up Windows Azure Virtual Machines. During the webcast you will learn how …
David Gordon, 22 Apr 2014
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Come to campus or attend online: Microsoft hosts Accelerate Your Insights gig

You may have noticed our recent flurry of activity for Accelerate Your Insights, an all day event on 1 May at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park. The Register is a media partner of Microsoft and this is our fourth and final promo for Accelerate. Microsoft is seeking IT decision makers and doers to come to this gig - in person …
David Gordon, 16 Apr 2014

Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you

The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free all-day event. The conference at London’s ExCel Centre is aimed squarely at techies who work with or need to find out more about cloud technologies. Amazon promises you the opportunity to “hear …
David Gordon, 16 Apr 2014
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Got to get something started with Azure VMs? Microsoft's Planky shows you the way

Steve Plank, or "Planky" as even his mother allegedly calls him, is the Windows Azure evangelist for Microsoft UK and on 23 April he is taking to the interwebs to conduct his evangelizing online. Join Planky in a one-hour webcast starting at 9:30 BST and let him guide you through the step-by-step process for spinning up Windows …
David Gordon, 15 Apr 2014
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You use Office 365, SQL Server or Azure, right? Great, you're invited to Microsoft's data insights

Microsoft UK invites you to attend Accelerate Your Insights, a free-of-charge all-day event at Thames Valley Park, Reading, on 1 May, where you can learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server and Azure. It’s being streamed, too, so you can attend as a “virtual delegate”. The Register is a media partner of Microsoft and …
David Gordon, 15 Apr 2014

Live in London: Roll up for the AWS Enterprise Summit 2014

On Tuesday 29 April, Amazon Web Services will be at London’s ExCel Centre, where it will host the 2014 Enterprise Summit. The free one-day event conference is aimed senior technical leaders working at enterprise organisations who are playing in the cloud or want to play in the cloud. AWS has assembled a heavyweight line-up of …
David Gordon, 14 Apr 2014
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Beef up your Office 365, SQL, Azure skills with Microsoft and The Reg

Microsoft UK is inviting you to attend Accelerate Your Insights, a free all-day event at Thames Valley Park, Reading on May 1. Attendees will learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server 2014 and Azure. The event is streamed so you can dip in and out of the sessions remotely. The Register is a media partner of Microsoft …
David Gordon, 14 Apr 2014
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Office 365, SQL Server, Azure: If your biz uses them, Microsoft has an invitation for you

IT decision makers and doers, do you need to learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server 2014 and Azure? Microsoft UK has just the ticket for you: an all-day event called Accelerate Your Insights on 1 May. The gig physically takes place at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, but it is being streamed too, so you …
David Gordon, 11 Apr 2014
Playmobil's Security Check Point

Security: Survive the attack of the known unknowns

Some vendors will tell you that security problems are solved by sticking a device on the edge of your network, but we all know that 100 per cent security is a fantasy. You will be attacked by both known and unknown threats, and some of those attacks will be successful. This means that recognising the signs of an attack quickly …
David Gordon, 01 Apr 2014
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Treat yourself to some FA or NFL action at Wembley

Clients are a fickle lot, but most would leap at the chance to see the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Or a big pop concert. No? Maybe a NFL game could tickle their fancy. The Register is a media partner of Wembley Stadium and this is our promo. Here is a great chance to reward your valued customers – or indeed yourself. With …
David Gordon, 31 Mar 2014

Games developers, check out the Cloud Gaming Summit

The Cloud Gaming Summit is an excellent place for game developers to find out how the cloud can help in their pursuits. What does the cloud mean for games developers? The Cloud Gaming Summit is an excellent place to find out. This two-day free conference takes place in London’s Whitechapel on 26 and 27 March and is organised by …
David Gordon, 25 Mar 2014

Calling all games developers to a Cloud Gaming Summit

So what does the cloud mean for games developers? The Cloud Gaming Summit is an excellent place to find out. This two-day free conference takes place in London’s Whitechapel on 26 and 27 March and is organised by the trade group UKIE in association with Microsoft. Games developers are invited to sign up for one or both days. …
David Gordon, 21 Mar 2014
Playmobil's Security Check Point

Security: It's knowing what you don't know

Some vendors will tell you that security problems are solved by sticking a device on the edge of your network, but we all know that 100 per cent security is a fantasy. You will be attacked by both known and unknown threats, and some of those attacks will be successful. This means that recognising the signs of an attack quickly …
David Gordon, 10 Mar 2014

A potted history of cloud computing

1960s John McCarthy Many of the key concepts of Cloud Computing are rooted in the early 1960s and the trailblazer was John McCarthy (above), the celebrated computer scientist, who is best known as the father of Artificial Intelligence. He devised the notion of timesharing, enabling organisations to simultaneously use an …
David Gordon, 07 Mar 2014
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Learn about Microsoft Cloud OS

Microsoft UK is spreading the word on Cloud OS with a series of free half-day events across the UK for organisations with more than 250 PCs. Here is the pitch: Many organisations are under pressure to manage the cost of maintaining their ageing legacy systems whilst trying to respond to new business needs. Microsoft Cloud OS …
David Gordon, 05 Mar 2014
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Today: Get REAL about data location in the cloud

We get it. Whenever we do a Regcast that deals with moving your data to the cloud, you tell us that you can't move your data around like that. Performance, compliance, privacy, cost and reputation all matter, and they're all different for all of you. When you think we are too enthusiastic about moving data to the cloud, some of …
David Gordon, 27 Feb 2014