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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
CPU Ward deck

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

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

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking its roadshow to Dublin, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Manchester and Bristol over the next few weeks. 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 what cloud computing is with …
David Gordon, 05 Jun 2014
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LIVE TODAY: Simplifying 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, 05 Jun 2014

Storage AND security? It must be a Reg Live Chat

What: Storage, security and the 2014 show When: Live Chat, 2pm, 20 June 2014, London CIOs, IT managers and sysadmins face a host of challenges at the moment as they try to exploit and tame the same technologies that their users are adopting under the radar. At the same time, converging disciplines mean that they may end up …
David Gordon, 04 Jun 2014
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LIVE TODAY: Microsoft enterprise mobility summit

Tune in now to Business Transformed, Microsoft's enterprise mobility summit. Don't have time to watch now, or want to read some supporting assets? Register here and we will ping you when the on-demand video is ready. Speakers include IDC's John Delaney, who presents findings from the analyst firm’s Mobility Maturity …
David Gordon, 04 Jun 2014

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
Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone

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
Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone

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
Nokia Lumia 625 displaying Office app

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