Microsoft Private Cloud Whitepaper: A comparative look at functionality, benefits and economics

Private cloud is a computing model that uses resources which are dedicated to your institution. A private cloud shares many of the characteristics of public cloud computing including resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-by-use delivered in a standardised manner with the additional control and customisation available from dedicated resources.   In our latest whitepaper, we…

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Best of Microsoft Management Summit UK 2011–Registrations are now open!

We would like to give you the opportunity to invite your customers to attend The Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2011 on Tuesday 3 May at Microsoft London, Cardinal Place. Best of MMS UK 2011 will provide the best possible opportunity to learn about the latest IT Management products, solutions and technologies from…

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System Center for education – webinar recordings from end of November

At the end of November, Rich Lane the resident techie of the education team ran a couple of webinars. If you want to have a listen in, you can view the recordings below. Secrets of successful desktop virtualisation: The Optimised Desktop VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When…

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Free Microsoft ebooks

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the free Virtualisation ebook. I’m still working my way through it on my Kindle – I’ve got to page 156 of 480, and am currently in the detail of desktop virtualisation. It’s been really useful to help me understand some of the technical things I’d never understood about…

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The Virtualisation Hub on TechNet – getting the right planning information

The TechNet team create useful technical content for IT Managers, and their latest project is absolutely perfect for IT managers who are considering their next step with virtualisation projects. Predicting resource requirements for a new ICT application, especially one that is widely used, such as a new web service, is a tricky task. It’s hard…

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Your complete guide to virtualisation as a free download

Let me make it absolutely clear – I am not a virtualisation expert. But I have heard enough network managers in schools, colleges and universities talking about their virtualisation projects to know that it’s very important to their ICT infrastructure – whether that’s reducing cost, cutting carbon emissions, managing their workload, or improving their network…

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Webinar on Application Virtualisation – 9th November

On Tuesday 9th November at 2pm, Remote IT Solutions, one of our education partners, are running a one hour webinar for education establishments on application virtualisation. Given the large numbers of applications that you’re supporting, across a wide range of curriculum areas, then this is one route to get a more manageable network, and to…

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The Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010 – 15th November 2010 – Microsoft Campus Reading

We will be holding our annual Microsoft Higher Education Briefing on Monday 15th November 2010 at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, Berkshire. The agenda for the event runs from 10:00 to 4:15 with breaks to catch up with colleagues from other universities. As well as getting the latest news on Microsoft’s plans and our product…

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The TechNet Springboard Tour – free event in Reading on 1st November

The Microsoft Springboard team, based at our headquarters in Seattle, create really good content on TechNet to help you to understand and deploy our latest technologies. In a way, they are a IT manager’s best friend, because they provide useful web guides that provide step-by-step processes for things like Windows 7 deployment. At last, they’re…

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Remote IT Solutions webinar – Optimise your desktop–Wed 15th Sept

The team at Remote IT Solutions, one of our certified partners, are running a webinar on desktop optimisation –  where you can learn about the different components of the solution, and how it can help you to reduce your technical support and management costs for your university infrastructure. The webinar is hosted by Dave Moore,…

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