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  • Blog Post: Want to work in the UK for Microsoft Global Business Support?

    Microsoft’s Global Business Support (GBS) group is part of our Customer Service and Support team which in turn is part of our worldwide Services Organisation. In the UK we are growing rapidly and have the following positions available at the moment.  In general we have two distinct roles - Reactive...
  • Blog Post: (UK) FREE One Day Windows Azure Discovery Workshops

      If you are based in the UK, are a Microsoft Partner developing software products and service and want to look deeper into what the Windows Azure Platform has to offer you should be aware of some free one day workshops being run by one of my colleagues Eric Nelson . You can read more here at his...
  • Blog Post: What is Microsoft Premier Support?

    Here is a clear, short, animated video of what Microsoft Premier Support Services are all about. Done with a good solid British voice over! Where I fit in is the little guy that runs in and puts out the fire. Doug
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Premier support blog updates its list of UK bloggers

    The Microsoft UK Premier support blog has updated its list of blogs by UK individuals and teams working for Microsoft UK Premier support. You can find the list here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/archive/2010/09/24/premier-support-uk-existing-blogs.aspx HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Premier Support UK blog

    Microsoft Premier Support UK blog have launched a new blog here . If you are a Microsoft customer based in the UK with a Premier support contract or have interest in getting one then this could be a useful blog for you. HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: Snowy Britain

    Like much of the Northern Hemisphere right now, Britain is having a prolonged cold snap and last night Mother Nature dumped another load of snow on the South of England. Here is my home village of Sonning last night:   If you are UK based, there is a really good web site run by the Highways Agency...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a clean beach?

    I know it’s not the time of year when one generally thinks about going to the beach (at least in the UK!) but this web site is a very useful tool for checking on water quality (and air quality) all over Europe. It is a very cool and stylish demonstration of what can be done with Windows Azure, SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: Britain works!

    We do! It does! :-) Microsoft UK has launched an initiative called “Britain Works” to help students find resources to get their IT career started , technical professionals to expand their IT skills and entrepreneurs to apply Microsoft technology in making their businesses flourish . Check out the web...
  • Blog Post: Developers! Windows 7 is coming soon and you can pre-order it now!

    Order it today at a great price I don’t usually make myself an advertising mouthpiece but as a canny Scot I cannot pass up telling you about a good deal when I see one. If you are based in the UK you may be interested in the chance to pre-order Windows 7 now at a very attractive price.  It’s a time...
  • Blog Post: UK IE8 ‘Compatibility Labs’ events

    Do you live in the UK near Reading ? Do you manage, maintain or develop a web site and are you working to ensure it is fully compatible with Internet Explorer 8? There are a few places available on a couple of FREE hands-on lab events to give assistance with Internet Explorer 8 compatibility. The events...
  • Blog Post: Answer to the Christmas brain teaser...

    So at Christmas I posed a brain teaser . "0:001> .foreach ( greeting {s -[1]u 0 L?0xffffffff "Merry"} ) {.printf "%mu" , greeting } Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas brain teaser : based off this, what can infer about the most likely bit-ness of the process and...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation Unplugged

    I am busy working to virtualise one of the machines I currently run hosting an intranet web site. I reckon it's going to save me 110w (although that doesn't account for any increase in power on my main machine from hosting an additional guest OS. I must say I am very impressed with the responsiveness...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth Synther hits the web! Get synthing!

    Late yesterday, the Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth team released an update to Photosynth as well as offering, for the first time, the ability to create your own "synths". Read all about it over at the Photosynth blog . If you've never heard of Photosynth nor seen it you may be wondering what...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN events for developers in Reading

    If like me you live or work realise within striking distance of Reading (in the UK) then there are a couple of free MSDN events coming soon that may be of interest to you: MSDN Event - Rich Internet Applications with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Location: Reading Date: 2 September 2008 MSDN Event...
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