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  • Blog Post: Win free tickets to Microsoft TechEd: IT Forum 2008 in Barcelona

    Actually, you have to do something first and that is register for EduCoMS and become an active participant in the community and start sharing your know ledge without delay.   The first ticket has already been given and we have more to hand out.  Looking forward to hearing from you and...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed arrives again - 3rd to 7th November

    Time to start being nice to the people that sign off your professional development budget? (I know, you always are…) Tech Ed (also previously known as IT Forum) is in Barcelona again this year on the 3rd to the 7th November, and the agenda and registration information has just been released. ...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Neil Williams, University of Derby

    At IT Forum this week, I ran into an old friend, Neil Williams, Head of IT and eLearning Development at the University of Derby. It was a great opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised throughout the week with somebody facing issues at the business end of IT. We've spent a week looking at IT...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Green Data Centres

    During the recent Microsoft IT Forum in Barcelona my colleague Dan attended a panel discussion on the green data centre. The panel featured many of the key industry influencers ( AMD , Dell , HP , Intel , Microsoft , and Citigroup ), whose research and product development has implications for the implementations...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Live @ Edu

    This afternoon at IT Forum, we ran two specific sessions for UK education customers. Brad Tipp, from our worldwide Education team kicked off talking about the Live @ Edu service - something that is currently going through a metamorphosis. What started as an email service for students (similar to Hotmail...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Microsoft Search Server 2008

    There's a phrase - "Enterprise Search" - which summarises the next step in effective use of technologies for collaboration, data sharing and making your institutional memory more accessible. By this I mean, when anybody in your institutions publishes a piece of information that they want to share, you...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Virtualisation - it's no longer about virtualisation

    " The value in virtualisation technology moving forward will be in the management and the operating system rather than in the virtualisation stack." I attended an interesting session at IT Forum today from Guillaume Field, from Dell. He started the session off by saying something along the lines of...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Windows Vista and Security

    In a recent survey, 70% of (male) drivers said that their driving skills were "above average". Which tells you that most people think that they are better drivers than the others on the road. Well, PC security is probably like this - most users think that they know more about making the right decisions...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: SQL Server 2008

    Yes, I know you might still think of SQL 2005 as a new product, but SQL 2008 is nearly with us and there are many reasons why people are looking to upgrade. Here are a few notes I took during a session yesterday afternoon at IT Forum. Some of the main points of the session were: Managing massive amounts...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum: Threat Research and Response

    Vinny Guloto, General Manager for the Malware Protection Centre, presented today on the work that the centre is putting into the world of threat research, and both reactive and proactive response. One of the interesting slides that Vinny used was about the history of development of industry standards...
  • Blog Post: IT FORUM: Windows Server 2008 in education

    I'm at the IT Forum event this week - it's a week long tech-fest about current and future technologies from Microsoft. This year's event has 5,200 delegates and we're all sitting in a conference centre on the shores of Mediterranean in Barcelona ( not quite as wonderful as it sounds - it was 10-degrees...
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