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Reminder that this blog has moved and check out
Just a gentle reminder that this blog has moved to http://ericnelson.wordpress... (as I still get folks contacting me via here) and a shout out for a great initiative (probably!) I’m pulling together to offer six weeks of FREE technical and commercial help to UK companies to explore the Windows Azure Platform starting in Jan 2012. Check out http://www.sixweeksofazure.... ......

Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 9:21 AM

Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Sessions in Birmingham Manchester Dublin London in May and June
My colleague Giles is speaking at a series of breakfast meetings on Using Tooling to drive Agility across the Development Lifecycle. This session is one of several during an 8:40 to 10:30 “elongated” breakfast :-). The sessions are free and hopefully one is taking place near you: Birmingham, 11 May, Regus, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB Manchester, 13 May, Regus, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN Dublin, 22 June, SQS offices London, 30 June, 7-11 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AF Giles ......

Posted On Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:10 PM

Fancy a job in the Microsoft UK ISV technical team?
If you are: a senior technologist (Application Architect, Senior Developer or similar) with strong experience in developing solutions using the Windows platform (Visual Studio, SQL Server, IIS etc) fancy working for Microsoft UK and are not put off by these pictures of my team (and it is before 1st May 2011) then I would highly recommend you check out the job posting for two positions as Architect Evangelists in my team. My personal ideal “new colleague” would also: Enjoy online FPS gaming and be ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:39 PM

Two UK centric LinkedIn discussion groups you really should join
If you are: Involved in developing software products (aka an Independent Software Vendor) or Considering a “move to the cloud” or both! Then you should consider joining one or both of these Microsoft UK created LinkedIn groups intended to foster discussion amongst your peers in the industry. Both groups are fairly new but growing and there is already some great discussion happening on them. UKISVDEV - Developers, Software Architects and CTOs in UK ISVs This group is for UK based developers, software ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:32 AM

UK hosted Twitter Q&A on Cloud–12pm to 1pm on Friday 15th April

[These days I’m mainly active on my teams blog – but I will highlight the best over here]

Tomorrow there is a Twitter Q&A session from 12pm-1pm. A team of Microsoft experts (alas minus me as I'm on holiday) will be taking over the UK TechNet Twitter handle @ASKTechNetUK to answer your queries. More info on the team blog.

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:21 AM

Upcoming FREE UK events and training in March for the Windows Azure Platform
I just summarised them on my team blog. Definitely worth checking out as there is a good mix to choose from! March 31st should be the best of the best (IMVHO) ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:00 AM

FREE Three Days of online SharePoint 2010 Developer Training March 14th to 16th
Over on my team blog I just posted another great opportunity. If you are UK based and work for a company that creates software products and want to dig into SharePoint 2010 development for FREE with a great UK based SME (subject matter expert) then register today. The training is 100% free and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your office/house/starbucks (other coffee shops with wifi do exist) – yet you still get to ask plenty of questions ......

Posted On Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:16 AM

Making the most of next weeks SharePoint 2010 developer training
[you can still register if you are free on the afternoons of 9th to 11th – UK time] We have 50+ registrations with more coming in – which is fantastic. Please read on to make the most of the training. Background We have structured the training to make sure that you can still learn lots during the three days even if you do not have SharePoint 2010 installed. Additionally the course is based around a subset of the channel 9 training to allow you to easily dig deeper or look again at specific areas. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:22 AM

The king is dead, long live the king–Cloud Evening 15th Feb in London
Advert alert :-) The UK's only Cloud user group The Cloud is the hot topic. You can’t escape hearing about it everywhere you go. Cloud Evening is the UK’s only cloud-focussed user group. Cloud Evening replaces UKAzureNet, with a new objective to cover all aspects of Cloud Computing, across all platforms, technologies and providers. We want to create a community for developers and architects to come together, learn, share stories and share experiences. Each event we’ll bring you two speakers talking ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:59 PM

Save the dates – Tech.Days 2011 23rd to 25th of May in London
In May Microsoft UK (and specifically my group) will be delivering Tech.Days – a week of day long technical events plus evening activities. We will be covering Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, IE 9, Windows Azure Platform and more. I’m working right now on the details of what we will be covering around the Windows Azure Platform – and it is shaping up very nicely. There is a little more detail over on TechNet – but for the moment, keep the dates clear if you can. P.S. I think the above is called a “teaser” ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:49 PM

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