Events: Silversands Azure Seminar at Mercedes Benz World

One of the activities I get involved with from time to time is presenting at customer seminars. Recently I was asked to participate in an Azure round table event hosted at Mercedes Benz World.

Key discussion points included:

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Backup
  • RemoteApp
  • StorSimple
  • Azure AD Premium
  • Express Route

The feedback from the event was great and two lucky customers were even able to take to the test track.



Event Update #001


With many of the recent events slowly drawing to a close, I thought it worth making note of some of the ones I will be involved with during the second half of the year.

Transform the Datacentre Workshop with Microsoft

  • The Microsoft Cloud Platform Vision
  • What’s coming in Windows Server and System Center 2016
  • Build your Private Cloud with Windows Server and Hyper-V
  • Build your Hybrid Cloud With Microsoft Azure
  • Manage your Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft System Center and Operations Management Suite

Transform the Datacentre Workshop with Microsoft

Azure Round Table Workshop

The Azure round table events have been very successful and we have had lots of positive feedback. For this reason new dates and locations have been added to the current schedule. This workshop is high level and starts with an overview of the Azure platform and then concentrates around some of the key areas that we believe offer the most value to customers. Numbers dependant, we are usually able to adjust the contents depending on attendees areas of interest.

  • Extending your private cloud with Microsoft Azure
    • Azure Overview
    • IaaS
    • Recovery Services (DR/Backup)
    • RemoteApp
    • StorSimple
    • Web App
  • Mobilise your workforce with Enterprise Mobility Suite
    • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium
    • Microsoft Intune
    • Microsoft Azure Rights Management

NEW Azure Webinar

For anyone who is unable to attend the round table events, a new Azure webinar is being offered which can be better tailored towards your enterprise requirements.

To find out more on these events and others checkout Latest News and Events



Microsoft Cloud Solutions Workshop


Listening to the feedback from past attendees and following on from the recent Transforming the Datacentre, Enterprise Mobility and Microsoft Azure Workshops, we are now hosting a new event that aims to cover all of the key areas that we believe are of benefit to the enterprise. This short event is set at a high level and designed to quickly review new technologies available to help improve real world business.

Areas covered during the event include:

Building your private cloud on Windows Server 2012 R2

Today’s applications need a modern platform that enables IT to manage all datacentre resources across multiple clouds, supports apps that scale dynamically, unlocks insights on data anywhere and enables you to securely deliver a personalised experience to any device anywhere. Microsoft’s cloud approach delivers a consistent and comprehensive set of capabilities via Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows Azure and SQL Server 2012, that will help you take advantage of the cloud on your terms, without fear of lock-in.

Extending your private cloud with Microsoft Azure

What is Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services – compute, storage, data, networking and app – that help you move faster, do more and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface. Join our workshop to find out what else Azure is can do.

Mobilise your workforce with Enterprise Mobility Suite

The Enterprise Mobility Suite is the comprehensive cloud solution to address your consumerisation of IT, BYOD, and SaaS challenges. The suite is the most cost effective way to acquire all of the included cloud services:

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Azure Rights Management

To book a place at one of these events, follow the link available below.


Azure Round Table Events

“The interactive session will give you a high level overview of Microsoft’s Azure services and offerings and how you can utilise these for disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery Services (ASR). The second part of the session will focus on migration options when looking to move from Windows 2003.”


Last year I was involved with a number of Azure Round Table Events all hosted at Microsoft Offices in London’s Cardinal Place.

The new year brings with it, new event dates and for those who find it difficult to get to London, new locations which are to be added soon. Last years dates filled up fast, so if you want to get involved, book up quickly!

Following the link to secure your place!


Transform The Datacentre Workshop, Supported by Microsoft


I have recently been invited to present at a number of events. The first event, Transforming the Datacentre Workshop, Supported by Microsoft, covered Microsoft’s Cloud OS approach to deliver a consistent and comprehensive set of capabilities via Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure, across on premise and cloud based platform.

Included in the event is a discussion around Windows Server 2003 reaching end-of-support on July 14th 2015, what options are available and how best to approach the problem.

It has been great to see the numbers of people turn up and very interesting to hear how they are adopting the Hybrid Cloud and plan to deal with the challenges around Windows Server 2003 reaching end-of-support.

cardiff-1st-october-2014-02If you fancy joining us at one of the multiple locations we are running the event at, you can book in by following the link below.