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Windows Server 2013 End of Service Tour

Windows Server 2013 End of Service Tour

Join the Windows User Group in York to discuss the end of service for Windows Server 2003 and find out what it might mean for your business.  This FREE event is at the University of York Heslington hub and you can register for FREE HERE. What does End of Support mean? Learn about what end of support means for your business and the implications of running unsupported technology. Why Windows Server 2012 and Azure? Times have changed since 2003 and so have Microsoft’s...

WindowsUG Autumn Tour 2014 – Manchester

WindowsUG Autumn Tour 2014 – Manchester

Come and join the Windows User Group in Manchester on September 11th at the Mercure Hotel in the city centre, for talks on OneDrive for Business, BYOD and Windows 8.1 Security.  Many other talks are also available during the day...

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices – People Centric IT

Why Windows 8.1 and Devices – People Centric IT

In this programme from the Windows User Group, Microsoft MVPs Chris Rhodes, Andrew Bettany and Mike Halsey discuss the benefits of Windows 8.1 for consumers and businesses (Made for Microsoft's Cloud OS Week,...

Windows XP End of Service – People Centric IT

Windows XP End of Service – People Centric IT

In this programme from the Windows User Group, MVP Mike Halsey talks about the facts underlying the end of support for Windows XP and what it means for you and your business (Made for Microsoft's Cloud OS Week,...

Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 – Demonstrating Tasks

Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 – Demonstrating Tasks

In this programme from the Windows User Group we show how demonstrating tasks to users in Windows XP can be slow, laborious and difficult... unless you choose to use a modern operating...

Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 – Snap!

Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 – Snap!

Many people find they can be more productive working on two documents, or with two websites side by side, so in this video we look at how quickly you can do this in Windows XP when compared to Windows 8.1 (and Windows...

Windows User Group Tour London – Windows 8.1

Windows User Group Tour London – Windows 8.1

Recorded in November 2013 at Microsoft's London offices, Windows User Group founders Andrew Bettany, Chris Rhodes and Mike Halsey talk about the new Windows 8.1, the features that are good for business and home users alike and answer questions from...

Windows User Group November Tour – Newcastle

Windows User Group November Tour – Newcastle

The Autumn Tour is taking place across the UK at the end of 2013 and will take in Newcastle on Monday 25 November 2013 from 18:30 to 21:30. The Windows User Group invite you to join MVP’s Chris Rhodes, Mike Halsey and Andrew...

Windows User Group November Tour – Manchester

Windows User Group November Tour – Manchester

The Autumn Tour is taking place across the UK at the end of 2013 and will take in Manchester on Tuesday 26 November 2013 from 18:30 to 21:30. The Windows User Group invite you to join MVP’s Chris Rhodes, Mike Halsey and Andrew Bettany as...

Windows User Group 8.1 November Tour – London

Windows User Group 8.1 November Tour – London

The Autumn Tour is taking place across the UK at the end of 2013 and will take in London on Thursday 28th November 2013 from 18:30 to 21:30. The Windows User Group invite you to join MVP's Chris Rhodes, Mike Halsey and Andrew Bettany...

8.1 New Features for Business in Windows 8.1

8.1 New Features for Business in Windows 8.1

Microsoft first major update to Windows 8 is now in the wild and offering more new and enhanced features than any previous update to a Windows version before it.  With this update Microsoft have put a great deal of focus...

Windows User Group November Tour – Save the Dates!

Windows User Group November Tour – Save the Dates!

We know that everyone's diaries start to get a bit hectic in November with Christmas parties and pre Christmas deadlines so we thought it would be a good idea to let you know the cities and tour dates for the Windows User Group Tour that we are running in November. The Tour Dates! Monday 25th November - Newcastle - Registration Now Open! Tuesday 26th November - Manchester - Registration Now Open! Thursday 28th November - London - Registration Now Open! Friday 29th November - York - Registration...

10 Tips to get you started with Windows 8.1

10 Tips to get you started with Windows 8.1

The release of Windows 8.1 this week brings with some significant changes to Microsoft's latest operating system.  Here I thought I'd talk you through the biggest changes so you can be prepared when the update arrives. 1) How can I get Windows 8.1? Windows 8.1 will be released in the Windows Store, available from the Start Screen, on Friday October 18th. It will appear at the beginning of the store options.  When you download and install it the installation will take some time...

Windows User Group 8.1 November Tour – York

Windows User Group 8.1 November Tour – York

The Autumn Tour is taking place across the UK at the end of 2013 and will take in York on Friday 29 November 2013 from 18:00 to 20:30. The Windows User Group invite you to join MVP's Chris Rhodes, Mike Halsey and Andrew...

Deploying Windows 8: Tips and Tricks

Deploying Windows 8: Tips and Tricks

by Andrew Bettany, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and STEP member, and Matt Hadley, Microsoft Student Partner and MCP At our University, we had a requirement to provision our "App Lab" with the latest version of Windows and Visual Studio so that our students could begin their learning and developing...

4 Videos to get you started with Windows 8

4 Videos to get you started with Windows 8

Microsoft have selected some of Windows User Group organiser Mike Halsey's help and how-to videos to feature on their new Small Business Website.  The Videos... Managing Power Consumption in Windows Using the Windows 8 Start Screen Searching in Windows 8 Get easy help with...

Windows Rock ‘n Roll with Joey Snow & Rick Claus

Windows Rock ‘n Roll with Joey Snow & Rick Claus

This exclusive event, recorded in June 2013 at the University of York, features two of Microsoft's most popular personalities—Senior Technical Evangelists, Joey Snow and Rick Claus—engaging in dialog, debate and demos shaped by a global audience of esteemed IT Pros. Rick...

Microsoft Launch Small Business Support Website

Microsoft Launch Small Business Support Website

Microsoft have launched a new Small Business support website to help those people who can't afford expansive (and expensive) IT departments with their computer infrastructure and software. The website includes articles, videos and tutorials to help you get started with your IT, help you get the most out of Microsoft technologies and to aid in diagnosing and repairing problems when things go wrong. You can find this new website at...

70-687 Configuring Windows 8 Exam Ref

70-687 Configuring Windows 8 Exam Ref

Prepare for Exam 70-687—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows 8 setup and support. Designed for experienced IT Professionals ready to advance their status—Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. The new MCSA 70-687 Configuring Windows 8 Exam Ref book has been written by Windows User Group organisers Mike Halsey MVP and Andrew Bettany MVP. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Install and upgrade to Windows 8 Configure hardware and applications Configure network...