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Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow – York

Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow – York

The Autumn Roadshow is taking place across the UK at the beginning of September and the tour will visit York on Wednesday 10th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The Windows User Group is pleased to invite you to join MVP's Chris Rhodes, Mike Halsey and Andrew Bettany as they talk about Windows Server 2003 End of Service which is less than 1 year away. In early September 2014, A dozen MVP and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to help you understand the technical...

Autumn 2014 Tour – Manchester 11st September

Autumn 2014 Tour – Manchester 11st September

Join the Windows User Group and our hosts for the day The Virtual Machine User Group on our Autumn 2014 tour in Manchester on the 11th September. The event is FREE and begins at 9:30am, running through to 4:30pm with drinks...

Windows User Group at VMUG London

Windows User Group at VMUG London

The Windows User Group are back at the Virtual Machine User Group tour for their free event in London on the 27th of May. We'll be giving several talks throughout the day and you can register for the event HERE. Windows...

Windows User Group at VMUG Leeds

Windows User Group at VMUG Leeds

The Windows User Group are back at the Virtual Machine User Group tour for their free event in Leeds on the 29th of April. We'll be giving several talks throughout the day and you can register for the event HERE. Windows...

Windows XP and Windows Server Talk (Manchester)

Windows XP and Windows Server Talk (Manchester)

In the latest talk from the Windows User Group in Manchester we're back at the TechHub on Tuesday 20th May from 6pm to 9pm to talk about Windows XP and life in the Post XP world with both talks taking...

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, 2014)     Microsoft Cloud OS Online training with Microsoft MVPs 31 March and 1 April 2014   The Microsoft Cloud OS story is guiding our investments   in Windows Server, System Center, Windows Azure, SQL Server and Windows   Intune to provide you with a modern platform that allows you to take  ...

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, 2014)     Microsoft Cloud OS Online training with Microsoft MVPs 31 March and 1 April 2014 The Microsoft Cloud OS story is guiding our investments   in Windows Server, System Center, Windows Azure, SQL Server and Windows   Intune to provide you with a modern platform that...

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!

Are you still using Windows XP?  In this video Mike Halsey MVP compares a common task of working on two documents side-by-side in Windows XP when compared with both Windows 7 and Windows...

Join us at the Virtual Machine User Group, Manchester Conference

Join us at the Virtual Machine User Group, Manchester Conference

The Windows User Group will be presenting at the Virtual Machine User Group conference day in Manchester on March 4th 2014.  The event runs from 9am to 6pm at the Doubletree Hilton.  Registration for the event is open now HERE...

Windows XP End of Life Tour – Manchester, March 18th 2014

Windows XP End of Life Tour – Manchester, March 18th 2014

We're delighted to announce the Manchester leg of our Spring tour, which will be held at the Manchester Tech Hub.  Time and registration details are below. With all support for Windows XP ending on April 8th this year, many businesses and...

Windows XP End of Life Tour – York, March 19th 2014

Windows XP End of Life Tour – York, March 19th 2014

With all support for Windows XP ending on April 8th this year, many businesses and organisations are facing challenges in maintaining and supporting their existing systems. The fact is, Microsoft are not going to extend this deadline leaving many unprepared for the security and stability problems that lay ahead, and not yet ready for deployment of a more modern and secure operating system. Now 12 years old Windows XP has had a great run, and we all loved it; but now...

Watch the WindowsUG Windows 8.1 Autumn Tour

Watch the WindowsUG Windows 8.1 Autumn Tour

At the Windows User Group we've thoroughly enjoyed our autumn tour, travelling around the UK and meeting so many of you to talk about Windows 8.1, Office 365 and all the other Microsoft products that you use, want to find out about or are uncertain of. Now you can watch our London talk in full in the video below.  Find out what's new in Windows 8.1 for both businesses and consumers and see how cool the giveaways are that we always...

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...