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IT pros attend conferences in order to enhance their knowledge of existing technologies, learn about upcoming developments and to network with their peers. Unfortunately, some of the ways they behave at those events make actually achieving those goals more difficult.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Hyper-V is built into Windows Server 2012, which means it's very good at running Windows virtual machines -- but the advantage of running Linux VMs is that you don't have to pay for the licences. If you want to run Linux under Hyper-V, follow these tricks for better performance.

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You spin up a virtual machine on a cloud service, you do some testing, then you move on. What happens to that data afterwards? And what about when a drive within the cloud data centre is disposed of?

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In a corporate environment where bring your own device (BYOD) has become widely accepted, the competition for business IT dollars has increasingly switched to mobile device management (MDM). Microsoft's play in this space relies on two non-mobile technologies where it dominates: Office and Active Directory.

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Setting up SharePoint is a masochist's idea of fun, frankly -- but not all the things that can go wrong are to do with the portal software itself. Here are some other platform issues you should check when SharePoint is performing sluggishly.

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Microsoft's opening day keynote at TechEd North America included a stack of new announcements relating to its Azure cloud services. Here are all the key Azure developments, from the new Azure Files storage system through to RemoteApp for delivering desktop apps to end users via Azure, and when they'll become available.

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Microsoft's TechEd conference is one of the main tech events Lifehacker covers each year (I'm off to TechEd US in Houston next week). In recent times TechEd Australia has been held over four days on the Gold Coast, but that's changing this year as the event turns 21.

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Only four days in and TechEd 2013 North America was already over. Each day had been crammed full of technical sessions and other conference activities. The opening keynote, demonstrations, labs, vendor promotions and of course the Surface queue. Not to mention the abundance of American cuisine to keep us energised as Microsoft's evangelists sought to inspire.

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I've got soul and I'm super bad! My time in New Orleans is coming to an end and with that are some mixed emotions. The experience I've had over the last week has been incredible and it's sure to be one that I'll remember for a long time.