Microsoft Cloud User Group – Manchester – 30th November 2021


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Welcome to the Microsoft Cloud User Group Manchester meetup for 2021 πŸ™‚

We also hope to broadcast the event – if there is interest please let us know.

If you fancy speaking at any of our events, including Manchester, get in touch. martin.boam@ucmart.co.uk

More info on our venue hereΒ https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/manchester/neo/

Event Address – Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET

6:00pm – Networking

6:30pm – Windows 365 vs Azure Virtual Desktop – Removing the Myths – Shabaz Darr (MVP Enterprise Mobility)

This session is based on comparing these two vid services and comparing their differences and similarities. I will give an overview of both and some use cases I have personally experienced for both.

Personal Bio:
Name: Shabaz Darr
I am a Senior Infrastructure Specialist working for Netcompany based in the north of England. I am also a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise and Mobility, with my main areas of focus are Azure Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Azure IaaS.

7:00pm – Office 365 Migration: Preview Programs & Free Tools – Mike Weaver (MVP Office Apps and Services)

In this session, we will check out the current state of the growing preview programs and the free tools in the migration space. We will cover what is going well and what needs a bit more time in preview. Exchange, PST Files, OneDrive/SharePoint, and more will all be in play. Bring your challenges!

Personal Bio:
Name: Mike Weaver
I am a Microsoft 365 Technologist focusing on Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. (MAD) I pride myself on combining both the technical and human aspects of these complicated projects. By trade, I am a Product Manager overseeing several Migration Products and a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services.

7:30pm – Break, networking and Pizza πŸ™‚

8:00pm – Session Title – TBC


8.45pm – 9.00pm – Wrap up and Finish


COVID-19 safety measures

Event will be indoors

We ask you to wear face masks in public areas of the venue where staff are wearing them & wherever you prefer.

Our venue’s risk assessment is here:Β https://assets.ctfassets.net/5wq17jjenal9/4MIjw8LfInj2eAo2FnFPNQ/60c8671dfa7bfa94795dc29ba35d0fef/bruntwood-covid19-risk-assessment.pdf

We recommend taking an LFT before the event, although we won’t ask for evidence of a negative result.


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November 30


06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:



Microsoft Cloud User Group - Martin Boam

Email: martin.boam@ucmart.co.uk


9 Charlotte Street

Manchester, England, M1 4ET