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  • And it's goodbye from me, for now......

    The day has come.....today is my last day before commencing maternity leave. I will be back but not sure when yet. In the meantime, the IT Pro team remains dedicated to you, and there are several ways you can contact them: The team - ukitpro@microsoft...
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Noble, PowerShell MVP

    Congratulations to Jonathan Noble (@jonoble), who has just been announced as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional , specialising in PowerShell. Jonathan has been a really key community member and is always willing to give his opinion to the TechNet...
  • Deep Zoom Michael Jackson Tribute

    A Microsoft partner, www.shoothill.com, have produced a Michael Jackson Deep Zoom for MSN, which is currently pride of place on the front of  http://uk.msn.com/ Zoom in on MJ
  • Still on the Windows 7 Beta? You need to move to the RC by 1st July

    Starting July 1 st , the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1 st . Want to download the RC? . The RC download program closes August 15th. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but you can still install the RC and get a key...
  • Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

    Date: Thursday, June 18 Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Location: https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility...
  • The Microsoft Licence Advisor

    Anything that can help with licensing can only be a good thing and this advisor answers many of the questions we are asked. This 3 step tool enables you to: 1) Quickly determine which Volume Licensing program best suits your needs 2) Select the products...
  • Can you Bing it? Apparently, yes you can!!!

    It came as quite a shock to me when Bing was announced internally.  It seemed uncharacteristically “cool”. This was supported by a piece of press coverage recently: “So Bing is the biggest example of Microsoft’s new public face: friendly, human,...
  • General Availability and RTM Dates for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that we’ll be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2 nd half of July. We also expect to be able to make RTM code for...
  • The Road to Windows 7

    Having literally just upgraded from Windows 7 beta to RC, which was a thoroughly pain-free and easy experience. Microsoft IT ran some excellent “Installation Fairs” where they had people on hand to assist us through the process. What’s even better is...
  • IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs May 2009

    Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs...
  • Software Assurance Benefits for Volume Licensing Agreements

    As much as I tried, there just wasn't any way of making the title of this post more exciting, however it is worth reading nonetheless The UK licensing team has done a good job of trying to make it much simpler to see what Software Assurance benefits...
  • TechNet Conference goes Virtual on June 19th

    The very first TechNet Virtual Conference will be going live on June 19 th 2009. It features a dedicated IT Management auditorium, including sessions on How IT will change over the next 10 years and Growing Business and Managing Costs from Microsoft UK...
  • Download Windows 7 Release Candidate now

    The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available to download for everyone, and is available until June 2009 to download. Download the RC So what’s new in the RC?  Check out this video explaining some of the enhancements introduced since the...
  • The UK Community Council

    Over the past few months, the UK TechNet team has been working on a little project which has just been launched called the “UK Community Council”.   The purpose of this is to work with a number of IT professionals out on the field to get their viewpoint...
  • When and where can you get hold of Windows 7 RC?

    If you have access to MSDN or TechNet Plus, you will be able to start downloading the Windows 7 RC from the 30th April, using your subscriber site . From 5th May everyone will be able to download via the customer preview program . As with the Beta, the...
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Business Productivity Online Services Suite (BPOS)

    What is BPOS? BPOS provides enterprise-class email, intranet, and instant messaging available via monthly subscription at highly competitive prices. With a minimum order of 5 seats, BPOS is particularly relevant to breadth customers who are looking for...
  • ITinsecurity

    We have just launched a security “quiz” using DeepZoom technology.  You have to zoom into photographs to find security problems and when you find all 5 you enter the competition.  Play here: ITinsecurity Whilst there are 5 things to find, some...
  • A no-nonsense guide to Software Assurance benefits

    In these times, there are several approaches that organisations are taking to ensure survival. One of which Microsoft is trying to help with is making the most of what you have got already. One of the examples of this and something we are often shocked...
  • Citrix iForum 2009 Conference

    Citrix and Microsoft joint solutions are based on tight integration of Citrix solutions with Window Server 2008, Hyper-V server virtualisation and terminal services / presentation virtualisation, and with the System Center management tools especially...
  • Windows 2008 Server Foundation launched

      Windows Server 2008 Foundation is a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, and reliable server operating system that provides small businesses with up to 15 users with the foundation to run the most prevalent business applications as well as share information...
  • The results are in: TechNet Virtual Conference

    The IT Manager track is coming along nicely. We have some excellent speakers that featured at TechEd EMEA 2008, as well as our very own IT Manager here at Microsoft UK. Whilst that is progressing, thanks to all of you that voted in the TechNet Virtual...
  • IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs – March 09

    IT Pro Top FAQs – February 09 Q) What's the difference between Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Standard and Enterprise Client Access Licences (CALs)? A) For each client computer or user accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007, you need to buy a Standard...
  • 4 Technologies to Boost Business in the Recovery

    Kishore Swaminathan, chief scientist at Accenture, points out in an article in Computer Weekly that he sees 4 technologies that should be focussed on in order to not only be ready, but ahead when the economy improves The four areas are: Cloud and internet...
  • ExecTweets

    Microsoft sponsors Tweet third party site for business users
  • Doing more with less: CIOs disclose their plans

    An article today on silicon.com highlights the business and technology priorities The headline of doing more with less caused me a flashback as 4 years ago we had a key campaign that led with this tagline – funny how things come around again Unsurprisingly...