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July, 2007

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 2007

    This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the July bulletin summary on July 10, 2007. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification . To receive automatic notifications...
  • Simpsonize Me!

    Want to be yellow??? I saw this on an email the other day: http://www.simpsonizeme.com/ The best yellow person added to this post will win a TechNet T-Shirt. As a starter for 10, here is mine:
  • User Group events

    In the UK, we have some fantastic user groups. These groups are just genuinely enthusiastic about a product ro technology and make so much effort to organise meetings to discuss and learn from one another. Here are some of the events that are coming...
  • Going Deeper Underground

    Again at our company meeting last week, I saw an awesome demo from of the chaps from the Developer group. They have built the London Underground an application which helps them to manage, maintain and be control of their network with a much richer and...
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Virtual Labs

    Experiment with the newest features and familiarize yourself with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in a free, online virtual environment. TechNet Virtual labs are simple--no complex setup or installation is required. Here are our newest virtual...
  • Home Server - Shipped

    We had a lot of really great feedback about this product when it was shown at the Vista After Hours events we did a few months ago Here's the speech that the development team were given at the celebration party: It started with a vision that an...
  • Fryer on BI

    Welcome to the newest member of the IT professional evangelist team. Andrew Fryer has recently joined Eileen's team to focus on SQL Server and BI In his own words: "My first foray into the exciting world of Business Intelligence coincided with Microsoft...
  • Music Maestro

    Ah ha, quicker than I thought. As promised, I have found some info on the BBC project that enables users to share music and related content - this has been especially popular around festival season. This is an awesome showcase of Silverlight, and also...
  • To email or not to email, that is the question!

    I just read a post from Mark Deakin about business communication etiquette. He has worked with The Finishing Academy to come up with some guidelines. At first I wasnt sure about this, but then thought about how annoyed I get when people write an email...
  • And in the meantime.....

    We are in the first week of a new financial year so the usual planning is going on and because of this we are bit light on the ground for events in the UK at the moment so in the meantime, keep up to date with things by watching with the live or on demand...
  • Football withdrawal symptoms

    Will the season ever start??? Might change my mind quite soon in considering Reading's first 3 matches are Chelsea, Man U and Everton :(
  • Human vs Robot

    Following the last TechNet newsletter, I had a response from an IT Pro that it was actually nice to a read a newsletter that someone had obviously done rather than one where an "automated server has just vomitied up news stories". It made me think...
  • Mice - not the sqeaking kind!

    Just saw this on the UK Microsoft homepage and thought I would share it as they just look really cool. The presenters at Technet event squite often use these and really rave about them. Funnily enough, I had a related meeting earlier today about trying...
  • Live Earth

    We had a company meeting yesterday and the Executive producer from MSN talked about Live Earth and was obviosuly genuinely excited by it...not least with meeting June Sarpong, the presenter in the UK. So the premise is that today, there will be a global...
  • Get ready for Launch!

    So it has been announced that Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 & Visual Studio 2008 will take place on 27th February 2008 in Los Angeles. Watch out for the UK launch date - all I can promise at this stage is that it will be big, but more importantly...
  • New series of SQL Server 2008 Webcasts

    Featured Webcasts: SQL Server 2008 Come check out a SQL Server 2008 TechNet webcast to learn why the next release of SQL Server provides a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable, and scalable for your mission-critical applications...
  • Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.0

    The next release of the Vista hardware assessment tool is now available. this tool performs 3 main functions: * Hardware inventory * Compatibility analysis * Readiness reporting This has been a really popular tool so I suggest you download it and...
  • Surface - oh you can touch it!

    I have to admit that I hadn't given this product much time, but at a company conference last week, Bill Gates demoed Microsoft Surface and as cheesy as it sounds, all I could say was "WOW WEE" Think Tom Cruise in Minority report.....I watched in amazement...
  • Murph's - you were a legend!

    So you will have seen a few blog pasts about my 2 cats that I adore so much, including a post that questiosn why a cat has to go near a road when he has so many fieds to play in. Well the sad news is that on sunday that very same little kitty lost to...
  • SMS re-born: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RC1

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RC1 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RC1 is the next iteration of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS). There have been major investments to simplify it for configuration, deployment and security...