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August, 2007

  • TechNet Plus Subscription - to be or not to be. That is the question!

    You may or may not be aware that TechNet Plus has been in circulation for over ten years and in that time we’ve distributed in excess of 100,000 DVD and online subscriptions , however, you guys are telling us that even though it’s now available online...
  • Brilliant Out of Office Messages

    I just saw these and thought I would share them - do you have any better ones? 1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. I may be a little moody so be prepared. 2. You are receiving this...
  • Men and their wallets

    No, this is not going to comment on whether men put their hands in their pockets and buy us ladies a drink and a nice meal, but rather men choosing which wallet to purchase. I have just sparked off a debate in the office here and was surprised at the...
  • MGX II - Check out this cool stuff

    Part II: At the Microsoft conference a few weeks ago, I saw some really cool stuff so here is my top four: 1) Window Home Server Release Candidate 1 This is one of our best kept secrets so far.. but now it's out! It started with a vision that an always...
  • New Microsoft Small Business Website and Blog

    The Microsoft Small Business team have just launched some great new resources The Small Business Website This includes 2 great sections: 1) “Starting Up” Containing relevant articles, products, features and advice tailored for those either looking to...
  • Introducing 2 new members of my family

    Nope, I am not pregnant with twins! A while ago some of you may have read that I lost my beloved Murphy. Well the house just seemed too quiet with the lonesome Sid, so I have got him some company. Introducing Harry (black & white) and Libby (black...
  • Announcing new TechNet Events

    I am soo pleased to be able to share these now - here is a shiny new list of events coming up: “TechNet on the Road” In this new series, we will be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations...
  • Error messages that make you smile

    I have just seen this on an internal email alias and it made me laugh so I thought I would share the best error messages people have seen and ask you your personal favourites 1) 2) LAN Manager: “Stop! More information is available” with an OK button that...
  • 10 Things You Need to Know when Deploying Windows Vista

    I have just spotted this on the US TechNet Magazine site and thought it would be great to share...... So here are 10 deployment differences between Windows ® XP and Windows Vista™ that you'll be glad you discovered when it's time to make the move. 1....
  • The Mighty Royals

    I am alllowed to start bleating on now the season has started :) It was the first home game at the Mad Stad last night since the end of the season, when we somehow managed to lose to Watford. I thought we showed a pretty good account of ourselves last...
  • Evaluate on VHDs

    I was searching on thre US site earlier today and came across a whole host of Virtual Hard Disks available to download, including Windows Server 2008, WIndows Vista Enterprise Edition and BizTalk Server 2006. These are great as through the power of...
  • Vista After Hours - back by popular demand! MIMO

    James has done a fab summary of the "Vista After Hours" events taking place again next month. We ran 2 of these back in May and the feedback was incredible. These events really are for thre technology enthusiast and they are delivered by the best double...
  • Choo Choo - Train times on your desktop

    Thanks to Steve who pointed this out. The National Rail have a Vista Gadget available that gives you the power to look up train times and they have them displayed on your desktop. It seems to have got really positive feedback about it's simplicity, usefulness...
  • The house of Windows

    Oh, I just saw this on Steve Clayton's blog and had to share it with you all. Not sure if this is tragic or cool but worth sharing :)
  • Why is OCS and Communciator 2007 better than Windows Live Messenger

    I just saw a really great blog post by Darren Strange on this subject. They raise some really good points about why you would use one over the other in a business scenario. They break their comments down to a few areas: - Integration with AD, Exchange...
  • Deployment, Deployment, Deployment

    We often get feedback that IT professionals want us to provide more guidance and resources on deployment, so we are trialling 2 special deployment events delivered by experts here in the UK. I strongly recommend you check them out: • ...
  • Hear from our lovely Licensing lady

    Last year we ran 3 licensing events through TechNet and they were received really well. I know it may sound a little crazy, but seeing as the TechNet team cannot do anything about our licensing, we can at least give you the resources to help you understand...
  • Office Comunications Server 2007 RTMs

    Office Communications Server 2007 has now RTM'd. Th eproduct is designed around the following tenets: 1. People Centric Communications: Our system would let users communicate with users and take care of all the details under the covers. 2. Presence...
  • TechNet UK joins Facebook

    Thought I would give this a try after one of the TechNet newsletter readers inquired if I was on there. So go onto Facebook and join the "TechNet UK" group and let's have a chat!
  • TechNet Podcasts

    I had a query the other day about being able to listen to webcasts while on the move. The US has been workign really hard to make mor eof these available - there are quite a few for IT Managers as well as IT professionals - so check them out
  • I want your comments: Security event in the UK

    We are thinking about putting on a special security event in the UK presented by Ronald Beekalaar, who got top scores at TechEd, Orlando recently. The outline of the event is below. I wanted to ask 2 questions: 1) Would this be of interest to you? and...
  • MGX - I salute you Steve!

    I have been back for several weeks now from my trip to Orlando, where we had a big Microsoft conference with Microsoft employees from all over the world. It is quite a sight to see 10,000 Microsoft employees in one place, and even more interesting to...
  • System Center Family

    First of all, I really want to spell centre the UK way but I can't!!!! Anyway, the TechNet website and newsletter have included System Centre a lot lately and how it must be confusing because of all the sepearte products under the "System Centre" unbrella...
  • What do you get when you cross Silverlight with Live Search? Tafiti (of course)

    Microsoft has announced an application that combines the new Silverlight technology with Live Search and it is code-named "Tafiti" which is "to search" in Swahili. It integrates the various types of Live Search, and allows users to store and share search...
  • BioShock TV Advert

    I saw the advert for this game this morning and was surprised to hear the music was Frank Sinatra. It reminded me of the Gears of war adverts and I wondered if anyone has done any mashups of the BioShock ad yet?