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October, 2007

  • TechEd IT Forum - Full, but all is not lost

    For those of you that are attending TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona next month, then I am looking forward to seeing you. We have now finalised details for the UK party so look out for the official invitation next week! For those of you that are unable...
  • XBOX & PGR4's little message to Lewis Hamilton

    To mark the launch of Project Gotham Racing 4, the XBOX team partnered up with the UK's top stunt driver to carve a good luck message on the tarmac outside Battersea Power Station to Lewis Hamilton before the big race this weekend.
  • Help please! Which do you prefer??

    We want to start a monthly award that is light-hearted but with a serious message for IT pros – to recognise the work that they do (i.e. they get noticed when things go wrong but not when things go well) We need to create some kind of identity for it...
  • The Ultimate Steal

    I found out about this a week or so ago and it has taken me a while to share it. I know Jonathan will be interested Office Ultimate 2007 for under £40! Sound to good to be true? Well unfortunately it is unless you are a student Find out more here
  • Save the Date - trust me!

    Daniel just put this perfectly in the latest MSDN newsletter . You may not think it is perfect as it doesn't tell you a whole lot but trust us! Daniel & I had to fight to even get this much info out to at this stage Keep the 18th & 19th March...
  • Go on, try it......I dare you

    I will admit that it has taken me a long time not to automatically head to Google for my searches, but I can honestly now say that www.live.com has now become my first thought and increasingly gives me the results I want. The new release of Live Search...
  • Who is your security foe??

    So this is very marketing but I actually quite like it (shame on me!!) I stumbled across the new Microsoft Forefront website, which gives you all the latest information on the product. But before you get to the serious stuff, you can choose your foe i...
  • Zune: Connected Music and Entertainment announcement

    Technorati Tags: Zune We're expanding our family of devices with the addition of three new digital media players: Zune 4GB, Zune 8GB and Zune 80GB. The sleek, black Zune 80GB hard-drive model has a bright 3.2-inch screen and comes with new Zune Premium...
  • Add yourself as a face of Windows Server 2008

    Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 Microsoft across the world has recently launched a website to provide the latest information of Windows Server 2008, but also to recognise the effort of IT professionals in making the product what it is today. You...
  • Going, going gone......Office Rocker on the shopping channel

    I heard before the weekend that Darren was due to be on the shoppign channel at the weekend but wasnt totally sure it was going to happen.....I am unfortunately insanely gullible and this is quite often the cause of me looking quite silly for believing...
  • TechNet Coversations catch up

    I am a few of these behind so thought I would share them with you. It would be great to know if you have any feedback as it is early days for these and Steve would love to hear your thoughts. TechNet Conversations podcast with Andrew Fryer who explains...
  • Microsoft @ RSA Conference 2007

    The RSA conference 2007 takes place on 22-24 October 2007 at the Excel in London. This conference gives you the opportunity to to hear the latest security and management technologies and philosophies being showcased. There are over 100 educational sessions...
  • Take part in a TagBooster User Study with Microsoft Research

    What is the user study for? The study is about social tagging: We are interested in the way users describe Web pages and the choice of keywords (also known as tags) they use. Our findings will be used to help the scientific community better understand...
  • End of the Road.....well until November!

    Here is half the TechNet IT pro team busy at work (above), while James and Steve (below) are even busier presenting the Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment for the 5th and final time (this time in our new Microsoft Office in London) We have been...
  • Microsoft introduces new software services

    Steve was very quick to blog about the announcement made today. The software-plus-services model from Microsoft provides a secure, reliable and scalable hosted solution. They give you more choice depending on your business requirement of on-premise servers...
  • Exchange Unplugged - don't miss out

    Exchange Unplugged hits the road later this month. The Exchange team is fine tuning its technical demos and preparing to hit the road. Full details and agenda on a previous post here You can still register for these: 24 th October 2007, London...
  • TechNet on the Road..........we're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack :)

    For those of you that didn't get or read (shame on you you!) the TechNet newsletter this week, we have now announced the next series of the "TechNet on the Road" events. I can almost hear the presenters sigh as they are still getting over the last round...
  • System Center: latest products in the family to try out

    I do harp on about System Center a lot but just because it has become such a good management product suite and I dont think enough people know it! The products in question: System Center Configuration Managed (formally SMS) - this helps with...
  • Windows Vista offers in the shops right now

    We have teamed up with some of the UK’s retailers to provide some offers when purchasing Windows Vista (offers end 30 October 2007) Just go here to see the offers
  • Windows Live SkyDrive

    That name kinda has a ring to it, doesn't it ;) I was reading up on Allister's blog and thought that I would share with you. SkyDrive is basically a password protected online file storage....1GB of free storage to anyone with a LiveID actually. Allister...
  • TechNet Spotlight

    What is TechNet Spotlight? TechNet Spotlight is an on-demand video site that gives you instant access to near-DVD quality videos featuring well known IT experts from Microsoft's top events across the world. Apparently, it's like being in the first...
  • SharePoint & Infopath Training resources

    Darren wrote a really great post on SharePoint and Infopath training which I wanted to share As well as a big hats off to Darren for for including TechNet :)
  • Yes I am going to say it....Licensing

    We have begun to realise in our team that some IT folk have more to do with licensing than we had realised, so in the lastyear or so we have tired to step up and help IT professionals with licensing. We regularly put on TechNet events that fill out -...
  • The current TechNet webcast series

    2007 Microsoft Office System: Plan and Deploy with Confidence Active Directory: Learn the Basics and Master Advanced Concepts Agility Now: Take Control of Your IT Infrastructure Ask the Security Experts: Understand the Latest in Digital Security...
  • Happy Halloween

    To celebrate this spooky day, here are some Halloween themed things from the Office team, including - Halloween clip art magnets - Halloween card templates