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November, 2007

  • TechEd IT Forum - who should get the swag?

    I went around the booths at IT Forum and collected giveaways, including: 1) SQL Server T-shirt 2) TechNet Edge T-shirt 3) Microsoft Forefront mousemat 4) Scripting Guy book 5) Tool kit/tape measure thingy 6) A few more bits I will bundle it up and...
  • The fruits of my Halloween labour

    I am a big kid at heart.....I am already so excited about Christmas and I get nearly as excited about Halloween. Imagine my disappointment that at 6pm last night the only pumpkins I had were not of optimal pumpkin designing size. So thank the lucky stars...
  • Microsoft IT stats

    I stumbled across this post yesterday on Bink.nu Blog about some really interesting Microsoft internal IT numbers: Microsoft internal IT: 600k connected devices 10,000 Servers 3 Datacenters 1 operations center 11% is virtualized in Microsoft Datacenters...
  • What does a tin of sardines and a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription have in common?

    ANSWER: They both have a lot in them Yes it is a cheesy analogy with sardines and tins, but we really didn't know how else to get across just how much came with a TechNet Plus Subscription 12 Months Of TechNet Plus Direct at a Superb Price We're offering...
  • Noble's view on IT Forum

    Jonathan has been a great IT pro friend of the UK TechNet team. For me personally, he has always been there to tell me what's good/what's bad and give us some guidance, and I know at TechED IT Forum he went a step further by interviewing Steve He also...
  • Hello from Manchester

    Day 2 of the TechNet on the Road events and we at the Lowry in Manchester Eileen introduced James & I to a fantastic gastro pub called The Ox last night so we are all set for a great day Andrew started off with a great session on Performance Point...
  • When Technology finally hits the spot

    We were all pretty chuffed in the office today when the big boss man gave us all a LifeCam NX-6000 . As well as being a generous chap, he did this so we can all start to evangelise about the wonders of unified communications. I have to admit that...
  • Centro becomes "Windows Essential Business Server"

    Thanks to CNET : The product is still months away, but Microsoft is sharing a few more details on its forthcoming custom software package for midsize business servers. Microsoft first announced its plans for Centro back in September 2005, saying...
  • What are your thoughts on Licensing?

    Here at TechNet UK HQ, we have been learning that IT professionals are more connected to licensing than we had realised. I would really appreciate if you could complete this short survey and let me know what challenges you face and what we could do to...
  • How to sync Outlook contacts with Facebook pictures

    Thanks to Jason for posting about this. Following an earlier blog about how he wanted an application to sync Facebook pictures with Outlook contacts. Ross stepped us and wrote a brilliant application called " Fonebook" He has also updated with some...
  • Get Safe Online Awareness week 12-16th November

    The 12th to the 16th November is Get Safe Online Week 2007 and the Get Safe Online campaign will be travelling around the country offering independent, expert advice on how you can stay safe and secure when using the internet. Tuesday 13th November...
  • 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

    We know that IT Professionals are concerned about users opening the door to attackers by opening e-mail attachments, running macros, or using add-ins that contain viruses or other malware. This guide helps by giving guidance on how to safeguard your e...
  • Welcome to TechNet Edge

    I have been wanting to talk about this for ages. It is long overdue for IT Pros! This is a new community for IT Pros and a sister site to Channels 8 , 9 , 10 and Mix Online . We're extremely excited to bring you TechNet Edge! Some IT Professionals from...
  • Some announcements from IT Forum this week

    TechEd 2007: Microsoft touts Dynamic IT Microsoft Announces New Virtualization Offerings, Windows Server 2008 ... Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack Sets Sales Record The first service pack for 2007 Microsoft Office system will be...
  • Springboard to Vista

    It’s been almost a year since the Windows Vista launch. This week we announced the "Windows Vista Springboard program" which the people in Redmond describe as: "A holistic resource for deploying Windows Vista solutions, it is designed to offer IT professionals...
  • DPM Calculator released

    Thanks to Brett who pointed out that we have now released the Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 Storage Requirements calculator to the web. As he says: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2007/10/31/data-protection-manager-2007-storage-calculator...
  • HP releases Home Server

    Infoworld covered that the first HP hardware boxes with Windows Home Server are to go on sale worldwide very shortly. Latest info from HP here: http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/447351-0-0-225-121.html According to Inforworld: Other companies...
  • Application Compatibility on Windows Server 2008

    I am a poet and yes I did know it :) Here are the details on this from the product team in Redmond: We’ve just launched a major upgrade to http://www.innovateonwindowsserver.com/ , which is an application readiness portal targeting developers of...
  • TechNet Events - places still available

    We still have quite a few places available for the next round of TechNet on the Road. Unfortunately Falkirk and Newcastle are particularly low, so we really need to get some more people interested and registered for these to definitely take place. ...
  • The new Windows Live

    Yesterday Microsoft announced the next generation of Windows Live. You can try this new release by visiting www.windowslive.com and start using Windows Live to share photos, communicate with your friends and family, as well as help protect your PCs and...
  • Announcing Microsoft's first standalone Search solution

    Also yesterday, Microsoft announced Microsoft Search Server 2008 (MSS) and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express (MSS Express), which will RTM in H1 of 2008. The new MSS and MSS Express products are our offerings for the standalone search solution market...
  • System Center Mobile Device Manager - 2 new events announced

    Following on from my post last week about the release of this product, TechNet has worked with the Windows Mobile team to deliver 2 events about this new product and it is being delivered by none-other than our famous Mr Mobile in the UK, Jason Langridge...
  • TechNet hits the road again: 1st stop Falkirk

    After nearly not making it due to a dodgy plane engine...long story but fortunately we didn't take off before they realised it was dodgy.....we are here in Falkirk today for a full day of everything from SQL Server 2008 to Terminal Services to Office...
  • TechNet Magazine - November Issue

    Did you miss out on the November issue of TechNet Magazine? Make sure you complete your free subscription to get the magazine that's written for IT professionals by IT professionals. This month includes articles on System Center, Windows Vista, UAC...
  • Do you know what Microsoft software you have in your company? I mean really, really?

    Well.......Microsoft has introduced a new Software Asset Management (SAM) programme that offers some useful tools to help you manage software assets effectively. The Microsoft Inventory Analyser 4.0 is a free tool that helps you build an accurate snapshot...