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May, 2008

  • Drench your brain

    Totally agree with Steve C that the best TV advert around at the moment has Brains from the Thunderbirds dancing to "Rhythm is a Dancer" I wish water had that affect on me!!!! You can watch it in full here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e2aRDacKANs&eurl...
  • Download the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

    Volume 4 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report was just published. Download it today for an in-depth, global perspective on software vulnerabilities, software exploits, malicious software, and unwanted software for the second half of 2007. http...
  • Please complete the Microsoft IT Manager survey

    Calling all IT Managers... We are conducting a short survey to find out where you get the information you need to determine your organisation's IT vision/strategy. The criteria for taking part in the survey is that you must have at least three direct...
  • Microsoft UK's use of Bitlocker

    Phil wrote in the latest issue if the security newsletter: At InfoSecurity last month Ed Gibson (Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Ltd), Cliff Evans (Security Marketing Lead, Microsoft Ltd) and I were talking about the latest physical loss of equipment...
  • Exec Describes Microsoft's 'Social Networking' Vision

    Redmond | News: Exec Describes Microsoft's 'Social Networking' Vision A Microsoft executive involved with the company's Windows Live efforts outlined some of the company's ideas about cloud-based computing and social networking technologies today. The...
  • Interop roundup

    On May 7 th , Microsoft released a new Word add-on to help visually impaired users PC Magazine reported that on May 7 th , “Microsoft joined with Sonata Software, Ltd. and the Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium to launch an initiative...
  • Windows Essential Server Solutions - SBS and EBS

    This week we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions - Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 . Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both. EBS is available...
  • Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 - some gold dust feedback

    I cannot tell you how much this made my day! Tony, IT Manager from Bott Ltd, sent this to me out of the blue last week having read a TechNet Magazine article about DPM 2007. I have actually cut and pasted it straight from the email as it reads perfectly...
  • Microsoft migrates MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V virtual machines

    Microsoft, which eats its own dog food since the Virtual Server 2005 era, just announced the complete migration of both MSDN and TechNet, two of the most popular web sites in the world, on virtual machines. Microsoft kept the back-end database on physical...
  • TechNet Spotlight: Building a Security Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront

    In Building a Security Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront Ronald Beekelaar provides an in-depth technical overview of Forefront Client Security, Server Security and Edge Security. This includes Forefront Server products for Exchange Server 2007 and...
  • TechNet in the North: Microsoft’s vision for Unified communications, with James O'Neill

    Register for this event Date - 02-Jul-2008 Time - 2pm - 5pm Location - Leeds/Bradford Microsoft's Vision for Unified Communications Speaker: James O'Neill, IT Professional Evangelist Following on from the success of the MSDN events in the North, Black...
  • Windows Vista Virtual Lab: Improve your PC's Power Management

    This was a popular topic in the last newsletter so though this would be worth sharing: With Windows Vista Power Options, you have more control over how your mobile PC uses and manages power. Windows Vista includes three default power plans to help manage...
  • Office Live Small Business - Your chance to win a £2000 prize package each week

    Until 20th July, we're giving away a £2000 prize package every week comprising a new Dell laptop, a complete makeover for your website and over £500 in cash To enter the prize draw, just click on http://smallbusiness.officelive.com/uk/sos and follow...
  • Security Round up

    2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide: Threats and Countermeasures This guide is a comprehensive technical reference that explains the security and privacy settings for the six referenced applications, their recommended configurations, and which threats...
  • WWT

    What does WWT stand for I hear you ask? Well if it were for my reaction then it would be Wow Wow Treble Wow. Really is stands for WorldWide Telescope which is a Web 2.0 visualisation software environment that enables your computer to function as a...
  • How do I videos

    These short videos focus on specific tasks and show you how to accomplish them, step-by-step, using Microsoft products and technologies. Subscribe to the RSS feed to see new content every month or go here A few that I think will be popular: 10 Cool...
  • Update: Xobni now available to all

    Monday was an exciting day for Xobni. After seven months of invite-only beta, they announced that Xobni is now publicly available for anyone to download. If you need to download Xobni, download it instantly here: http://www.xobni.com/download You can...
  • FAQ from the TechNet Roadshow 2008

    We are now just over halfway through the 2008 Launch Roadshow and, as per last time, we have been taking questions via text messages from attendees in the audience. It has been interesting to see a few popular questions repeated over the three events...
  • TechNet Deployment Event: Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office system - why and how?, Manchester, 3rd June

    Just a reminder that this event is taking place: Register Now If you have a Microsoft licensing agreement * there are resources you already have to help explain why and how you can effectively deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007 in your organisation...