September, 2011

  • InfoPath and SharePoint Online – a guest post from Jessica Meats

    This fortnight’s TechNet feature article is from Jessica Meats, Microsoft UK Partner Technology Advisor. SharePoint Online is a multi-tenant environment, meaning that each customer’s SharePoint deployment might exist on the same servers as someone else...
  • How do you support consumerisation of IT

    Delivering an environment where people are able to bring their own devices into the office and use them is certainly one of the biggest trends of our time and it’s proving to be one of the hardest things to support. To quote Forrest Gump “you...
  • Some beyond-basic free tools for IT Pros

    Andrew and I often get asked questions about some of the more basic elements of the job and a question that comes up time and time again is what are the best tools to use for doing X. For me I often get asked how you start to plan a migration, to understand...
  • Guest Post - PowerShell by Thomas Lee (MVP)

    PowerShell by Thomas Lee (PowerShell MVP) As many IT Pros already know, unless you have been living in a cave, PowerShell is one of Microsoft’s administrative task automation platforms. It is designed to enable IT Pro’s to manage all aspects of a Windows...
  • Still on XP? Why you should be browsing with IE8

    Find out what you're missing - Download IE8 Here . There are plenty of people out there still using Windows XP, however many parts of the operating system have needed to be updated in order to keep things going. There have been three service packs...
  • Save Sam’s Job and Win Great Prizes

    Sam is an IT Project Manager who has purchased a large batch of Windows 7 Enterprise licenses without consulting her bosses. They don’t want to move from XP and now her job’s at threat! She needs your help as an IT Professional to convince...
  • The basics of Windows Azure for IT Pros

    Windows Azure has now been around long enough to be a mature platform for building services on and as such IT Professionals are being asked to look at the service. Of course IT Pros are looking for slightly different things from a platform than others...
  • IE9 is secure, managed and trusted for your organisation

    In this world concerned with consumerised IT where almost everyone is familiar with using a browser of some description and many are bombarded by messages about how “fast” the internet can be if you use browser X, it really is important to...
  • Back to Basics

    Any profession has core technical skills needed to do the job, but what are they for the IT Professional? Whatever you are doing in IT there is probably an element of scripting and in the Microsoft world the universal scripting language is PowerShell...
  • The week that was on the UK TechNet Blog: 26-30 September

    We’ve reached the end of another beautiful week here at TechNet HQ. That means it’s time for the weekend, a mass exodus to the nearest beach and your weekly Blog update. Here’s what we’ve been talking about over the past 5 days. IE9 is secure, managed...