September, 2011

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virtualisation and the small business

    At this time of year our team is heavily into planning meetings. One debate I got into in one of these sessions was the importance of virtualisation to smaller businesses. The general reaction was that this is a technology more relevant to large organisations...
  • End the week in style! Win a Microsoft Touch or Explorer Touch Mouse

    These are smart, aren’t they? We’re showcasing the very best of Microsoft design with some great new hardware launches. With the multi-touch Touch Mouse, exclusively for Windows 7, all tasks become more natural, fluid, and intuitive. The Explorer Touch...
  • Zero degrees

    Despite the hype about out sourcing, offshoring and more recently the cloud, the IT Professional population in the UK is largely static at about 970,000. Any population of this size is made up of a wide variety of people from diverse educational backgrounds...
  • Cloud Adoption in SMEs

    One of our UK TechNet readers, Christopher Latham, wrote to me a couple of weeks ago looking for help with some research he’s undertaking for his MSc Dissertation and the subject “ Cloud Computing adoption in SMEs” is something that I’m really interested...
  • Notes from The Cloud Circle

    Hi folks I’ve just jumped off stage and as promised here are a load of links about what I’ve just talked about, some of the companies I highlighted and other useful resources. After the links you’ll find a SkyDrive based copy of the...
  • Tech.Days Online returns!

    Recordings from the whole day are available here . F ollowing on from the success of last year’s Tech.Days Online series, we are back with our new schedule of events. It all kicks off on 27 October with Simon May, Andrew Fryer, Steve Plank and...
  • Register for our online conference ‘Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How’, 25 October

    Update 08/11 - You can view on demand recordings of all the sessions here . Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How Join us on 25 October for the ‘Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How?’ online conference, a one-stop guide to why...
  • Helping you tackle the 10 immutable laws of security

    This great TechNet library article calls out ten top security issues and helps you to meet them head on to improve the security of your systems. The article tackles a heavy topic in a refreshingly lightweight style, so grab a cuppa and h ave a read here...