December, 2011

  • The SharePoint 2010 Handbook – Guest Article by MVP John Timney

    John can be described as a creative, proactive and quality orientated Security Cleared, ITIL 3 Certified Management and IT Professional. He is a veteran MVP and a former Microsoft MSDN “Regional Director” which demonstrates a respected technical...
  • Event: SQLBits 10 – The Official UK SQL Server 2012 Technical Launch Event

    SQLBits , the UK’s SQL Server technical conference and the second largest SQL Server conference in the world, is undoubtedly the place to be if you’re keen to improve your SQL Server knowledge and find out what’s new in SQL Server 2012! Over nine previous...
  • What’s your Top Tech of 2011?

    Here at TechNet HQ we’re beginning to wind down for the holiday season, and whilst browsing around the interwebs I’ve come across a new article by Rory Cellan-Jones on the BBC Website about the importance that Technology has had to play in major events...
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012

    My Christmas card for 2011 is inspired by a frequent visitor to my back garden the Goldcrest .  The trick to seeing them is to resist the temptation to tidy up and dead head too much, whereas that’s exactly the sort of thing you should be thinking...
  • Virtual machine density in your data centre

    I can only run 11 server based  Virtual machines on my laptop, but all bar three of them are running SQL Server: 3 x VMs running SQL Server 2012 beta and the new AlwaysOn Cluster. Note one of these is running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server Core...
  • NO SQL Server

    I spent last Thursday at Black Marble’s Architect Forum and my slot was on SQL, NoSQL, some SQL. It went down very well but I used OneNote on my tablet not PowerPoint and like all modern art my drawing needs a bit of explaining.. Databases were originally...
  • Private Cloud–Nothing to see please move along

    One of the reasons the term Private Cloud is getting a bad press is that it’s all marketing fluff and isn’t real. In any data centre you are going to be doing thing like.. deploying applications fixing applications performance tuning load balancing resource...
  • Get Your Place at an Exclusive Pilot Event

    As a Friday treat, we’re offering 6 TechNet Readers the chance to win a place at an exclusive pilot event that we are running on the 12th of December in London! The event will be quite a different format to what you may be used to from Microsoft and is...
  • The week that was on the UK TechNet Blog: 28 Nov – 2 Dec

    The keen eyed among you have no doubt noticed that our new editor Sarah is mysteriously absent this week. No, we haven’t scared her off already, she’s been attacked by a mean bug and is currently off recovering in Sleep mode. Nonetheless, we’ve still...
  • The Penultimate Save Sam Competition Winner

    We’re nearing the end of our Save Sam competition and there’s just a few prizes left! Sam’s had some great advice and it just keeps coming, with entries from pauliddon, JangidUK and a debut entry from silverhandicrafts this time. For...