September, 2013

  • Tech.Days Windows Server 2012 IT Camps

    The Microsoft UK IT Pro Team are back on the road this October delivering IT Camps to venues up and down the UK. These days proved to be incredibly popular last year, showing IT pros across the UK Windows Server 2012 and giving them the chance to get...
  • IT security firestarters and how to manage them

    By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . When we’re talking about fire risk in IT, security is the tinder dry forest waiting for a wayward spark. While it’s great to have the tools and processes in place to put out fires and minimise...
  • After Hours - Canon EOS talking to a Surface Pro over wifi

    Please note This an after hours post, specifically about connecting a Canon EOS 6D to windows 8/8.1.  I have written it for two reasons -  so I can remember how to do it and because this you might need to do something like this for a camera...
  • Mevade and Sefnit: Stealthy click fraud

    ​Recently Trojan:Win32/Mevade made news for being the first large botnet to use Tor to anonymize and hide its network traffic. Within a few weeks, starting mid-August, the number of directly connecting Tor users increased by almost 600 percent - from...
  • System Center Community/MVP Update

    As many of you have probably seen today, I have announced my resignation from Microsoft to go to a System Center partner company.  Friday will be my last official day at Microsoft, but I don’t plan on changing my personal level of commitment to the...
  • Empowering End Users via Automation

    By Jeremy Thake , VP of Global Product Innovation at AvePoint Inc . You’ve got your Microsoft SharePoint deployment up and running, and your SharePoint Admins have spent countless hours tidying things up to ensure your infrastructure...
  • End of support for Java SE 6

    ​If you’re running Java SE 6, we have some news for you: Oracle stopped providing public updates to it after February 2013. Enterprise customers will still have access to long term help through their support channels. For everyone else, you...
  • Become an IT transformer: Create a battle plan

    By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . In a busy IT department it can be difficult to think about long-term planning. But there are (rare!) times when you've successfully fought all the fires you need to that day and you’ve freed...
  • #TechNetTidy – The good, the bad and the dangerous.

    Last month, we at Microsoft were acting good on our monthly theme of sprucing up over the summer. I personally was cleaning in and around my desk, which seemed to be a larger job than first thought, mostly down to the jungle of warped wires which had...
  • Common Uses & Examples of Automation

    By David Allen , Microsoft System Center MVP. IT process automation is the ability to orchestrate and integrate tools, people and processes through a workflow. Automation benefits include, reduced human errors, faster response to problems...