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  • Blog Post: A brief overview of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011

    Last week was probably one of the few times when I wished I was in Vegas, as it played host to a sold out Microsoft Management Summit (MMS). The easiest way to describe the many announcements made was that the entire System Center suite will be upgraded this year and the product team also announced a...
  • Blog Post: TechNet magazine tip - upgrade App-V sequenced app packages using the command line

    Here’s another great TechNet magazine tip – let me know if there are other tips you’d like to see and I’ll have one of our fine technical minds give them some thought. In the meantime, enjoy this one: The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer can be run via the command line. This allows...
  • Blog Post: New Office 2010 top task page: Application Virtualisation

    Newly added to the Microsoft Office 2010 Springboard pages on TechNet, the Application Virtualisation (App-V) top task page is packed with techy guidance, videos and downloads. App-V provides a method to deploy and manage applications on client computers without installing the applications locally on...
  • Blog Post: Case Study & Videos: TechNet Readers help save £494,000 with Windows 7 Upgrade

    Regular readers of the TechNet Blog may remember that back in September Paul Cooke from Plymouth City Council won a competition we were running to come along and present alongside Andrew and Simon at the ‘ Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How ’ online conference. We were so impressed by Plymouth’s deployment...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

    New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
  • Blog Post: Just a Minute

    I am a big Radio 4 fan and Just a Minute is one of its treasured institutions. I thought it would be fun to apply its rules to your data centre. If you aren’t familiar with the game you have a minute to talk on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation and I think these are great...
  • Blog Post: The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!

    Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
  • Blog Post: Ten Top New Years Resolutions for IT Professionals

    At this time of year it’s traditional for everyone to start planning for next year but what are the most important things for an IT Professional to do in the coming year?  Next year is going to be the year when we start to see widespread cloud (both public and private) adoption now that some of...