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  • Blog Post: Share your Technical Talent and Join us at TechEd 2014 in Barcelona! #TechEdChallenge

    The UK IT Pro team are giving away four trips to TechEd Europe 2014, 28th – 31st October in the brilliant, bustling Barcelona! It is really easy to enter, all you need to do is upload a video demonstrating your technical talent to see if you’re Cloud Ninja and Rackman combined to control...
  • Blog Post: Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas–Day 4

    Today is the fourth day of the 12 days in the run up to Christmas. Here’s a taster of the great prizes that you could be in with a chance of winning and some of the challenges that you will be asked to do – in no particular order! Today we are giving away 1 Atari tshirt, 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows...
  • Blog Post: Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Nine Apps Compiling

    Please Note: This competition is now closed! On the Ninth day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Nine Apps Compiling! Welcome to day nine of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. Yesterday our true love gave away, ‘Ten Boards-a-Bleeping'. Were you one of our...
  • Blog Post: Competition: Twelve Days of Geekmas - Two Beta Tests

    Please Note: This competition is now closed, winners below. On the second day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Two Beta Tests! Welcome to the second day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition, today’s challenge should be second nature to any devs, so good luck...
  • Blog Post: Share the Love Competition Winners Announced!

    On Wednesday 1st February we launched the Share the Love competition for our community to win one of three SQL Server branded NorthFace Fleeces. (as shown below) The Three winners are: Jen Stirrup Daniel Sutton Dave Morrisson Congratulations folks and look out for additional competitions...
  • Blog Post: Competition: Get Certified, Get Ahead & Win

    By passing an MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. What's more, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month you can enter again (see terms and conditions for full details). UK weekend away...
  • Blog Post: Save Sam – The Final Winners and Videos

    Congratulations, after 20 brilliant videos and thousands of views, your great tips have successfully helped to save Sam’s job and convince her bosses to deploy Windows 7, starting now! Along the way you’ve won loads of awesome prizes too, congratulations to all of our winners and thank...
  • Blog Post: And the Winner of Sam’s MultiTouch PC Is…

    After much deliberation we have reached a conclusion for the winner of Sam’s Lenovo B320 Multi-Touch All-In-One PC. Congratulations go to the TechieGirls for winning with their very first attempt! The judges all loved the creativity and the props used, as well as the importance and relevance of...
  • Blog Post: Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas - Twelve Doodlers Didling

    On the twelfth day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Twelve Doodler’s Didling. Welcome to day one of ‘The Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition! Sponsored by Didlr , We’ve a great kick off challenge to get you in a festive mood! HOW TO ENTER? Competition...
  • Blog Post: Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 7

    A week into the 12 Days of Geekmas and we have already given away loads of great prizes! Today is no different!   Competition To enter today’s competition you need share your top tips relating to Windows Server 2012 in the comments on this competition page along with your email address so that...
  • Blog Post: Winner Announcement: Windows Server Design Competition

    We are really pleased to announce the winner of the Windows Server Design Competition!  It was a really tough call to decide who should win this one!  I never realised we had such talented design lead IT Pro’s. The Winner of the Windows Server 2012 Design Competition is…. Josiah Allen-Litchmore...
  • Blog Post: 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 more information about many of the great free tools...
  • Blog Post: Offer: Try CloudRooms for free and learn about Office 2010 or Office 365

    CloudRooms ™ is an online classroom environment with live instructors and interactive labs, allowing you to access the learning resources via a PC. It’s modular learning method has been proved to help learners retain more information while the online delivery removes unnecessary time and expense associated...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Readers’ Windows Deployment Videos to Save Sam!

    Sam’s received some great tips to help her convince her bosses to deploy Windows 7 and you can watch them all below. For more information about many of the great free tools mentioned check out the Windows 7 Tech Centre . Congratulations this week go to JangidUK, whose animated video is not only...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Migration Expert Found

    You might remember that not that long ago we ran a competition to find a Windows 7 Migration expert in the TechNet Blog community to present the final slot at the Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How? online conference. I’m pleased to announce that we have found our expert! Paul Cooke is a Project Manager...
  • Blog Post: Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Six Geeks-a-Playing

    Please note: Competition now closed On the Sixth day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Six Geeks-a-Playing! Welcome to the Sixth day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. We’ve got Lego galore today, with a SQL Server twist courtesy of today’s sponsor...
  • Blog Post: Make Your Bid for an Architecture Design Session or Microsoft Marketing Expertise

    When we get some time out from bringing you all the latest IT Pro news, events and competitions, we like to do our bit for charity here at TechNet. The Developer Partner Evangelism (DPE) Group at Microsoft, of which TechNet is a part, are undertaking a ‘Store Wars’ challenge in conjunction with Naomi...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 are almost here!

    The Windows team have just announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have both been released to Manufacturing!  The wait is almost over! Windows Server 2012 RTM For those of you interested in Windows Server 2012 get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4 . That’s when Windows...
  • Blog Post: Win amazing experiences with IE9

    Internet Explorer 9 – it’s blisteringly fast, elegantly designed and the securest browser yet. Now you have two ways to win by voting for your favourite IE9 videos . We’ve launched a competition to ask people what they would do to get IE9 at work and we’ll be posting the best examples of how far they...
  • Blog Post: Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Three VM's

    Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the Third day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Three VMs! Welcome to the third day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. With only three full days left the Geekmas competition is hotting up, we've...
  • Blog Post: 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 board that Windows 7 is worth deploying. In...
  • Blog Post: The Week that Was 6th - 13th Feb

    Last week was a bit of an events week! We featured 3 different styles of events from architecture to technical and management. None of which should be missed at all! We also put out the TechNet newsletter which was all about private cloud! If you’re looking for any links relating to this topic...
  • Blog Post: Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas Day 9

    Things are hotting up and we’re getting ever close to day 12 and the big prizes! Each day we’re getting bigger and better prizes but the challenges are getting harder… Some of you struggled a little with figuring out yesterdays competition answers so we’ll try not to make it too hard for you today… Terms...
  • Blog Post: Win a Full HD TV, Blu-ray Home Cinema System & Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray by Saving Sam!

    Last fortnight your tips on ease of use earned Sam a stay of execution – check out all the great responses here . Now she needs to know, how she can make sure all the applications her company currently uses on XP will continue to work on Windows 7? To enter, create a short video clip (less than...
  • Blog Post: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – A Present from the TechNet Team.

    Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the last day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. A Present from the TechNet Team! We’ve reached the end of this seasons big TechNet Geekmas giveaway, across twelve tech-twist days we will have rewarded 78 winners with...