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  • Blog Post: #TechNetTidy Competition

    How tidy is your physical environment? Have you any cabling left lying around or temporarily put in place which has now become 'live'? Being the curious cat's we are, we thought it would be fun to see a few photo's of your server rooms. Chaos or Clean? To find out we have decided to run a monthly...
  • Blog Post: Save Sam Application Compatibility Videos & Winner

    It’s been a really tough decision this week, but our judges have come to a conclusion on the winning video answer to Sam’s question on Application Compatibility . So without further ado, a big congratulations to ‘yachtinglimited’ for their animated entry! A brand new FULL HD...
  • Blog Post: Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas - Five Old Things

    Please note: this competition now closed On the Fifth day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Five old things! Welcome to the Fifth day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. We struggled to find five gold rings today, so instead gathered 5 old things, and 5 not so...
  • Blog Post: #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 accrued between my monitor, laptop and other desk...
  • Blog Post: Beat Dan at the Windows Server 2012 Game!

    Dan Pilling our manager here on the DPE team has thrown down the gauntlet and has said that he can’t be beaten in the Windows Server 2012 Game ! I told him not to be so silly and that this was a rash comment considering how awesome you folks are in the community and how clued up you all are on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 6

    This time next week you’ll be celebrating and off on your festive holidays! There are only 7 days left in the competition season and things are starting to warm up nicely!   Competition To enter today’s competition you need to let us know what your favourite Windows 8 app is and why? Let us know...
  • 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...