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  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Mobile Dev/Test Datacentre?

    Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Like many of you, I’m incredibly mobile and other than my home office, don’t actually have a fixed base. My work also encompasses a vast variety of technology,...
  • Blog Post: ITAR - An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com Introduction If you run and/or own an Office365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. This kind of remote...
  • Blog Post: Adoption planning for Lync. Learning to love your users.

    The following post was contributed by Ben Lee , a Senior Lync Consultant at Modality Systems. I'm sure you are familiar with the old Victorian adage that children should be "seen and not heard", well sometimes it can be quite easy to forget that this shouldn’t apply to IT departments...
  • Blog Post: Is the cloud the right tool for your business & how do you know?

    Alan Richards has been working in IT for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows, Exchange and SharePoint. Alan is currently Senior Consultant with Foundation SP, a SharePoint services and delivery company...
  • Blog Post: Molnsatsning lyfter SATS

    En aggressiv molnstrategi med tyngdpunkt på produkter från Microsoft ger träningskedjan SATS en bättre IT-miljö. Därmed underlättas företagets fortsatta expansion samtidigt som kunderna erbjuds bättre service. Träningstrenden i Sverige håller...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 RC now available

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate (formerly Microsoft Office Communications Server) is newly available on TechNet for you to download . Here’s the lowdown, along with some guidance around the name change. Lync Server 2010 ushers in a new connected experience transforming communication...
  • Blog Post: 2012 is the year of flexible working - How much time and money could you save?

    By working remotely just a few times each week you save money, time and carbon emissions. Find out how much you and your company could be saving right now with this interesting infographic: http://www.anywhereworking.org/FutureWorldofWorking/ If that’s not enough easy to use collaboration comes of age...
  • Blog Post: Everything you need to know about Microsoft Lync Server 2010

    If you haven’t yet heard about the launch of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, then shame on you, you haven’t been reading the blog regularly. Someone who’s always in the know is our very own evangelist Simon May, and he’s had a chat about all things Lync with Vicente Fraser, CIO at...
  • Blog Post: Unified Comms User Group Events: A Day of Lync 2010

    In a related way to how tablets provide a more flexible and intuitive interface to applications, unified communications provides a way for us to better and more productively communicate with our colleagues, customers, clients and partners. Providing a single interface to instant messaging, voice and...
  • 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: The week that was 16th – 23rd April

    It’s been a busy week here at TechNet HQ, not least for Simon May who we’re thrilled to see has got his blogging hat back on and knocked out two great articles about Consumerisation of IT (consumer devices in the workplace to the rest of us)! We also brought you some interesting little tidbits about...