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  • 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: Optimized Desktop unplugged Slides

    Just a quick one to provide people access to the slides from todays OD unplugged session in London.  I can’t share my demo just now but I will record it…here are the slides for OD unplugged .  But also embedded in the post here courtesy of Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Key trend in the consumerisation of IT: self service

    Consumerisation is an amazing trend; the idea that anyone can make choices about the way they work and the tools they use to get their job done. From an IT point of view it can, at first, look like a scary proposition. All those people bringing in different bits of kit and making you look after them...
  • 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: Tech.Days 2011 - registration now open

    Tech.Days Live 2011 is now open for registration - ten events for IT pros and developers (and counting), two locations, one week. The main attraction will be three one-day events at the London Vue Cinema, Fulham Broadway, South West London. In addition, there will be an all day event and evening activities...
  • Blog Post: Did Father Techmas choose you?

    Ho, ho, ho…merry Techmas. Well, boys and girls, Father Techmas has been busily reading the letters you sent him and he’s told me which three of you he’ll be sending a copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. I offered to tell you myself, but Father Techmas insisted he wanted...
  • Blog Post: Five questions you might be asking about Office 2010 Service Pack 1

    If you’ve been asking yourself any of these questions about the recent release of Office 2010 SP1, you’ll find this post over on the Microsoft Office Updates blog most useful. Will installing Office 2010 Service Pack 1 require a reboot? Common Problem: “The installation of this package failed” How do...
  • Blog Post: TechNet magazine tip of the day – Office 2010 64-bit or 32-bit?

    Here are four things you should consider when you decide whether to deploy a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office 2010.   Technorati Tags: TechNet magazine , Office 2010
  • Blog Post: The week that was on the UK TechNet blog 14-18 February

    Love was all around on the UK TechNet blog this Valentine’s week… Thanks to those of you who entered the caption competition. You’re a cheeky bunch - I must say I hesitated before hitting ‘Publish’ on a few of your comments – it’s been a bit like Carry On TechNet ! Thanks for the laughs, we’ll be in...
  • 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: Four free tools for planning your Microsoft Office 2010 deployment

    Preparing for the big move to Office 2010? Here are four tools you should download to help you assess your environment and plan your migration. You’ll find everything you need to plan, deploy and manage Office 2010 right here on the TechNet Office 2010 Springboard page .   Technorati Tags: Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Nine Steps to deploying an Optimised Desktop – now available as single download

    Our nine step guide providing you all the learning resources, technical guidance, and hands-on know how so you need to plan, deploy, and manage Optimised Desktop has now been made available to download all in one go. Thank you for your feedback on this and we really do appreciate any further feedback...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Microsoft Word Research - Providing SharePoint Search features

    Geoff is a SharePoint MVP, and likes to be known as a “Hands on” Technical Evangelist and works as a SharePoint Solutions Architect. He has published many articles, guides and books about SharePoint. With over 25 years of experience in information systems, he is a Fellow of the Institute of the Analysts...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Free Software – a personal top ten

    You might think this will would make for a really short article post but actually  there’s a  huge amount of free tools and resource out there and I have had to restrict myself to a top ten across the server and client,  based on what Simon and I have used.  So please feel free to...
  • Blog Post: New Demo Series: Simplify Migrations with the MAP Toolkit

    Streamline and simplify migration assessments using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5. MAP is just one of the free resources provided by Microsoft Solution Accelerators, a team committed to providing tested guidance and automated tools to help organisations plan, securely deploy...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Office 365 Data Centre Virtual Tour

    When we were at TechEd Europe we were looking for those things that some of you may have missed and the things that were a bit out of the ordinary.  We managed to persuade one of the Office 365 team to take us on a virtual tour of their data centre which they had in Lego format at the event. ...