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ANNOUNCEMENT - SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturers, will be generally available April 1st
The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group. “Today I am very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1 . SQL Server 2014 is the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work...
18 Mar 2014
A roundup of the announcements at SharePoint Conference 2014
There have been quite a few announcements at the SharePoint Conference 2014 this week – here’s a quick digest: One Drive for Business (the product formerly known as SkyDrive Pro): There’s a new standalone OneDrive for business subscription plan that includes Office Online, and SharePoint...
5 Mar 2014
Why upgrading your skillset and software improves business productivity.
By Steve Smith, Owner of Combined Knowledge and SharePoint MVP since 2006 Hi everyone, I'm Steve Smith, I have been working with Microsoft Technology since the early 90’s, I specialize in Infrastructure. Over the last 12 years I’ve been working a lot with the various SharePoint products...
26 Feb 2014
Careers Advice for the IT Professional
I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans. A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about...
23 Jan 2014
Golfanläggningar lyfter med molnet
Golfservices Norden arbetar sedan starten 2011 med att ge golfanläggningar nöjdare medlemmar samt att öka anläggningarnas lönsamhet. För att detta ska vara möjligt är en väl fungerande IT-plattform en föruts ättning. Golfservices har valt att...
18 Nov 2013
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...
21 Nov 2013
Office 365 Detailed Service Descriptions
If you’re considering Office 365 or have started with the free trial then you’d be well placed to head over and check out the Office 365 Service Descriptions where you’ll find some really deep information about what’s included in each part of the service. I’ve seen some mention of Office 365 not...
4 Jul 2011
The Week that Was 16th - 23rd July 2012
Last week was all about Office 365 with video’s, virtual tours, case studies and much more. Also slipping into the week was a guest post – Part 3 of our high availability series and an interesting article from Andrew Fryer on Hyper V for small businesses. We also introduced the newest member...
23 Jul 2012
Flash Newsletter: Preparing for XP End of Support, Fixing and Modernising Applications
This fortnight’s TechNet Flash is all about being prepared for the Windows XP end of support and getting your systems ready for the next generation of applications. Our feature article by Andy Hodges provides some great insights into how to create custom domains for Office 365 and this month is a really...
19 Apr 2012
Free Office 365 online meeting and demo for UK charities
If you work in one of the many marvellous charities spread throughout the UK, you might be looking into ways of communicating effectively. Great communication with the public is something so essential for charities but how is your communication within your organisation? Is there room for improvement...
2 May 2012
Licensing Logic: What Am I Actually Getting by Licensing Office 365?
Welcome to the first in the series of ‘Licensing Logic’. A series of exclusive articles brought to you from the Microsoft Licensing team, specifically for our TechNet audience, Office 365 is a brand. But we have a challenge to overcome by using that name. Our challenge is that the Office...
18 Nov 2013
Yammer - the Missing Link
B y Alexander Jethwa from Firebrand Training With the recent 1st anniversary since Microsoft purchased Yammer there have been huge changes & improvements of the Enterprise Social Networking platform, with one of its key benefits being team collaboration & value to business processes...
22 Jul 2013
Real World Windows Azure: Quest Software and OnDemand Migration for Email
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, Microsoft connected with Ron Robbins, Product Manager , Migration Solutions, at Quest Software to learn more about how Quest uses Windows Azure to deliver its OnDemand Migration for Email solution. Read Quest Software’s success story in this...
2 Aug 2012
Six months to Windows XP end of support – have you made the move?
By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . Windows XP was born in 2001 – which remarkably makes it almost a teenager! Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about avoiding those difficult teenage years? What was technology like at the beginning of the millennium? Well for a start...
10 Oct 2013
Free Office 365 eBook for everyone
Something rather interesting just crossed my desk and I thought it was worth sharing. This free eBook just landed (virtually) on my desk and it really is an eBook at circa 300 pages of explanation about Office 365 how it works and who it’s useful for. It’s not a deeply technical book but...
17 Aug 2011
Explore Office 365 at your desk on 30 June
Got 75 minutes free on 30 June? Put this online conference in your calendar at 10am and join us to explore Office 365. We’ll help you: Understand the cloud opportunity Demonstrate the features and functionality of Office 365 with a promise of no jargon or IT speak Make it clear how you can progress by...
22 Jun 2011
Register now for the Office 365 Jump Start for IT pros
Microsoft Office 365 for IT Professionals Jump Start Class - Microsoft Productivity, Email, & Collaboration in the Cloud Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted email, communication and collaboration software – Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online – with...
11 May 2011
Resources for IT Apprentices
Today I went to talk to a group of IT Apprentices at QA’s centre in Birmingham, thanks for a good day guys and especially to Lorette who organised the day. If you aren’t sure what apprentices are then you should find out more about IT Apprenticeships ...read more
27 Jul 2011
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...
31 Dec 2010
Productivity in the cloud with Office 365 – beta now available
Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop suite for businesses of all sizes. Take a look at the posh new website here . Technorati Tags: Office 365 beta
20 Oct 2010
Guest Post: Managing Office 365 with PowerShell
By Thomas Lee – PowerShell MVP Thomas is a UK IT Pro, with over 40 years’ experience in the IT field. He’s presently a PowerShell MCP and is very busy doing writing, consulting and training around some of the key Microsoft technologies including PowerShell, Lync and Windows Server...
28 Mar 2012
Office 365 ROI Case Studies - Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Read how two of our Office 365 customers are seeing direct and indirect benefits to their business from their move to cloud based services from Microsoft. D7 Consulting deployed Microsoft Office 365 to improve the reliability of email messaging and enable employees to share and collaborate on documents...
17 Jul 2012
Office 365 launch – download the introduction for administrators
If you missed the launch of Office 365 you can catch the video announcement at the Microsoft News Centre. Getting down to practicalities, there’s an introduction to Office 365 for administrators here . If you missed yesterday’s post, have a look now to get the new deployment guide and some other useful...
29 Jun 2011
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. ...
18 Jul 2012
Moving to Office 365 – FAQs
The Microsoft Online Services Team recently published a blog post comprising some questions they’ve seen coming up around moving from Business Productivity Online Suite to Office 365. If you’ve got a question, the chances are other people are having similar thoughts, so pop over and have a read . Find...
17 Aug 2011
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