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  • Blog Post: Book of the Fortnight: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions

    Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL-and increase the performance and speed of your queries. Optimize your queries-and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems-using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you'll learn how to apply calculations against...
  • Blog Post: Here’s the first TechNet Flash newsletter of 2011

    We’re back! We missed you, so this fortnight’s newsletter is a bumper edition all about making Windows server management easier. We’ve got a feature article from the lovely folks at Inframon, along with the usual round up of top stories and downloads, and no less than two chances to win some amazing...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Flash - coming to an inbox near you tomorrow

    If you haven't yet signed up for the fortnightly TechNet Flash newsletter, you're missing a trick. Every other Thursday we send all the latest TechNet news from across Microsoft direct to the inboxes of around 200,000 people. Along with news, features and competitions, the TechNet Flash offers practical...
  • Blog Post: IT Process Automation for Microsoft System Center – a guest post from Opalis expert, Greg Charman

    Greg Charman is an ex-Opalis expert who now works for Microsoft. Read Greg’s thoughts about how Opalis works with System Center and other similar tools in the systems management space. In December 2009 Microsoft acquired Opalis, a specialist provider of IT Process Automation (ITPA) software.  ...
  • Blog Post: The TechNet Newsletter is all about the Cloud!

    Here's the first TechNet Flash Newsletter for 2012! It's a new year and a new subject! We focused very much on Windows Azure and cloud services to bring you the latest news on the subject. Here's the newsletter in full for you to get your teeth into! You can also get the newsletter by signing up...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Flash talks desktop security

    Here’s this fortnight’s TechNet Flash newsletter , lovingly created by me especially for you. As well as a host of desktop security resources, you’ll also find a link to our spooky but splendid Halloween pumpkin carving competition . Get your own copy of the fortnightly Flash here .   Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 mugs up for grabs in today's TechNet Flash

    Have a gander at today's TechNet Flash newsletter for all you need to know about the potential cost savings you could see from moving your organisation's email to the cloud. We're also asking you to send us photos of your weird and wonderful workspaces - there's a Windows 7 mug available for the best...
  • Blog Post: The TechNet Flash competition winners are…

    ...very lucky people indeed, because they are the proud recipients of a Windows 7 mug. Yes, that’s right, tea breaks just got glam. One of these beauties is winging its way to the chosen five as I write: Congratulations to: Mark McVey Nasir Naeem David Masters Jon Baggaley...
  • Blog Post: Flash Newsletter: Tablets and the Enterprise

    This fortnight’s TechNet Flash is all about the challenges we face using and managing tablet and mobile devices in corporate environments. We also have some great events, downloads, and news of what you’ll be able to get your hands on as part of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition! This fortnight’s feature...
  • Blog Post: The future for IT Professionals – a guest post by Andrew Fryer

    I have to confess I never intended to be an IT professional or indeed to work in IT at all and although I love my career, it wasn’t planned in anyway. I had an inside track in that my dad was in at the ground (possibly 1st) floor of computing in the the UK when he started in 1963, however he never...
  • Blog Post: Scenarios where BPOS is brilliant

    Have you seen the article Simon May wrote for the current edition of TechNet Flash ? If not, Find out how BPOS can be your friend here .
  • Blog Post: TechNet Flash 5 August - Windows Intune and SharePoint Workflows

    This fortnight's TechNet Flash should be winging its way to you as I write. This edition features a great article from Simon May about the Windows Intune Beta, along with some useful SharePoint tips and all the latest Microsoft IT pro news. If you'd like to see the newsletter land in your inbox, please...
  • Blog Post: The week that was on the UK TechNet blog - 24-28 January

    That’s all for another week, folks. Here’s what the TechNet team’s been gassing about over the last five days: Microsoft Business Intelligence Seminar 2011 A Day in the Life of David Lynch, Microsoft Senior Support Engineer Win with the Windows 7 deployment learning portal Tech.Days online – live webinars...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server integration - read all about it in the TechNet newsletter

    This fortnight's TechNet newsletter covers integration with Windows Server and provides a good few chances for you to win some great prizes. Feast your eyes on the online version here , and sign up now to get future copies direct from my fingertips to your inbox.