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Aligning Skills with Real World Business Benefits
By Steve Smith , SharePoint MVP and owner of Combined Knowledge. This article deals with the subject of ‘ Aligning skills with real world business benefits’ and why continued investment in technology skillsets is even more important today than it ever was. We will be looking at...
18 Jul 2013
Tech Ed Challenge - The results
WOW and when I say WOW I mean WOW! The TechNet team have been overwhelmed by the response to the TechEdChallenge ! We received nearly 500 entries to the competition and had to judge more than 40 Blog article submissions. On behalf of the team I wanted to thank each and ever person that took the...
5 Jun 2013
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...
7 May 2013
What does my TechNet and MSDN account let me do?
By Vicky Lea In a previous blog I talked about what you could do with free software, and referred to TechNet subscriptions and MSDN subscriptions. In this blog I am going to look into some more detail as to what your TechNet or MSDN subscription will allow you to do, starting first with TechNet. ...
15 Apr 2013
Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1
With just over a week until Tech Days Online , we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting. When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a "real-world...
15 Apr 2013
Register Now for the UK Windows Server 2012 Launch Event
The details have been finalised and we are all systems go for the UK Launch of Windows Server 2012 on 25th September 2012 in London! Join us at this exclusive Microsoft event in partnership with UK MVPs, Partners and the Windows Server User Group! You will gain a first look at the coolest new features...
14 Aug 2012
TechNet Readers’ Windows 7 Deployment Progress
You might have noticed over the past few weeks we’ve been asking you to have a quick click through our Windows Survey to help us understand how you’re getting along deploying Windows 7 and where we need to do a better job of helping out IT Pros in the UK. Not only does this prove valuable in guiding...
10 Jan 2012
Introducing Andrew Fryer: Creative, Eccentric, Trustworthy
Just when you thought you had met everyone on the TechNet UK team we bring you another blog post! This one’s another video one at that! The final member of our team is Andrew and we caught him at the TechNet IT Pro Camp and asked him our 10 questions. I do wonder what would happen if we had a psychologist...
21 Dec 2011
Introducing Alex Guy: Glastonbury, Techie, Microsoft-Convert
1. What is your name and where do you come from? (Imagine this being said Cilla Black – Blind Date Style!) Alex, originally from Chessington (Yes, where the World of Adventures is)! 2. How would you describe yourself using 3 tags? Glastonbury, Techie, Microsoft-Convert 3. What is your...
19 Dec 2011
Introducing Sarah Lamb–Geeky, Girly, Gadgety
You may have noticed my first post to TechNet on Friday 11th November . I’m Sarah Lamb , the newest addition to the TechNet team. I’ll be looking after the UK TechNet site, Flash Newsletter and Editing the blog content. I managed to find a spare 5 minutes to answer the same 10 questions that...
18 Nov 2011
Introducing Dan Pilling – Fun, Music Addict, Petrol Head
I managed to grab 5 minutes to interview Dan Pilling, a recent convert to Technet UK as the IT Professional Audience Marketing Manager. And what better way to introduce Dan to you properly than with 10 Questions! 1. What is your name and where do you come from? (Imagine this being said Cilla Black...
11 Nov 2011
Do you know where to find useful downloads on TechNet?
Looking at last week’s TechNet newsletter report (I like a bit of analysis), I can see that lots of you found Alex’s Indiana Jones-style TechNet website investigations useful, so I thought I’d pop the details on the blog where you can always find them. Alex found a few gems glimmering in the TechNet...
8 Aug 2011
Available now: Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1
Hop on over to the Microsoft Office Updates blog to find out more about the SP1 for our 2010 family of products , including Office, SharePoint, Project Server, FAST, Search Server, and Groove Server. Explore these further resources: Apply Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (TechNet library article) Deploy...
1 Jul 2011
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...
18 Feb 2011
My TechNet Top Five by Georgina Lewis (age 5)
Ok so I am not 5, but too ashamed to admit the real number! It's wednesday so it must be my turn for this game....this was a pretty easy thing to do for me having worked in the team for over 3 years 1) TechNet Magazine – I used to work on this in the UK when it was still an actual magazine,...
16 Feb 2011
What’s Sam’s TechNet top five?
Valentine’s Day got us thinking about the things we love, so this week each member of the TechNet team will be sharing their ‘ best of TechNet’ top five . First up is marketing gal, student intern, glamour puss and fitness fanatic, Samantha Taylor. Sam, it’s over to you… Here are the five things I love...
15 Feb 2011
Windows Azure ‘How Do I?’ video series
Regular readers will probably detect the fact that I’ve been poking about in the depths of the TechNet website again this morning… My voyage of discovery brought me to this great series of Windows Azure videos – they cover everything from ‘What is Azure?’ to cost, storage and management. It’s always...
5 Nov 2010
More TechNet ‘newness’ – Virtualisation TechCentre now live
Getting Business Done with Virtualisation is the fitting title of the new Virtualisation TechCentre on TechNet. Find all the latest guides and ‘how to’ material at your fingertips. Technorati Tags: Virtualisation , TechNet
5 Nov 2010
Get the latest updates from the UK TechNet team on Twitter
Are you following the UK TechNet team on Twitter yet? A very impressive 1548 of you are following @ASKTechNetUK and talking to us about what’s on your mind as an IT pro. Join us, won’t you?
29 Sep 2010
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...
28 Sep 2010
Easier reading with the lightweight TechNet library
As many of you have noticed, the Lightweight TechNet Library is now live on TechNet, offering improved page load times over the Classic (default) view along with a simpler, cleaner presentation. See a couple of screen grabs comparing the two and submit your comments here . Technorati Tags: TechNet
13 Sep 2010
Sshhh…quiet please in the TechNet library
I’ve been poking around in the TechNet Library this week, admittedly an area of the site I haven’t often visited before. There are some excellent technical resources right there at your finger tips, all easily catalogued by product or technology. The Microsoft IT Showcase area is rather good...
7 Sep 2010
Moving email to the cloud
Take a look at the latest in the TechNet On series for some great resources to help planning and strategy when running email in the cloud .
13 Aug 2010
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