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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
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
Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April
New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
30 Jan 2013
Case Study: Postal Agency Reduces Costs by 20% with Automated Deployments and Private Cloud
Country or Region: United Kingdom Industry: Government—Postal agencies Royal Mail Group is responsible for universal mail collection and delivery in the United Kingdom. It delivers more than 62 million items to 28.8 million addresses every working day. The organization was preparing to upgrade to the...
23 Aug 2012
Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec
A technology that’s been around for quite some time is IPSec, it helps to ensure security of communications between two network devices. With IPSec in place two devices need to establish a peer-to-peer trust before communication can take place, it’s kind of like having a secret handshake. If your...
8 May 2012
Book of the Fortnight – Windows Internals Part 1, 6th Edition
This week’s book of the fortnight is Windows Internals Part 1, and thanks to our friends at Microsoft Press TechNet Readers can get it with a special 40% discount ! For more information, check out the Microsoft Press Shop’s TechNet Book page , or order an electronic copy using the code ‘Technetuk’ at...
26 Apr 2012
TechNet Seminar: Accelerate IE Migration as part of your Windows 7 Deployment with Microsoft and Quest
Just a reminder that the Quest/Technet event on migrating from IE6 is on April 19 th at the Reading Madesjki stadium. Space is limited for this exclusive event, so review the agenda and sign up today! Details below and registration at http://www.quest.com/seminar/solving-ie-6-application-compatibility...
10 Apr 2012
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...
15 Feb 2012
Event: IT Camp Leeds Feb 28th
Back in December Simon and I invited a few friends along to help us beta test a different kind of event, an IT Camp . The idea is simply to do smaller, more interactive events where discussions and questions are encouraged. The presenters ...read more
1 Feb 2012
Simon and I have spent most of last week on stand duty at BETT one of the largest education events in the world. We were there to field questions from teachers and some of the hardest working IT Professionals, those supporting the IT in schools. ...read more
16 Jan 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
Save Sam – The Final Winners and Videos
Congratulations, after 20 brilliant videos and thousands of views, your great tips have successfully helped to save Sam’s job and convince her bosses to deploy Windows 7, starting now! Along the way you’ve won loads of awesome prizes too, congratulations to all of our winners and thank...
20 Dec 2011
The Penultimate Save Sam Competition Winner
We’re nearing the end of our Save Sam competition and there’s just a few prizes left! Sam’s had some great advice and it just keeps coming, with entries from pauliddon, JangidUK and a debut entry from silverhandicrafts this time. For more information about many of the great free tools...
5 Dec 2011
BCDBoot–one of my new best friends
I am getting ready for a series of interactive events next month and one of the things I wanted to show was a hyper-V cluster. No doubt Simon and could have blagged some kit, but we decided to use what we had lying around in the office. ...read more
29 Nov 2011
Your Final Chance to Save Sam - Win a Windows Phone
Sam needs your assistance one last time in her quest to convince her bosses to deploy Windows. Your tips so far have been a massive help, she now knows just how to deploy Windows 7 and has been able to demonstrate why it will be so much easier than initially thought. Sam now has to make a formal presentation...
28 Nov 2011
New Free Tool – Find Customised TechNet Content
Earlier this week we launched a brand new tool on the TechNet UK website to help you discover the top content that will help with your Windows 7 Migration. All you have to do is enter where you are with your migration, or if you’ve not started at all the thing that’s holding you back, and...
24 Nov 2011
TechNet Readers’ Windows Deployment Videos to Save Sam!
Sam’s received some great tips to help her convince her bosses to deploy Windows 7 and you can watch them all below. For more information about many of the great free tools mentioned check out the Windows 7 Tech Centre . Congratulations this week go to JangidUK, whose animated video is not only...
22 Nov 2011
Win a new Intel Core i3 Laptop – Just Submit your Tips!
Those were great tips on Deployment, the board were impressed! Now the board want to know, if they deploy Windows 7, how can they manage it day-to-day? Here’s the story so far: Sam is an IT Project Manager who has purchased a large batch of Windows 7 Enterprise licenses without consulting...
14 Nov 2011
Listen On Demand to How and Why you Should Deploy Windows 7
Not that long ago we held an online conference on the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ of deploying Windows 7, featuring a brilliant ‘Real-World Migration’ slot from Paul Cooke and Tom Unwin. They gave us the low-down on how and why Plymouth City Council are deploying Windows...
8 Nov 2011
Win a 4TB NAS Solution & Sonos Device With Your Deployment Tips
Thanks for all the tips we’ve had so far on Ease of Use, Compatibility and Security! However, Sam’s bosses still aren’t convinced. This fortnight the powers that be are concerned that they don’t have the money, time or resources to deploy Windows 7, and they’ve heard...
31 Oct 2011
T-900 Days Until Support for Windows XP Ends
The 20th October 2011 was another milestone as we look towards End of Support (EoS) for Windows XP. Checking my countdown gadget tells me that we’re now at only 894 days until the XP support switch is flicked to off, and no support means Windows XP becomes a significant risk for your business....
26 Oct 2011
Join us online tomorrow to discuss Windows 7 Deployment
There’s still time for you to register to attend our Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How online conference tomorrow. Just head over here and fill in your details, it only takes a couple of minutes and you’ll benefit from follow-up content as well as event details delivered straight to...
24 Oct 2011
What do you want to hear at the Windows Deployment online conference?
We’re busy planning away for our Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How online conference next Tuesday. Hopefully you’ll be joining us on the day, make sure you head over here and register for free now if you haven’t already. We put the wheels in motion for this event as a result of discussions with our...
19 Oct 2011
Last Fortnight's Winning Save Sam Video
After much deliberation our judges have reached a decision on the winner of last fortnight's Save Sam competition . Congratulations to 'thelongclimb', a limited edition mug and Acer Aspire ICONIA TAB will be winging their way to you very soon! While thelongclimb's video may have been judged the best...
11 Oct 2011
Save Sam Video Link - Win a Full HD TV & Blu-ray Goodies
We're a week into the entry period for Sam's latest question on Windows 7 compatibility, so it's high time that we gave you the link to the video to which you need to post your response. So without further ado, here it is ! Post your video as a response to this one by Monday 17 October to get your hands...
11 Oct 2011
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