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  • Blog Post: Windows 10: Ready for business

    One billion devices – within the next two to three years, that’s the target for Windows 10. It’s ambitious, but achievable. It’s a goal that cannot be met without widespread workspace adoption and if Microsoft wishes to make this a reality we must prove to IT Pros why changing...
  • Blog Post: Updated: What did I miss at BUILD 2015? A Summary of Announcements

    I think it's fair to say it's been a pretty busy 24 hours for our colleagues over in the US! Whilst we were making our way home from what could have been any other Wednesday, our American counterparts and several thousand guests were settling in for a keynote session full of exciting announcements...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 135 Understanding Azure RemoteApp+ What happened in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Windows in January / Febuary

    The last month has been pretty busy again in the space of enterprise mobility and Windows. Lots of new announcements, features, and products coming out the door of Redmond. First up, let’s talk about the show: In this episode of The Edge Show...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Licensing Logic: The Enterprise Cloud Suite and Windows Per-User Licensing

    Part of the Microsoft Licensing Logic series from the Microsoft Licensing team. Mobility is the new norm. Have you ever checked you email outside of the office? Got a bit of work done in an airport lounge or hotel business centre? If you’re what Microsoft describe as a knowledge worker, then...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 133 – Azure AD SaaS apps and What’s new in Enterprise Mobility + Windows in January?

    In this episode of The Edge Show on Channel 9 I talked about Azure AD SaaS apps integration with Eran Dvir, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft’s Identity team about what Azure AD SaaS app integration can do. We talk through and show new capabilities...( read more )
  • Blog Post: The Cloud and our Business

    Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Tailspin Toys is a fictional medium enterprise. It has outsourced its IT function, completed a Windows 7 migration, virtualised its server estate and migrated to Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: 2012 to 2014: Rise of the Bootkits

    By Lesley Kipling, Forensic Security expert, Microsoft Global Business Support. What is a bootkit I hear you ask? Simply a bootkit is a rootkit that infects the boot process of a computer to load malicious drivers before any security software can load, and which therefore will bypass any of the operating...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows 10

    Yesterday our US colleagues announced the next version of Windows – Windows 10. In his Windows blog, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Operating Systems group (OSG) talked about how Windows 10 “unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. It’ll run across...
  • Blog Post: Add a Dell Equallogic SAN to SCVMM 2012 SP1 (as a SMP Provider)

    The following article is contributed by Andrew Hancock. He is the Managing Director of Cyrus Computer Consultants Ltd , and is a Virtualisation Consultant and Virtualisation Specialist for the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hull . In this article, we will show you HOW TO: Add...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Cloud Pizzas and Work Folders. Can you do better for a free trip to TechEd Europe in Barcelona?

    The UK IT Pro team are giving away four trips to this year's TechEd Europe - Andrew and Ed show us just how easy it is to win! Two of our favourite Technical Evangelists, Andrew Fryer and Ed Baker, have both whipped up a super-quick video showing us how they take a simple scenario and turn this...
  • Blog Post: Business Security Update: Pass The Hash Attacks!

    By Lesley Kipling, Forensic Security expert, Microsoft Global Business Support Hi, Lesley here from the customer facing Security Incident Response team at Microsoft. We wanted to take some time out to discuss the prevalent Pass-the-Hash (PtH) attacks we’re seeing and to highlight all of the...
  • Blog Post: XP End of Support: The World Reacts

    This Tuesday April 8th 2014 was a notable day in the history of Microsoft, and indeed the IT industry. It was the day that Microsoft officially ceased supporting Windows XP, first announced several years ago. As a final farewell to the trusty old OS, we take a look at its last day in tweets, including...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP End of Support Notifications

    The clock’s been ticking down to the end of Windows XP support for a couple of years now, and as the 8 th of April moves ever closer we’re continuing to focus on ensuring everyone is aware of the deadline and their options to remain secure and supported. To this end, with a month to go...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Three Windows Azure UK Events to Start 2013

    You’re back to work and ready to learn the latest new technologies in 2013.  If Windows Azure and cloud services are your thing then these 3 events that are coming up in January should definitely be added to your calendar! LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie's 15th Open Q&A, 15th January - Online...
  • Blog Post: The Dynamic Duo

    Simon and I are the IT Pro Technical evangelists in the UK and although we are a dynamic duo you won’t find us wearing our underpants outside our trousers. Simon is passionate about the value of the optimised desktop while I like my optimisation in the data centre and that means windows server...
  • Blog Post: Join the Springboard Series Tour at Microsoft Campus - 1 November

    Are you looking to plan, pilot or deploy Windows and Office? Our very own Microsoft Campus in Reading is one of the stops on the upcoming European Springboard Series Tour of Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops. The workshops will cover Office 2010, key deployment strategies for...
  • Blog Post: INSIGHTS VIDEO: Windows Azure: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business

    Steve Plank sat down with Jim Chapman, CEO of Retail Manager Solutions, who talks about their move from on-premises software to the cloud and then tells us how Windows Azure has changed their business. Sales cycle times have been dramatically reduced, customers save money and there is less work to do...
  • Blog Post: BUILD - Windows Server 8

    If you don’t know about the BUILD Conference taking place this week in Anaheim, where have you been?! There’s been a whole host of exciting things happening, including the introduction of the next release of Windows Server, codenamed Windows Server 8. Head over to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform...
  • Blog Post: Want to Jump Start your Windows 8 at Work Experience?

    Take advantage of free, online, fast-paced training courses designed specifically for experienced IT professionals with jobs that demand that they know how to best leverage the emerging features and technologies in Windows 8. Module 1: Tips and Tricks for IT Pros See what's new in Windows 8 for the IT...
  • Blog Post: New Features for Business in Windows 8.1

    By Mike Halsey , Microsoft MVP Microsoft's first major update to Windows 8 is now in the wild and offering more new and enhanced features than any previous update to a Windows version before it. With this update Microsoft have put a great deal of focus on business productivity, and in this article...
  • Blog Post: Getting deep into Windows (20% off Sysinternals course)

    The ability to go deep into Windows to be able to troubleshoot and fix a wide range of issues from driver to limited Kernel debugging is one of those highly prized skills that can be really hard to gain.  Luckily the excellent Dan Pearson is on hand presenting Windows OS Internals and Sysinternals...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: WEDM in real life scenarios

    By Thomas Frahler , Acting Windows Embedded BG Lead Northern Europe This video shows how you can manage industry devices, such as POS, Digital Signage and Thin Clients with Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011.   Watch the video to find out how WEDM 2011 is used in a real life scenario. About the...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 are almost here!

    The Windows team have just announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have both been released to Manufacturing!  The wait is almost over! Windows Server 2012 RTM For those of you interested in Windows Server 2012 get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4 . That’s when Windows...