TechNet UK Blog

  • Announcing 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 an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide”.

  • How to train your MAML

     In this fourth post in my Azure Machine Learning series we are actually going to do the training itself.  I have tidied up my experiment from last time to get rid of the modules to export data to SQL Azure as that has now served it’s purpose.

  • How to train your MAML – Looking at the data in SQL Azure


     In my last post we saw how to clean, transform and join datasets. I also mentioned I had trouble doing the join at all and even now it’s not quite right so how can we look at the data and find out what’s going on.  The visualisation option only shows a few rows of the 2 million in the dataset and there’s not really anything in ML Studio to help.

  • Upcoming Events

     Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this September and beyond. Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK. 

  • Sales and Marketing for IT Pro’s - Marketing, me?, are you sure?

     Over the last few months myself and my company have started to look at and use the power of social media to make sure we get our message out to our customers, So I thought some of my fellow IT professionals may find it interesting to see how we’ve got on and indeed why bother with this social media lark?

  • How to talk to Marketing and get yourself heard

    I know it can be a terrible thing to consider, but sometimes IT professionals and Marketing professionals need to work together, scary stuff indeed. All joking aside, miscommunication or the inability to collaborate in the workplace is damaging to business.

  • Marketing - Too Important to be Left Solely to the Marketing Department

    Twenty years ago in a building far far away I led a small project team inside HM Customs & Excise (way before it merged into HMRC). Our application was designed to get investigators to share information previously held in locked cabinet and notebooks to improve intelligence gathering and ensure operations didn’t inadvertently overlap. 

  • 5 Mistakes IT Pros Make Progressing their Career

     I tend to work on big IT infrastructure projects which by their nature means I interview many people both internal to the organisation and externally. Furthermore I often find myself as unofficial career guidance for ex-colleagues and friends where I know their qualities but often don’t see this written down. 

  • How IT’s Relationship with Sales and Marketing is Changing

     When I once told my doctor I worked in IT, he told me everyone now works in IT - 15 years later I’m telling organisations that IT now needs to work with everyone. 

  • New release to manage? Top tips on communicating, educating and activating users.

    As IT Professionals, it is all too easy to lose sight of the impact our daily job can have on the poor, unsuspecting species known as the ‘user’. It could be said that having spent the last 20 plus years entirely working in or around the IT industry, I am both long in the tooth and set in my ways.