Top articles of 2015

2015 has been the most successful year yet for the TechNet UK Blog, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a look back at the articles that made it all possible? If you haven’t read them yet, we suggest you make the most of the free time this New Year to learn something…


A new future arrives for IT Professionals

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server and Azure professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes.   Over the last few years, we have seen a constant flood of digital innovation…


Is Power BI what you and your business needs?

By Ben Howard, MVP.  Ben has over 20 years’ experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s EPM (Project and Project Server) solution.  He has been a Microsoft Project MVP for the last 7 years, and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple . Now that the year…


Predictions for data in 2016

As the expert in our team on Machine Learning, which is all about making predictions from data, Harry has asked me to make some predictions for 2016. For this article, however, I’ll be relying on my experience and not an API built from a neural network! Prediction 1: Machine learning is a good place to…


Coding for kids

My daughter Iris is 7 years old and sometimes I ask her, just for the fun of it, what she wants to be when she grows up. Sometimes Iris is going to be a police woman, sometimes she wants to work with pets, and sometimes she wants to be a superhero. Sometimes she says: “Or…


Getting started with Microsoft developer certifications

Looking after the Microsoft Technical Certification business, I’m fortunate to regularly engage with developers worldwide every year, both online and at numerous industry conferences. Most of our conversations revolve around two key questions. For the benefit of the developer community, I’d like to share my answers here:

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Devops Practices: Infrastructure as Code

This post is provided by PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway One of the biggest issues in IT is the apparent split between development teams and operations teams. I deliberately say apparent because as with many things in IT the hype doesn’t always match reality. DevOps is the new IT ‘wunderkind’ that will cure all your IT…


Demystifying DevOps Behaviours

In an effort to demystify the new and exciting world of DevOps and DevOps culture, I am hosting a series of guest posts on this blog over the next few months. Firstly we need to have a look at just what those behaviours are. To do this, I have enlisted the help of a number…


[EMS] Microsoft Intune が Mac OS X の管理に対応! マルチプラットフォーム・マルチデバイスの管理を実現!

Microsoft Intune でMac OS X のデバイス管理ができるようになりました。 これまでMac 端末の管理はSystem Center Configuration Managerでの実施をご紹介しておりましたが、Microsoft Intune でもインターネット越しにOMA-DM というプロトコルを用いて管理することができます。 今回はMac 端末管理について、11月に機能拡張されたポイントをご紹介します。   ■ ポリシーの構成 Intune の管理コンソールで新しいポリシーを作成するメニューを選択するとMac OS X 対応のポリシーテンプレートを利用できます。 現時点でテンプレートにあるのは下記の項目です。 SCEP 証明書プロファイル VPN プロファイル、Wi-Fi プロファイル、証明書プロファイルなどのリソース配布設定 構成ポリシー設定 デバイスのセキュリティ設定 ・パスワードの設定 ・準拠しているアプリと非準拠アプリの設定(ブラックリスト・ホワイトリストの作成) カスタム構成 Apple Configurator で作成した構成プロファイルをIntune にアップロードし、モバイルデバイスに展開できます。(Apple Configurator を利用するためにはMac OS の端末が必要です。) Apple Configurator で設定できる項目 デバイスのセキュリティポリシーや制限 VPN 構成情報 Wi-Fi 設定 メールとカレンダーのアカウント iPad、iPhone、および iPod touch…


6 Ways to Avoid the Cloud Hangover

In the midst of the hype, companies were led to believe moving to the cloud was simple and easy. Sure, there are proven advantages, but there are also things you need to watch out for. Since these impact every corner of your network and organisation, the repercussions of not properly implementing a cloud solution are…