Hello from Manchester

Day 2 of the TechNet on the Road events and we at the Lowry in Manchester Eileen introduced James & I to a fantastic gastro pub called The Ox last night so we are all set for a great day Andrew started off with a great session on Performance Point, and we were interested to…

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TechNet hits the road again: 1st stop Falkirk

After nearly not making it due to a dodgy plane engine…long story but fortunately we didn’t take off before they realised it was dodgy…..we are here in Falkirk today for a full day of everything from SQL Server 2008 to Terminal Services to Office Performance Point. Blogs of all the speakers: Stephen LambEmail: stephlam@microsoft.com Blog:…

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Noble’s view on IT Forum

Jonathan has been a great IT pro friend of the UK TechNet team. For me personally, he has always been there to tell me what’s good/what’s bad and give us some guidance, and I know at TechED IT Forum he went a step further by interviewing Steve He also wrote a really great write up…

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What do you achieve with Windows Vista + Windows Live

   We have just launched a new portal that looks into what you get when you add these 2 products together. The scenarios it focusses on are: Organise, edit and share photos & videos Stay in touch with friends and family Get more done on your PC and on the web It also includes some…

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SQL Server 2008 CTP

Andrew writes that the next beta of SQL Server 2008 is now available to download This SQL Server 2008 (CTP5) beta which has about 75% of the functionality of the final release and is now available on the connect site to download. Other information is here: SQL Server 2008 White Papers SQL Server 2008 Product…

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Do you know what Microsoft software you have in your company? I mean really, really?

Well…….Microsoft has introduced a new Software Asset Management (SAM) programme that offers some useful tools to help you manage software assets effectively. The Microsoft Inventory Analyser 4.0 is a free tool that helps you build an accurate snapshot of the Microsoft software in your estate. And the ROI tool helps build a credible business case…

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TechNet Magazine – November Issue

Did you miss out on the November issue of TechNet Magazine? Make sure you complete your free subscription to get the magazine that’s written for IT professionals by IT professionals. This month includes articles on System Center, Windows Vista, UAC, Windows PowerShell and more.  

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What does a tin of sardines and a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription have in common?

  ANSWER: They both have a lot in them Yes it is a cheesy analogy with sardines and tins, but we really didn’t know how else to get across just how much came with a TechNet Plus Subscription 12 Months Of TechNet Plus Direct at a Superb Price We’re offering all these benefits at a…

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How to sync Outlook contacts with Facebook pictures

Thanks to Jason for posting about this. Following an earlier blog about how he wanted an application to sync Facebook pictures with Outlook contacts. Ross stepped us and wrote a brilliant application called  “Fonebook” He has also updated with some new features: – Isues with large friends list fixed– Ability to exclude friends from synchornisation–…

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What are your thoughts on Licensing?

  Here at TechNet UK HQ, we have been learning that IT professionals are more connected to licensing than we had realised.  I would really appreciate if you could complete this short survey and let me know what challenges you face and what we could do to try and make your life a little easier….

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