IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs May 2009

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10…

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TechNet Conference goes Virtual on June 19th

The very first TechNet Virtual Conference will be going live on June 19th 2009. It features a dedicated IT Management auditorium, including sessions on How IT will change over the next 10 years and Growing Business and Managing Costs from Microsoft UK’s very own IT Manager, as well as sessions on Windows 7 and other…

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The UK Community Council

Over the past few months, the UK TechNet team has been working on a little project which has just been launched called the “UK Community Council”.   The purpose of this is to work with a number of IT professionals out on the field to get their viewpoint on the issues and challenges they face…

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The results are in: TechNet Virtual Conference

The IT Manager track is coming along nicely. We have some excellent speakers that featured at TechEd EMEA 2008, as well as our very own IT Manager here at Microsoft UK. Whilst that is progressing, thanks to all of you that voted in the TechNet Virtual conference session poll for the technical track.  We have…

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3 IT Projects that you can get signed off according to silicon.com

Steve Ranger has done an interesting article on Silicon.com based on IDC’s prediction that IT projects around the following will be most likely to get approved: 1) Risk management 2) Post-acquisition integration 3) Cost-cutting Read the full article here

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Business & IT Goals disconnected?

I noticed on vnunet.com yesterday that an IT Governance Institute (ITGI). study suggested there are still significant barriers that prevent IT projects adding to the value of a business The survey of 250 chief executives found that the most significant hurdles preventing IT projects realising their full value were: Implementing applications (37%) The culture of…

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CIO Scorecard Fosters Strategic Performance Management Culture

Microsoft IT (MS IT) falls under strict corporate scrutiny to demonstrate its business value and return on investment. The CIO Scorecard at Microsoft helps to strategically align the organisation with corporate and fiscal objectives, manage organisational performance, and demonstrate the value of IT across the enterprise. The CIO Scorecard has matured to a level that…

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Invest your way to success with up to 10% discount

Need to start saving money today? Well that’s an ovious question and even more obviosu answer. The challenge is that whilst there are lots of things you can do to cut costs with what you have already, there is also a good case in certain situations to invest in order to save. By using different…

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Computer Weekly calls out mobile computing as key for SMEs to beat credit crunch

Research found that that 84% of SMEs feel that technology becomes more important in a slower economy and as a result 47% have considered implementing a flexible working policy within their organisations as a means to reduce overheads to meet the challenges of the slowing economy. An identical number feel under more pressure from employees…

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Cutting IT costs

With the news that the Daily Mail and General Trust had a recent IT shake-up which meant the centralisation of 2 IT departments into one under a single CIO, it has become apparent that with the current climate IT is under the microscope Paul Michaels on silicon.com has written a good article about how to…

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