External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

The External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint provides authoritative guidance and tools to deploy a customisable solution built on Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 that teams can use to collaborate with partners outside the firewall.  Once it is deployed, the toolkit’s familiar desktop interface makes the solution easy for project teams to understand and use. Using…


Register now for the TechNet 2008 Launch Roadshow

Following the 2008 Launch event in Birmingham on 19th March, TechNet will be going out on the road. The roadshow will be heavy on demos and light on PowerPoint. We’ll look at various scenarios, such as managing Windows Server 2008 and how Windows Server 2008 works alongside Windows Vista. You’ll have the opportunity to meet…


Nominate yourself to be ChampionIT

ChampionIT celebrates the day-to-day efforts of IT Pro’s who are often called-upon when problems arise but rarely celebrated when systems are running smoothly. Responses to the recent newsletter brought this home to me. When asked what superhero you would be, I had several responses saying that they would be the Invisible man! Our first and…


Mark Russinovich to be the face of the Springboard Series for Windows Vista

I feel like I am announcing who is going to be the face of a big make-up product launch, or perfume, or clothing range Mark Russinovich is quite a legend! And I don’t say that lightly. He wrote the Inside the Windows Vista Kernel articles that appeared in the UK TechNet Magazine and is also…


Who you gonna call (well actually….where you gonna type)…….TechNet Forums

Ok so the Ghostbuster theme was inspired from Steve’s A-team reference when he wrote about the forums. TechNet Forums are a free online resource – all you need is a Windows LiveID and then you can post any queries you have, or if you are feelign generous then you can can other people’s problems. Quite…


Download the Exchange Server 2007 architecture poster now

  I know this image is small but it gives you an idea of how much this poster has on it! We also had some for Windows Server 2008 which were very popular You can download the Exchange Server 2007 component architecture poster here


Also launching this week….ChampionIT

You should have read my post yesterday about DesignIT which is a competition to recognise the innovative nature of the skills IT professionals have and putting them to great use for a charity ChampionIT takes on a similar format but is around recognising the day-to-day efforts – and often heroics – performed by IT professionals….


A brain of two halves…enter this quiz that launches DesignIT for a 3rd year and we will donate 1 pound per entry* to charity

A brain of two halves: There’s no doubt that both men and women are equally intelligent. However, depending on whether you use the left (male) or right (female) side of your brain, you will be relying on different strengths to solve particular challenges. Most people will predominantly use either the male or female side of…


TechNet: Xbox 360 Core System giveaway

  I have been clearing out the cupboards and have found an ex-demo Xbox 360 Core System to giveaway and will hopefully get it to you before Christmas! All you need to do is email me gmitcham@microsoft.com with your best pictures of your festive IT departments or offices. This competition is only open from 11am…