Learn How to Protect Yourself From Counterfeit Software

Guest post by David Finn Today as part of our third annual Consumer Action Day, Microsoft is releasing the results of a recent survey where we asked nearly 40,000 people in 20 countries how they feel about counterfeit software. The results show a growing tide of awareness about the problem, and a worldwide call from…


Business Intelligence: Empower Your Users with Business Intelligence

Guest post by Joshua Hoffman Business intelligence solutions provide scalable access to relevant information and analysis to help your people make the best possible business decisions. You often hear the most valuable resource within any company is the people. Certainly any organization has a lot of money tied up in inventory, real estate, technology and…


New ways to keep yourself updated

Guest post by John Westworth. In order to keep the email we send to you down to a minimum, we’ve put together some new ways in which you can keep updated with what’s going on at Microsoft. (Click on the icon to access) Pieces of information that you might normally miss e.g. Exchange 2010 Service…


Accelerate the deployment of private clouds. Hyper-V Cloud is announced today

What is it? For customers looking to implement a private cloud strategy, Microsoft provides all of the necessary elements — including an interoperable server, virtualization, management and security capabilities — through Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center. Today, Microsoft is announcing Hyper-V Cloud, a set of programs and initiatives to help…


Microsoft Lync: Unified Communications designed to make us change our ways

Guest post by Steve Tassell October 2010. Topic: Within this article on Lync, Steve Tassell provides a detailed account of the benefits of Unified Communications for today’s businesses. Long gone are the days of working in a fixed location. Technology has offered us the ability to work remotely through a more connected, cost–effective hybrid structure made up…


Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Guest Post Rachel Collier. Ok, deep breath – long sentence coming up… This free, yes, free 400+ page ebook Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter, 2nd Edition is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services in…

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Seen the latest Security Intelligence Report?

Guest post by Rachel Collier The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive evaluation of the evolving threat landscape and trends. The information can help you make sound risk-management decisions and identify potential adjustments to your security posture. Data is received from more than 600 million systems worldwide and internet services. Grab a cuppa…


Helping you develop for Windows 7

Guest Post by Rachel Collier Visit the new developforwindows.com site for all the latest information, training and support around developing for Windows 7. You will also find the latest showcase apps being built on Windows 7. These two pieces are particularly good: Why developers should be looking at moving to support Windows 7 today White…