TechNet Flash gets spooked for Halloween

This fortnight’s TechNet Flash newsletter, while not exactly terrifying, sports an unmistakably spooky new fancy dress, courtesy of someone in the art department with not enough to do. It’s a bit of a bumper edition this time, the last two weeks have had us all panting for breath and desperate for a gin and tonic…


PDC10 for the IT Professional – the view from #ukpdc10

Thanks to Simon May for writing this post and being as bouncy as ever the morning after UKPDC10, when the rest of us are just about managing to operate at all. You can also read this post on Simon’s blog. I love it when we put on a good show, geeks, streams, quizzes, phones and…


Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

This week we announced the availability of Office for Mac 2011 in TechNet Subscription. Have a read through the release announcement here. Technorati Tags: Office


SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrades with Hyper-V

Hello Andrew Fryer here, I have hacked into the UK TechNet blog and I notice that this week’s TechNet On is focused on SQL Server upgrade and migration.  I think this is a very comprehensive list of resources but I wondered how virtualisation changes things?  The answer depends on where you are starting from and…


Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

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 Windows Server 2008 R2,…


Catch the Kinect Tour this half term holiday

Stuck for something to do with your little ones this week? Why not pay a visit to Chessington World of Adventures and try out controller-free gaming with the Kinect folks. Until 31st October you’ll find them situated next to the Black Buccaneer, opposite Canopy Capers. The Kinect Tour continues this week and into November in…


Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC

Hot off the TechNet press, so to speak, you can now download the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate. Here’s the blurb: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating…


Say hello to the UK TechNet team!

You might decide you were better off not knowing what we look like, but we thought it was about time we showed our collective UK TechNet face. Here we are hanging out on the balcony in our office…what a line up. From left to right: Sam Taylor, Simon May, me, Andrew Fryer and Georgina Lewis….


Download the Windows Phone 7 Enterprise Mobility Kit

  Following last week’s Windows Phone 7 launch I stumbled across this little gem in the Microsoft Download Centre. The new Windows Phone 7 Enterprise Mobility Kit helps you to find out how Windows Phone 7 can enhance mobile productivity in your business while working with your existing set up. Take a look here. If…


The week that was – 18-22 October

This week we have mostly been rambling about…well, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag, actually. Take a look for yourself in this week’s wrap up. See you next week. Seen the latest Security Intelligence Report? Updates for Project Server 2010 Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Productivity in the cloud with Office…