BCDBoot–one of my new best friends

I am getting ready for a series of interactive events next month and one of the things I wanted to show was a hyper-V cluster.  No doubt Simon and  could have blagged some kit, but we decided to use what we had lying around in the office.  This meant I had to muck about with…


SQL Server 2012 – TSQL

I have to confess I hadn’t paid too much attention to the changes to T-SQL in SQL Server 2012, and it was only a question at NextGenUG in Abingdon the other night that prompted me to have a look. It turns out there are some really useful new commands, which I could certainly have done with…


Your Final Chance to Save Sam – Win a Windows Phone

Sam needs your assistance one last time in her quest to convince her bosses to deploy Windows. Your tips so far have been a massive help, she now knows just how to deploy Windows 7 and has been able to demonstrate why it will be so much easier than initially thought. Sam now has to…


New Free Tool – Find Customised TechNet Content

Earlier this week we launched a brand new tool on the TechNet UK website to help you discover the top content that will help with your Windows 7 Migration. All you have to do is enter where you are with your migration, or if you’ve not started at all the thing that’s holding you back,…


TechNet Readers’ Windows Deployment Videos to Save Sam!

Sam’s received some great tips to help her convince her bosses to deploy Windows 7 and you can watch them all below. For more information about many of the great free tools mentioned check out the Windows 7 Tech Centre. Congratulations this week go to JangidUK, whose animated video is not only creative enough to…


Guest Post: Why Windows Phone is the best mobile platform for your business

Mike Halsey is a Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Press author having written “Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out” and with two Windows 8 books set for release during 2012.  He is a keen supporter of getting things done which is why he uses Windows Phone. Mike is also a teacher of adult literacy and numeracy basic…


Introducing Sarah Lamb–Geeky, Girly, Gadgety

You may have noticed my first post to TechNet on Friday 11th November.  I’m Sarah Lamb, the newest addition to the TechNet team.  I’ll be looking after the UK TechNet site, Flash Newsletter and Editing the blog content.  I managed to find a spare 5 minutes to answer the same 10 questions that I asked…


What does the future look like

Yesterday I did a turn for a great group of CTOs associated to a variety of hedge funds.  As promised here is my deck from the day. The Future of IT View more presentations from Simon May.


SQL Server 2012 – Always On

There have always been several ways to do high availability in SQL Server, but choosing the right one has always been difficult as each approach has obvious benefits coupled with unavoidable limitations: Clustering looks after a whole instance of SQL Server containing many databases and is completely transparent to an application. However shared storage adds…


Win a new Intel Core i3 Laptop – Just Submit your Tips!

Those were great tips on Deployment, the board were impressed! Now the board want to know, if they deploy Windows 7, how can they manage it day-to-day? Here’s the story so far: Sam is an IT Project Manager who has purchased a large batch of Windows 7 Enterprise licenses without consulting her bosses. They don’t…