Ten Top New Years Resolutions for IT Professionals

At this time of year it’s traditional for everyone to start planning for next year but what are the most important things for an IT Professional to do in the coming year?  Next year is going to be the year when we start to see widespread cloud (both public and private) adoption now that some…

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Merry Techmas from the TechNet team

Well, it’s that time of year again and we’re about to shut up shop and head home to our families for Techmas. It’s been an exciting few months on the UK TechNet blog since we wrote our first post back in July. Thanks for helping to make it successful and jolly good fun. Have a…

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A Windows PowerShell Christmas Carol with Hey, Scripting Guy!

Enjoy festive times on the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog as the lads talk Windows PowerShell with Ebenezer Script, Bob Snippet, and Tiny Shim. The A Windows PowerShell Carol series of posts comes courtesy of Microsoft MVP Sean Kerney – find out more about him on the HSG blog. You can also follow the scripting guys on…

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Did Father Techmas choose you?

Ho, ho, ho…merry Techmas. Well, boys and girls, Father Techmas has been busily reading the letters you sent him and he’s told me which three of you he’ll be sending a copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. I offered to tell you myself, but Father Techmas insisted he wanted the news to come direct…

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Watch The Register’s Windows 7 webinar

Hopefully you’re winding down for Christmas this week, so what better time to sit back and enjoy this Windows 7 webinar with Tim Philips from The Register. Tim’s joined by Dale Vile from Freeform Dynamics and Microsoft’s Julie-Ann Muir and Doug Elsley to discuss the challenges and choices around Microsoft desktop upgrades. Watch the webinar…

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The week that was on the UK TechNet blog – 13-17 December

Ah, the end of another working week, and the last one before Techmas. I don’t know about you, but it’s about this time on a Friday that I like to sit back, stroke my beard and ponder the week’s events. I’m sure you do the same, so here’s your round up of this week’s TechNet…

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Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – download now from TechNet

Woohoo! Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available for you to trial on TechNet. If you don’t know what it’s all about, read on: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 simplifies and improves endpoint protection while greatly reducing infrastructure costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing customers to use their…

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Download Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1

New for you – Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 Service Pack 1 provides an easy and secure remote access solution with a focus on application intelligence and granular access control. Forefront UAG 2010 SP1 is the one solution to fit all of your remote access needs, as it provides centralised management and policy…

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What’s Microsoft IT getting up to with Windows Server 2008 R2?

Find out in this new TechNet Edge video – here’s the blurb: Windows Server Strategy in the Microsoft IT Datacenter Learn about Microsoft IT’s deployment of Windows Server 2008 R2, a release that builds on the Windows Server 2008 foundation. Windows Server 2008 R2 includes technology improvements aimed at giving client computers running Windows 7…

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IE8 and IE9 defeat more malware than anything else

I’m a huge fan of IE9 which is why I made a bunch of videos about it but what I like is that we’re really pushing ahead with innovation in the space and it feels like hardly a week goes by without there being something (really) good to say about it.  The thing is it’s…

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