The Ultimate Mobile Dev/Test Datacentre?

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Like many of you, I’m incredibly mobile and other than my home office, don’t actually have a fixed base. My work also encompasses a vast variety of technology, sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes tech that I’ve not touched for a few years…


ITAR - An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com Introduction If you run and/or own an Office 365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. This kind of remote administration ‘control’ provides the core support benefits; monitoring and and…


Adoption planning for Lync. Learning to love your users.

The following post was contributed by Ben Lee, a Senior Lync Consultant at Modality Systems.  I'm sure you are familiar with the old Victorian adage that children should be "seen and not heard", well sometimes it can be quite easy to forget that this shouldn’t apply to IT departments! Historically IT is often overlooked by the rest…

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Is the cloud the right tool for your business & how do you know?

Alan Richards has been working in IT for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows, Exchange and SharePoint. Alan is currently Senior Consultant with Foundation SP, a SharePoint services and delivery company. He's…


Molnsatsning lyfter SATS

En aggressiv molnstrategi med tyngdpunkt på produkter från Microsoft ger träningskedjan SATS en bättre IT-miljö. Därmed underlättas företagets fortsatta expansion samtidigt som kunderna erbjuds bättre service. Träningstrenden i Sverige håller i sig med oförminskad styrka. Ett tecken på detta är att antalet deltagare i utmanande lopp slår alla rekord – nästa års upplaga av Vasaloppet…

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2012 is the year of flexible working - How much time and money could you save?

By working remotely just a few times each week you save money, time and carbon emissions. Find out how much you and your company could be saving right now with this interesting infographic: http://www.anywhereworking.org/FutureWorldofWorking/ If that’s not enough easy to use collaboration comes of age with tools such as instant messaging and video conferencing using…

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The week that was 16th – 23rd April

It’s been a busy week here at TechNet HQ, not least for Simon May who we’re thrilled to see has got his blogging hat back on and knocked out two great articles about Consumerisation of IT (consumer devices in the workplace to the rest of us)! We also brought you some interesting little tidbits about…

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Unified Comms User Group Events: A Day of Lync 2010

In a related way to how tablets provide a more flexible and intuitive interface to applications, unified communications provides a way for us to better and more productively communicate with our colleagues, customers, clients and partners. Providing a single interface to instant messaging, voice and video services, conferencing and desktop or application sharing a UC…

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Case Study & Videos: TechNet Readers help save £494,000 with Windows 7 Upgrade

Regular readers of the TechNet Blog may remember that back in September Paul Cooke from Plymouth City Council won a competition we were running to come along and present alongside Andrew and Simon at the ‘Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How’ online conference. We were so impressed by Plymouth’s deployment story that when the…

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Everything you need to know about Microsoft Lync Server 2010

If you haven’t yet heard about the launch of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, then shame on you, you haven’t been reading the blog regularly. Someone who’s always in the know is our very own evangelist Simon May, and he’s had a chat about all things Lync with Vicente Fraser, CIO at The London School of…

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