The TechNet UK Blog Awards

The TechNet UK Blog would not be the TechNet UK Blog without the great work of our fantastic contributors. We may not be able to offer an Oscar, but join us in congratulating the best of the best!


History of Windows

It’s time to get all nostalgic and take a look back through the history of the world’s biggest operating system, Windows. Have you used them all?


The online exam experience

By Chris Testa-O’Neill, Data Platform MVP and founder & Principal Consultant at Claribi. Chris is a regular speaker on the international SQL Server conference circuit, and an organiser of SQLBits and SQLRelay. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the past 16 years, having both authored and delivered Microsoft official courses. I am…


A new future arrives for IT Professionals

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server and Azure professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes.   Over the last few years, we have seen a constant flood of digital innovation…


Future Decoded: It’s a wrap!

It’s now a month since Future Decoded – doesn’t time fly! For all those that came, we hope you enjoyed the event and it was great to meet so many of you there. It was a packed schedule, and we know some of you may have missed talks that you wish you hadn’t, or would like to go…


Future Decoded Satya’s Keynote

Future Decoded is all about how technology can revolutionise your business. How do we improve engagement of employees in the workforce, as that will increase productivity? How can we transform businesses and nations with the application of digital technology? These are the questions being asked in businesses around the world everyday, today’s the day we…


Top online learning resources for Office 365

We take a look at some of the best IT Pro online learning resources for Office 365 that can be found on Channel 9 and the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Setting up your business in the cloud Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the Cloud, provides a basic overview of the cloud and cloud…


There’s no ‘I’ in team: DevOps done right

I have always been a firm believer in multi-disciplinary teams, possibly something that stems from the work I used to do to fight fraud at the Serious Fraud Office. At the SFO, a case team led by a lawyer had police, accountancy, and IT expertise all coming together to get the job done. In other…


Steamy Windows

By Paul Stringfellow, Technical Director of Gardner Systems with over 20 years experience in the IT industry – you can find more of Paul’s work on his @techstringy blog.  So here we are just over 10 weeks since the world got its hands on Windows 10, and it’s been quite a couple of months: over 100 million installs since last…


Creating a simple Windows 10 IoT application – LED Dice

By Paul Winstanley, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Consultant, SCCM Solutions Ltd. He has 20 years experience in IT and is a community contributor to Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and blogs at If you want to kick start some development in the world of Windows 10 IoT it can be a daunting place…