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…


UK IT Camps are back.

After our Summer break the UK IT Pro team are back with a bang. Next week we are running our first two IT Camps 3rd November Manchester City Centre 4th November Leeds City Centre These two camps focus on Microsoft Azure but we have a whole list of exciting things coming up between now and…


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 sccmentor.wordpress.com. If you want to kick start some development in the world of Windows 10 IoT it can be a daunting place…


The best learning resources for Microsoft Specialist: Windows 10

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 4 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Since launching back in July, it is reported that Windows 10 has been installed…


All the important Windows 10 device announcements

By Sergejs Cuhrajs, Microsoft UK Developer Community Manager Staying true to its name, the #Windows10devices event brought us a whole slew of new devices. Not only did the Microsoft Band get a refresh, followed by two new Lumia flagships, but the long awaited successor to the Surface Pro 3 saw the limelight along with the very first laptop…

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Windows 10 deployment in your business: Where to begin

Peter Egerton is a Microsoft System Center Consultant for Inframon Ltd. He travels the UK designing, implementing, supporting and training on the Microsoft System Center product range. I’ve been an IT Pro for 14 years and in my spare time I am a Community Leader for the Windows Management User Group (WMUG).  So as an…

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Neighbourhood Windows 10

Many IT Professionals are the resident tech expert for their friends, family and neighbours and in the past month many of us have probably been asked about the Windows 10 upgrade. Questions can range from the simple is it free and is it any good (Yes and Yes), to a plea for help with obtaining…

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Windows 10’s new security features for business

Peter Egerton is a Microsoft System Center Consultant for Inframon Ltd. He travels the UK designing, implementing, supporting and training on the Microsoft System Center product range. I’ve been an IT Pro for 14 years and in my spare time I am a Community Leader for the Windows Management User Group (WMUG).    So Windows…


Cortana in the UK – Get it here!

Having dutifully installed the upgrade to Windows 10, several of my friends and colleagues encountered a small but annoying issue.  Their very own personal assistant was absent without leave. As shown below. This short post is a step by step guide (with lots of pictures and not many words) to getting Cortana up and running,…


Windows 10 brings some much needed stability to your business

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.  The post-recession years have shown business leaders that everything around them is changing. The way…