Lab Ops Redux setting up Hyper-V in a hurry

I am at Manchester United as I write this and one of the delegates wanted to quickly try out Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012R2.  I thought I had an all up post on that but it turns out I don’t, so Nicholas Agbaji this is just for you! You’ll need a latptop/desktop running Windows 7/Windows…

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Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 – Snap!

This video highlights the benefits associated with moving to a secure and modern operating system. Microsoft Windows 8 MVP Mike Halsey, kicks off our TechNet WindowUG video series which shows the advantages of moving to modern operating system. This month’s focus is on Snap! ‘Many people find they can be more productive working on two documents, or with…


The TechEd Challenge – It’s still not too late to enter if you’ve not done so – a sneak preview of what you could win!

    Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not?  Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe, that’s right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw.  If you download/sign up for all three then you’ve got three…

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Tech Days Online – 24th April – 26th April – Speaker Announcements Part 1

With just over a week until Tech Days Online, we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting.  When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a “real-world”…

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Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

  New years resolution: must blog more!  It’s only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I’m going to try one blog article per month.   We’re bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April.  This time with more days and more topics.  Simon and Andrew will be back and we’ll be introducing…

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Case Study: Postal Agency Reduces Costs by 20% with Automated Deployments and Private Cloud

Country or Region: United Kingdom Industry: Government—Postal agencies Royal Mail Group is responsible for universal mail collection and delivery in the United Kingdom. It delivers more than 62 million items to 28.8 million addresses every working day. The organization was preparing to upgrade to the Windows 7 operating system and hoped to transform its manual…

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Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec

A technology that’s been around for quite some time is IPSec, it helps to ensure security of communications between two network devices.  With IPSec in place two devices need to establish a peer-to-peer trust before communication can take place, it’s kind of like having a secret handshake. If your enabling an environment where people will…

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Book of the Fortnight – Windows Internals Part 1, 6th Edition

This week’s book of the fortnight is Windows Internals Part 1, and thanks to our friends at Microsoft Press TechNet Readers can get it with a special 40% discount! For more information, check out the Microsoft Press Shop’s TechNet Book page, or order an electronic copy using the code ‘Technetuk’ at the checkout. Windows® Internals,…

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TechNet Seminar: Accelerate IE Migration as part of your Windows 7 Deployment with Microsoft and Quest

Just a reminder that the Quest/Technet event on migrating from IE6 is on April 19th at the Reading Madesjki stadium. Space is limited for this exclusive event, so review the agenda and sign up today! Details below and registration at http://www.quest.com/seminar/solving-ie-6-application-compatibility-issues-with-microsoft-and-quest816245.aspx Reading Madejski Football Ground  Date: Thursday, 19th April at 9:30 Kick off your IE…

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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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