Neil Hutson - Focused on Emerging Technologies for Microsoft

I am responsible for the adoption of emerging technology platforms by developers and it professionals at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare IT Pros

    Recently Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes presented two days of live sessions focused at helping VMWARE ITPRO’s to understand and implement Microsoft’s Virtualization technology. This content has now been placed on TechNet EDGE in HD format for everybody to view. You can view the content through the following...
  • Blog Post: TechED 2011 - Keynote Speakers Announced

        We are excited to announce that two of our senior leaders, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Marketing, Robert Wahbe and Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio, Jason Zander , will come together to showcase a broad array of technology in the 2011 Tech·Ed Keynote. Both are great...
  • Blog Post: Foundational Sessions at TechED North America

    We have just published the foundational sessions for TechED 2011. These are demo heavy sessions which are delivered by key leaders in the company which directly follow the keynote and allow the audience to drill into a specific area and get a better cross company view. Last year we did 3, and this year...
  • Blog Post: Will Office 365 get you fired?

    There was an interesting article this morning in InfoWorld , discussing whether moving from on premises Exchange, Sharepoint, Communications and Office to the cloud with Office 365 will put the IT Admin out of a job? The common belief has been that this would be true, but most IT Admins I speak to in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit - Day 2 Keynote

      Brad Anderson delivered another great keynote session on day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit this week. You can see the recording on TechNet EDGE The second day was all about the Consumerization of IT and showed some great demos for managing different non-Microsoft wireless devices using...
  • Blog Post: The process to take down Waledac

    Just watched a great screencast on EDGE where Keith Combs interviews T.J. Campana and Richard Boscovich who talked about the legal process and technical involvement in the takedown of the Waledac botnet. You can see the screencast here ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg436433 )
  • Blog Post: January 2011 Security Bulletin release on TechNET EDGE

    Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical. You can find more information by watching the screen cast on TechNet EDGE...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletins for May 2010

    This week we are released two security bulletins, MS10-030 and MS10-031 to address two vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office, both rated Critical. As always, we recommend that customers test and deploy both security updates as soon as possible. MS10-030 is a Windows-based update resolving one...
  • Blog Post: How does Microsoft Secure it Cloud Infrastructure?

    David and TechNet EDGE team have just published a screencast on Microsoft’s security of our cloud infrastructure. The interview is with John Howie and Mark Estberg who are part of Global Foundation Services Online Services Security and Compliance group, and they talk about how Microsoft secures it's...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2009 – Keynote Recap

    Here is a great recap of the keynote for TechED Europe. Pretty funny that 3 people got to go on stage in comfy chairs and watch the keynote while drinking beer. Stephen Elop closed out the day with the announcement of general availability of Exchange 2010.  In the keynote, he talked about some of...
  • Blog Post: October 2009 Security Bulletin

    The Trustworthy Computing security response communications team has just released this months Security Bulletin to TechNet EDGE This Bulletin contains details about the 13 released bulletins, 8 being critical and 5 being important, plus other advisories. For bulletin details, please visit: http://www...
  • Blog Post: August 2009 Security Bulletin

    This is a quick overview on TechNet EDGE of the security bulletins released by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in August 2009. This month, we released nine security bulletins. Five of those are rated Critical and four have an aggregate severity rating of Important. Of the nine updates,...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 : Windows XP Mode RELEASE CANDIDATE Available for Download

    Windows XP Mode is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses to help ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications. The newly updated Windows XP Mode now works with the RC and RTM versions of the Windows 7 Professional...
  • Blog Post: Migrating to Windows 7 – The full guide

    So you are hearing that Windows 7 is a great product, you have tested it and this has been confirmed by your own tests, but now you need to get to the business end of your job. You need to deploy this on 1000’s of desktops in your company. How do you do this? Well the answers are being provided for your...
  • Blog Post: JULY 2009 Security Bulletin

    On TechNet EDGE there is a quick video of the security bulletin(s) released by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in July 2009.   For more details go here. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security Other resources mentioned in the video:
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK Update and New Storage Features

    The Windows Azure team have announced a refresh to the Windows Azure SDK and Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure together with some significant updates to Windows Azure Storage.  The updated SDK includes improved Visual Studio integration, support for development on Windows 7RC, Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 SP2 Released

    You can now download the latest Service Pack (SP2) for Vista and Windows Server. The Service Pack, which is a consolidation of a number of small fixes into one larger downloadable, was uploaded to the Download Center on Tuesday. As before, there is only one service pack which supports both OS’s to make...
  • Blog Post: Get Windows 7 Here

    Windows 7 is available for download this morning. You can go here ( http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx ) as your starting point. The RC will be available at least through until the end of July 2009 and there is no limit on the number of product keys. Just to be aware, this is not...
  • Blog Post: Quite a Week of News if You are an ITPRO

    Joey from Edge, highlighted on quite a big week in ITPRO land. http://edge.technet.com/Media/A-Big-Week-of-Announcements/ In addition to this, Steve Ballmer mentioned a new “Foundation” SKU of Windows Server 2008 and a roadmap for the release of Windows Azure during  a briefing on Monday.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 : BitLocker To Go !!

    How do you secure your business critical information when it is stored on a USB Drive? Research suggests that more sensitive information is lost on these devices than in any other way.  Fortunately there’s a new Windows 7 feature that might just save your embarrassment, if you misplace a USB drive...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 : Booting from a VHD

    Adam from EDGE talked to Jeremy Chapman about how you can boot from a VHD in Windows 7 ( or Windows Server 2008 R2 ). This is clearly a very cool technology for users that have to take on dual roles or need to be able setup particular environments for testing. Check out about this information on EDGE...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and DirectAccess

    Every wanted to connect from home or from the coffee shop to your corporate network without having to dial in through remote access (RAS) to the VPN? I do on a daily basis, and I am sure that many people get emails from people that point to internal sites or systems which force you to connect via a VPN...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder

    Keith Combs has just published a screen cast on EDGE about an really excellent tool in Windows 7 which allows users to record and document errors they are finding with applications running on Windows 7 called the Problem Steps Recorder . In the case Keith shows how the tool records all the common dialogs...
  • Blog Post: Recycling Active Directory?

    We have had a recycle bin for Windows Files, Mail and many other objects which people delete on their computer for a few years, but for the ITPRO, we have never had the ability to recycle Active Directory Objects. Imagine the situation where you are the AD admin for the day, and by mistake you remove...
  • Blog Post: IE8 RC1 is released – Deployment Guidance

    Today we launched IE8 RC1. David in the team spoke to Jane Maliouta for EDGE , who is the program manager in charge of deployment and setup of IE8. She talked about what’s new in setup with RC1 and provides inside details on deployment with IE8. David provided details of the interview, with the following...
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