OK here is something for us Devs and Techies alike. Keep abreast of TechNet Articles.
The TechNet Wiki Widget is a little App to help you stay on top of new and updated TechNet Wiki articles.
It also highlights the TechNet Wiki Ninja Blogs who celebrate and evangelize the TechNet community, so you can stay up to date and in touch with developments.
You can also add your own tag searches and article watches, so you are informed of any new articles of interest to you.
This App also has built in Twitter integration, allowing you to Tweet links with one click.
This is an actively developing project, so please watch out for updates, as features and extra functionality are added.
TechNet Wiki integration
Tag search & monitor
Wiki Ninja watch
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Source: Windows Store
Another App that is worth a mention in the Store is “Server PosterPedia”. This is an app pure for the Geeks and Troubleshooters amongst us. The app shows you all the internal workings of all your server software as published by Microsoft. Thanks Martin McClean for bringing this gem to the community, and making it Free. As you can see, the app has been rated by 6 people and all at solid 5 Stars. I will shortly join them and add my own 6-Stars, 5 for the app and one for Martin himself. When you are struggling with Microsoft Technology, its apps like this that makes a difference. Here are a few excerpts from the Store:
Server Posterpedia is an interactive app that uses technical posters as a reference for understanding Microsoft technologies.
As you can see, concise and directly to the point. Don’t waste time, add this gem to your toolbox. Download in the Store via the following Source Link.
Source: Windows Store
With the release of the Customer Preview version of Office 2013 yesterday by Microsoft, they also released some changes to their TechNet Subscription Policies. This update has escaped us all due to the fanfare of the Office release. The following is literally quoting from the TechNet Subs FAQ page:
What changes did Microsoft implement to TechNet Subscriptions in July 2012?
On July 16, Microsoft made changes to TechNet Subscriptions to better reflect the intent of the program – aiding IT professionals in evaluating current Microsoft software—and to help protect the integrity of the subscription from unsupported use. As part of this change, we:
- Reduced the length and complexity of the User Agreement.
- Made Microsoft software use and other subscription benefits available only during the 12 month subscription period.
- Updated the list of products available for evaluation by:
- Removing redundant or multiple instances of products. For instance: The full Office suite will be available for download, but not standalone Office products such as Outlook, Publisher, etc.
- Removing products that are not intended for use in an IT professional managed business environment. For instance: Windows XP Home Edition.
- Removing products that are no longer covered by extended support through the Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Standardized the 24hr product key claim limit across all programs and benefit levels at ten (10).