Andrew Edney
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ANDREW EDNEY has been an IT professional for more than 15 years and has over the course of his career worked for a range of high-tech companies, such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Fujitsu Services. He has a wide range of experience in virtually all aspects of Microsoft’s computing solutions, having designed and architected large enterprise solutions for government and private-sector customers.

Andrew spends all his time now writing for connecteddigitalworld.com and writing tech books, and frankly he enjoys it!

Over the years, Andrew has made a number of guest appearances at major industry events, presenting on a wide range of information systems subjects, such as an appearance at the annual Microsoft Exchange Conference in Nice where he addressed the Microsoft technical community on mobility computing. Andrew is currently involved in numerous Microsoft beta programs, including next-generation Windows operating systems and next-generation Microsoft Office products, and he actively participates in all Windows Media Center beta programs and was, and still is heavily involved in the Windows Home Server beta program.

Andrew is honoured to be a Microsoft MVP for Windows Home Server for the 4th year running.

Andrew also has a number of qualifications, including an MSc in Network Technologies and Management, he is an MCSE and has numerous MCPs, he is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker. He is also honoured to be a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

In addition, Andrew has written a number of books on topics such as Windows Home Server, Windows Media Center, Live Communications Server, PowerPoint 2007, networks, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and the Xbox 360. These include The Windows Home Server User’s Guide (Apress, 2007), Pro LCS: Live Communications Server Administration (Apress, 2007), Getting More from Your Microsoft Xbox 360 (Bernard Babani, 2006), How to Set Up Your Home or Small Business Network (Bernard Babani, 2006), Using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 (Bernard Babani, 2006), Windows Vista: An Ultimate Guide (Bernard Babani, 2007), PowerPoint 2007 in Easy Steps (Computer Step, 2007), Windows Vista Media Center in Easy Steps (Computer Step, 2007), Using Ubuntu Linux (Bernard Babani, 2007), PowerPoint 2010 in Easy Steps (Computer Step, 2010), NetBooks in Easy Steps (Computer Step, 2010), Windows 7 Tweaks, Tips and Tricks (Bernard Babani, 2009), An Introduction to the MacBook (Bernard Babani, 2011), An Introduction to the iPad 2 (Bernard Babani, 2011) and Working with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (MS Press 2011).

Entries by Andrew Edney

M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android From Mad Catz

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2014 | (16:27)

Last year Mad Catz announced that they were entering the Android Micro-Console market with their M.O.J.O. device, and I have had the chance to test one out.

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M.O.J.O. by Mad Catz is a truly versatile gaming and media console....

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How Realistic Is Pinball Arcade From System Three?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (14:00)

One of the first digital titles for the PlayStation 4, Pinball Arcade, has just been released as a physical title, which includes the Challenge Pack - and I wanted to see just how good the pinball table recreations were.

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Preview of Batman: Arkham Knight

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (07:05)

I got a special sneak peak at Batman: Arkham Knight, and here are my thoughts on it.

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The first major point to note about Batman: Arkham Knight is that it will only be available on next gen...

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Batman: Arkham Knight - An Interview With Rocksteady

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (07:05)

I got a special sneak peak at Batman: Arkham Knight and then got to talk with Rocksteady about it.

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In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is...

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Creating my Own Kinect Sports Rivals Champion

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2014 | (15:34)

Next month sees Microsoft releasing Kinect Sports Rivals on the Xbox One, and I recently had the chance to visit to Rare where I created my very own Champion.

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Kinect Sports Rivals is the next generation of the best-selling Kinect franchise, Kinect Sports,...

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Kinect Sports Rivals Interview With Danny Issac

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2014 | (09:51)

Next month sees Microsoft releasing Kinect Sports Rivals on the Xbox One, and I recently had the chance to visit to Rare.

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Kinect Sports Rivals is the next generation of the best-selling Kinect franchise, Kinect Sports, that brings your favourite...

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Troy Baker inFAMOUS Second Son Interview

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2014 | (16:58)

At an event in London this week, I had the chance to sit down with actor and voice over legend, Troy Baker.

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In inFAMOUS: Second Son, Troy plays the character of Delsin Rowe, and you might also remember him...

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Murdered: Soul Suspect Interview With Eric Studer From Airtight Games

(0) Comments | Posted 27 February 2014 | (22:46)

I recently had the chance to sit down with Eric Studer from Airtight Games to talk about all things Murdered: Soul Suspect - and there is some new gameplay footage in there too!

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Murdered: Soul Suspect is a...

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LEGO the Hobbit Interview With Tim Wileman From TT Games

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (12:57)

I recently had the chance to sit down with Tim Wileman from TT Games to talk all things LEGO The Hobbit.

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LEGO The Hobbit will be based on the first two films of The Hobbit Trilogy, The...

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Preview of Ubisoft's South Park: The Stick of Truth

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2014 | (19:15)

I got to spend a few hours playing Ubisoft's forthcoming game South Park: The Stick of Truth - and it was sweet!

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South Park seems to be one of those games that has been coming out forever - so when...

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Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Interview With Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe

(1) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (16:52)

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII was released this week and I had the chance to sit down with Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe to once again talk all things Lightning.

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The world of Nova Chrysalia has only 13 days until total annihilation, with...

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Future Technology Running on the Toshiba Encore Tablet

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (14:11)

I was recently invited by Toshiba to visit Inition, an independent gaming production company to see just what the Encore Windows 8.1 tablet was cable of.

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Photo by: Dan Wong

Inition was formed 12 years ago and through a finely-tuned blend of...

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Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Interview With Motomu Toriyama and Yuji Abe

(0) Comments | Posted 5 January 2014 | (12:50)

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be released in March and I recently had the chance to sit down with Motomu Toriyama and Yuji Abe to talk all things Lightning.

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The world of Nova Chrysalia has only 13 days until total annihilation, with...

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Review of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (08:53)

Irrational Games have released BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1 featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth, set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall, but it is worth playing?

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Come back to Rapture in a story that finds...

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Need for Speed Rivals Interview With Craig Sullivan of Ghost Games

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2013 | (14:22)

Electronic Arts are about to release Need for Speed Rivals and I recently had chance to sit down with Craig Sullivan from Ghost Games.

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Need for Speed Rivals is being developed by EA's newest studio Ghost Games, who bring new thinking and...

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One Interview With Don Roy

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2013 | (08:59)

Irrational Games are about to release BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1 featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth, set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall, and I had the chance to talk to the games producer, Don Roy about it.

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Ears-on with the Call of Duty Ghosts Ear Force Phantom Headset from Turtle Beach

(1) Comments | Posted 30 October 2013 | (14:02)

The Call of Duty Ghosts Ear Force Phantom is a limited edition, premium wireless Dolby surround sound headset from Turtle Beach with a programmable dual-stage audio processor and I went ears-on with it.

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This is how Turtle Beach describe the range:

The ultimate...

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WWE 2K14 Interview With Bryan Williams From 2K Sports

(0) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (09:18)

I recently had the chance to sit down with Bryan Williams from 2K Sports to talk all things WWE 2K14.

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WWE 2K14
is the latest in the WWE game franchise, and the first WWE game from 2K Sports.

It features:

Singleplayer...

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Batman: Arkham Origins Interview With Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith

(0) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (09:06)

Warner Bros have just released Batman: Arkham Origins and I recently had the chance to sit down with Troy Baker who voices The Joker and Batman himself, Roger Craig Smith.

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Batman: Arkham Origins is the next instalment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame...

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Interview With TT Games

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2013 | (17:42)

I recently had the chance to talk all things LEGO Marvel Superheroes with Arthur Parsons from TT Games, and there is some new gameplay footage in there too!

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Players take control...

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