Andrew Edney
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 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

Ears on With the Ear Force Stealth 420X Wireless Headset From Turtle Beach

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2015 | (17:30)

Turtle Beach have released a brand new wireless headset for the Xbox One called the Ear Force Stealth 420X, and I was lucky enough to get my hands, and ears on one.

Photo : © Andrew Edney

Charging the headset is as...

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Talking About 'The Sims 4: Get To Work" With Azure Bowie

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2015 | (15:58)

EA are set to release the first expansion pack for The Sims 4 called Get to Work and I got to spend some time playing with it.

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In The Sims 4 Get to Work players will take active control...

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Talking Mortal Kombat X with Hans Lo from NeatherRealm

(0) Comments | Posted 15 March 2015 | (17:40)

Mortal Kombat X from NeatherRealm Studios will be released next month, and I recently got to talk to Hans Lo about the newly announcement features, including the mobile game.

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Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios' next highly anticipated installment...

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Why the ASUS PB287Q Might be the Right 4K Monitor for You

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2015 | (20:37)

The ASUS PB287Q True 4K ultra-high definition (4K UHD) monitor, featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio WLED display that delivers next-generation 4K UHD visuals, with resolution up to 3840 by 2160. With a pixel density of 157 pixels-per-inch (PPI), the PB287Q provides over 8 million pixels, four times the pixel density...

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Learning more about Resident Evil Revelations 2 with Michiteru Okabe and Matt Walker

(0) Comments | Posted 1 February 2015 | (14:01)

With Capcom set to release Resident Evil Revelations 2 very shortly, I talked with Michiteru Okabe and Matt Walker about the game.


The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favourite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return....

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Learning about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from Damien Monnier

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2015 | (13:59)

I recently got the chance to have the first ever hands-on gameplay with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and whilst I was there playing the game, I also got to sit down the Damien Monnier from CD Projekt Red to talk all things The Witcher.

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Learning Some Secrets About EVOLVE from Chloe Skew

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (23:18)

It may have been over a year now since 2K Games first revealed EVOLVE, but it's finally coming out in a few weeks time and I sat down with Chloe Skew from Turtle Rock Studios to talk everything EVOLVE.

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Hands and Ears On with the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.9 Wireless Gaming Headset

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2015 | (12:11)

Mad Catz have a new premium headset - the F.R.E.Q.9, and I managed to get my hands on the first set in the UK to play with!

Picture Credit: Andrew Edney

The F.R.E.Q.9 connects to every games console out there at...

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Talking 'Dungeon Defenders 2' With Brad Logston

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2014 | (22:41)

Dungeon Defenders 2 is about to get released into early access on Steam, and I spoke with Brad Logston about it.


The Old Ones' armies have invaded Etheria and it's up to you and your friends to push them back! Create a team...

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Preview of the Battlefield Hardline Single Player Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2014 | (08:24)

EA recently invited me to play some of the single player campaign for their forthcoming game Battlefield Hardline.


Back at E3 2014, EA announced Battlefield Hardline. This time, instead of being a military shooter, it was all about cops and robbers. They then...

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Talking LEGO Batman Three With Arthur Parsons

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2014 | (14:52)

Warner Bros and TT Games will be releasing LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and I talked with Arthur Parsons about the game.


In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and...

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Learning More About the Halo Five Guardians Multiplayer Beta With 343 Industries

(0) Comments | Posted 11 November 2014 | (07:50)

As part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you also get access to the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer beta, and I talked to 343 Industries about what will be included in the beta.


I was lucky enough to play the multiplayer beta for...

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What's New in WWE2K15 With Bryce Yang

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2014 | (09:05)

With 2K Sports about to release WWE2K15, I sat down with Bryce Yang to learn what's new this year.


WWE 2K15 will usher in a new era of WWE video games and deliver the gaming experience that fans have sought for generations! Through...

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LEGO Batman Three: Beyond Gotham Interview With Matt Ellison

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2014 | (15:15)

Warner Bros and TT Games will shortly be releasing the next LEGO game, this time it's LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and I sat down with Matt Ellison to talk all things brick!


In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the...

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Talking About Far Cry Four With Creative Director Alex Hutchinson

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2014 | (09:05)

Ubisoft recently took me to Paris to look at Far Cry 4 - and in this interview I talk with Creative Director Alex Hutchinson.


Far Cry 4 is an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever....

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Learning About the Assassin's Creed Unity Companion App With Andree-Anne Boisvert

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (16:06)

Ubisoft recently took me to Paris to take a look at Assassin's Creed Unity - in this interview I talk to Andree-Anne Boisvert and learn more about the companion app.


Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of...

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Everything You Want to Know About Assassin's Creed Unity

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2014 | (09:35)

Ubisoft recently took me to Paris to take a look at Assassin's Creed Unity. Whilst there I spoke with the creative director, Alex Amancio who told me a lot about the game and changes over the previous games.


Paris, 1789. The French Revolution...

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Driving rhe Crew With Julian Gerighty

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2014 | (15:46)

Ubisoft's forthcoming driving MMO The Crew is released later this year and I sat down with Julian Gerighty, the games Creative Director to talk about it.


THE CREW was born out of a dream to create a living, breathing world of car enthusiasts....

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The Story and Voices of Skylanders Trap Team with Alex Ness

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2014 | (09:35)

Alex Ness is a writer at Toys for Bob working on Skylanders Trap Team and I sat down with him at their studio in San Francisco to talk about the story and voices - he does a lot of them, including the Chompy Mage and Broccoli Guy!

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Talking Skylanders Trap Team With Paul Reiche From Toys For Bob

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2014 | (00:05)

Paul Reiche is the studio president at Toys for Bob working on Skylanders Trap Team and I sat down with him at their studio in San Francisco.

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Paul Reiche III is the President and Co-founder of Toys for Bob,...

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