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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Designing and Drawing Skylanders With I-Wei Huang

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2014 | (08:29)

I-Wei Huang is the Character Director at Toys for Bob working on Skylanders and I sat down with him at their studio in San Francisco and we talked about his designs and other things Skylanders related.

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Skylanders is redefining...

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Learning That Life Is Strange From DONTNOD

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (19:25)

One of the most interesting games I saw at Gamescom was Life is Strange, and I sat down with the developers from DONTNOD Studios to learn more about it.

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Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game Remember Me...

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Talking Project CARS With Andy Tudor at Brands Hatch

(0) Comments | Posted 31 August 2014 | (23:48)

At a recent event for Project CARS held at the iconic Brands Hatch race track, I had the opportunity to talk with Creative Director Andy Tudor from Slightly Mad Games.

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Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing...

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Gaming With the C.T.R.L.r Mobile Gamepad From MadCatz

(0) Comments | Posted 25 August 2014 | (17:57)

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Mad Catz' C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad with Bluetooth technology removes the need for fingers and thumbs to block your touchscreen during mobile gaming. A highly capable game controller at home and also while on the move, C.T.R.L.R provides traditional gamepad controls with...

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Learning More About Lords of the Fallen From Tomasz Gop

(1) Comments | Posted 22 August 2014 | (10:00)

At Gamescom, Lords of the Fallen from CI Games and Deck 13 was once again shown to both the press and this time to the public, and I spoke with the Executive Producer Tomasz Gop about it.

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In an unforgiving world...

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Hands-on With Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Edition

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (07:50)

Activision have just announced Skylanders Trap Team Tablet edition and I got to play with it at Gamescom in Cologne.

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Children (and some adults) love Skylanders, that's a fact, but the biggest problem has been needing to be at home with the console...

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What We Learnt From the 'Call of Duty' Advanced Warfare Reveal

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2014 | (09:17)

Yesterday here in Cologne, Activision and Sledgehammer Games revealed multiplayer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

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Multiplayer has always been a major selling point for any Call of Duty game, but this year they have really pulled out all the stops...

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Talking 'Lords of the Fallen' with Jan Klose from Deck 13

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2014 | (08:29)

One of the surprise hits of this years E3 was Lords of the Fallen from CI Games and Deck 13, and I spoke with the Creative Director, Jan Klose about it.

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In an unforgiving world where no sin is ever forgotten an army...

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