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Andrew Edney

Owner Editor Connected Digital

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).

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

Playing 4K games on the monitor, or displaying 4K video content was superb - the quality and clarity is striking, and going back to non-4K you can really see the difference. The very low input lag is a very important feature if you are wanting this for gaming.
11/02/2015 11:54 GMT

Learning about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from Damien Monnier

In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, Viking pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.
26/01/2015 15:10 GMT

Preview of the Battlefield Hardline Single Player Campaign

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 proceeded to show off some multiplayer content, and offer people the chance to play multiplayer. But at the time they were being very quiet about the single player campaign, until now.
24/11/2014 14:26 GMT

Talking LEGO Batman Three With Arthur Parsons

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.
14/11/2014 12:20 GMT

LEGO Batman Three: Beyond Gotham Interview With Matt Ellison

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe.
20/10/2014 15:09 BST

Talking About Far Cry Four 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. Players find themselves in Kyrat, a breath-taking, perilous and wild region in the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king.
16/10/2014 12:00 BST

Driving rhe Crew With Julian Gerighty

The first innovation that THE CREW brings to the action-driving genre is a massive open-world filled with activities, gigantic in scope, which delivers an unprecedented level of gameplay variety. The entire USA is your driving playground, covering thousands of square miles, from city to suburb, county to county, state to state, coast to summit.
03/10/2014 17:00 BST

The Story and Voices of Skylanders Trap Team with Alex Ness

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!
26/09/2014 15:51 BST

Talking Skylanders Trap Team With Paul Reiche From Toys For Bob

Skylanders is redefining the Toys-to-Life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team. With Skylanders Trap Team, players can take characters out of the game and place them into physical "Traps" that kids can take with them, effectively bringing Life to Toys.
22/09/2014 13:01 BST