December, 2013

  • Lab Ops Part 12 - MDT 2013 for VDI

    The core of any VDI deployment is the Virtual Desktop Template (VDT) which is the blueprint from which all the virtual desktop VMs are created. It occurred to me that there must be a way to create and maintain this using the deployment tools used to create...
  • Lab Ops Part 13 - MDT 2013 for VDI

    The core of any VDI deployment is the Virtual Desktop Template (VDT) which is the blueprint from which all the virtual desktop VMs are created. It occurred to me that there must be a way to create and maintain this using the deployment tools used to create...
  • Licensing Logic: What is SCE and how does it work?

    Welcome to the second article from our ‘Licensing Logic’ series. A series of exclusive articles brought to you from the Microsoft Licensing team, specifically for our TechNet audience. This ones all around SCE, but what is that I hear you...
  • MVA Hero T-Shirt Terms and Conditions

    The MVA Hero t-shirt offer is available to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry & who have signed up to the MVA Hero Campaign. Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries...
  • Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. Merry Christmas Everyone! As the seasonal period quickly approaches, the discussions concerning what happens to supporting SharePoint over the holiday either approaches, or has been covered...
  • Lab-Ops part 12 – A crude but effective Domain Controller

    I realised I need to recreate a Domain Controller in my labs and in so doing I noticed a snag in my earlier scripts that really breaks when I use the same snippet for a new DC.  I have this test to see if a VM is ready to be used.. do {Start-sleep...
  • The Twelve Days of Geekmas – A Present from the TechNet Team.

    Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the last day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. A Present from the TechNet Team! We’ve reached the end of this seasons big TechNet Geekmas giveaway, across twelve tech...
  • Five Gadgets to ask Santa for

    What are the best gadgets to get for Christmas? An Xbox One, a Dell Venue 8 Pro, a Spider II, Lotus F1 Team USB Charger and a something to keep the coffee warm. Of course the real test is, are they any good for the IT Guy? Over the Christmas period...
  • Competition: Twelve Days of Geekmas - Two Beta Tests

    Please Note: This competition is now closed, winners below. On the second day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Two Beta Tests! Welcome to the second day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition, today’s challenge...
  • Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Three VM's

    Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the Third day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Three VMs! Welcome to the third day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. With only three full days...