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  • Blog Post: Evaluate This–File Classification

    In my last post & screen cast I showed how Dynamic Access Control (DAC) worked; the business of matching a users claims to the properties of a file (Resource Property in DAC), however the problem then becomes how do I correctly tag my files so that DAC works.  You shouldn’t necessarily be doing...
  • Blog Post: New! Springboard Series TechCentre for desktop virtualisation

    The great Microsoft Springboard Series has expanded to include the topic of desktop virtualisation , a broad range of offerings to meet operating system, application, data, and user virtualisation needs. This new TechNet resource offers guidance and tools to help you deploy and configure these technologies...
  • Blog Post: Cookie Law: Opt-In Consent… Are you compliant?

    On 26th May 2012 all UK websites must offer users opt-in consent tools to allow cookies that pass information about your browsing activities to 3rd parties.  The law was passed almost a year ago but many websites haven’t yet updated to take this into account.  The big question is are you compliant...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is all in – a guest post by Andrew Fryer

    When Steve Ballmer says “We’re all in the cloud”  this should be viewed in the same way as when  Bill Gates talked about “a PC in every home”.  I could quote statistics on the investment Microsoft is making in the cloud or show you some cool pictures of containers in one of the data centres...
  • Blog Post: Evaluate This – Dynamic Access Control

    Managing users access to the right files is a pain on any OS, the best that’s going ot happen is that no one will complain about not having access to a file while none of your sensitive company data gets into the wrong hands.  In a traditional hierarchical business life was pretty easy you had a...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Crypto Primer, Understanding Cryptography, Certificates, Public/Private Key and Digital Signatures

    I wrote a cryptography post quite some time ago which has proven quite popular. I thought I’d make a cartoon video of it so you could just sit back and enjoy it without having to take an active part in “reading” it… You can always just go through the previous post in your own time absorbing each of the...
  • Blog Post: Three Deployment & Planning Tips! (MAP, MDT & SCM)

    Determine Windows 8 readiness with MAP 7.0 Beta Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta is now available! MAP 7.0 helps you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows 8 in your machines. The Windows adoption feature performs a hardware assessment against the recommended...