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The IT Pro's guide to Enterprise Mobility
This article discusses the steps required when embarking on an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Project and is joint-contributed by Susan Smith , IT Pro Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and Andy Turner, Technical EMM Lead at Mitchells & Butlers. Image Source: ‘Customers eating and drinking’...
25 Jun 2014
Enabling Management of Open Source Software in System Center Using Standards
This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers standards-based management of open source software with System Center and how it applies...
24 Jul 2013
Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April
New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
30 Jan 2013
The Deployment Sessions–007: How To Sideload on Windows 8 Enterprise from Windows Intune
In this Deployment Sessions video I take a look at how to use Windows Intune to Sideload a Windows 8 app or Appx package (formerly metro app) onto a Windows 8 Enterprise device. Sideloading is the process of taking the appx package form the developer and loading the app onto the device without submitting...
9 Apr 2013
Where's Wally? He will be with WMUG - 21st of June in London
The Windows Management User Group will be hosting Wally Mead as he passes through the UK on his way to TechED Europe. In their words: The Windows Management User Group welcomes Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Product Group back to the UK for a...
28 May 2013
Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1
With just over a week until Tech Days Online , we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting. When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a "real-world...
15 Apr 2013
Error Code1 in Windows Update & 0x80004005 in ccmsetup.log
Today I’ve been playing with my System Center Configuration Manager SP1 lab and came across a very painful little bug. A little searching and I came across this thread on the TechNet forums . Essentially the problem I suddenly started having today, after it was working fine last week, was...
15 Jan 2013
Event: IT Camp Leeds Feb 28th
Back in December Simon and I invited a few friends along to help us beta test a different kind of event, an IT Camp . The idea is simply to do smaller, more interactive events where discussions and questions are encouraged. The presenters, (Simon and I) being a bit more in the background. The first of...
1 Feb 2012
Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) on FEP 2010 report now available
Forrester recently completed their study of the benefits achieved by organisations using System Center Configuration Manager by deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 and integrating their desktop management and security infrastructure. Their study indicates a total Net Present Value (NPV...
7 Mar 2011
The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!
Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
7 May 2013
Guest Post: Power to the people – AppStores for the enterprise
By Dave Harding, product manager at 1E The consumerisation of IT has undoubtedly been one of the industry’s favourite topics in 2012. While the majority of organisations will associate the term with the explosion of the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon (and the associated task of tirelessly...
6 Dec 2012
TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available
Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also take...
8 Nov 2012
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...
15 May 2012
The Deployment Sessions-003: How to Connect Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Windows Intune to Enable Mobile Device Management Including Windows RT devices
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 can be connected to Windows Intune to enable mobile device management of Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. This is a great solution because these types of devices expect an “always on” connection to the Internet and Windows Intune provides...
20 Mar 2013
The Deployment Sessions–005: Sideloading on Windows RT with Windows Intune & System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
Sideloading is the process of installing a Line of Business (LoB) app onto a Windows RT or Windows 8 device without the need to publish the app to the Windows Store. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is able to publish apps for sideloading on Windows 8 Enterprise devices natively and can use...
25 Mar 2013
Guest Post: System Center Configuration Manager and Intune: Building your unified device management
By Raphael Perez As mobile devices continue to proliferate, users want to use their own personal devices in a work related environment, the known Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept. Having a heterogeneous environment is always a challenge for the IT departments on many organizations. With the release...
9 Apr 2013
Guest Post: A Step by Step Guide to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with sp1
Neil Hodgkinson has provided a step by step guide to getting started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This is part of a 15 part series which will cover the installation, setup, configuration and usage of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. To find the additional...
10 Apr 2013
The Deployment Sessions-002: Sideloading Windows 8 app with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
In this Deployment Sessions video I take you through deploying a line of business app using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to “side load” a Windows Store app. The app is in the form of an appx package, something that an ISV might give to a customer for them to deploy internally. The Deployment...
18 Mar 2013
The Deployment Sessions-008: Deeplinking a Windows Store & Installing on Windows 8 Using Windows Intune
In this deployment sessions video I take a look at the Deeplinkin g process using Windows Intune to install an app on Windows 8 . The deeplinking process essentially lets you place apps from the Windows Store in your own company store, or Company Portal – essentially letting you curate the best Windows...
15 Apr 2013
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