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The Deployment Sessions–001: Deploying a Windows Store App with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
This is the first in a new series of videos I’m working on that show how deployment works for modern apps , Windows Store apps, Windows 8 apps, Windows RT apps or Appx packages – whatever you like to call them. There are a few ways that you can deploy these types of apps to Windows 8 and Windows RT devices...
13 Mar 2013
An Introduction to Virtualisation and Microsoft’s Offering
After my latest round of camps across the UK I noticed that a lot of you are new to System Center 2012 and given the great response to Hyper-V I thought a gentle introduction to the part of System Center that manages virtual machines (VMs), Virtual Machine Manager, (VMM) would be worth a read. Virtual...
25 Mar 2013
Guest Post: How to configure consistent and predictable applications in System Center 2012
Author Bio: Angela Cataldo is a subject matter expert and Lead Instructor for SQL Server and System Center courses at Firebrand Training . For over 10 years Angela specialized in SQL Server, delivering training and consultancy services to a number of companies throughout the UK and Europe guiding and...
12 Mar 2013
Enable and Activate TPM for BitLocker Pre-Provisioning in WinPE
I have to say this one caught me out. I’m just setting up a task sequence to deploy Windows 8 and pre- provision BitLocker (which is wicked fast by the way!) and got caught with enabling and activating the TPM from WinPE . The solution I came up with works for me, on a Samsung Series 7 Slate but...
5 Feb 2013
Guest Post: How to Configure Alerts in System Center 2012
By Robert Marshall - Consultant at SMSMarshall In this article I will cover key areas of the enhancements to the Alerts feature that come with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 , primarily the ability to send emails when Alerts have been triggered for non-Endpoint Protection Alerts...
8 Apr 2013
Software defined … [ insert technical term here ] is the latest marketing phrase headlining every newsletter and event invite in your inbox. For example in recent keynotes VMware have coined the term software defined data centre, and I have to confess I am working on a software defined network...
19 Sep 2013
The Deployment Sessions - 004: Deeplinking Windows Store Apps on Windows RT from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune
In this video I explain the process of making a Windows Store app available to Windows Intune clients using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to publish the apps through the Windows Intune company portal. This process is known as deeplinking and allows an enterprise to publish apps from the...
22 Mar 2013
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
Guest Post: Controlling your code is the same as controlling anything, your success is in your approach!
Simon Skinner has been a Microsoft MVP for 3 years as well as a speaker for several Microsoft shows in Europe, Singapore and the US. Training in most parts of Europe, India and Singapore Simon has proved his skills time over. Specialties: System Center, Hosted System Center, System Center Application...
13 Mar 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
Guest Post: Orchestrator 2012 SP1
Damian Flynn, (Cloud and Datacenter MVP), has been working in IT since 1993. He has worked as an engineer and administrator for multinational’s in manufacturing and services sectors where he has dealt with large and complex IT infrastructures. With experience spanning from digital data collection networks...
11 Feb 2013
Announcing System Center SP1, our UK MVPs
Last night we announced general availability of System Center 2012 SP1, it’s great, expansive product that is absolutely key to delivering your Private Cloud, Managing your Public cloud and managing the consumerisaiton of IT. You can get the trail VHDs at the bottom of this post or download the installers...
16 Jan 2013
Guest Post: 10 Top Tips to Make OpsMgr 2012 Rock!
Kevin Greene, (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP), has been working in IT since 2000. He has held roles such as IT administrator, senior engineer and technical team lead and is now currently working for Ergo based in Ireland, as a Senior Consultant focusing on cloud and datacenter management...
12 Mar 2013
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
Tech Ed Challenge - The results
WOW and when I say WOW I mean WOW! The TechNet team have been overwhelmed by the response to the TechEdChallenge ! We received nearly 500 entries to the competition and had to judge more than 40 Blog article submissions. On behalf of the team I wanted to thank each and ever person that took the...
5 Jun 2013
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